Ratka Mira Popovic, MS, CMT-Resume


Ratka Mira Popovic, MS, CMT


Since 1991, I have been the sole proprietor of my own Holistic Health Practice managing all facets of a small business from marketing and business development to massage therapy, health education, community outreach, teaching and lectures. In my twenty six year career history as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, I have worked with an estimated 30,000 clients.

In 2004, I returned back to school for a Masters of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College and completed my degree in 2010. My return to the academic environment expanded my knowledge base tremendously and made me grow personally beyond my own expectations.

Now I teach at De Anza College for the Massage Therapy Program, in the Physical Education Department, helping to educate the next generation of healers and run Nectar Health, my private practice.


De Anza College, Adjunct Faculty, Cupertino, CA 2016-present

Namaste, Wellness, Berkeley, CA  2016-Present

Private Practice, Massage Therapy, Nectar Health, Oakland, CA 1991-Present

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA March-July, 2014

Nectar Health, Pre/ Post Natal Massage/Doula/Midwife Apprentice, Oakland, CA 1995-2005

Private Practice Onsite Chair Massage Corporate Contracts

Affymetrix, Emeryville, CA 1997-2013

Wired Digital, Organic, Big Book, Razorfish, Phoenix Pop, Construct, SF, CA 1994-2000

Massage Therapist for an Office or Business

Dr. Jan Corwin DC, Oakland, CA 1991-1993

Club One, Oakland, CA 1991-1993

Hot Tubs, San Francisco, CA 1991-1992


Latino Behavioral Health Institute 20th Year Conference, pre workshop,”Indigenous Healing: Bridging Eastern/Western, Mind, Body, Spirit” with Dr. Yvette Flores, September 16, 2014, LA, CA

Back to Basics, grounding in Daily Life, Tree of life Yoga, Emeryville, CA 2013


De Anza College, Adjunct Faculty, Cupertino, CA 2016-present

Argosy University, Alameda, CA 2013

San Francisco Woman’s Shelter, San Francisco, CA 2011

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA 2008

Kehilla Synagague, Oakland, CA 2006-2007

Center for Creative Growth, Oakland, CA 2006-2007

US Rowing Olympic trials, Oakland, CA 2004

The Crossings, Austin, TX 2003

Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA 2001

University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 1996

Haven House, Oakland, CA 1994

St. Vincent De Paul Society, San Francisco, CA 1992


American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA 2018 (current student)

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, MS Oriental Medicine, Berkeley, CA 2010

Chi Nei Tsang Institute, Berkeley, CA 1994

Pacific School of Herbal Medicine, Berkeley, CA 1992

Scherer Institute, Massage Therapy Certification, Santa Fe, NM 1991

San Francisco State University, BA German Studies, San Francisco, CA 1986

Tubingen University, Study Abroad, Tubingen, Germany 1984


Acupuncture Integrative Medicine College, AIMC Public Clinic, Berkeley, CA 2008-2010

Acupuncture Integrative Medicine College, Community Acupuncture, Berkeley, CA 2010

Lifelong Medical Public Clinic, Herrick Hospital, Berkeley, CA 2009


National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

American Massage Therapy Association

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certification

California Massage Therapy Council Certification

(References, Media and Publications upon request.)