Meet Alexis Brink Learn more about the President of the Jin Shin Institute

Alexis Brink
Alexis Brink

Alexis Brink, LMT, is a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu® since 1991, has maintained a private practice in New York City and is the new President of the Jin Shin Institute. She has taught classes in Jin Shin Jyutsu® at the JCC of Manhattan and at the New York Open Center. She offers study and mentor groups, as well as private tutorials and apprenticeships. In addition, she has taught Self Help classes to nurses and other medical professionals at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Integrative Services and Valley Hospital in NJ. And students and teachers in the New York City Public School System. She introduced Jin Shin Jyustu® in her native country Holland, and continues to teach in the US and Europe.

Our Team Learn more about our dedicated team at Jin Shin Institute

Donielle Morris

Donielle Morris lives her life by the question, "What would you do if you weren't afraid?" She's a consultant to entrepreneurs and coaches individuals, as well as an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 Yoga Instructor and Therapist. At Jin Shin Institute she wears many hats and helps shape culture, authentic brand voice, creative strategy and direction. She also co-teaches Yin/Shin, a marriage of Yin Yoga and Jin Shin Jyutsu co-created with Alexis Brink. 

Cobi Konadu

Cobi is a passionate learner, who self describes as a forever student. Her love of learning coupled with the innate ability to distill complex concepts into accessible information put her on the path to become an educator in the field of health and wellness. Jin Shin Jyutsu became an integral part of her life 6 years ago and is central to her practice - transforming the way she approaches healing and her understanding of the body. 

She is now a licensed massage therapy, consistently expanding her knowledge of the body through trainings, certifications and licensure. She runs a private wellness practice along with leading workshops, developing online courses and consultations. 

Her background is very diverse which makes for a dynamic offering to her clients. Schooling includes a B.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Economics, A.A.S. in Apparel Design, 200hr RYT, Jin Shin Jyutsu Professional Practitioner Certification, 600hr Massage Therapy Certification, 60hr of John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, Reiki Level 2, plus hundreds of hours of mentorship and teaching.

The Practitioners of the Jin Shin Institute Please contact us to book a session with one of our experienced practitioners

Blythe Fair
Blythe Fair
Nicholas Lim
Nicholas Lim

Nicholas Lim is a Jin Shin Jyutsu(JSJ) Practitioner and Self-Help Instructor from Singapore. In 2016, Nicholas moved to the USA where he is currently pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic. Prior to Chiropractic school, Nicholas received his B.Sc. (Hons) Food and Human Nutrition from Newcastle University Upon Tyne in England. He also holds a Specialist Diploma in Nutrition and Health Promotion as well as a Diploma in Food Science from Singapore. Nicholas has been exposed to Jin Shin Jyutsu since he was 9 years old. He maintained a private practice whilst in Singapore. At the same time, he also taught JSJ self-help (in English and Mandarin) in Singapore and around Asia. Nicholas also further studied and research many forms of complementary medicine. From 2007-2012, his extensive study and research into JSJ led him to connect with Pamela Smith and her associates to study and research JSJ which eventually earned him a certification from her in 2012. His vision of bringing JSJ to the wider population around the world led him to founding the Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner Community on Facebook together with Deborah Engisch Platt in 2014 and then meeting Alexis Brink in 2014. He travelled to the United States in 2015 to work with Alexis Brink about JSJ for 3 months. At the same time, he also furthered his studies with Pamela Smith before her sudden passing. Energetic and young, Nicholas is committed to helping and mentoring individuals to achieving the ultimate health and wellness they desire through a holistic Natural approach.

Lisa Klitses

Lisa Klitses has devoted years to the study of Jin Shin Jyutsu® and her knowledge is palpable when she places her hands on you. She is forever in curious wonder as to how she can help you find balance and union with your body, mind and spirit. Her compassion and love for Jin Shin Jyutsu® is expressed in her work and towards those she helps. Having experienced her own chronic pain in the past and the many stresses of life, she possesses an understanding of what it means to maintain and sustain ones self towards living a healthy life. She teaches self help and has dedicated her time and work to families dealing with Cancer as she has volunteered at the Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald house and has helped so many others in her private practice dealing with the physical and emotional stresses of treatment.

Jules Rochon

Jules Rochon has been practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu for over 20 years. Having been exposed to Jin Shin Jyutsu at a young age, Jules began studying while in high school in New York City and started practicing soon after graduation. Over the years, Jules earned a BA from Antioch College and an MFA in painting from UNC-Greensboro. Recently, Jules moved back to NYC after having a longterm successful practice in Santa Fe, NM, where they now practice Jin Shin Jyutsu full-time. Jules provides compassionate care to animals, children, and elders. As a member of the LGBTQ community, they are particularly invested in providing Jin Shin Jyutsu to marginalized folks.

Patty Bayer Troup

Patty Bayer Troup, credentialed Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner and Self-Help instructor, was introduced to the ancient Japanese art over twenty years ago. Regular visits to a practitioner along with daily self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu, sustained her during her thirty six year career on Wall Street. Currently, Patty devotes all of her time to her professional Jin Shin Jyutsu practice. She teaches Self-help and also volunteers Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions with cancer patients and caregivers at Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge in NYC. To learn more about Patty visit her website: