About Us

Christina is a master bodyworker and certified massage therapist as well as a vedic practitioner of Jyotisha, Vāstu, and Āyurveda. She attended the Vedic Vidya Institute from 2004-2011, studying  Jyotisha, Vāstu, Āyurveda, Sanskrit, and Patañjali’s Rāj Yoga Sūtras, under the mentoring guidance of renowned jyotishi and vedic practitioner Hart de Fouw (disciple of Krishan Mantri).  Her studies in Ayurveda culminated in advanced clinical training under Dr. Vasant Lad in gurukulam at the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda in Pune, India. She is also a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, holding a degree in Sanskrit and South Asian studies.

Her love for the Vedic wisdom and healing traditions  took root in 2000 while working and attending classes at the Āyurvedic Institute in New Mexico. There, she completed the Āyur-Yoga program together with training in the different panchakarma therapies alongside a bodywork and massage program at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics . She later attended several advanced courses of study with Dr. Vasant Lad in marma point therapy and pulse reading.  Her interest in healing also led her to graduate studies in integrative medicine and acupuncture,  studying at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA) from 2012-2014.

A lifetime student of Sanskrit and Vedānta, Christina had the honor of meeting her Vedānta teacher Shri Swāmi Dayānanda Saraswati  (disciple of Shri Swāmi Chinmayānanda) in 2007 during a course in Vedānta and Pāṇini’s Sanskrit grammar.

Christina provides massage and bodywork, Āyurveda treatments, Jyotisha readings, herbs, and lifestyle guidance by appointment at Desha. She also leads Sanskrit, Jyotisha, and Yoga group classes periodically throughout the year. Christina is accredited through the California Massage Therapy Board (CAMT) and NAMA (National Āyurvedic Medicine Association). Contact: christinawerthe@gmail.com

Bryan is an experienced vedic astrologer (Jyotisha), Vāstu practitioner, and master bodywork therapist. He received tutelage from renowned jyotishi and Vedic practitioner Hart de Fouw from 2001-2011. In addition, Bryan attended the Vedic Vidya Institute from 2004-2011, studying the gamut of classical Indian subjects.

While studying at the Vedic Vidya Institute,  Bryan assisted in teaching Hart’s highly successful Jyotisha Trilogy courses, presenting in class and co-teaching study groups with Aletha de Fouw. He also had the honor of sitting on the board of the Vedic Vidya Institute as Vice President from 2007-2010.

Along with his interest in metaphysical subjects, Bryan is a lifetime student of Vedānta. He had the privilege of meeting his Vedānta teacher Shri Swāmi Dayānanda Saraswati in 2007.

Bryan is accredited through ACVA (American College of Vedic Astrology) since 2006. Bryan offers Jyotisha readings at Desha and by phone, as well as on-site Vāstu consultations and bodywork treatments by appointment. Contact: bryantarin@gmail.com