Joanna Donnelly, L.Ac., ABT, previously Joanna Flores, worked in Sports Medicine as an athletic trainer and aquatic therapist at Portland State University 1993-98, then rehabilitated Oregon Ballet theatre dancers via Pilates 1998-2009. She completed her masters in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in 2001, specializing in both Tui Na, and Shiatsu. Her love of Shiatsu was so great that she became certified through the AOBTA, the Association of Bodywork therapies of Asia in 2001, where she was first introduced to Jean-Pierre Barral's work through her mentor, Lindy Ferrigno, now known as Grandmother Winter Jade. Joanna took her first Barral Institute class in 2011 with Ron Marrioti, ND and immediately fell in love with the work, calling it "A Chinese Medical playground". After over a decade of learning the organs, tendons, vessels, bones, nerves and all structures via Chinese Medical theory, it was time to delve in deeper. Jean-Pierre's gentle, specific, and effective manner has been a delightful way to further embrace Chinese Medicine for the next decade. Joanna has taken and retaken all Barral courses available and will continue to refresh and deepen her understanding of Jean-Pierre's teachings every day.
Joanna has 2 amazing teenagers, and a labradoodle in Portland, OR while constantly battling removal of invasive species from her SW Portland home and replanting native plants. Joanna is an Irish dancer with the Oregon Irish Dance academy.
Professional Associations / Memberships
Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Association of Bodywork Therapies of Asia
NCCAOM, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Multnomah Village Business Association
2929 SW Multnomah Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
tel. 503-719-4680 (day)
Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.