MAc., L.Ac, CMT
Completed her Masters in Science in Oriental Medicine from the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture, She is an NCBTMB approved provider of continuing education for bodyworkers and has been studying and practicing massage and nature-based medicine since 1996. Her studies have taken her to the Far East and throughout America and range from Native American, Chinese and Thai medicine, western science, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and herbalism. She has co-taught hundreds of students with Paul Pitchford, the author of Healing with Whole Foods while living in residence at Heartwood Institute.
John Schmidt received a BS from Penn State in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s degree from Hahnemann University in Physical Therapy. Since then he has specialized in orthopedic and sports related injuries and post-surgical joint rehabilitation for over 30 years. During his career he has worked with professional sports teams and private practice clients, and is currently developing a student athletic training program for his local high school. He has been an instructor at Heartwood Massage School in CA for over 10 years and teaches intensive workshops in Evaluation and Treatment of Orthopedic and Sports Related Injuries, a program which he developed.
Natalie Gentry is a Healing Facilitator specializing in Massage Therapy, Transformational Breath®, movement, and nutritional supplementation.
Natalie became interested in breath work when she began to notice that many of her clients were not breathing well while in session with her. She tried to coach them on how to breathe more fully with little success. However, in 2009, a friend (a massage therapist as well) who had been struggling with helping her own clients to breathe more fully, introduced Natalie to Transformational Breath®.
Benny Vaughn produced the popular USA video series “Clinical Sports Massage” with Benny Vaughn and his 1997 video “Functional Assessment Skills for Massage Therapists”. In 1999 he received an Award of Excellence from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) for his video “Massage for Sports Health Care”. Benny has 35 years of massage and fascial stretching experience treating athletes, fitness enthusiasts and active adults; he is known internationally as an expert in the assessment, treatment and care of athletic related soft-tissue dysfunction using manual techniques.
Sally Klemm is an internationally recognized Rolf Institute instructor and Milne Institute teacher who teaches worldwide while maintaining a private practice in Honolulu, Hawaii. Trained in craniosacral work before entering the Rolf Institute in 1985, she holds a BA from the University of CA at Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Education. Sally’s extraordinary ability to blend an organized cognitive style with deeply intuitive understanding reflects her fascination with the interface of psyche and soma.
Deane Juhan may be best known as the author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork – which many consider the essential text on the means, methods, uses, and deeply personal applications of what has come to be known as “bodywork” – a vast, sophisticated series of modalities and techniques that take massage to the level of personal transformation at its greatest expression, profound emotional release and reintegration at its most basic core. Deane is able to look back and recognize the influence of his mother, a beautician who also provided scalp massage to her loyal clientele, but he began his entry into adulthood as a young scholar, in particular a student of Willliam Blake.