Originally a medical anthropologist who studied Japanese BodyMind training in the art of Kendo, Jeffrey has been a practitioner and educator of Seitai Shiatsu, Acupuncture, and Sotai movement therapy for many years. His classes are dynamic and in demand. He has presented at national Bodywork conventions and at State Acupuncture conventions and has taught frequently to medical associations in Istanbul Turkey. He has taught at leading acupuncture schools such as Tri-State Acupuncture college (NYC), AIMC (Berkeley) and Southwest Acupuncture college (Boulder). He has co-presented with Shudo Denmei,(2001)and was Stephen Brown’s assistant group leader for Tokyo ’08-’09 Meridian Therapy Association and Goto Medical college training seminars.
Jeffrey has broad academic interests (Co-presented at the University of Texas with Dan Bensky, Chip Chace, and Nigel Dawes 2006), and has publishednumerous articles on Japanese acupuncture. He is the editor for the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM). He was the president of the Traditional Japanese Acupuncture foundation (Hawaii) for 12 years and wasinstrumental in bringing leading Japanese masters to the US. He achieved the kendo rank of yondan, iaido nidan, and naginata-do shodan. His current interest in BodyMind work is contact improv and osteopathic visceral manipulation.