Team

Teachers

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Medical & Spiritual Director, Senior Teacher

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is an internationally renowned master of Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan Medicine) and holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual lineage.

In addition to serving as Medical & Spiritual Director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, Dr. Nida is Co-founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International, and is Co-founder of Ngak-mang International, established to preserve the Rebkong Ngakpa yogic culture within modern Tibetan society.

Interested in the science of healing from a young age, Dr. Nida began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital in Amdo and later gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996. Dr. Nida completed his practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka.

Dr. Nida has extensively researched ancient Tibetan healing methods, and has gained high acclaim for his revival of traditional external therapies. He has published numerous articles and books on Sowa Rigpa, Tibetan External Therapies, Mantra Healing, the Yuthok Nyingthig, and more.

Fluent in English, Dr. Nida trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition in over forty countries around the world.

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“[Dr. Nida is] a physician endowed with expansive intellect and discriminating reason, whose heart is completely filled with a positive and pure intention to help others…he has ensured that Traditional Tibetan Medicine will not be erased, that it will be recuperated and will increase without deteriorating…he has followed the tradition of the Venerable Yuthok, and is truly an elucidating ornament of the teachings. In times to come he will absolutely benefit the teachings and traditions of Tibetan healing, and for this I am extremely glad.”

— Professor Gojo Wangdü

Donla Tsering
Senior Teacher

Donla Tsering

Donla Tsering

Donla Tsering is a senior teacher in Tibetan External Therapies and Mantra Healing, and a guide of Yuthok Nyingthig practices and retreats.

Bio coming soon.

 

Jenny Dinh
Teacher

Jenny Dinh

Jenny Dinh

Jenny is a California board-licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, certified massage therapist, and registered yoga therapist. She has studied with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang since 2009, and received her diploma in Tibetan Medicine from the International Academy of Tibetan Medicine in 2013. Jenny also holds a diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine and a certification in Panchakarma Therapy from the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, where she studied with world-renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Vasant Lad.

Jenny began her studies of the healing arts in 1998 in Thailand, where she received her Thai Massage Teacher Training certificate at the International Training Massage School in Chang Mai and Watpo Thai Traditional Massage School in Bangkok. She continued her studies in Thai medical massage under the guidance of the late master teacher Chaiyuth Priyasith, a respected teacher of many well-known Thai therapists. In addition, she holds a certification in Foot Reflexology and is a registered Yoga Therapist. 

Jenny maintains a holistic healthcare practice offering Sowa Rigpa, Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and Yoga. She also studies and performs Odissi, one of the eight classical dance forms of India, and practices Tai Chi.

 

Jason Whitlow
Executive Director & Teacher

Jason Whitlow

Jason Whitlow

Jason began studying Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig in 2013 with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. He teaches Tibetan Medicine workshops, practices Mantra Healing, and guides Yuthok Nyingthig practices and retreats.

Jason trained in somatic body and trauma work with Kathy L. Kain, and has taught somatics workshops and retreats internationally. He has danced for over thirty years, and performed as a professional modern dancer with renowned choreographers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University where he studied neurobiology, psychology, computer science, and pre-medicine.

Dr. Nashalla G. Nyinda
Guest Teacher

Dr. Nashalla G. Nyinda

Dr. Nashalla G. Nyinda

Dr. Nashalla G. Nyinda, Menpa, TMD, LMT began the study of Sowa Rigpa in 1999 and started treating with permission in 2004. After years of study, she was encouraged by her root teacher Thrangu Rinpoche to complete her medical studies at the Chagpori Institute in India. Nashalla earned her Menpa degree (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) from Qinghai Tibetan Medical College in Tibet and the Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2009. She holds a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University, with a focus on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. Nashalla is an Adjunct Professor at Naropa University, and teaches Tibetan and Western students, practitioners, and doctors worldwide. She and her husband, Dr. Tsundu S. Nyinda, operate the Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing Clinic in Boulder, Colorado.


Board & Advisors

Mark J. Nitzberg, PhD
Board Member

Dr. Nitzberg is currently Executive Director of the Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence as well as head of strategic outreach for the Berkeley AI Research Lab at the University of California, Berkeley.

Most recently Dr. Nitzberg was Director of Computer Vision Products at A9/Amazon following their acquisition of The Blindsight Corporation, maker of assistive technologies for low vision and active aging, where he was founding CEO. An entrepreneur, scientist, and seasoned organizational leader, Dr. Nitzberg has built companies and products in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, financial portfolio optimization, workflow efficiencies, online commerce, development aid, data capture, analytics, film, and theatre.

Dr. Nitzberg began studying AI with Marvin Minsky as a stowaway student at MIT in the “expert systems” wave of the early 1980’s, and wrote his Ph.D. on Computer Vision and Human Perception in 1991 under David Mumford at Harvard University.

Ani Tenzin Lhadron, PhD, MFT
Advisory Board Member

Ani Lhadron is a Tibetan Buddhist nun who was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1991. She previously worked as Executive Director for anthropologist Angeles Arrien, and served as a board member for the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research for fifteen years. Currently she works as an educator, consultant, and researcher, and is contributing research for an archeo-astronomy project, The Sacred Sky, which focuses on ancient sacred sites, indigenous peoples, and their relationship to the earth, stars, and sky.