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Cindy Banker


Director of Education

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(Term ends 7/1/21)

Cindy Banker, MA. in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Language
AOBTA® Certified Instructor Five Element Shiatsu
Dipl. ABT (N.C.C.A.O.M.)
AOBTA® Director of Education
Chair of AOBTA® Peer Review Comm.
A long time resident of Boston, Cindy began exploring alternative options for her own health in 1974.  After living in a yoga ashram for a year, she began studying shiatsu and macrobiotics at the East West Foundation. Cindy has maintained a full time private practice since 1982. She has owned or co-owned two vocational schools where she taught Five Element Shiatsu. She completed an academic degree in Chinese herbal medicine and language and continues to teach from her original translation work primarily focused on the Lei Jing.    
During her professional career she has actively helped shape the profession of Asian Bodywork Therapy by holding such positions as Founding President of the American Shiatsu Association; the first Legislative Director of the AOBTA® and she is now serving as Director of Education for a second time.
She has always been actively involved with the certification process the AOBTA® has evolved and which she now supervises as Chair of the AOBTA® Peer Review Comm. Over the past year she also served on a committee for the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) working on their new certification for teachers of Massage and Bodywork Therapy.
391 Wilmington Pike
Suite #3, Box 260
Glen Mills, PA 19342



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