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

Alexis Brink
Alexis Brink

Alexis Brink is the author of "The Art of Jin Shin" and the President of Jin Shin Institute in New York City. A practitioner of the Art of Jin Shin since 1991, Alexis is a licensed massage therapist and interfaith minister and has taught self-help classes and workshops in New York City as well as in different countries for many years. She has taught Jin Shin in hospitals to nurses and to teachers and their students in the public school system. Today, Jin Shin Institute under Alexis's guidance is offering a comprehensive curriculum to a new generation of practitioners and teachers.

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

Marieke Feenstra

Marieke Feenstra is an entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience in finance and operations in creative industries. She has led several global start-ups where teamwork, quality, flexibility, growth and creativity were the main goals. Out of her interest in art, aesthetics and nature she succesfully made a career switch five years ago as a landscape photographer. She currently combines her love for travel and photography with her support for the Art of Jin Shin, bringing all her talents and experience together at Jin Shin Institute and working alongside her lifetime friend, 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.

Mayumi Ohashi

Mayumi Ohashi has been a JSJ Practitioner and studied the art since she was 17 years old. Her additional work experiences are in the field of accounting, advertising, construction and real estate.

The Practitioners of 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: