Find reprieve through Chinese medicine, acupuncture, yoga and meditation from Elysia Life Care, a new wellness center in Santa Monica.

Ancient wisdom, modern innovationis the concept behind Elysia Life Care, a newly opened wellness center in Santa Monica. Elysia Life Care was conceptualized by Maria Villella, Joseph Clarke, and Carla Vidor all three licensed acupuncturists and practitioners of Oriental Medicine with the main focus on educating patients so that they can take small steps in their everyday lives to achieve a greater sense of well-being and prevent future disease. Through Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation paired with modern technologies and therapeutic nutrition, Elysia Life Care works with people to create individualized lifestyle programs for optimal health.

The eco-friendly 1,300-square-foot office features natural materials including eucalyptus floors, handmade live-edge pinewood shelving, and strategically placed gemstones to cleanse the space. Large windows provide ample natural light, and the soothing sound of running water from fountains fills the air adding to the comforting environment.  We wanted to create a place that felt peaceful where people can relax and feel good from the time they walk in the door,says Villella, who is also a well-respected Ashtanga yoga instructor in Santa Monica. Five treatment rooms are available to treat patients, plus a larger flexible space will be used for lectures, yoga, and various workshops.

Elysia Life Care seamlessly integrates Eastern and Western practices, providing their patients with a whole-body sustainable approach to living their healthiest life body, mind, and spirit. 


1821 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 500, Santa Monica, CA


By Tiffany Caronia, a yoga instructor, freelance publicist and marketing consultant based in Venice, California. Email her at: [email protected]