Alexis Brink: President, Jin Shin Institute

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Bio:

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.

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What do I do best?

Practicing and sharing the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a form of energy medicine originating in Japan. I use my hands as jumper cables on myself and others to harmonize the energy in the body, mind, and spirit to maintain optimal health and feel great.

What makes me the best version of myself?

What makes me the best version of myself is when I can be present right here right now in this moment. That makes me feel centered and connected. It is from that place that I can take on the world!  I have a passion for learning, practicing, growing and being open minded to all the interesting things life presents to me every day.

What are my aspirations?

1.    My personal aspiration is to live up to my full potential so that I can help others and be of service in the area where I am strongest...making people feel healthy and in harmony.

2.    In business, I want to expand the reach of Jin Shin Jyutsu across the world through the work we do here at Jin Shin Institute.

My Biggest Success?

My children, Mara and Tyler, who are independently making their own marks in the world, I am so proud of them.

My Most Challenging Moment?

My most challenging moment was the decision to move to New York from Holland. I was 18 years old and left my family to continue my dance career. I suffered a knee injury while in New York and found Jin Shin Jyutsu as a way to heal, which never would have happened had I not moved here.

My Motto?

Exhale, be in the moment and live in love.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My favorite people…my teacher, Philomena Dooley. She has been my mentor and teacher since 1991. My daughter, Mara, for her artistic view of life and my son Tyler, for his attuned ear and wisdom.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Amsterdam because it’s my hometown, I get to go back two or three times a year. I love the little streets and eating aged Dutch cheese!

Japan, I feel very attuned with the culture, I appreciate the minimalism, purity and beauty that is obvious in the culture. You can see it in different areas for example the presentation of food, gorgeous flower parks, spiritual shrines and beautiful kimonos .

My Favorite Products/Objects?

My Devachan hair products, without which my hair would be so frizzy!

Also a special magic bracelet that my fairy godmother gave to me for strength and connection, I wear  it all the time,

My Current Passions?

I’m really having fun with Facebook Live’s these days. People tune in from all over the world and we’re using them as a way to spread the art Jin Shin Jyutsu.

My work - the Study and Practice Circles, the workshops, seeing people learn and grow at Jin Shin Institute - definitely my passion right now.

Walking my dog, Rex, in Central Park every morning, I love that time.

Yin/Shin; Yin Yoga and Jin Shin Jyutsu  

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