Meet the Doctor And PHC Team

  • Dr. J. K. Kuan
    DC, LAc
    Clinic Director

    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 California where he was working with seasoned Chiropractors and acupuncturists. 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 quality 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 

    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. 

  • Dr. Tasmin Cordie
    Chiropractic Physician, Yoga Instructor

    Born and raised in central Minnesota, Dr. Tasmin Cordie is a graduate of Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, and has been practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic since 2002. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Cordie also began studying Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture, and Active Release Techniques™.

    After graduating, Dr. Cordie did a chiropractic internship in Louisville, Kentucky, and then opened her chiropractic practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2008, she graduated from the Advanced Clinical Training program in Nutrition Response Testing and has used this system of analysis for her nutritional therapy patients with great results since then.

  • Elizabeth Aguilar
    Yoga Instructor

    Elizabeth Aguilar is a certified Tribeca Barre instructor, teaching Barre continuously since 2015.  As an instructor, Liz's goal is to create a fun and challenging environment to encourage people in their fitness and stretching goals. Liz is the mom of 2 kids and 2 dogs, wife of the best husband and likes to read and travel.  IG @barrefitwithelizabeth  also certified in Balletone (2021) and Barre Above (2022). 

  • Brenda Yarnold
    Yoga Instructor

    Brenda is a dedicated and passionate yoga teacher and breathwork facilitator, committed to guiding individuals towards holistic wellness and self-discovery. She has studied Ayurveda and Yoga at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; is a master teacher and trainer with Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga; is a certified breathworker through the Vivation lineage; and has studied extensively with internationally renowned breathworker, Jesse Coomer and The Language of Breath.  Brenda brings a unique and nurturing approach to her teaching practice incorporating breathwork, mindfulness, and creating a practice that is suitable for all abilities.

    Brenda's journey into the world of yoga began as a quest for relieving anxiety and depression.  Over the years, she has delved deeply into various styles of breathwork and yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga for TCM, and Chair Yoga, integrating the wisdom of each into her teaching methodology. Her classes emphasize mindfulness, alignment, and the seamless flow of breath and movement to create a harmonious practice that nourishes the mind, body, and soul.

    In addition to her experience as a yoga teacher, Brenda is also a certified breathwork facilitator. Recognizing the immense power of breath as a transformative tool, she has studied and incorporated various breathwork modalities such as Vivation, Pranayama, and Wim Hof Method into her teaching. Brenda believes that harnessing the breath can unlock and integrate profound states of healing, release emotional blockages, and elevate one's overall well-being.

    Brenda is dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive space for her students, encouraging them to explore their inner landscapes and cultivate a deeper connection with themselves. Through her compassionate guidance and genuine love for the practice, Brenda strives to inspire others to embark on their own journey of self-discovery and empowerment, both on and off the mat.

    With a warm and inviting presence, Brenda invites you to join her in exploring the transformative potential of yoga and breathwork, helping you discover the true essence of your being and achieve a state of balanced harmony in your life.