Bonnie Woodburn graduated from Indiana University Northwest with a bachelors degree in business. Bonnie became interested in holistic health and the healing arts after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her early 20’s while living in Northwest Indiana.
Her doctor, a kind family physician, was not able to give her any information of why she developed the disease and what to do about it.
This prompted her search to help herself and others through the study of books and classes that focused on holistic health. She was first introduced to meridian/energy flows in the body via Shiatsu. Then, when Bonnie moved to California in 1979, she learned that Mary Burmeister, the modern founder of Jin-Shin Jyutsu in Scottsdale, Arizona, would be giving a class in San Francisco.