Jeffrey Dann, founder of the Koshi Balancing™ Method, has been an educator and community health practitioner for the past 45 years.
A respected acupuncture teacher, he has taught internationally as well as at national conventions and for doctoral programs on both coasts. He is a full professor at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO where he is also director of the Aloha Wellness Associates Clinic. He is a teaching assistant for the Barral Institute’s Visceral Manipulation core courses.
A former editor of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine, he has published numerous articles in that journal. For the past 10 years, he has been an organizer for the Japan In-Touch Acupuncture and Moxibustion International seminars offered by the American Integrated Medicine College (Berkeley).
The Koshi Balancing™ Method combines somatic wisdom from many sources developed over decades of clinical practice. The various teachers who have deepened my approach include Miyata Tomei, kendo hanshi from the Mito Toubukan dojo; Kamijo Hideyaki sensei of the Kyoto Tenrikyo Church; Meridian therapy’s Shudo Denmei and Okada Akizo sensei; Dr. Wang Ju-Yi. My sotai teachers: Sorimachi Dai-Itchi, Peter Thompson, Stephen Brown, and Bob Quinn. The osteopathic work of J.P. Barral’s Visceral Manipulation. Other significant structural and movement influences have come from Rolfing (Structural Integration), Feldenkrais work, Emily Conrad’s Continuum work, Taichi and Contact Improv.
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