The First Credentialed, Holistic, Massage Therapy School
Inspired by Ayurvedic and Shamanic Medicine in the Country!


Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda: S.A.M.A.

Meet the owner & founder of SAMA:  Karyn Chabot, D. Ay, MA, LMT, RYT

Meet the owner & founder of SAMA: 
Karyn Chabot, D. Ay, MA, LMT, RYT

In operation since 1999, SAMA is one of the only credentialed, professional and holistic Ayurvedic massage schools that offer certification, state licensure and online education in the world. S.A.M.A. means 'balance' in Sanskrit. The Newport Massage School at SAMA  is proprietary, traditional school offering graduates a chance to have a career as a state Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), as well as an Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor. We also offer online and campus seminars for continuing education credits from the NCBTMB for LMTs. According to the science of Ayurveda, the human body, given the right support, has an inherent capacity to heal itself. It is considered 1 of the top 3 medical systems in the world listed by the World Health Organization.  We are one of the only private massage schools in RI recognized by RI Board of Governors for Higher Education, National Ayurvedic Medical Association, Yoga Alliance and Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage (CBTMB), providing students opportunities for a comprehensive, unique and diverse education.

SAMA is nestled by the sea in charming, historic Newport, RI, and our dedicated and spirited founder of SAMA, Karyn Chabot, D. Ay, MA, LMT, fulfills her dream by teaching and helping people live a life of balance, take their health into their hands, make informed choices and find their passion and true purpose. Karyn has been an LMT and Ayurvedic Counselor since 1997 and finds immense happiness in creating the space for her students to heal themselves and heal others.

    Kristen Sharma

    Kristen Sharma

Testimonial:  "I've worked with Karyn on several occasions. She is one of the best teachers in the holistic healing industry I have ever met! You will be doing yourself a favor by learning from her! She also happens to walk her talk and is beautiful, healthy and full of vitality!"
-Kristen Sharma, CEO, former owner of East West School of Massage in Iowa.

SAMA: Sacred Stone Academy of Massage & Ayurveda
850 Aquidneck Avenue Suite A-8
Middletown, RI 02842


Good News! We will have a second location in Providence, RI this Fall!


The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will
interest hers/his patients in the care of the human frame,
in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Thomas A. Edison


Become a Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor, SAMA now offers a National Ayurvedic Medical Association approved Online Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training Course