Instructors

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The American Academy of Reflexology
Core Instructors

Bill Flocco

Lisa Chan

Stefanie Sabounchian

Ko Tan

Robin Varga

Bill Flocco, Founder/Director of the American Academy of Reflexology, has been a teacher in the fields of health and education for over 34 years. Bill has taught “The Flocco Method: Integrating Foot, Hand & Ear Reflexology” on four continents, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, and across the USA. He is past President of the International Council of Reflexologists, Founder of World Reflexology Week, author of Reflexology Books, Workbooks, Manuals, is a leading published Reflexology Researcher, and strong advocate on behalf of the Reflexology Profession. Bill’s newest book on Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology was recently published.

Lisa Chan LAc PhD, Lisa earned her Full Reflexology Certificate from the American Academy of Reflexology in 1991 and has been teaching Academy classes in various parts of California and the USA since 1995. Lisa is a licensed Acupuncturist, has an active Reflexology and Acupuncture practice in the Greater Los Angeles area, has conducted the popular Beginning and Integrated Certificate Course, Spa Reflexology, Infant, Child, Teen Reflexology, Polarity Foot Hand Reflexology, and other classes for many years. She hosted her own cable TV show called “Healers on Healing,” was editor of the “Reflexology Digest” for the Reflexology Association of California, and author of Reflexology Coloring Book.

Maryejo Del Meijer, is one of the world’s leading experts in the natural science of Metamorphosis. Maryejo has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology, and another Masters Degree in Family Counseling and is certified Body Worker. Maryejo has the unique distinction of having lived with the Robert St. John family for two years. St. John discovered and developed the Metamorphic Technique and personally instructed Maryejo in this gentle, yet profoundly powerful method. As a practitioner of Metamorphosis for over twenty-five years, she isremarkably perceptive and unique in her field.

Paul Harvey, has studied with a number of Reflexology teachers, and is a graduate of the Academy. Paul is Past Chairperson of the National Health Federation, Past Board member of the Reflexology Association of California, and has been a consultant to the Reflexology Association of America. He maintains a thriving Reflexology practice and works as a Reflexologists with a team of five Doctors at the world famous Whittaker Clinic in Southern California. With extensive experience as a Clinical Reflexologist, Paul teaches a variety of “Condition Specific” workshops, with Foot Hand Ear Reflexology.

Michele Martin-Cuatt, has been a practitioner of acupressure for over 25 years, and taught Shiatsu/Acupressure at a number of Schools and Acupuncture Colleges. Michele has studied many other touch therapies and natural healing arts, especially Thai Massage and Thai Reflexology at various schools throughout Thailand. She maintains an active practice in the West Los Angeles area. Michele teaches Acupressure of the Forearms & Hands, Lower Legs & Feet as well as Thai/Chinese Reflexology here at the Academy.

Terry Oleson PhD, internationally know lecturer and author in the field of Auriculotherapy, received his PhD in psychobiology from the University of California at Irvine, conducted pioneering research on Auriculotherapy at the UCLA Pain Management Center in Los Angeles. Besides writing numerous scientific articles, Terry has served on the faculty of a number of Universities. He is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on the power of the Reflexology maps in the outer ears. His book, Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture is possibly the most complete book available in the field today. Terry teaches our Advanced Ear Reflexology class.

Stefanie Sabounchian, Stefanie studied and practiced Reflexology for many years in her home country of Germany before she came to the United States in 2000. She earned her Reflexology Certificate in Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology from the American Academy of Reflexology in 2002, is Nationally Certified with the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), is Past-President of the Reflexology Association of California (RAC), and has a thriving Reflexology practice in Southern California. Stefanie teaches Foot Hand Ear Reflexology at several area schools where her knowledge, professionalism, and sincerity endear her to her students.

Ko Tan, earned his Full Reflexology Certification from the Academy in 1990 and has been teaching Academy classes in various parts of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Tan is a Past Board Member of the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR), the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), and the Georgia Reflexology Organization (GRO). Tan has been teaching the Academy Beginning Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Course, Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Certificate Course, Face Reflexology, and other classes for many years. Tan was part of the first Reflexology research study to be published in scientific medical literature.

Robin Varga, Robin earned her Full Reflexology Certificate from the American Academy of Reflexology in 1994 and has been teaching Academy classes in various parts of California and other states ever since. Robin teaches Beginning Foot Hand Ear Reflexology, Spa Reflexology, and the Full Certificate Course in Northern California. Her enthusiasm, combined with a full time Reflexology and massage practice, give her a rich range of experiences to help your learning be enjoyable, practical, and deeply rewarding. Robin is Past President of the Reflexology Association of California (RAC) and for years was active on RAC Legislative Options Committee.