Masha Schmidt is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, with a focus on the lineage of Master Nagano, as taught by Kiiko Matsumoto.
After completing a Bachelor's of Arts from Barnard College with a major in psychology, she trained as a yoga instructor at Integral Yoga Institute and at Karma Kids yoga. She has taught yoga to preschoolers and served as an intern for the Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer at Columbia University Medical Center. This inspired additional training in 5 Element Aromatherapy with Marc Gian & Aroma Aupoint Therapy through Snow Lotus. She's been creating aromatherapy blends ever since! In addition to creating custom essential oils for beauty, Masha utilizes Virginia Doran's Facial Rejuvenation techniques to reduce stress and restore vitality.
Through Advanced Esoteric Acupuncture training with Dr. Mikio Sankey, sacred geometry and Chakra balancing are also utilized to restore balance. Gemstones, crystals, and herbs are often used in session for grounding and support.
In cycle with the Wheel of the Year, Masha facilitates Goddess Circles in the Hudson Valley. She continues her studies of local herbs with Karine Gordineer in the Sacred Heart of Herbalism training, and Rosemary Gladstar through the Art & Science of Herbalism.