" I regard Jill Berkana as a open minded mentor and advisore, as a leader in the massage industry who advocates for the highest integrity of public health , safety, education, diversity, and authentic human interaction. She is a pillar of dynamic conciouness whose fire continues to grow as she continues to share her gifts and inspiration with the world. May she rock on!!"
If you want to experience something real, encounter an amazing journey of self-discovery and learn an incredible art of creativity, professional massage and something so beautiful, Jill is the one to guide you through, educate you and provide you with her outstanding knowledge. Her compassionate nature delivers such an amazing feeling of safeness, awareness and calm. A truly wonderful experience and an indescribable experience from start to finish. Jill <3
I am continually grateful for the level of education that I received from Jill. She teaches from the heart, with passion and integrity and is able to spark this fire within her students. Upon completion, I left with much more than a training in massage. The education, by far, is much more than that."
"I'm so thankful I had the honor to have Jill as my instructor for her last term at CRSMT. I know my skills and knowledge would have never expanded to where they are without her guidance. I have never had a teacher that made such a commitment to my success after their designated time was done. She has guided me through my first steps into the professional world of massage. I value the way we were educated to see the importance of understanding multiple perspectives of our work. Massage is so much more than bringing physical relief to clients and when you see that, it is what leads you above and beyond the general population of massage therapists. My experience was beyond massage. It was designed for self discovery, intensifying the value and beauty of everything else that came along the way. Going to a school where somebody understands that, is guaranteed to give you a life changing experience. So thank you Jill, you have been a blessing."
"I highly recommend THEOF . In 2007, I was in the second graduating class from the school Jill Berkana founded, directed, and taught at in Costa Rica. They say a student can only be as good as their teacher, and I credit my success as a bodyworker to the foundation laid by Jill and her accomplished staff."
“Until studying under Jill I never realized just how crucial it is to commit yourself 100% to everything you do. As my instructor she challenged me to be my best. I am grateful for her lessons every day while working with my clients. I would recommend anyone to study with her, those who are new to the profession and those who have experience. I think she has something worthwhile to teach you :) “
“Jill is an amazing guide on a journey of self-discovery, body and spacial awareness, ethics, creativity, and compassion. She is driven to make sure that each individual therapist recognizes their true, amazing self, at the same time humbling the ego. This greater awareness allows the client to feel safe, confident, and open for their experience. “
“Studying under Jill was an amazing experience. She is creative, experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable and encourages the same of her students thus preparing them to create their own art form as a massage therapist.”
~ Janice McCree
“My massage therapist Larissa Fischer studied under Jill Berkana and is absolutely Fabulous! She has incredible technique - I can't believe she is so young and new to the profession!”
~ Hilda Wise
“I can only imagine that this is the best Institute available for expanding our sacred relationship with body and mind...”
~Andrea Blue Reed
“Mindful Expressionism as developed and taught by Jill Berkana, was the most exciting, useful, and the most enjoyable, as far as receiving, Massage method I've had the pleasure to learn and experience! Take the dive, and learn something new, you won't regret it!”
~ Shaun McGehan
“I studied under Jill Berkana, she more than prepared me to be the best Massage Therapist. Her knowledge, passion and professionalism far exceeded my expectations. She took the knowledge and technique to a higher level “the form of art”
“The gift of mágic and loving change by awareness.”
“One of the most inspirational persons that you will ever meet. Love you Jill”