Ayurveda HealingNorth Lake Tahoe City

Rishi's Observed Nature

Lighthouse Spa is greatly influenced by the ancient healing sciences of Ayurveda. Purify your body and mind while nurturing your soul with the benefits of ancient Eastern Indian healing wisdom and treatments. Located on the waters’ edge of North Lake Tahoe, Lighthouse Spa is the perfect place to experience the power of Ayurveda healing. Guide your body and recreate the patterns necessary for perfect health using the knowledge and wisdom of the thousands year old traditions and science of ancient India.

Ayurveda is the science of prevention, health, and longevity. The goal of Ayurveda is to create within your body, mind, and spirit an optimum environment for healing to take place. Optimum health occurs when you recognize the elements that make up your body and how to use holistic techniques to bring those elements into balance.


The Five Elements

Ayurveda teaches us to balance the elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth in our bodies and environment. We are all born with a unique combination of these elements in ourselves, called dosha’s. Throughout our life, however, we are influenced by the elements that surround us in everyday living. Ayurveda gives us the tools to recreate our unique balance of elements using diet, lifestyle modifications, herbs, and 5 sense therapies.


The Three Dosha's

Your dosha is the term that distinguishes combinations of the five elements into three body types. By understanding your dosha, you can learn your imbalances and transform them into a more natural healthy state. All individuals are a unique combination of all three dosha's of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

VATA - Space & Air

Vata dosha is very much like the wind – it is light, cool, dry and mobile. Read More...

PITTA - Fire & Water

Pitta tends to be hot, sharp, and oily. Pitta individuals tend to feel warm, have somewhat oily skin, intense eyes, and sharp features and have a moderate body size. Read More...

KAPHA - Water & Earth

Like water and earth, Kapha’s are cool, moist, stable, and heavy.Read More...


Clinical Ayurvedic SpecialistNorth Lake Tahoe - Tahoe City

Shiela Barnett, CAS, PKS, MT

Ayurveda Health - Shiela Barnett

Shiela Barnett is a 13 year Clinical Ayurvedic Practitioner & Pancha Karma Specialist from the California College of Ayurveda and a 18 year Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner in North Lake Tahoe. As an active hiker, outdoor enthusiast and spiritual seeker Shiela encourages living a balanced lifestyle through dietary habits, meditation, breathing exercises, herbal formulas and exercise. A long time interest in cleansing therapies has inspired her to create the Tahoe Cleanse, an Ayurvedic approach to seasonal purification and rejuvenation necessary for optimal health. Shiela and her husband Brad have owned the Lighthouse Spa in North Lake Tahoe since 2001 and the Granlibakken Spa at Westshore's Granlibakken Tahoe since 2011.

Health Consultation

Ayurveda guides you to optimal health by teaching you how to create inner balance. Invite new dietary habits, meditation, pranayama breathing techniques, rejuvenating practices and cleansing therapies into your life to nourish your body, mind and soul. The use of these rituals on a daily basis will have profound effects on your body’s health.

60min $75


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