Thai Bodywork Certified Instructors
Thai Bodywork Certified Instructors (TBI) go through a rigorous training program to ensure that the curriculum is delivered at a high level of skill. First and foremost, each instructor must be an experienced and effective Thai bodywork practitioner prior to being accepted in the instructor program. Students may study interchangeably with any instructor in our program. Instructors certify separately for each course they teach, and not all instructors teach all courses. Please contact the individual instructor for details on their offerings.
Jennifer Wright comes from a family of osteopathic physicians and nurses, and has always been interested in health issues. She has danced since she was very young, and is a yoga teacher and Ashtanga practitioner. She teaches most of the Thai Bodywork classes and co-develops the Clinical Thai Bodywork curriculum with Chuck.
Jennifer's path has been informed by her own health challenges, including a number of erroneous medical diagnoses that lead her to yoga, trigger point therapy, bodywork and nutrition as a focus for helping herself and her clients achieve optimum health. She strongly supports local and sustainable agriculture and examines the often-overlooked sources of toxicity in our culture, including cleaning products, conventional prepared foods, fragrances and living spaces.
Jennifer's approach to yoga has been profoundly influenced by her personal practice and studies of Ashtanga with many teachers including Lino Miele, Manju Jois, Kino McGregor, Petri Raisanen, Richard Freeman and others. She has a unique understanding of yoga as a therapeutic practice that is informed by her knowledge of anatomy, trigger point therapy and Clinical Thai Bodywork.
Jennifer is available for sessions at the Thai Bodywork Clinic in Evanston, IL.
Rob finished his BS with Honors in Exercise Physiology/Pre-med and Athletic Training from the University of Florida in 1998. He became a massage therapist and also pursued an athletic interest as an Olympic-level skeleton slider on the US Nation Skeleton Team.
He first learned Thai massage techniques from his Thai mother, Wong, and in 2006 decided to commit to the Thai Bodywork program. Rob became a Certified Thai Bodywork Instructor with Chuck Duff and opened his school in Orlando in 2007.
Mariko is a licensed massage therapist in New Hampshire since 2000. She has taken various continuing education courses in medical massage, and practices deep tissue modalities.
Mariko began her training in Thai Bodywork in 2006 under Chuck Duff at Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage in Illinois. She is a Certified Thai Bodywork Instructor and teaches several courses in the Thai Bodywork curriculum in New Hampshire.
As well as being a massage therapist for people, Mariko is also a certified equine massage therapist. Earning her intermediate instructors qualifications through the British Horse society in 1986, prior to this career Mariko taught competitive dressage for over ten years in Japan. This has given her a keen eye for balance both in horse and people, and she loves to work with the dual dynamics of equine sports.
In 2008, Mariko developed Euqi-thai, an equine massage using hot Thai herbal compresses in conjunction with traditional massage techniques. She is also currently conducting Equi-thai workshops for horse owners.
Mariko can be reached at 603-560-8966 or email@example.com.
Julie Zuleger is a Certified Thai Boywork Instructor (TBI) and Practitioner.† She is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Wisconsin and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level and a Reiki Master practitioner. She is a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Human Kinetics and Health Education department.
††††††Julie is a Nationally and State Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker. (WI #4418-46). She completed the Thai Bodywork program with Chuck Duff in Evanston IL, and has completed her training with Sharon Sauer and Mary Biancalana of MYO Seminar Series in Chicago.†Julie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Los Angeles, CA
Betsy was Assistant Instructor at Thai Bodywork for 6 years. Betsy trained extensively in the USA, Canada and Thailand. She is now offering Thai Bodywork approved Thai massage classes in Los Angeles, California and other nearby cities.
Dyan attended the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage, graduated in 2001 with honors and later became a faculty member of that school, teaching anatomy and physiology among other parts of the curriculum. She teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Thai Bodywork and is a certified Level 1 Thai Bodywork Instructor as well. Dyan has built upon her extensive knowledge of clinical massage with various eastern and western modalities, and has a full time private practice in which works with professional athletes, dancers, and others.