Jude Byrnes

has been studying and practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu for more than 20 years. Beginning in Hawaii, and now  in Charleston, SC she has an active human practice, teaches self-help classes and works with several local animal rescue organizations, providing sessions for the animals and introducing the Art to staff, volunteers and compassionate pet owners. Over the course of her Jin Shin Jyutsu career Jude has taken more than 15 five day and special topic classes, along with 5 animal classes .Jude is a certified practitioner, self-help instructor, and recently was invited to join the faculty of Jin Shin Jyutsu for your Animal Companions. Together, with her husband John, she will be teaching the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu both, in person and online.

John Byrnes

was introduced to Jin Shin Jyutsu by his wife Jude in 2013 and attended his first human class immediately preceding a bilateral hip replacement. Shortly, after receiving his certification to practice JSJ in 2015, he began studying with Adele Leas, and has attended six of her animal classes. John’s focus has been working with shelter animals at three rescue organizations in the Charleston area. He is a certified practitioner and self-help instructor and has been invited to join the faculty of Jin Shin Jyutsu for your Animal Companions. During an incredibly challenging 2020, John and Jude offered an Introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu for Animals online, using the Zoom platform, to reach students around the globe. They will continue to offer classes online and in person where possible.

Amy A. Ehn and Alfred Tait Duus

Amy A. Ehn and A. Tait Duus have been studying and practicing the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu together since 2005. Their energy, empathy, and intuitive healing sessions highlight their connection on many levels.

They reside in Eugene, Oregon where they have a private wellness practice based in Jin Shin Jyutsu.  Lovers of the arts, and animals of all species, Amy and Tait have been studying and practicing JSJ for Animals under the tutelage of Adele Leas since 2013.  In this time, both Amy and Tait have organized classes for Adele.  Tait also translated Adele’s book, Jin Shin Jyutsu for your Animal Companions, into Spanish, and has interpreted class for her from English to Spanish in Argentina.  Amy and Tait are excited and honored to share this timeless art of living with you and your animal companions.

Jennifer Bradley

A native of California, began her Jin Shin Jyutsu journey in 2003. In 2006 she opened her private practice and became a Jin Shin Jyutsu animal practitioner in 2008. Prior to joining our faculty, Jennifer spent 10 years sharing Jin Shin Jyutsu for trauma, cancer, chronic illness and palliative care with humans from infants to adults as a founding staff member of a university medical center integrative program in Lexington, Kentucky. Jennifer’s experience transferred seamlessly to her work with animals. Jennifer resides in Lexington, Kentucky.

 Kelly Mount

Kelly Mount lives in the Louisville Metro area with her family, and has lived in Kentucky her entire life.  Kelly has been a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner since 2007 and is a certified JSJ Animal practitioner.  In 2020 she became endorsed as a faculty member by Adele Leas to teach Jin Shin Jyutsu For Your Animal Companions. Her love of animals began at an early age when her grandmother and aunt Linda started Kelly riding horses as a young child.  While growing up, she began showing horses in 4H, county fairs and became a lifelong equestrienne and World Champion showing American Saddlebred horses.  Since 1997, Kelly and her husband, David own Mount Saddlebreds, where they breed, raise and show American Saddlebred horses.  She is a JSJ Class Organizer in KY, teaches JSJ Self Help classes to the community, monthly at Gilda’s Club, and leads a weekly JSJ global study group.  Sharing the Cosmic Artless Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu with ALL creatures is her life’s passion.

Susan Kaempfer

Lifelong relationships with animals would most simply sum up Susan’s life. From childhood family pets to becoming best friends with the cow that lives next door, animals were always there. A native of Wisconsin, Susan relocated to California where she became an ocean dive master and rescue diver. Weekend scuba trips included swimming with the seals in the Channel Islands and boat-wreck dives at Catalina.

One of the unique features of California is that one can scuba dive one weekend day, and ski in the mountains the other. Joining National Ski Patrol gave many opportunities for regular skiing, which meant Susan needed a ski buddy, so she sought out a dog who could be trained to join her on the mountain.

Currently, a resident of New Albany, Indiana, a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky, Susan continues to maintain a presence in California for National Ski Patrol. Susan found Jin Shin Jyutsu when she volunteered her canine companions during a local JSJ for Animal Companion weekend workshops. The benefit her pets received from the students during that weekend was very eye opening.

Susan has been working with Jin Shin Jyutsu in the rescue community and the public at large. She can often be found promoting the benefits of JSJ for Your Animal Companion at the local farmers market. Susan and husband, John, are animal advocates sharing their lives with 6 dogs and 4 cats.

Janice F. Patton, M.Ed., CDBC, CPDT

Janice has been in tune with animals her whole life. It started with summers she spent as a child on her grandparents’ farm riding horses, tending chickens and milking cows. Animals have always held a special place in her heart, especially dogs. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant and Certified Dog Trainer. She is an honor graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Behavior Program, has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Baylor University and a Masters in Education from the University of Texas.

Janice found Jin Shin Jyutsu in 2014 and it has been life changing for both her and the animals she cares for. Janice is a graduate of the Jin Shin Jytusu Professional Practitioners Program, teaches Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Classes and is an endorsed Jin Shin Jyutsu for Your Animal Companion faculty member.

Janice loves intuitively communicating with animals and helping people work with animals who have special challenges. In her free time, she enjoys exploring vegan eateries, attending drag fundraisers and spending time with her dogs.

Cary L. Voorhees

Animals have usually pointed Cary towards her next adventure in life. As a child, she was surrounded by animals of all kinds so it’s no wonder that her college degree is in Zoology! Cary moved to Oregon in 1984 where she began her 36 year dog training career and it still continues. She began training rescue dogs as Hearing Dogs and then expanded training to just about any kind of dog sport or medical alert dogs. Being a person that enjoys volunteering and helping her community, Cary has taught obedience 4-H classes and worked with troubled teens and veterans training dogs to help with emotional challenges.

When not playing with dogs, Cary is horsing around! She loves looking out her home window and watching the critters graze. For years, Cary and her partner had trained, ridden and packed their horses throughout the Oregon wilderness.

Cary has been working with Jin Shin Jytusu for animals since 2009. She is excited about combining her knowledge of animal behavior with Jin Shin Jyutsu. It seems like a beautiful holistic blend for each animal. Cary is happily living on 15 acres of land with her partner Shelly, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 pony and 1 goat (and 2 neighbor dogs who never want to go home 😊)

Robin McKay

They will also need log in info and passwords. Robin McKay discovered Jin Shin Jyutsu in 2004, towards the end of her nursing career.  By 2007, she retired from nursing and opened her Jin Shin Jyutsu practice with her company, Energy Effects. Her passion ignited, she has attended over 20 Jin Shin Jyutsu classes for people and animals. Very early in her practice, she set a goal to become a JSJ Animal Teacher. In addition to her human practice, she actively works with people, animals, and with the Humane Society in her city of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and helps other rescues with mostly horses, dogs and cats. Along the way, she has helped a rooster, camels, cows, and rabbits.


Stephanie is a lifelong animal lover and a JSJ practitioner since 2004. She came to JSJ following a career in medical research, and brings the dual perspective of JSJ and western medicine to her practice. She’s practiced JSJ on a volunteer basis at a clinic for low-income women healing from cancer, at hospices, hospitals, and at animal shelters and rescues. Stephanie became a certified animal practitioner in 2015, and joined Adele’s faculty in 2021. She lives in San Francisco, California with her husband David.