at Atmananda Yoga SequenceAcupuncture & Chinese herbs are the core components of Masha’s healing practice. They are powerful tools that enable the:

(1) Healing of physical problems,
(2) Transformation of difficult emotional states,
(3) Generation of new perspectives for seeing & experiencing life.

The acupuncture approach or combination of approaches Masha uses depends upon the needs of the person being treated. For example:

Meridian Style when working with tendon-muscular issues.

Chinese Medicine (TCM) when working with internal conditions or ailments that are best defined & understood using 8 Principles and differential diagnosis.

Alchemical/Five Elements acupuncture when with emotional and/or spiritual areas.

Acupuncture treatments are frequently combined with herbal remedies that can be taken in pill or raw herb form. The raw herbs are obtained from a highly reputable herbal store in Chinatown and are then cooked and drunk as a tea once a day.



Masha Schmidt, L.Ac.


Masha Schmidt, L.Ac is a New York based acupuncturist with an integrative practice.  She is a certified yoga teacher through Integral Yoga Institute and has special training in pediatric yoga.  Initially trained in the Kiiko Matsumoto style, she now continues her studies in Esoteric Acupuncture with Dr. Mikio Sankey.  As a healer, Masha includes yoga, chakras, essential oils, and gemstones to cultivate magic and alchemical transformation.