AJ has 10 years of experience teaching dance, and is widely known for his compassionate and energetic teaching style, visually stimulating choreography, and anatomically precise technique. He takes his deep knowledge in the healing arts - being a currently working Reiki Master, a full-time graduate student of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and having previously worked as a licensed Massage Therapist- and dance to create classes that help dancers bring finesse to their technique, voice to their inner creative spirit, and calm self-awareness to their physical, emotional, and mental faculties. AJ has taught classes and workshops for students and teachers alike all over the Tri-State area, for dancers of all skill levels ages 5-70. He received his BFA in Dance from Montclair State University and has extensive experience in yoga and contortion.
AJ is a certified Reiki Master in the styles of Holy Fire® III Usui and Karuna Reiki®, and is dedicated to sharing the limitless joy, healing, and peace that Reiki offers to all who seek healing. More information about Reiki healing can be found in the Reiki section of the website. AJ graduated from Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy in 2010, and although he does not currently offer massage therapy professionally, AJ uses his extensive knowledge of anatomy and musculoskeletal pathologies to more deeply assist his Reiki clients and dance students in gaining mastery within their bodies.
AJ also shares healing energy through visual art. He enters a deep meditative space with Reiki before painting, inviting the presence of angels to guide his artwork. Allowing the artwork into your heart and breath as you look upon it can help you connect with the healing energy it was created with. AJ paints in hopes that we all may receive the many blessings and gifts the Angels and other Illuminated Beings would bestow upon us in a creative and colorful way!
AJ is currently a full-time student at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bloomfield, NJ pursuing a Master's Degree of Science in Acupuncture. He hopes to share his energetic gifts for healing through this ancient modality in addition to Reiki upon completion of his training. His anticipated graduation date is in August of 2022.
Holy Fire® and Karuna Reiki® are registered service marks of William Lee Rand.