About AJ


AJ Mannion (M.S. Ac.) has been teaching dance since 2010, 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 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's experience as a healer includes holding his Master's of Science degree in Acupuncture while being presently enrolled in an accredited two-year Chinese Medical Herbalism program, along with currently working as a certified Reiki Master and previously as a massage therapist.  AJ has taught classes and workshops all over the Tri-State area for dancers and teachers of all skill levels ages 5-70.  He works as a judge for dance competitions while also offering guest classes in acrobatics and ballet. 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 energy healing can be found in the Energy Healing section of the website.  AJ is also certified in VortexHealing® Energy Healing, and gratefully incorporates elements of this powerful modality into his healing work.  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 healing clients and dance students in gaining mastery within their bodies.


         AJ recently graduated with his Master's of Science degree in Acupuncture, and is currently in the process of completing his multiple board licensing exams before beginning independent professional practice in NJ.  He is also currently enrolled in the Chinese Medical Herbalism program at Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, and plans to graduate from this program in December of 2023.

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