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.

Ayurvedic Esthetician

Gigi DeLeon

As a renowned Makeup Artist and licensed Esthetician with 20 years of experience. Gigi DeLeon believes that beauty begins within. Her seasoned eye and creative fashion sense has led her to work with Icons in the world of fashion, (Vera Wang) entertainment, (James Brown, Martha Stewart) network news and politics. (Brian Williams).

A devastating personal loss inspired Gigi to began her spiritual journey. She built a foundation thru  Yoga and Aryuveda , which allowed her to embrace a healing and transformative way of life.

Her knowledge of anatomy came first, studying massage therapy at the National Holistic Institute. As a dedicated student of yoga she completed a 200 R-YT certification. Additionally a Restorative Yoga Certificate with Judith Lassiter.

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.

Khrystyne
Khrystyne
Khrystyne, LMT, AAS, OMT, AWC has been a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist for 13 years, with extensive training in Medical/Clinical & Oncology therapies.

In addition to her Massage Therapy License, Khrystyne’s training and education also encompasses 30+ years within the TCM & Ayurvedic fields of knowledge and she holds her certification as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor from Kerala Ayurveda, as well as, her certification in Thai Yoga.

Khrystyne is the Therapist Trainer for Tulsi Spa and teaches Massage Therapy (Eastern & Western) & the Health Sciences full time at National Holistic Institute while maintaining her private practice within Clinical/Medical therapies.

Khrystyne served 2 terms on the Board of Massage Therapy for the State of Iowa and is passionate about ensuring the ethics and professional standards of Massage Therapy.

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.