Christiana Polites received her Bachelor of Arts in the Comparative Study of Religion at Harvard University in 2001 and has been immersed in Eastern spiritual traditions for over twenty years. 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.

After meeting Dr. Nida Chenagtsang in 2012, Christiana devoted herself to the work of supporting the preservation and propagation of Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition. In 2012, in collaboration with Dr. Nida, she founded SKY Press, publishing house for Sorig Khang International.

Christiana is the executive director of the Sorig Institute, American branch of SKẎ and Pure Land Farms: Center for Tibetan Medicine, Meditation, and Rejuvenation ( in Topanga, California where she teaches Tibetan Nejang healing yoga, Sorig external therapies, and guides Yuthok Nyingthig meditation retreats.