Ellen Asherah is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and California State Certified Massage Therapist who combines various healing disciplines in her practice and teaching, including energy healing, Qigong and sound healing. She has been a Reiki Master Teacher since 1994 and is also a Certified Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong Instructor. She has taught in a variety of venues including Middletown Massage and Acupuncture Collective, Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis and the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium.


Emily Bay has been a practicing massage therapist since 2001. She is Nationally + California Certified, a Reflexologist, and a Reiki Master. She is a graduate of New York City's Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy. Emily is certified in Pre and Post-natal Massage and has advanced training in Shiatsu, Myofascial, aromatherapy, and Thai massage. She has worked in a variety of settings from spas and sports centers to hospitals and private offices.


Merlita Bautista-Knecht holds a BA in Social Work and she graduated in 1999 from National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, Ca. She has since been working professionally in the community offering massage therapy in chiropractic clinics, spa settings and wellness programs. She has been an instructor since 2003 teaching numerous therapies, including Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue Neuromuscular and Aromatherapy.

Jim Berns

Jim Berns is a Registered Ortho-Bionomy® Advanced Instructor and Senior Practitioner. He has been trained directly by the founder, English Osteopath, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls D.O. Jim has been a Registered Instructor and Practitioner since 1980, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy internationally and throughout the United States. He is co-author with Kathy Kain of the book Ortho-Bionomy A Practical Manual (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, Ca.) which has sold over 10,000 copies. Jim has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1979 and has taught classes at numerous massage schools throughout the country.


Kathleen Davis is credentialed through the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley. In addition to teaching Acupressure and Tai Chi, she continues to study the traditional Chinese theory of health and the healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. She maintains a private practice in which she integrates Chinese Tui Na massage and JinShin Jyutsu.


Jim Gilkeson has been a bodyworker and instructor of subtle energy work since 1983. He is the author of Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth and "A Prilgrim in YOur Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process", as well as a monthly internet newsletter. He currently practices at Harbin Hot Springs and in San Anselmo, specializing in creative combinations of subtle energy therapy, craniosacral therapy and massage.


Marty Morales is a Certified Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and massage therapy instructor. He has been in private practice since 2003 and has a broad base of experience, from clinical work to spa massage. He trained in a variety of styles including, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral.  Marty's bodywork instruction ranges from beginning massage therapy courses to advanced Structural Bodywork. He also consults and trains at individual spas in San Francisco. He is currently working on a book on Body Mechanics and is an experienced speaker and business coach.


Larry Munn is a certified massage and bodywork professional with a private practice in Berkeley and San Rafael. Larry specializes in Neuromuscular Reprogramming and Advanced Soft and Deep Tissue protocols. He is a well known and sought after instructor in Northern California. Larry teaches a broad range of massage therapy and anatomy classes.


Sharon Oshita is a massage therapist and spa manager. She has a master's degree in exercise and sport science, and she is an athletic trainer. She has a broad knowledge base including Anatomy, pathology, injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.


Lucy Rush is the owner of Chairgonomics, Inc., a company that provides corporate chair massage, ergonomic consultation, and wellness classes. She has been a professional massage therapist since 1978 and a massage instructor since 1989 in the U.S. and abroad. Lucy specializes in lymphatic techniques as well as Swedish and subtle touch modalities in her massage practice. She also holds a B.A. in dance and is passionate about body mechanics for the massage therapist.


Robin Varga has trained in Reflexology with Bill Flocco and has been teaching classes in northern California for many years. Robin;s skill combined with the experence of her full time practice in the Bay Area gives her classes a depth and breadth which helps your learning to be practical as well as enjoyable and deeply rewarding.


Keith Wagner is a certified massage therapist (CMT), yoga teacher (RYT-200) and hypnotherapist (CHt) based in Sacramento, California. Keith has extensively studied Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage School, Sunshine Massage School and with Ajahn (master teacher) Pichest Boonthumme. In the United States, Keith has studied Nerve Touch ("Jap Sen") Thai Massage at the Spirit Winds School of Thai Massage (Nevada City), and with veteran Thai Massage Teachers/Therapists Bob Haddad and Tim Holt. Keith is a certified teacher of the Loi Kroh Traditional Thai Massage School, teaching Loi Kroh's 1-Day Intro, Basic, Advanced Level I and Advanced Level II courses.


Brad Wathen is a Lomi Associate and has been a massage therapist since 1989. Brad received his Lomi Associate credential in somatic education in 1993 and continued in advanced studies with the Lomi school. He continues to develop his work and currently has a practice in Nevada City.



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