Dr. Christina L. Nelson, Yogini Global Health Advocate
Doctor Christina is a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor, intuitive bodyworker, & holistic wellness consultant with an extensive background in environmental ethics, medical anthropology, & global health research. She has worked collaboratively to reduce tropical disease mortality through outreach programs in underserved rural and urban settings throughout the U.S., India, Mexico, Central, and South America. Recently graduated the full-time program at the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, she now offers workshops on balancing nutrition, wellness restoration, stress reduction, cleansing, aromatherapy, Nature Cure, compassionate self-care, travel illness prevention, and "Food as Medicine."
While studying Naturopathy for five years at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Doctor Christina also learned classical Chinese medicine systems of healing, including the 5 Elements, QiGong, DaoYin, and a four-year Shiatsu massage apprenticeship. Following internships at Yale's Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center and the Tropical Medicine Institute at Johns Hopkins' School of Public Health, she graciously served numerous community clinics, medical spas, and event medicine teams.
Although the concept that local foods and herbs have medicinal value predates our modern civilization, we are being called to find innovative ways to cultivate integrative healing by returning to the root of nourishment, restoring balance, and remembering respect for the Earth's natural resources. In addition to teaching at the collegiate level, Christina is passionate about forging relationships that heal the planet, indigenous shamanism, ethnobotany, wild foraging, and conscientious body/mind/spirit awakening.
When not in clinic or class, this Naturopathic Yogini is most likely to be found forest hiking, bicycling, playing Acro or Ultimate, moonlight camping, Pranayama breathing, freestyle dancing, or swimming in the deep blue Pacific ocean...
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