About

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Expert Care

Promoting overall wellness, facilitating healing, providing comfort and balance, and honoring the body’s natural energy.

In Ayurveda, Tulsi is known as The Incomparable One, Mother Medicine of Nature, and Queen of Herbs. It is revered as an “elixir of life” that is without equal for both its medicinal and spiritual properties.

At Tulsi Spa we are dedicated to promoting overall wellness, facilitating healing, providing comfort and balance, and honoring the body’s natural energy.

Centrally located in the Los Angeles area in the El Royale Gardens Hotel in Studio City, we welcome visitors from around the world who want to come for a single treatment, or an extended wellness retreat.

OUR CO-FOUNDER

Lissa Coffey

Best-selling author Lissa Coffey (What’s Your Dosha, Baby?, Song Divine) has embodied the Ayurvedic lifestyle since before her first book came out in 1997. She teaches Ayurvedic principles and philosophy all over the world with her Ancient Wisdom, Modern Style approach. She’s been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other national and local TV outlets. Lissa has worked with Deepak Chopra, Vasant Lad, Vaidya Mishra and other renowned Ayurvedic luminaries.Tulsi Spa brings her vision of accessible Ayurvedic massage and treatments to Los Angeles, where she calls home.

AYURVEDIC PRACTITIONERS

Elizabeth Carlisle

Elizabeth Carlisle, Clinical Ayurveda Specialist, graduated from California College of Ayurveda under the guidance of Founder and Director, Dr. Mark Halpern. She has also studied with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico and Vaidya Mishra at the Prana Center in Los Angeles. Additionally, Elizabeth is trained as an Advanced Pranic Healer, SVA Marma Therapist and is a practicing Medical Intuitive. Elizabeth is also a certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching and practicing Hatha Yoga for more than 25 years. As an Ayurveda practitioner, Elizabeth has been specially trained by renowned Ayurveda doctor, Vaidya Mishra, to help relieve and sometimes erase the problems associated with Autism, ADD and ADHD.

Ellie Afshar

Ellie Afshar, Ayurvedic Practitioner, has a Master of Public Health degree from USC and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She studied Ayurveda extensively for 6 years with renowned Ayurvedic doctors in India and the U.S.

Ellie is dedicated to providing an integrative approach in your quest for wellness by conducting an individualized consultation and comprehensive treatment plan.

Specialties include: Diet and Herbs, Beauty Care, Panchakarma Therapies, Skin Health, Fertility, Pain Management, Behavioral Health, and Children’s Health

Catherine Warner

Catherine Warner became an Ayurvedic Practitioner through a series of synchronistic events. She was searching for more meaningful purpose in life, one that ideally involved her beloved mindful practices of yoga and meditation. She also witnessed firsthand through her own healing journey the power of herbal medicine and knew immediately that she wanted to study the science behind it!

Upon discovering Ayurveda, she quickly enrolled at SCUHS for both her Ayurvedic Wellness Educator and Practitioner certificates. Ayurveda is centered around sustaining health in mind, body, and spirit, and it is Catherine’s core belief that the mind is the first place to start. She encourages all her clients to begin their healing journey from a place of self-love and acceptance.

OUR THERAPISTS

Rachael
Rachael
Rachael’s commitment to wellness is focused on balancing both the physical and subtle bodies. Through compassion and respect, her goal is to facilitate transformative and rejuvenative experiences.

Rachael is an artist, and health educator; specializing in Reiki art therapy to allow for creative expression through meditative practices.

As a National Holistic Institute graduate, the basis of her Certified Massage Therapy training blends both Eastern and Western modalities. She is also a certified Reiki Master, and passionate for Ayurveda.

Maribel
Maribel
Maribel has been a full-time Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008. Her approach to bodywork is rather unique, integrating Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point style massage, Myofascial and Reiki.

She believes we all contain the innate ability to facilitate healing and uses an intuitive approach to create the ideal environment for your body to unwind. Through compassionate and careful listening, she addresses both physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body toward peace, balance, relaxation and the potential for deep releasing of all kinds.

Ayurvedic service highlights all of Maribel’s skills, allowing her to cultivate a thorough rebalancing session for you.

Sofia
Sofia
Sofia is a Certified Massage Therapist and an Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. She is certified in Reflexology, and studied Shanka Vasiya Ayurveda Marma Therapy under Vaidya Mishra.

TESTIMONIALS

I want to thank you for the excellent massage I had today with Charlotte. She was very good and has a very pleasant personality. This was my only second time having an Ayurvedic massage. The only other time being in India. Very enjoyable massage, and I will definitely be back.
, Nov 14, 2019
“I spent my morning at the Tulsi Spa today. My appointment was transforming – so wonderful. My massage was super-refreshing, the herbal oils really lovely. Thank you Tulsi Spa!”
, Nov 14, 2019
“Yes! I’m going back!! This was the best massage I’ve ever had. They used a steam machine for the last 15 min and you basically sweat out toxins. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend!!”
, Nov 14, 2019
I had an great experience at your spa last week. When left I was totally relaxed and yet energized at the same time. Usually there is a pressure that sits just behind my eyes that disappeared and has not returned . Thanks again to you and your staff.
, Nov 14, 2019