Our Directors

The Wellspring School Directors


BA, LMT #14733, Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy & Chinese Herbs (NCCAOM), & Whole Food Nutrition Consultant  AOBTA Certified Instructor
Director of Education, Senior Practitioner & Instructor

Rylen is a dedicated scholar of the wisdom of Chinese medicine and wholistic healthcare.  She has been an Amma Therapist and instructor of Chinese Medicine and alternative healthcare since 1990.  Rylen graduated from San Francisco State University, Cum Laude, with a BA in Psychology.  She continued her education at the New York College for Wholistic Health Education and Research & The Clayton School of Natural Healing where she studied wholistic health, Amma Therapy, massage, herbs and nutrition.  A lifetime student, Rylen completed a 2-year study of 5-element theory and Chinese Medicine in an evolutionary context with Lonny Jarrett in 2007.

Rylen started teaching Amma Therapy, nutrition, Qigong, and wholistic medicine in 1993.  She is a passionate instructor who is committed to The Wellspring’s continued excellence.  She is an active AOBTA (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia) member, AOBTA Certified Instructor, current Registered Instructor committee chair and former AOBTA national Director of Education.  She currently serves the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) as a subject matter expert and education development committee for Asian Bodywork Therapy and lives and maintains a private practice Portland, Oregon.

As a practitioner Rylen specializes in family health concerns and maintenance, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders, cancer recovery, managing depression and anxiety and moving toward a healthier more authentic expression of life.


BA, MA, Certified Amma Therapist, Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Director of Operations & Student Affairs

Rachael is also a lifetime student dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and believes continuous learning is paramount to keeping an open mind and a fresh perspective. Her professional experience includes extensive time spent at the corporate level in the areas of management, marketing and communications, predominantly in the high tech sector. Rachael has also spent time in the classroom as a teacher including a two-year stint as an English teacher in Japan in 1990. There she first discovered the beauty and benefits of seasonal eating, food energetics, Asian bodywork and movement arts.

Rachael moved to Boise, Idaho in 2005, and soon discovered The Wellspring School for Healing Arts where she completed both the Amma and Wholistic Nutrition programs. Rachael is passionate about nutrition and conscious living as the requisite underpinnings of a healthy lifestyle. As the parent of a toddler she spends much time engaged in the study and practical application of children’s nutritional needs and managing childhood conditions via healthy food and lifestyle practices.

Rachael was thrilled to come on board The Wellspring School and partner with Rylen to manage the business and promote the school, its programs and classes. She feels very fortunate to be able to apply her business and management experience to something for which she feels so passionate. Rachael looks forward to working on another several years of continued excellence and bringing access to the benefits of The Wellspring School to an even larger community base.