Christiana Polites received her Bachelor of Arts in the Comparative Study of Religion at Harvard University and has been immersed in Eastern spiritual traditions for over twenty years. She is a dedicated practitioner of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the cycle of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism connected specifically with the medical tradition of Tibet. She has studied both Tibetan and Chinese Daoist healing arts and received a Masters in Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has traveled extensively around the world, seeking out authentic living lineages in both the healing and spiritual sciences.
Christiana's main teacher is Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a traditional physician and yogi from Amdo, Tibet and founder and medical director of Sorig Khang International (formerly the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine.) She is the main organizer of Sorig Khang International's branch centers, Sorig Khang Portland and Sorig Khang Los Angeles (based out of Pure Land Farms in Topanga, California), where she teaches introductory workshops on Tibetan Medicine and guides retreats and practices in Tibetan healing yoga and the Yuthok Nyingthig meditation tradition, and hosts regular courses with visiting doctors and teachers.
In collaboration with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Christiana founded SKY Press, publishing house of books on Tibetan Medicine and Meditation. Together they are are currently developing a line of Tibetan herbal products, Pure Land Herbs, based on traditional Tibetan formulas.