• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

  • Go Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC

Christiana Polites

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 unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine as received from her teacher Dr Nida Chenagtsang. 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 is co-founder (with Dr. Nida) and executive director of Pure Land Farms: Center for Tibetan Medicine, Meditation & Rejuvenation in Topanga (Los Angeles) CA, and Sky Press: Publishing house for books on Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism. She teaches courses on Tibetan medicine, meditation, rejuvenation, and yoga and guides retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition at Pure Land Farms and internationally.


375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464