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Nisha Devi is a world-renowned Eastern Medicine practitioner remedying the deepest of human conditions. As an integral part of the international Eastern Medicine community, she is dedicated to sharing its impact through Medicinal Movement™.
She currently works with the Governor of California and his team providing them yoga and other eastern medicine movements. In February of this year, the Governor appointed her to the California Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being (a council tasked with exploring strategies to promote health and wellness among Californians of all ages).
Nisha Devi works closely with the United Nations Human Rights Council providing yoga and other qi modalities to those on the front line managing resources for Za’atari Camp in Amman, Jordan. She is also an adjunct guest lecturer at Loyola Marymount University on the importance of Qi Flow from internal to external health. Nisha Devi believes in the power of lineage. Her Dravidian roots embody the principles of supporting those who are in service to others.
Raised in Sri-Lanka and India, Nisha Devi was born into the tradition of Ayurvedic medicine. Her elders began teaching her to listen to the Earth at five years old. Throughout her childhood, Nisha studied martial arts, yoga, breath work, and meditation. Her Aunt, a Paramahansa Yogananda devotee, learned meditation with his direct descendants and was instrumental in pioneering the self-realization fellowship movement. Nisha is one of her longest students. Throughout her adolescence, Nisha apprenticed with village healers (nutrition & herbs), and medicine women (intuitive & spirit healing). She then traversed the globe to attend university at Loyola Marymount graduating summa cum laude in several disciplines including Communications Studies. Nisha won the Hansard Fellowship, studied at The London School of Economics and continued to study medicinal movement independently. Shortly after, she worked for the Clinton Administration followed by the Blair Premiership.
In 2001, Nisha Devi, diagnosed with what Western medicine considered an incurable brain tumor, stepped away from politics and submerged her spirit into Eastern Medicine adamant that her body could heal itself. Nisha studied with the Naga Baba Saddhus in Himalayan Mountains (Traditional Yoga). She then studied with Dr. Jeffrey Yuen (Chinese Medicine), Shaman Asi in Macchu Piccu, Peru (Shamanism), Dr. Robin Wang, Phd. (Yin Yang Theory), and Grandmaster Tayari Casel (Qi Gong/Secret Yang), Master Julius Baker (Tae Kwon Do) to name a few. In 2003, Nisha rid herself of the tumor completely and made the commitment to educate the masses on taking command of their own health.
In 2016, Nisha was inducted into the Asian Martial Arts Hall of Fame for bridging and broadening cultural horizons by promoting fitness and healing arts globally. She was then invited to the Shaolin Temple and furthered her study.
After 20 years of teaching, study, and as a Yoga Alliance Certified Practitioner, Nisha Devi’s passion for Medicinal Movement™ has only deepened. With her ancient apprentices as the bedrock of her effectiveness, Nisha’s specialty is renewing chi flow and enhancing fitness and mental wellness. Through her private practice KALA Wellness, Nisha Devi works with several government organizations, including the California State Government and the United Nations Human Rights Council in Jordan. She conducts lectures around the world on internal alchemy fueled through Medicinal Movement™. These forms of breathwork along with yoga, tai chi, and qi gong support mental health and physical wellness.
KALA is the pioneer of Medicinal Movement™.
An ancient combination of Eastern medicine concepts, and movement techniques focusing on spinal realignment, intention, and chi flow (our natural life force).
The repetition of our movement clears physical, emotional, and mental stagnation in the meridian system, whilst promoting circulation through our primary organs.
Medicinal Movement strengthens the connection between the physical, emotional, and mental self - releasing stress, maintaining longevity, and prioritizing total wellbeing.
Our wellness programs are proven to promote employee health, retention, and resilience at all organizational levels.
We currently work with governments, universities, and nonprofits – including the State of California and the United Nations Human Rights Council – to deliver customized wellness programs. Our methodology combines in-person & remote classes utilizing Medicinal Movement™.
As individuals master different techniques/concepts of Medicinal Movement, they develop awareness of the psychological stress work can place on their physical being and vice versa.
Synchronicity of breath and repetition of movement release stress held deep within the psyche, muscle fascia, and meridian system. The sequence + intention of these techniques address one’s ability to focus, thrive under pressure, and establish healthy boundaries.
By strengthening resolve, we connect our physical, mental, and emotional health - improving an individual and organization’s total well-being.
Decreased: absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover
Increased: employee retention, resilience, and quality of life
We are Connecting Physical, Emotional & Mental Health through Medicinal Movement™.
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