Welcome to S.A.M.A!  

Seaside Academy of Massage and Ayurveda! 
Home of The Newport Massage School and Sacred Stone School since 1999!

We offer everything from NCBTMB continuing education (CE's) via home-study, distance learning, and live seminars to therapeutic services and Ayurvedic massage therapy licensing!

Come Learn With Us! 

We are one of the only credentialed, professional Ayurvedic massage schools in the world that offers certification and state licensure. SAMA means 'balance' in Sanskrit and is an acronym for Seaside Academy of Massage and Ayurveda. SAMA is also the home of Sacred Stone, established in 1999. 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.  Our holistic center provides empowering workshops in the healing arts, online learning, yoga classes, certified educational wellness programs and blissful, therapeutic services for the body, mind and soul.  We are one of the only private proprietary massage school 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. 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, renew the sweetness of life, make informed choices and find their passion and true purpose.

Kristen Sharma, CEO, singer andĀ former owner of East West School of Massage in Iowa

Kristen Sharma, CEO, singer and former owner of East West School of Massage in Iowa

"I've worked with Karyn on several occasions. She is on 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