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Karyn Chabot, M. Ay, LMT, RYT

NCBTMB online massage ayurveda shirodhara educationClick here to read the published article in Newport Neighbors Magazine about me and my daughter February 2020

I began offering professional massage therapy and Ayurveda counseling in 1997 as a result of experiencing my own healing from auto-immune diseases. In 2000, I opened Sacred Stone School where I brought in healers from all over the world, as well as taught numerous healing modalities offering CEs for LMTs. Jumping ahead to 2011, I founded the first private state-approved proprietary Ayurvedic massage therapy school in RI called The Newport Massage School. After five successful years being the Owner and Director of this school, I realized that administration and accreditation were my least favorite activities and chose to walk away. I missed being able to serve one-on-one with my beloved clients and got back to teaching short seminars in Ayurveda at Sacred Stone. While I was giving three massages per day for nearly 30 years and running my schools, I realized that I was born with the gift of “seeing” and the gift of touch healing. I started offering astrology and the mystic cards to my students and my massage and Ayurveda clients. That was about eighteen years ago, and the world of metaphysics has taken front and center in my life. There is something about the cosmos, sacred symbols, and shapes in these oracles that have initiated my earth eyes, activating my gift and igniting my third eye. I work closely with the faerie kingdom, the Divine Mother and other highly evolved loving, helpful, and wise beings from pure light. I am very sensitive with my delivery and use a positive approach to everything because all news is good news, even if it feels challenging at first. Sometimes we go thru health challenges, as well as emotional turbulence for purification, so we can learn how to make lemonade out of our lemons.

In 1999, I pioneered Sacred Stone Massage Therapy off the shores of Rhode Island and was the first to bring this beautiful therapy to the East Coast. Massage therapists from all over the country started making appointments with me to experience this new therapy. They asked me to start teaching classes, and I was booking three months out. My clients became my students and my greatest teachers. Later, people took the word “Sacred” out and replaced it with what is now known in every spa as “Hot Stone Massage.”  I’ve trained over 2000 Sacred Stone Therapists and instructors and am a continuing education provider for licensed massage therapists and healers with the NCBTMB and PACE, approved by the State of Rhode Island’s RIOPC and NAMA.

As I discovered the healing power of stones while struggling to relieve my own physical pain due to graves disease, fibromyalgia, and mast cell activation syndrome. At the end of a long day of seeing clients, I would find relief by laying upon the smooth, sun-baked stone cliffs in my backyard in Rhode Island. I started heating these velvety, textured sea stones from the cliffs and incorporated them into my oil massage practice (abhyanga).

Rewinding, I graduated from Goddard College with my bachelor’s degree in Wellness in 1995. In 1997, I studied for two years with the well-loved and renowned Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A. M.S., at his prestigious school, The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, and graduated. Simultaneously, I  graduated from Universal Massage Therapeutics of New Mexico where I also taught.  I was adjunct faculty professor at Bristol Community College in their massage therapy program in 2003, and studied Vedic Science for two years (Masters Level) at Maharishi University in Iowa, and was initiated as a Siddha in the Transcendental Meditation lineage in 2007. Since 2008, I’ve studied Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) with David Hawthorne in Fairfield, IA, as well as with Penny Farrow, Simon Chokoisky, Gandharva Sauls and many other experts. Finally, in 2012, I earned my Masters degree in Ayurvedic medicine from Goddard College. This inspired me to open the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program as part of Sacred Stone School.

During the past 30 years of working in the health industry and dancing professionally, I’ve earned other certifications in the following modalities: Ayur*Yoga Instructor; nationally certified yoga instructor from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica; Ayurvedic Blueprinting for many years with Gandharva Sauls; Ayurveda-Yoga Institute of NYC; Crystology with the Taomchi Association of America; Second degree Reiki, Quantum Touch Therapy; Fitness Training; Nutrition; Shamanism; Bodytalk System; Marma Point Therapy with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Vaidya Mishra & Dr. Naina Marballi at Ayurveda’s Beauty Care in NYC; Ayurvedic Beauty with Sonia Masocco; Cranio-Sacral Therapy; Chinese Cupping; The Yuen Method of Healing, Pancha Karma and Shirodhara Therapies; Medical Thai Therapy and Colon Hydrotherapy as a member of the I-ACT.

In addition, I’ve presented Sacred Stone Therapy on national Fox TV, trained the staff at many international and national spas and schools, and have been a speaker at some of the leading industry conferences, such as the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and American Massage Therapy Association. I have written many published articles in national magazines and am currently a monthly blog author for three local magazines. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and The National Ayurvedic Medical Association, Ayuvedic Association of Professionals in North America, International Association of Colon Hydrotherapy and Newport Chamber of Commerce.

I’ve produced eight comprehensive instructional DVDs on the art of stone healing and Ayurvedic spa therapies, and I’ve written eight illustrated instructional books and sixteen correspondence CE courses for massage therapists and Ayurvedic Practitioners. Sacred Stone Therapy made the cover of the American Massage Therapy Association Magazine in October of 2003 and March 2005. I aim to publish my book on Sacred Stone Therapy and another book on Ayurvedic Planetary Eating, as well as a book on the mystic science of the cards, including new formulas I have cognized.

My most precious gift is my 31-year-old daughter, Jaeda Hamilton Chabot, LMT, who is following in my footsteps (but marches to the beat of her own drum!). She is a licensed massage therapist, holistic healer, organic chef, hair stylist and esthetician. She’s also the first licensed permanent makeup tattoo artist doing microblading in Newport RI County! Click here for her microblading services and to make an appointment with her. She’s a very talented singer/musician and hysterically funny, too!