We require a credit card number or gift certificate number to reserve an appointment.

We kindly request 24 hours notice on cancelling or rescheduling appointments. If a 24-hour notice is not given, 50% of the price of the service is billed to the client. A full charge will be applied for a cancellation without notice.


If you are late for an appointment, a modified service will be performed if time permits and will end at the scheduled time. However, if time does not permit you will be charged 50% of the services selected.


Without a 24 hr notice, with the exception of emergency situations, refunds will not be given.


Gift Certificates must be used for services and cannot be redeemed for cash. Gift Certificates expire 180-days from the date of purchase.

Yoga Programs at Mount Madonna Center

Practitioner Bios

Body Work Practitioners

Jarica Barr

Jarica Barr, Holistic Healthcare Practitioner (HHP)
Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Counselor


Heartwood Institute, 2004
Certified Yoga Instructor, Sivananda Yoga Center 2001
Mount Madonna Institute, 7 month Ayurveda Lifestyle Diploma 2010


Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reiki Level 1, Polarity and Cranial Sacral techniques, Shiatsu and Thai massage integration.  Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Swedana and Marma facial.

Jarica incorporates different modalities to provide a nurturing and therapeutic touch.  Her intention is to work in the present moment, and to support the client as a whole physically, mentally, spiritually.


Meg Gallagher

Meg Gallagher, Certified Massage Practitioner (CMP)


 East West College of the Healing Arts (801 hr program) in Portland, Oregon 2006
 Yoga Teacher Training (200 hour) at Mount Madonna Center, 2011
Ayurvedic Bodywork and training at Kaya Kalpa Wellness Center, 2011-2012


Swedish, Deep Tissue, MyoFascial and Therapeutic Massage techniques as work best with each individual client's needs.   Also trained in Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Swedan and Marma  facial.

With focused attention to breath and movement, Meg empowers each person in their own awareness of their physical body, while easing physical tension. A session can focus on structural alignment, physical discomfort or emotional tranquility. Meg allows each person to delve deeper into their own innate healing, and inner sense of well-being.


Mayana Lisboa

Mayana Lisboa, BA, CMP
Yoga Instructor
Massage Therapist
Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Counselor


Certified Yoga Teacher, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1987
Certified Yoga Teacher, 200 hrs, Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, California, 1990
Certified Massage Practitioner, Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, Santa Cruz, California, 1999
AA Dance, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, 2004
BA Latin American Latino Studies, Santa Cruz, UCSC, 2006
Lymphatic Massage, Monterey Institute of Touch, Monterey, California, 2007
Certified Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Counselor, Mount Madonna Institute, Watsonville, California, 2010
Ayurvedic Therapies, Kayakalpa Wellness Center, Watsonville, California – since 1990
Ayurvedic Therapies, Dr. Sarita Shresta, BAMS, Watsonville, California, 2010


Swedish, Polarity Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Abhyanga, Swedan, Shirodhara and other specialized ayurvedic treatments.

Mayana has an integrative massage style drawing upon Swedish, Ayurvedic, Lymphatic Massage and Polarity Therapy. According to the needs of her clients, Mayana integrates different techniques while providing a safe environment for healing to take place. She has15 years of experience as a Massage Therapist and facilitating one's natural ability to heal is a passion of hers. She is known for her “intuitive & healing touch” and the ability to provide the type of pressure a client enjoys most. Mayana is also available for private yoga classes.


Sukh Pettengill

Sukh Pettengill, CMP, Certified Massage Practitioner


Harbin Hot Springs School of Shiatsu and Massage, 2006
Hendrickson School of Massage 200-hour certification


Orthopedic Massage

Sukh's style of orthopedic massage addresses pain in the body and muscle dysfunction.
This therapeutic massage promotes healing and heightens one's own self awareness in a context of deep relaxation.  His understanding of anatomy allows him to perceive and address problem areas of the body. Sukh's 35 years of dedicated yoga and meditation infuses the work with a calm, sensitive quality.


Susan Robeck

Susan Abha Robeck, Certified Massage practitioner


Mount Madonna Institute School of Professional Massage
100 hour Certification 2009
Yoga Teacher Training, Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA, 2009


Swedish, Reflexology, Swedana

Susan enjoys blending Swedish massage and Reflexology. She brings attention to  acupressure points for enhancing relaxation, and gives extra focus to the feet including reflexology points to further release tension and energize circulation.


Kamalesh Ginger Hooven

Kamalesh Ginger Hooven, E-RYT-500


Yoga Research and Education Center 700 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2002-2003
Mount Madonna Center Training (homegrown) 2004
Senior Instructor in Mount Madonna’s 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings

Kamalesh offers private yoga classes tailored to your specific needs, including a review of your current yoga program to help you achieve maximum benefits.

Ratna Jennifer Sturz

Ratna Jennifer Sturz, MA, E-RYT-500


Transpersonal Coach, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, 2007-2008
Reiki, Sedona, Arizona 2007
MA Counseling, Santa Clara University, CA, 1999
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), 1998
E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, 500 hours
Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation Teacher. Mount Madonna Center since 1981


Yoga Instruction, Integral Coaching, Reiki, Counseling

Ratna brings decades of experience in transformational practices to her coaching and counseling. She supports people in finding personal unfolding and meaning through yoga, meditation, coaching and counseling.