John has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan with specializations in Scientific Methodology and Classical Languages and Literature. He was a member of the Graduate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle for 15 years, and has taught Comparative Religions at the University of New Hampshire, San Diego State University, and is presently Core Adjunct Professor in the Sociology and Health Sciences Department at National University as well as Adjunct in the Business School at the University of Redlands. He is a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators, certified in Traditional Medical Massage of Thailand, has studied Tui Na and Chi Gung in Beijing, China and served many years on the staff of the Gero-Psychiatric Ward of Mission Bay Hospital. He has taught Tai Chi and Stress Reduction techniques around the country for many years as well as in the Scripps Medical System. He also taught at the former IPSB and maintains a private practice in Somatic Education, licensed as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) in the City of San Diego, CA.