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 I had the good fortune of discovering yoga and meditation at a young age through my parents. They introduced me to Jean Klein, an Advaita Vedanta Master from Europe, with whom I was very fortunate to have been a student.

   After a 20-year practice, I graduated the Yogaworks teacher training in 2012 (I no longer teach yoga as I have found a better system for my ligaments and tendons after years of overstretching. I still however, do practice meditation from time to time when the feeling arrives).

  In the same year, I was introduced to craniosacral therapy. I jumped in and started my training a month later at the Upledger Institute. After taking the first four levels there over a two and a half year journey, I continued my education at the Life Energy Institute, learning Craniosacral and Polarity Therapy. I have also studied privately with John Allen, Karen Axlerod and Ellen Steinberg. I have also studied Reiki with Eleonore Koury. A few years later, I graduated from IPSB, learning various Massage traditions and Sensory Repatterning. I feel like I could be learning about the body for my whole life, so I continue to study my craft learning as much as I can.  All of these modalities, elicit listening and an ease of being. I am very happy and fufilled to help guide students and clients in these priceless approaches to health and a deeper self-awareness.

After having my own business working with clients for nearly ten years in Los Angeles, I moved to Tokyo. I currently am offering in person sessions in both Marin County, California and Tokyo, Japan, and also over the phone sessions worldwide. 

— Practitioner 

John Patterson

Certificate & Education

  • Graduated from Life Energy Institute

  • Studied at Upledger Institute

  • Reiki level 2 Graduate

  • 500 hour registered yoga teacher

  • 1 year of feldenkrais training

  • Graduate of IPSB Bodywork School

Please see my interview at

Voyage LA 

to learn about my work

What is Craniosacral, Sensory Repparterning, and Reiki?

The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization states that stress is the #1 disease in the world. I help manage your stress and help you unwind. Craniosacral therapy works with the central nervous system, like yoga, it takes you from your `fight and flight` state to your `rest and digest` state. You are fully clothed on your back. Through gentle touch, your body's own natural healing ability comes to the forefront. You leave feeling deeply relaxed and renewed.

Sensory Repatterning actually has it`s roots in Japan, although I learned it in Los Angeles. It is a series of gentle rocking movements that encourages the nervous system to relax and 

compliments any modality. Reiki as well, also compliments any modality and is the energetic portion of the session. It can be done hands on or off. The only modality that cannot be done remotely is the Sensory Repatterning, all the others can be done remotely. 

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