Nisha Devi Rodrigo




Nisha Devi Rodrigo, an Eastern Medicine practitioner, focuses on remedying the deepest of human conditions by amplifying the connection between physical & mental health through Lineage Medicine™.

By informing medical science with Lineage Medicine™, Nisha Devi is dedicated to advancing prevention, longevity, and total well-being across the globe. In 2012, she founded KALA Wellness for this sole purpose. Her company provides wellness programs utilizing chi practices anchored in Lineage Medicine™ to captains and captainesses of industry including those in government, entertainment, and sports.
Committed to health equity and access, KALA Wellness works weekly with the United Nations and other NGOs to boost resilience and individual voice, resulting in decreased stress + a stronger connection between physical and mental wellness.

Those incorporating these wellness strategies in their life also foster a sense of belonging and community. Given this, KALA Wellness also provides wellness curriculums to LA School districts through organizations, like Our Own, to ensure California youth learn breathwork and mindful movement as a tool for releasing unwanted emotion. Equally important, youth learn to prioritize stillness, so action is ignited from fullness, rather than deficiency.

In February of 2022, the Governor of California appointed her to the California Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being – a council tasked with exploring strategies to promote health and wellness among Californians of all ages. This was followed by an appointment to the executive board for the Yoga Alliance in 2023. In recognition of this work, Nisha Devi received an award from Shaolin Temple for bridging the gap between eastern and western mindful movement. In 2023, she received the “Global Entrepreneur of the Year in Wellness Care” award from the international organization, Women in Management at the Top 50 Global Professional & Career Women Awards.

Prior to founding KALA Wellness, Nisha Devi was the founder & CEO of InFocus Wellness Institute from 2004-2012. Before 2004, and promoting health through Lineage Medicine™, Nisha Devi did Communications for MP Graham Allen in the House of Commons in the UK Parliament as well as for the White House Counsel’s Office. She was a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics & Political Science, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University, and has studied Eastern Medicine Modalities since 2001.

Outside of KALA, Nisha Devi is an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University educating on the importance of Qi flow connecting our internal and external health through Lineage Medicine™. Her passion lies in empowering women, prioritizing Yin (stillness/female chi) in medicine, and celebrating voice.