About Us


Four women with a common vision comprise

TIBIA’s core instructor staff.  

Kathy Ginn, Cheri Haines, Michaela Torcaso, and Leora Weitzman

share a deep commitment to:

Excellence in Teaching

Quality of Presence

 Integrated Technical Expertise

 Opportunities for Transformation

These values reflect the conviction that true education occurs with

                Live Personal Contact and Interaction

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Kathy Ginn

Teacher – Mentor – Body-Centered Transformation

     Ethics ~ Inner Leadership ~ Empowerment

To educate means to induce, develop or draw from within.


Cheri Haines

Cheri is passionate about the beauty and artistic nature that acupressure, Asian Bodywork Therapy and Daoism have brought to her life and work.


Michaela Torcaso

Michaela’s commitment to peace is actualized through three very distinct organizations; whitedoor LLC, TIBIA Inc, and Creating a Peaceful World Inc – a nonprofit.  Michaela is committed to the awakening of herself and others.

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Leora Weitzman

Leora Weitzman, PhD, LMT, BCTMB, is a lifelong educator and learner who loves to make challenging material accessible. An individually approved CE provider with NCBTMB (#367), she has taught theory, technique, and energy courses at TIBIA since 2008.