Dr. J. K. Kuan was born and raised in a country where Chinese medicine has been deep rooted in the culture and lifestyle. Since childhood, he had witnessed his family members using Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for healing and wellness. Later in life, after years of being active in playing sports and practicing martial arts, he personally benefited from Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chiropractic treatment for shoulder, knee pain and sciatica, which inspired him to become a licensed Acupuncturist and Chiropractic Physician.
Dr. Kuan graduated with honors from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) with a Doctor’s degree in Chiropractic and a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. There he received the Outstanding Service Award for his individual contributions to the college, made the Dean’s List, and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his steadfast commitment to the community and outstanding leadership in Traditional Asian Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Kuan is deeply passionate about his work in alternative medicine, and joyfully shares his knowledge and skills with his colleagues and community.
Dr. Kuan began his Acupuncture and Chiropractic career in San Diego and Santa Monica, California where he was working with a seasoned Chiropractor. From there he brought together many of the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern Acupuncture and Chiropractic techniques for excellent healing and wellness. Since then, he has continued to build his reputation as a practitioner who is passionate about healing and providing care to those that find themselves in physical or emotional distress.
After years of practice in California, Dr. Kuan pursued the opportunity to bring his clinical experience and healing techniques to the East Coast so that he could provide care to those in need.
Dr. J. K. Kuan is National Board Certified (NCCAOM) (NBCE) and a Licensed Chiropractic Physician and Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey, New York and California. Currently he is also teaching at Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine.
With years of clinical experience, Dr. Kuan has helped many people with conditions such as infertility, insomnia, allergy, migraine/headache, emotional disorder(anxiety, depression, bipolar), hypertension, smoking or drug addiction, obesity, PMS, pain syndrome (joint pain, tendonitis, LBP), I.B.S., etc.
In his spare time, Dr. Kuan enjoys playing tennis, basketball, playing guitar, singing, hiking, ballroom dance, traveling, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and meditation.
After graduating from the State University of NY at Buffalo State, Doug spent the next 5 years at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX as a cancer research assistant supporting new techniques with the intentions of aiding Gulf War Syndrome veterans. In 2007, he received his professional diploma from a graduate-level acupuncture program at The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, New Jersey’s first school of acupuncture and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). His interest in the health and well-being of all his clients has resulted in an optimal patient experience through uncompromised care.
Doug lives in Somerset with his wife and 3 children. He volunteers at the Mid-Jersey Chinese School and he is on their board of directors. He is also the vice president of the Chinese American Cultural Association. With his free time, he golfs, plays basketball and enjoys skiing with his family.
Cindy graduated from Northeastern University in 2000 with a degree in Communications. For several years, she worked as a sales assistant and event planner for radio stations in the NY/NJ metro area. When she is not working, Cindy is very busy with her high-spirited, 4 year old son. She continues to enjoy trips to the Jersey Shore and spending time with her family.
Jessica is a recent graduate from College of Staten Island with the degree in Sociology. She is deeply interested in studying society. It is in her interest to understand both what motivates and shapes our social interactions, divisions and cultures. Jessica’s purpose and passion is to contribute to everyone’s well-being.
Temisa has always had a love for helping people and was heavily influenced by her mother, Cathy Nagy, who has worked as a nurse in many different roles through the years. Inspired by the healing nature of her mother, Temisa decided to pursue Laboratory work through Brookdale Community College where she earned a certificate in Phlebotomy in 2007. She immediately joined Bayshore Community Hospital where she gained a firm knowledge in both patient and medical care.
This experience in the medical field sparked her interest in holistic healing and homeopathic remedies. The natural next step was the Massage Therapy and BodyWork program through The Institute for Therapeutic Massage where she became a licensed Massage Therapist in 2014.
Temisa immediately fell in love with the gratification that this career offered. Bringing her clients relief from sore muscles and injuries, soothing chronic pain issues and allowing them to relax and de-stress has become a passion for her and a lifelong dream realized.
Coryanne Cook is a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She is trained in vinyasa and has been teaching classes since January 2018. What started as “just another form of exercise and a good way to stretch,” is now so much more. Beyond the physical benefits, yoga has given Coryanne mental clarity and the ability to get in touch with her spirituality. It has given her a way to heal from past trauma, working from the inside out. It is her hope to bring the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga to others through her own enthusiastic nature and style of teaching.
Melissa is a RYT 200 Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Reiki Master, Energy Worker, Sound Healer and Astrologer. She roots her practice in the connections between mind, body and spirit. Her unique approach is to integrate a variety of holistic modalities in her teaching in order to provide students with support in achieving awareness, life purpose, and universal balance. Melissa is additionally Certified in Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga practices.
Jessica has been practicing yoga since 2008. She is a classically trained ballet and modern dancer. It was her love of movement which led her to become a yoga instructor. She has over 500 hrs. of training with two certifications in both Hatha and Vinyasa yoga.
Her classes are a combination of both of these styles, with an emphasis on breathing techniques. She enjoys balances of any kind and helping others on their journey to wellness. Currently, she is perusing her M.A. in dance movement therapy and counseling at Drexel University.
Julia started on her spiritual journey when she was 18 after finding solace in a Yoga class in South Carolina. She was immediately inspired to explore the Yogic path and was fortunate to have the opportunity to study asanas and meditation with Acharya Paratpararsi Khelli and his wife, Didi. Julia began sharing Yoga with her friends and suddenly, her passion for teaching was ignited. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Julia went to Rishikesh, India to get her Yoga Teaching certification. She moved back to her home state of New Jersey with a humble passion to share the wisdom that has been shared with her.
When Julia is not doing Yoga she is either reading or rock climbing at her local gym, where she also teaches Yoga for climbers. Julia understands that it is important to create a class based around her students and has a strong background in Hatha, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. Her intention with teaching Yoga is to create a positive space for people to come together and engage each other in elevating the consciousness of our community through movement and meditation.
Yumiko has practiced yoga since 1983 and is a RYT 500 Certified Yoga Teacher. Her classes are alignment based and flow mindfully with breath, and a balance of strength and ease. Born in Japan, she came to the United States to study anthropology. She ended up staying, getting married and raising a family in New Jersey. She brings a global view in both her yoga sense and teaching style. Yumi is also an international liaison and writer for Yoga Medical Society in Japan.
Trinity completed her (Multi-Style) 200-hour YTT Certification while also finishing all levels of Reiki Mastery courses. After teaching Yoga and Meditation throughout Central America, she journeyed back to the states. A few months into teaching chakra workshops and corporate Yoga, an urge came over her to expand her knowledge in Yoga even more. She spent a month & a half in Rishikesh, India studying with numerous Gurus and Masters. She finished her 300 YTT certification in Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda, and Emotional Blockage treatments. Her loving intention is to one day become a Yoga Therapist so that she can work with people individually in all areas of Yoga & plant healing.
Trinity believes that true teachers can show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see. She feels that real healing takes places when we learn to merge the mind, body, and spirit. Through the practice of Yoga and mindfulness, we can learn to become alchemists of our own lives; learning to transmute emotion, energy in motion. She sees this process as a way of helping release repressed pain while aligning the chakras and guiding one to become fully aligned in the flow.
Alicia found her way into her first yoga class over a decade ago, looking for a way to stay active and improve flexibility. Over time she began to notice that the benefits she received from yoga affected her mind and soul more than her tight muscles. Quickly it became a healthy obsession, seeking yoga as a release from her hectic busy lifestyle.
After she learned that a life without yoga was no longer an option, she found Honor Yoga where she received her 200 Hour RYT Certificate. The process of becoming an instructor has opened her eyes and given her a new outlook on yoga and life in general. Peace and happiness are often things we seek externally, rather than looking within and finding stillness in ourselves.
Alicia's goal as a teacher is to bring her students a newfound understanding of happiness and peace by searching within, while moving the body in fun, challenging poses. Yoga is all about keeping the body active, allowing the mind to come into stillness.
Kristine is certified in Group Exercise, Personal Training and Exercise Nutrition, and loves to lead workouts that focus on core conditioning, muscle toning, and cardiovascular fitness.
She makes fitness classes so much fun that participants keep coming back for more! With her infectious smile and joyful energy she leads group workouts that motivate people to commit to regular exercise. Kristine's goal is for every student to feel welcome in class as they work to achieve their wellness goals. She creates a class environment that is engaging and supportive for people of all fitness levels.
Poonam is an RYT500 certified yoga instructor, who has experience in Teaching various styles of yoga which include Hata yoga, Vinyasa, Chair yoga/Therapeutic yoga, Pre-natal, Kids yoga, Yoga cleansing techniques, and therapeutic massages. She has also attended Beginners and advanced meditation courses. Yoga has been a part of her life for over 7 years and her practice has helped her grow stronger, flexible and confident both on and off the mat.
Her yoga teaching methodology involves a particular sequence of postures in which almost all the joints and muscles of the body are worked on with mindful and safe practice including Breathing exercises leaving the practitioner with refreshing mind and body.
Her enormous interest in Teaching Yoga and learning meditation makes her explore this field further and improve her knowledge.
Gurdeep is a licensed Zumba® Instructor and conducts multiple classes in various flavors of Zumba®, such as, Zumba®, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® Gold Toning, Zumba® Step, and Zumba® Kids/Kids Jr. Her definition of a Zumba® class is to engage participants in ‘an hour of interactive fun’! She runs monthly/seasonal themes, contests and promos to keep the participants motivated, connected, and committed to the sessions. She attends Instructor Jam Sessions, Master Classes, Academies and Conventions to bring the latest Zumba® choreography in her playlist. She conducts intermittent fitness classes in other formats, such as, PLYOGA and POUND. She is certified in CPR/AED. She also enjoys dancing to traditional Bollywood/Bollywood Fusion music, and creates unique choreographies focusing on current Bollywood music to incorporate in her Zumba® classes. She performs with an adult bollywood performing company at various community events and dance competitions. Her motto is, ‘Dance is movement, and movement is life. Dance is not just passion, it is a lifestyle!’
Gurdeep is also a volunteer ‘Hindi’ language teacher at Marlboro Hindi School for over 10 years and teaches elementary level language skills to young students. Her other interests are travel photography, baking, and nail art.