Leela WH Parker is a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine, licensed massage therapist [LMT] and Wise Woman herbalist with specialty in women’s health and the body work techniques of KuNye (Traditional Tibetan Massage) and The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.
She received her massage license in 2010 within her 4 and ½ year Tibetan Medical training. From 2002 she had been receiving informal training with a chiropractor who was teaching her the power of simply listening with the hands. He saw that often the deepest, most effective work is done when we drop into an intuitive place and feel directly from the body what is needed.
In 2012 she completed the 4 ½ year training in Traditional Tibetan Medicine through the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine. The training culminated in 3 months in Tibet. Through Qinghai University’s Tibetan Medicine Department, one of the most prominent schools of Tibetan Medicine in China and Tibet, she did clinical internship in their hospital and took a final exam. She was awarded with a certificate of equivalent knowledge to that of their medical students. In November of 2014 she did another 3-month internship with renowned Tibetan Medical Doctor Phuntsog Wangmo in Moscow, Russia.
She is currently living in Colorado with her husband and daughter where she has completed an extended internship with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda at the Tibetan Medicine and Holistic Healing Clinic.. She works as Assistant Professor at her alma mater, Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine and sees clients for Tibetan Medicine consultations, Kunye Massage and Maya Abdominal Therapy.
In addition, she draws from the following training in her work:
Completion of two, 3-month periods of intensive live-in herbal apprenticeship with wise woman herbalist Susun Weed in 2001 and 2002.
Completion of doula certification training and attendance of a few births and women in their postpartum period from 2014-present.
Professional Certification in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage in October 2015.
Currently continuing her education through the Herbal Medicine for Women Course taught by Aviva Romm, MD.