Richard and Shanti Duree are internationally known Kinesiologists, energy medicine practitioners, educators, authors, lecturers and counselors. During his 40 years in the field of specialized kinesiology, energy medicine, and energy psychology Richard served as the head of Research and Development for Dr. John Thie, creator of the Touch for Health Program. He also served as a kinetic energy therapist at the University of Santa Monica Center for Health under the direction of Dr. Steven Small. Shanti and Richard were Instructor Trainers for the Touch for Health Foundation where they worked alongside the co-creator of the One Brain System Gordon Stokes (Together in the mid 70’s they began integrating a humanistic approach to healing services and education that focuses on human values and concerns while working on the Board of the Human Achievement Foundation). Shanti trained as a Gestalt Movement Therapist under Dr. Pauldi Orlando. Shanti also co-created and directed the Physical Therapy Center in Mill Valley, CA. While she has been a Kinesiologist for 38 years her background includes training in massage therapy, Ortho-bionomy, Reiki, yoga, Polarity Therapy, NLP and women's studies. She has made an extensive study of shamanistic practices working with Lynn V. Andrews, Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf and other shaman healers.
Richard worked for many years with Olympic and other world-class professional athletes under the direction of Dr. Leroy Perry now with the International Sports Medicine Institute, Los Angeles. At the Renaissance Clinic in Nassau, Bahamas, they researched the effects of muscle balancing on stress and aging under the direction of Dr. Ivan Popov, M.D. Richard has published numerous papers in kinesiology journals worldwide and contributed to numerous books related to the subject including Touch for Health 2nd edition by Dr. John Thie, Staying Young by Dr. Ivan Popov, M.D. and Energy Medicine by Donna Eden and David Feinstein, Ph.D. Recently Shanti and Richard were included as two of the pioneers of kinesiology in Claudia and Andreas Niklas’ book “Kinesiologie” Released in 2012 (German). Shanti and Richard teach Seminars and are on the staff of professional schools of natural healing worldwide. When not on the seminar circuit Richard and Shanti maintain private practices in Santa Barbara California and Ashland Oregon USA.