Karyn Marie Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT, is founder and owner of The Newport Massage School at SAMA with 20 years experience as a successful, licensed Ayurvedic massage therapist and instructor, started studying the ancient science of the cards and Jyotish for fun about 10 years ago and started reading for friends and family. She was busy running her massage, ayurveda and yoga school in Newport, RI, but had such a high demand for readings from everyone, that she decided that she should make a profession out it! She is naturally intuitive and will provide many insights and clarity for you. Karyn is warm, approachable, trustworthy and offers very grounded strategies for understanding the gifts and challenges of your blueprint.
She cleverly merges free will into her predictions and always reminds clients that with awareness, prayer and mantra, we can transcend our charts. Karyn happily shines the light on what potentials are coming your way and provides tools for how to be prepared for what's ahead.
Since she is also an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association, she also includes insights into your health. Karyn studied Jyotish (Vedic Astrology from India) from 2008-2010 with David Hawthorne in Fairfield, IA, as well as with Penny Farrow, Simon Chokoisky, Gandharva Sauls and many other experts. As an astrologer and healer, Karyn cognized Sacred Stone Massage Therapy in 1999 off the shores of Rhode Island and was the first to bring this beautiful therapy to the East Coast. She coined the phrase, "Hot Stone Massage", which is now used in most spas around the world. Many others started practicing and teaching Hot Stone Massage, which gave rise to many new versions of her original therapy. In order to preserve it's authenticity, Karyn re-named it Sacred Stone Therapy.
Karyn trained over 1,000 Sacred Stone Therapists and is one of the leading continuing education providers for licensed massage therapists and healers. Karyn is also the founder of Sacred Stone Academy for Massage and Ayurveda (SAMA), a school for Ayurveda and continuing and proprietary education in professional massage therapy where her graduates are eligible for state licensure. She discovered the healing power of stones while she was struggling to relieve her own physical pain due to fibromyalgia. At the end of a long day of seeing clients, Karyn would find relief by laying upon the smooth, sun-baked stone cliffs in her backyard in Rhode Island. She started heating these velvety, textured sea stones from the cliffs and incorporating them into her oil massage practice (abhyanga) to facilitate the healing process for her clients. With the help of her client's feedback, inspiration and suggestions, she and her clients developed Sacred Stone Therapy.
Massage therapists from all over the country starting making appointments with Karyn to experience this new therapy and asked her to start teaching classes. In 1997, Karyn graduated and studied with the well-loved and renowned Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A. M.S at his prestigious school called The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. She graduated from Goddard College with her bachelor's degree in Alternative Health in 1995. Universal Massage Therapeutics of New Mexico graduated Karyn in 1997. She is a former adjunct faculty professor at Bristol Community College in their massage therapy program. She studied two years at the Masters level at Maharishi University in Iowa in Vedic Science and was initiated as a Siddha. Finally, she earned her Masters degree in Ayurvedic medicine from Goddard College. During the past 29 years of working in the health industry and dancing professionally, she became a licensed and nationally certified Massage Therapist, a certified Ayur*Yoga Instructor and a nationally certified yoga instructor from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica.
Karyn studied Ayurvedic Blueprinting for many years with renowned Gandharva Sauls and graduated the Ayurveda-Yoga Institute of NYC. She later became a certified master crystologist with the Taomchi Association of America, a 2nd degree Reiki Practitioner, certified Quantum Touch therapist & certified Fitness Trainer and Nutritionist, and became certified in module one & two of The Bodytalk System. She studied Marma Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Vaidya Mishra & Dr. Naina Marballi at Ayurveda's Beauty Care in NYC. She also became a certified Ayurvedic Beauty Specialist with Sonia Masocco at The Ayurvedic Institute. Karyn also took level one of The Yuen Method of Healing, and holds a certification as a Pancha Karma Therapist and Medical Thai Therapist. Karyn has presented this therapy on national TV, in many international and national spas and healing centers, and at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association annual conferences.
She has written many published articles in national magazines and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and The National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She has produced 6 comprehensive instructional DVDs on the art of stone healing and Ayurvedic spa therapies and has written 8 illustrated bodywork books and correspondence courses for massage therapists. Sacred Stone Therapy made the cover of the American Massage Therapy Association? s Magazine in Oct 2003 and March 2005. At the moment, she is busy publishing her book on Sacred Stone Therapy and another book on Ayurveda (geared for massage therapists).
Her daughter, Jaeda Hamilton Chabot, LMT is her best friend and works with Karyn at the school. She is a ray of sunshine!