Alexis Brink: President, Jin Shin Institute

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Alexis Brink, LMT Interfaith Minister, is a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu® since 1991 and has maintained a private practice in New York City. Alexis teaches workshops in Jin Shin Jyutsu at the JCC of Manhattan and at the New York Open Center. She offers study and mentoring groups, as well as private tutorials and apprenticeships. She recently launched the first of many Certification Training programs to come called Beginnings1. She has taught Self Help classes to nurses and other medical professionals at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Integrative Services and Valley Hospital in NJ as well as students and teachers in the New York City Public School System. Alexis introduced Jin Shin Jyutsu to her native country Holland and continues to give workshops in the United States and throughout Europe. In January of 2015, Pamela Markarian Smith selected Alexis to become the successor of Jin Shin Institute. Holding the same philosophy as Mary Burmeister and Pamela Markarian Smith, she believes Jin Shin Jyutsu is a healing art, one which is important to keep practicing, teaching and sharing to create continued awareness around the world for generations to come. It is with humility, honor and through her love for Jin Shin Jyutsu that she will continue the legacy.

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

IG: @jinshininstitute