Since 1994, Kristin’s massage career has taken her from chiropractor offices and gyms to traveling worldwide with touring musicians as well as working in some of the most prestigious hotel spas in NYC. She later gained invaluable experience as a Corporate Spa Director where she developed spas from the ground up, led the creative direction, and provided training for spa teams. It was in this role where she discovered the importance of and the passion for education. In addition to maintaining her private practice, Ayatana Massage, in NYC and NJ, she is a National Spa Educator for Beauty Secrets and other holistic product lines. Kristin’s wide-range of spa and bodywork experience, knowledge of essential oils and herbs, continued education in Thai massage, and hands-on working expertise with Ytsara allows her to provide an in-depth understanding & instruction for all the therapies she teaches and the challenges of sustaining longevity as a therapist. Her recent studies in Healing Touch have inspired her to incorporate aspects of this energy modality into her teaching style to help therapists deepen their connection with and cultivate more positive, meaningful experiences for their clients.

Kristin strives to live a healthy lifestyle with a devoted yoga practice, surfing, eating a vegan diet, and receiving regular massage and acupuncture.

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Jackie Van Ruler is an RN, Massage Therapist, and Esthetician that practices Advanced Facial Massage Techniques, Natural Facelifts, and Facial Reflexology. She combines her knowledge of medical care with natural and holistic healing methods to enhance her client’s health, wellness, and beauty.