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My classes are designed to introduce you to Jin Shin Jyutsu, giving you the knowledge to use this gentle Art of harmonizing on your beloved animal companion.

You will first learn to apply the work to yourself, allowing you to become more centered and open to sharing with your animal. This will also give you firsthand experience about what he will feel when receiving sessions from you. You will soon move confidently to sharing this work with your animal. During class you will explore the 26 Safety Energy Locks (building blocks of the body) and several major flows and "Quickies" for harmonizing body, mind and spirit. The classes also cover topics such as creating a physically and emotionally safe environment, how to approach and make gentle contact with different species, reading animal body language, and basics of intuitive communication. To get details about any specific class please contact the organizer listed for that class. To hear what previous students think about classes please CLICK HERE for reviews.

(please see homepage for details about certification)

Due to family illness, Adele is not scheduling classes as far in the future as normal. Please check back frequently for new offerings.

Upcoming Classes:

April 16th - April 19th, 2020
Destin and Alaqua Animal Refuge,USA


Ready to treat yourself and learn at the same time? Come join us for this 4 day in-depth adventure into self help and JSJ for animals. We start the day on the beautiful crystal beaches of Henderson State Park, where we indulge in self help and study. In the afternoons, we drive to Alaqua Animal Refuge where we work with the dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, cows, sheep, pigs... among other animals.

Organizer:Alfred Tait Duus/(970)773-3767

May 30th - May 31st, 2020
Boonton, New Jersey ( Near Morristown, NJ.),USA


Really happy to be coming to the North East! We will learn the basics of sharing JSJ on dogs and ourselves. You are welcome to bring your well-behaved, non-aggressive, spayed/neutered pup to class for the hands-on sessions. We will also have rescues from local fosters.

Organizer:Sandy Jakubowski - 973 610-2394/Shelly Moore - 973 441-0091

June 13th - June 14th, 2020
Green Bay, Wisconsin,USA


Our first time in Wisconsin! Come and join us for a 2 day adventure into learning and experiencing harmonizing, while studying J.S.J. We will first apply the work to ourselves, so we relax into it and understand what the animals will feel. Then the FUN goes deeper when we start to share with dogs, cats, and the 50 resident horses at the Walsh Quarter Horse Farm.Plan to join us for this event.

Organizer:Mary Hille-920-621-1032/ Carol Welhouse - 920 621-8652

June 26th - June 28th, 2020

This will be our 3rd year at the beautiful Ayurveda Zentrum Westerwald, where we will study and share sessions with dogs, horses, Island Ponies and cats. We will practice self help and study at this yoga center, then enjoy homemade , ayurvedic food together for our lunch breaks. You are invited to bring your well behaved dog. In English with German translation by Sonja Müller.

26. Juni - 28. Juni 2020
Westerwald, Deutschland

Dies ist unser 3. Jahr im wunderschönen Ayurveda Zentrum Westerwald, wo wir lernen und Sitzungen mit Hunden, Pferden, Inselponys und Katzen teilen. Wir üben Selbsthilfe und lernen in diesem Yoga-Zentrum und genießen dann in unseren Mittagspausen gemeinsam hausgemachtes ayurvedisches Essen. Sie sind eingeladen, Ihren gut erzogenen Hund mitzubringen. In englischer Sprache mit deutscher Übersetzung von Sonja Müller.

Veranstalter: Ellen Schäfer / 004915229558420

Organizer:Ellen Schäfer /004915229558420‬

July 1st - July 5th, 2020

It is that special time of year! Time for the 5 day class in Switzerland. We are at a new farm, where horses and cows live in a very natural rhythm, free to be inside or in the fields as they choose. We get to go really deep into the study and practice of JSJ with horses, cows, cats and dogs. You are invited to bring your own well behaved dog. The class room for study and self help and eating facility are moments away.

1. Juli - 5. Juli 2020
Landquart, Schweiz

Es ist diese besondere Jahreszeit! Zeit für den 5-Tage-Kurs in der Schweiz. Wir sind auf einem neuen Bauernhof, auf dem Pferde und Kühe in einem sehr natürlichen Rhythmus leben und frei sind, drinnen oder draußen zu sein, wie sie wollen. Wir können tief in das Studium und die Praxis von JSJ mit Pferden, Kühen, Katzen und Hunden eintauchen. Sie sind eingeladen, Ihren eigenen gut erzogenen Hund mitzubringen. Das Klassenzimmer für das Lernen, die Selbsthilfe und die Essgelegenheit sind nur einen Katzensprung entfernt.

Veranstalter: Sonja Muller / + 41 79 716 72 86

Organizer:Sonja Muller/+41 79 716 72 86

September 10th - September 13th, 2020
Ashland, Oregon and Yreka, California,USA

Come join us as summer turns to fall in the beauty of the Northwest! We will split our time between the dogs at the Rescue Ranch, in Yreka, California and the horses at Euqamore Horse Sanctuary in Ashland, Oregon. Morning will be spent in study and self help followed daily with lots of time for lovin' hands-on practice with the animals.

Organizer:Cary Voorhees: 541-890-3015/ Mary Luton: 706 781-4534

September 18th - September 20th, 2020
near Louisville, Kentucky,USA


If serenity and the beauty of creation are for you, we have the perfect opportunity! New location in the Louisville area to study JSJ and our Animal Companions at a 500 acre retreat center with a lake, walking trails and outdoor shelters that are available for reflection, study or group discussions. Come join us for a 3 day multi-species JSJ for Animals and Self-Help class. All classroom sessions will be held at Mt. St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Our work with our animal companions will be held at local rescues and horse farms that also have pigs, cats, donkeys and turkeys (if they cooperate).
There are 20 rooms available for Friday and Saturday evening at the Mount. Anyone traveling in on Thursday evening, will need to stay at a hotel just for that night (a short distance away). A retreat group will be leaving Friday morning, so the rooms will be open after lunch.

New Albany/Floyd County Indiana, across the river from Louisville, KY, USA
September 18th - September 20th, 2020

Organizer:Kelly Mount (502) 558-3809/ Susan Kaempfer (502)905-3640

October 8th - October 11th, 2020
Destin, Fl and Alaqua Animal Refuge, Freeport, Fl,USA

NEW OFFERING. Let's dive deep into the text books! This is a class designed for students who are certified in "JIN SHIN JYUTSU FOR YOUR ANIMAL COMPANION" work (see first page of website for details.) We will study, discuss and then share many of the appropriate flows and quickies from Mary Burmeister's text 1 and 2. We will have loads of hands-on time with the dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, cows, birds, rabbits and other animals at beautiful Alaqua Animal Refuge. This workshop format class is intended, not only to deepen your knowledge of how to work with many species, but also to help you form your own critical thinking skills to better use JSJ with animals in the future.We are planning on renting 3 lovely multi- bedroom homes right near the beach for students to stay at and to use as our home base and classroom. In order to secure these homes, folks will need to make a housing deposit by March 1 of $300 toward the full cost of $600 for the 5 nights. We will consider this housing deposit an initial reservation for class. Class size is strictly limited.

Organizer:Jude Godwin Byrnes- ‭(808) 381-1925‬/John Byrnes -(843) 323-8868‬


       for Your 
    Animal Companion 

Harmonize, not analyze.

Mary Burmeister