Update on Appointments - Corona Virus

As part of my effort to prevent spread of the corona virus, I am not scheduling in-person appointments at this time. I am scheduling Ayurveda/Yoga Therapy consultations and distance Reiki sessions. Those services work very well via phone or video chat. Video options include Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Facebook Messenger, and others. You can schedule online (see below) or contact me to schedule and, of course, for any questions.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment, use the scheduling tool below or contact Susan at 612.208.6289 or When using the scheduler, you must select a service in order to see available appointments.

If you have any questions, need an appointment outside of regular hours, don't see an appointment time that works for you, please contact Susan at 612.308.6289 or I sometimes can be more flexible than the online scheduling program allows, so please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you don't find a time online that works for you.

If you aren't sure which service best fits your needs, please don't hesitate to contact Susan.

When in-person appointments resume, they will be in St. Paul, MN at Essence Ayurveda. Please see Contact Us for addresses and maps.


Initial Ayurveda / Yoga Therapy consultations last 1 1/2 to 2 hours, with a charge of $144. Follow-up appointments last approximately 1 hour and are $72. Herbs and oils, if recommended, are an additional charge.

Tibetan Cranial, Reiki, private yoga sessions, and marma therapy are $72 for approximately 1 hour.

For Thai massage, a 90-minute session, for $108, is recommended; a 60-minute session is $72. A two-hour Thai massage is $144.

Sales tax is added when required by law.

Please note: tips are not expected. The charges are set at a rate intended to be fair for everyone, without additional payment.

A sliding fee schedule is available when needed. Please let me know when you schedule your appointment if you would like to talk about a sliding scale fee.

If you'd like to purchase a gift certificate, please contact me at 612.208.6289 or

Cash and checks are preferred. Credit and debit cards are accepted.


Photo: Arabian Sea, Palghar, Maharashtra, India, by Susan Bernhardt, 3/2017