Tsukina has been a student of universalist Sufism in the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan since 1995.  She is ordained as a healing conductor in the Dervish Healing Order and as a Healing Cherag in the Sufi Healing Order.

She began her study of qi gong in 1994 and was given permission to teach in 1998. She bears certificates in Jin Shin Do style acupressure and Raphaelite Work spiritual healing, and has a master’s degree in Transformational Leadership from Seattle University.  

As a teacher and mentor she counts people of many religions and no religion among her students and friends.