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.
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.
[Reiki is a gentle healing practice that balances our energy system. Yoga balances our body, mind, and spirit. Enjoy the union of these two beautiful practices together in one class as you move through an all levels posture flow and then lie back for a long relaxation during which everyone will receive Reiki energy. (you may, of course, opt out of Reiki] Reiki info:// Reiki is a term that translates to 'Life force energy' and has been used for thousands of years to heal all aspects of our being by first targeting the energetic body and chakra wheels. Through energy exchange, the practice of Reiki can heal the physical body as many injuries or illnesses begin within our energetic field. With the reduced class size everyone will experience individual attention. Our group Reiki class is designed to alleviate stress and promote inner peace and tranquility.]
YIN YOGA CLASS description: [ Experience the “quiet practice”, or Yin yoga in this class. Release the body and promote joint health by holding poses in the traditional Yin style. This practice slows us down in mind and body, bringing benefit to muscles, joints, internal organs, and the nervous system.]
Heidi Breiland, RYT-200 Ojas Yoga Graduate & RPYT ( Prenatal )
Heidi developed a passion for yoga after waking up in her early 40’s as mother and former athlete seeking strength both physically and mentally while aging gracefully. Motherhood being her greatest joy, prenatal yoga was an instant, wonderful, gratifying fit. Her prenatal class offer mindful support, a nurturing and nourishing practice that empowers you through your pregnancy, childbirth and months ahead.
In addition, Heidi teaches beginner Hatha classes, mindfully linking breath with each movement, and young athletes, deep stretching to elevate ones game. She is thoroughly enjoys guided meditation so come prepared for a 3-6 minute closing relaxation!
Heidi’s commitment to her practice, continuing education and self journey, has given her the compassion and knowledge to support others on their path towards happier health and wellness.
Katie started practicing yoga in January 2016 while she was working towards earning her doctorate in Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. Katie's doctoral dissertation study was focused on a Bikram yoga intervention for women with attention difficulties. Katie has practiced Bikram, hot vinyasa, Carmen Aguilar yoga, yin yoga, and Sacred Geometry vinyasa yoga. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in the south of France with Benjamin Sears.
What keeps Katie coming back to her yoga mat, is that during that time, she is allowed to just be and not worry about life's issues. During her time as a doctoral student, Katie dealt with depression, and practicing yoga allowed her to take a step back from those thoughts and to see the thoughts for what they really were (i.e., that they were just thoughts and she was not those thoughts). Katie's goal as a yoga teacher is to enable people to get to that same place; a place where people can just be and where thoughts are just thoughts.
Kate has been practicing various forms of yoga over 10 years ago, as a way to alleviate stress and anxiety and to feel physically better as well. Yoga has greatly helped lessen her anxiety, and she wanted others to feel the positive effects of the practice as well. She then decided to take her passion to the next level and become a certified yoga instructor. She received her 200 Hour Certificate from The American Yoga Academy in Summit, NJ, under the direction of Claire Diab who worked closely with Deepak Chopra for many years.
Kate strives to continuously learn more techniques and different forms of both the physical (asana) practice and the mental practice of meditation. She hopes to bring others a sense of peace and joy in their lives both on and off the mat.