Finding a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist or Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher
Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurists and Authorized Jin Shin Do®Teachers have received the full training and supervision required by the Jin Shin
Do® Foundation for Bodymind Acupressure® . (For training requirements, see Requirements under
Learning.)  You may find someone at this site or
access the Foundation's Web site (
www.jinshindo.org).  Because the technique is so simple, it lends itself beautifully to the different styles and
personalities of the people who apply it.  Though we all use the same information and have received the same training, you may experience the work
differently with different acupressurists.  As with any health care professional, look for someone you feel safe and comfortable with.  We have provided
bios of acupressurists and teachers in this Web site, and we welcome inquiries through e-mail, snail mail, or phone.   

Who We Are and How to Reach Us: Directory of Authorized JSD Teachers and Registered JSD Acupressurists
This section includes information on how to contact the Acupressurists and Teachers participating in this Web site.  Here you will find people doing many
interesting things with Jin Shin Do®:  self-acupressure, animal acupressure, acupressure in special settings, and acupressure for specific problems, as
well as other complementary healing arts.  We hope you will take time to look through the information here and the descriptions of the courses offered
under the next section:
Learning. (For further listings locally and internationally, visit the Jin Shin Do® Foundation Web site (www.jinshindo.org)

  • Simone Carbonel, L.Ac.
7 East 14th St.
New York, NY 10003
212/414.5764
scarbonel@aol.com Visit her website at www.reflexologystudio.com
Jin Shin Do® Classes and Workshops: Lecture/Demonstrations;  Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure
Other Classes and Workshops: Classes in Reflexology in preparation for the National Certification (ARCB).
Simone is a Licensed Acupuncturist, has been a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist since August 25, 2000 and she teaches introductory classes at
Healing Hands Institute for Massage Therapy in Westwood NJ. She is also a New York state licensed massage therapist, Diplomate in Asian Bodywork
Therapy (NCCAOM) and ARCB-certified foot reflexologist (member, ICR).

  • Nancy Dennis
26 White Oak Road
Landenberg, PA 19350
610.255.3785
jsdnld@gmail.com
Jin Shin Do® Classes and Workshops: Introductory Lecture/Demonstrations, Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure, Acupressure Facial,
Basic and Intermediate Jin Shin Do®.   
Nancy L. Dennis is a registered nurse with a Bachelors Degree, majoring in anthropology, who lived, worked and studied for three years in India in a
jungle village where she learned much about our inter-connectedness. She served as Director of Nursing and Clinical Administrator in the mental health
field for more than two decades.  She developed programs for children, adolescents and adults in a way that emphasized their connection to their families,
communities, nature and the universe.  Nancy also adopted and raised five children from India.  In searching for help for congenital health problems of the
children, she learned about  the Shiatsu certification program at Meridian Shiatsu Institute.  She completed the Shiatsu certification program  and also had
the opportunity to pursue further studies in Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® .  She is  a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist and Authorized Jin
Shin Do® Teacher.  She teaches Basic and Intermediate courses.  She has been teaching since 1998 and practicing both Shiatsu and Jin Shin Do® since
1996.

  • Gail Kellstrom MFA, LMT, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)
15 Parkway
Katonah, NY 10536, U.S.A.
914-232-5754
gkellstrom22@gmail.com
Jin Shin Do® Classes and Workshops:  Introductory Lecture/Demonstrations and Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure and the Acupressure Facial;
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Module II Part One and Module II Part 2 Jin Shin Do®.
Other Class¨es and Works,hops: Five Element meditation©, Meditational Self Acupressure, Acupressure-Yoga (Incorporating acupoints with
Yoga Postures), Breast Wellness, Acupressure for Meditation.
Gail has been an Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher since 1993 and Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist since 1988. Gail is a Diplomate in Asian
Bodywork Therapy (NCCAOM) and the Member-At-Large  on the national board of directors  of  the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of
Asia (AOBTA®); certified therapist of Dr. Vodder's Manual Lymph Drainage (specializing in lymphedema therapy) with over 3,000 hours of "hands on"
clinical experience including 2,000 at the Lymphedema Services Clinic in Manhattan; was on the faculty of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
for 7 years; and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy. She maintains a private practice in Westchester/Putnam Counties and New
York City. Prior to becoming an acupressurist, Gail was a professional actress and director, and had 20 years experience as a voice and classical acting
instructor at several colleges, including Rutgers University and Pennsylvania State University. She has also been a student of Native American and
Buddhist meditation techniques for many years, studying with the Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, Founder-Director of the Sunray Meditation Society; a student of Qi
Gong and the Chang Style Tai Chi Long Form under Sifu Halliday for several years and has been practicing Hatha Yoga for many years more again. She
has also been developing meditation classes for our busy life-style based on the Chinese Taoist philosophy of the Five Elements.

  • Stephen Markman
514 E. Sedgwick St. (Rear)
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215.247.1228
smmarkman@earthlink.net
Jin Shin Do® Classes and Workshops: Introductory Lecture/Demonstrations, Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure, Acupressure Facial, Basic
Jin Shin Do®.
Stephen is a Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher since 2002 and a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist since 1998. He is a Diplomate in Asian Bodywork
Therapy through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a Certified Practitioner with the American
Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA), and a certified Massage Therapist. His interests include backpacking, music, meditation, Qi Gong
and ayurvedic medicine. He is an instructor and practitioner at the Springhaven Wellness Center in Malvern, PA (www.springhavencenter.com) and
maintains a private practice out of his home with his partner and fellow acupressurist, Peggy Richter. He enjoys traveling and teaching workshops and
classes in other areas.

  • Deborah Valentine Smith [New Contact Info!]
45 N. Chestnut St., #212
New Paltz, New York 12561
devasmith2015@gmail.com
Personal web site at http://bodymindtreasures.com
610.324.8731
Jin Shin Do® Classes and Workshops: Lecture/Demonstrations;  Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure; Acupressure Facial; Basic, Intermediate,
Advanced, Module II, Parts One, Two and Three, and  Jin Shin Do®: Bodymind Awareness.
Other Classes and Workshops: Anatomy and Physiology for Asian Bodywork, TendinoMuscular Meridians: Where Energy Meets Fascia and TMM:
for Fibromyalgia and Cellulite; TMMT (TendinoMuscular Meridian Technique) Extended Course;Teleclasses: Monthly review of class material for students,
introductory Q&A, mentoring and networking sessions. Telemeditation sessions: Guided meditation and discussion.

Deborah has been a Authorized Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure®Teacher since 1983, and a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist since 1979. She
is a licensed massage therapist in New York state, a certified instructor with the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®)
, a
Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), certified by the
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and approved as an approved provider by NCBTMB.. She currently
serves as the Director of Communications on the national board of AOBTA® and as the Eastern Area Coordinator for the Jin Shin Do® Foundation for
Bodymind Acupressure®. She has been teaching throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for over 30 years. She continues to teach privately to groups
of students and  has taught in several massage schools on the east coast. She is currently an adjunctive instructor at the Cayce/Reilly School of
Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, She is a contributing author to
A Complete Guide to Acupressure (Japan Publications, Revised 2002) by Iona Marsaa
Teeguarden, founder of Jin Shin Do®) and is the Editor-in-Chief of
Pulse, the national newsletter of the AOBTA.   She is also featured in the video
"Natural Pain Relief," produced in conjunction with the New York Open Center, and has produced three guided meditation/music CDs: "Bodymind Ease,"  
for relaxation; "Bodymind Treasures," a journey through the Five Elements; and "Bodymind Wisdom," a guided dialogue with the inner "officials" of the
twelve Organs of Chinese Medicine.  She maintains a private practice in New Paltz, NY and New York City. She also served for over 15 years as a teacher
with Sunray Meditation Society and studied Native American healing since 1984 with the Ven. Dhyani Ywahoo, (founder and director of Sunray Meditation
Society and Chief of the Green Mountain Clan of the Ani Gadoah Clan of Cherokee) and with other elders and advisors of Sunray.
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