Now Know Myself class in Austin, Texas, July 2018

I just got back to Sweden after spending some time in the US – among other things I participated in the awesome Now Know Myself class in Austin, with Wayne Hackett, Muriel Carlton and Carlos Gutterres – the NKM-class is always different, depending who is in it, and who the instructors are, so as always in classes, there will be some aha-moments  

Next chance for a NKM-class will be in Münich, Germany 31 oct – 4 nov, with Anita Willoughby and Waltraud Riegger-Krause
And next chance in the US will be in Green Bay, WI, 10-14 april 2019, with Jill Marie Pasquinelli and Cynthia Broshi
And also Boston, MA 6-10 nov 2019, with Wayne Hackett Carlos Gutterres and Sara Harper.

You can find more information about the classes here:

My intensive Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona (Jan 2018)

I have been in Scottsdale a couple of times to get JSJ intensive sessions (twice daily, for 5 days) – I can really recommend it, it is such a great way to “pamper” yourself, relax and de-stress…
Here’s the website, if you want to go there:
But if you can’t go to Scottsdale for intensive sessions, you can always check out any Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner that is closer to you, it’s possible to work out a schedule with any JSJ practitioner, if you want to try the benefit of getting this kind of sessions.

I been in Scottsdale before in the summer, but then the temperature is so hot that it’s not possible to be outside for any longer period, this time I went in January, so I could check out the surroundings a little bit more.. I didn’t have the time to explore the mountains any closer, but they are really majestic!

Traveling to Scottsdale this time was a little bit difficult, I was caught up in the so called “bomb cyclone” (that is, a winter storm..) – my plan was to fly to Newark, then catch a plane to Phoenix, but the airport was closed, so they re-directed us to Washington DC, where I had to spend the night at a fancy hotel, before going to Phoenix. The hotel had swans in the lobby…Svanar

But I got to Phoenix the next day, here’s the view at sunset at my hotel

Utsikt hotell

And there were geese flying over the hotel every sunset…


It was in the beginning of January, so there were still Christmas decorations around the hotel


And with “natural” decorations


And the mountains were majestic

Back in Sweden again, after some traveling..

I have been traveling for a while now, started in Ireland in the end of June, where I participated in Sadaki Kato’s class – I recommend that class highly, if you have a chance you should go 🙂

Then I have been in the US for a month, I’ve started in Las Vegas for a couple of days, we were going to Grand Canyon, the north rim, so Las Vegas was a good starting point.













And then I went to Los Angeles, I’ve been there a couple of times before, among other things I have been in a class there with Wayne Hackett, and another class with Sadaki Kato.
There’s this statue close to the beach, at Venice Beach (or close to Marina del Rey) now I managed to take some photos – don’t know which mudra it is, though…







And then I went to Scottsdale, to get nice sessions from Terry Matthews and Ian Harris, it’s always very good, I can recommend that highly too 🙂
This is the view I had from my hotel room, this time:







And the last stop on my trip before going back to Sweden again was New York, one of my goals was to find the Strawberry Field in Central Park – I tried to find it last year, without success, since it is not very well marked, but this year I really made an effort – it helps to ask people who work in the park 🙂
And I started from the Dakota building at W 72nd street (where John Lennon lived, and was shot), then it was much easier to find it..

After the JSJ class with Sadaki Kato in Ireland 2016

So, I got back from Ireland last Friday, after participating in my second Jin Shin Jyutsu class with Sadaki Kato – I can recommend his classes highly, there was a lot of very good information, a lot of new flows, and a lot of nice people.
And as I understand it he only got access to Jiro Murai and Haruki Kato’s material after his father died (2 years ago) which means he is constantly researching that material, which also means that his classes will not be the same every time, since he discovers new material all the time. So it’s a good idea to go to several of his classes, as you probably will get some new information in every class you attend.

He will teach a class in Germany in October 2016, here’s the information about that class:

Course Title: Special Jin Shin Jyutsu 5 Day Kato Text training (in Japanese with German translation)
Start Date: October 28, 2016 (Friday) End Date: November 01, 2016 (Tuesday)
Organized by Klaus-Rainer Boesch & Ute Xander-
Phone: (+43) (0)-228-234598
Fax: (+43) (0)-228-239404
Quirinstr.30, D-53129 Bonn
Notes: PREREQUISITES: Seven 5-Day classes
or Five 5-Day classes, plus a NKM or Journey Continues Class.
Tuition: New: Eur 850, Review Eur 555 (if taken classes with him, or his father Haruki Kato)

And there was also some information in the class in Ireland about other classes coming up, these classes are not posted yet at, I will post more information about them as soon as I know more. He will teach a class in Germany next spring (2017), as I understood it, in Freiburg. And there will be a class in Boulder, Colorado, in the end of July 2017. And also a class in Perth, Australia, in November 2017.


Flying to Ireland, Carrickmacross

So, a traveling day today –  I am on my way to Carrickmacross, I will participate in Sadaki Kato’s 5 day class, which will start on Sunday. This is my second class with him, and I feel a little bit like a Jin Shin Jyutsu beginner student again – there’s so much new stuff to learn and understand, hopefully the second class will bring some more “aha” moments 🙂

Reminder of Sadaki Kato’s 5 day class, Ireland 26-30 May 2016

Just wanted to remind you about Sadaki Kato’s class in Ireland, it is coming up real soon now – I am taking this class again, and I hope to see a lot of you there! I highly recommend the class, I was at this class in Los Angeles last year – don’t miss it 🙂
Here’s the invitation from the organizer Norrie Dooley:

Dear Jin Shin Jyutsu student,

With the arrival of Bealtaine, we look forward to our Summer class with Sadaki.   

B el taine meaning ‘bright fire’. 

To those who have already registered, we look forward to seeing you soon and for anybody else planning to join our gathering, we would really appreciate you letting us know as soon as possible.

Our special 5-Day Kato Text Seminar takes place in The Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Carrickmacross,  County Monaghan, presented by Sadaki Kato.

The seminar runs from Sunday 26th to Thursday 30th June 2016.


The venue is   approximately 1 hour drive north of Dublin airport and can be reached easily by public transport. Detailed travel information is available on request (bus timetables, directions etc.).


Carrickmacross is a picturesque town which is nestled in the drumlin hills of County Monaghan, made famous by the poet, Patrick Kavanagh.

There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in the area (please see attached list).  Accommodation charges vary from Approx Eur 35 to Eur 40 for B&B to Eur 85 for 4 Star Hotel for a single room per night including breakfast.  The venue is offering a single room at Eur 85 per night and a double room at Eur 110 and a triple room at Eur 150 per room per night. Please book accommodation directly and we advise to book early.


Please find brochure and enrolment form attached which you can fill in and return to me.

The enrolment form is a ‘text document’ that can be edited with Notepad for Windows and with TextEdit (or Textmate) for Mac.
Please detach the file from your e-mail, edit it and return to me at or print it out, fill it in, scan it and then e-mail it or send it by post (snail mail).

If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you in June.
Norrie and Tom.



Norrie Dooley, Organiser,  +353 87 6717742


Tom Larney, Co-Organiser,  +353 87 6174735



  1.    *   Brochure
  2.   *   Enrolment form
  3.   *   Accommodation List
  4.   *    Accommodation Map

Jin Shin Jyutsu � Seminar Ireland 26th to 30th June 2016 – Enrolment Form




Home Phone: Mobile phone:
———————— ——————————

e-mail address:

(Mark ‘x’ in box(es) as appropriate)

New (Kato) Student:  Euro  700 [   ]  Sun 26th to Thurs 30th June
As a new student I have attended the following number of �5 day� classes:[  ]
Now Know Myself class [   ]       The Journey Countinues class [   ]

Review (Kato) Student: Euro  500 [   ]    Sun 26th to Thurs 30th June
As a review student I have attended the following class with Sadaki Kato
or his father Haruki Kato: Location:[                 ] Date:[             ]

I can bring a massage table [   ]       I can bring linen [   ]

Payment methods:

Euro cheque, Bank Draft or Electronic Bank Transfer:
Please send a booking deposit of �100 made payable to Norrie Dooley,
fully-refundable until 1st June 2016.

If possible full payment would be greatly appreciated two weeks
prior to seminar i.e. by the 1st June 2016.

Credit Card:
Note: The total Course Fee will be taken from your credit card account
at registration on the first morning of the course.
The deposit is only taken from the credit card account in the event
of a cancellation after 1st June 2016.
Credit cards are processed in US Dollars equivalent, which will
produce a variance from the above rates due to exchange rate
fluctuations and differences.
print out this form and post it to Norrie at the address below.

Card Type: (VISA, AMEX etc.)
Name on Credit Card:
Expiry Date:
Credit Card number:
3-digit CVV2 security code
on the back of your card        ————————-

Organiser:      Norrie Dooley,                       Co-Organiser: Tom Larney
Postal address: Coolderry,Inniskeen,Dundalk,         Mobile: +353 87 6174735
Co. Louth, Ireland.
Mobile:         +353 87 6717742

Alternativ mässan i Skotterud, Norge

Nu är jag (Helene Iliste) hemma i Stockholm igen efter Skotterudsmässan sista helgen i maj, det var kul att vara i Norge och träffa en massa trevliga människor. Jag träffade bl a några personer som var med på min självhjälpskurs i Charlottenberg (Värmland) i januari, en sak som vi pratade om på mässan var att ha en två dagars självhjälpskurs någon gång i höst – jag återkommer med datum och mer info när vi har pratat klart om hur det skulle kunna se ut!


Jin Shin Jyutsu at Heartland Equine Rescue, Indiana

After the Now Know Myself class in Louisville, KY, was finished Sunday evening, there were some of us that were going to an animal rescue (Heartland Equine Rescue, in Indiana) to help out with a little bit of Jin Shin Jyutsu – if you are in their neighborhood at some point, I’m sure that they will accept your Jin Shin Jyutsu hands too on their animals 🙂



After Jin Shin Jyutsu Now Know Myself class, Louisville, KY

So I’m back in Sweden again, after a really nice Now Know Myself class in Louisville, Kentucky, thank you Kelly Mount for organizing, thank you Corrie Brian for taking such good care of me, and of course a big thank you very much to the instructors Michael Wenninger, Jill Pasquinelli and Carlos Gutterres – it’s always a pleasure!
Here you can find other classes with Jill Pasquinelli:

Here are classes with Carlos Gutterres:

And here are classes with Michael Wenninger:

And about Michael – he is going to retire quite soon, so make sure that you get a chance to take a class with him – soon it will be to late…



Alternativ mässa i Skotterud, Norge, 28-29 maj

Jag (Helene Iliste) kommer att vara med på den här mässan i Skotterud, Norge, nu i helgen 28-29 maj – om någon har vägarna förbi kan man få pröva på behandlingar, och jag kommer även att ha mig Mary Burmeisters självhjälpsböcker för försäljning.



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