Shiatsu Supporting Faculty

Eileen Muir, Director and Principal Teacher

From 1982-1984 Eileen studied at and graduated from the Ohashi Shiatsu Institute in New York City. She travelled to Japan in 1984 and lived there for a year and a half. She studied privately with two different Shiatsu teachers, both with very different styles. One teacher was Susuki Sensei of the Masanaga School of Tokyo, and the other was a little old man called Yamamoto Sensei, who taught in the Namikoshi style. Eileen graduated from the Swedish Institute of NYC in 1987 and taught level one through advanced Shiatsu there from 1987-1995. She developed and taught a Shiatsu/yoga curriculum for the New York Open Center, and taught there from 1989-1995. Eileen volunteered at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and worked extensively with patients with HIV and Cancer for several years. Eileen has had a private Shiatsu practice since 1983. She is the only AOBTA Certified Instructor in the New England Area that is offering a 500-Hour Certification Program.

Dr. Kenneth Rabinoff-Goldman (Experiential Anatomy)

Dr. Ken Rabinoff-Goldman has studied anatomy extensively throughout his undergraduate, medical, and chiropractic educations. He has authored numerous articles as well as a study guide monograph on orthopedy and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He holds a doctorate in chiropractic as well as certifications in rehabilitation and nutrition. Ken practiced chiropractic for children and adults for more than 25 years and, more recently, at Albany Medical College assisting medical students with communications and examination skills. Ken was first introduced to yoga over 40 years ago while he was an undergraduate and finds yoga practice restorative, healthful and rehabilitative.

Chris Marano RH(AGH), MA, BS

Chris Marano is a teacher of Indigenous and Earth-based wisdom, Chinese philosophy, hands-on experience in field, forest and gardens, herbal preparations, human health and disease, materia medica, clinical practice, wildcrafting, and ”barefoot doctor” medicine.  He is a master clinical herbalist, naturalist, and educator.  He has been a therapeutic herbalist since 1993, Chris draws upon his skills, experience and studies in Chinese, Native American, and Western herbal health traditions to offer Wellness Consultations for a wide range of health issues. He is a registered Herbalist of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG). He is a graduate of the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine and holds an MA degree in Science Education from Columbia Teachers College and a BS degree in Pre-Medicine and Chinese Philosophy from Columbia University. With over 25 years of study, teaching, and published writing on Chinese Buddhism, Meditation, and Philosophy, he founded  Clearpath Herbals, a school of herbal medicine, that offers wellness consultations and high-quality herbal preparations.

Jennifer Tongren MAOM, Lic.Ac

Jennifer Tongren is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist in the state of Massachusetts from the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston, Massachusetts. Jennifer graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2005. Her schooling for acupuncture and herbal medicine includes 2,160 didactic hours and 934 clinical hours. Since graduation, Jennifer has completed over 200 hours of continuing education in the field of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She also studied Shiatsu levels I-III with Ann Ramsay at the Vermont School of Asian Body Therapy located in Burlington, Vermont.