Nashalla Nyinda

Adjunct Associate
BA Psychology, BA Religious Studies
BA Interdisciplinary, M Acu, TMD Menpa
BA Psychology, BA Religious Studies
Introduction to Tibetan Medicine / Jin Shin Tara / Human Anatomy / Nutrition

Nashalla began to study Tibetan Medicine in 1999 earning a Interdisciplinary Studies BA from Naropa University in 2001. She continued pursuing her Tibetan Medicine studies in India, eventually earning her Menpa degree (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) conferred by Qinghai Tibetan Medical College, Tibet (China) and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2009. Her Masters of Acupuncture is in the Five Element Worsley lineage, from the Institute of Taoist Education & Acupuncture. She founded The Sowa Birthing Method™ for women in late stages of pregnancy and postpartum to reduce instances of trauma and postpartum depression (PPD). Nashalla teaches worldwide to a variety of students, and is the clinical director for The Nyinda Clinic of Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing in Boulder, Colorado.

  • The Art of Balance in Traditional Tibetan Medicine – Light of Consciousness Vol 28 No 2 2016,
  • Healthy Digestion in Developing Tantric Body – Sowa Rigpa Journal 1 2017,
  • Herbal Compresses According to Tibetan Medicine – Best of TTM Journal 2018,
  • Medicated Butters for Rejuvenation and Controlling Winds – Sowa Rigpa Journal 2 2018,
  • A Practice in Perception and Compassion – Sowa Rigpa Journal 3 2019,
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment in Tibetan Medicine – Sowa Rigpa Journal No 4 2020,
  • Dutsi 5 Lums (5 Nectars Bath) – The Essential Herbal Magazine 2021,
  • The Four Immeasurable’s Practice in Global Pandemic – Light of Consciousness Vol 33 No 2 2021,

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