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Faculty Directory

The teaching staff lives and teaches in many countries around the world. All staff speak English (although this may not be their native language). Feel free to contact them with your questions, as they enjoy getting to know current and potential students who share an interest in this new field of psychobiology. (For a complete list of staff at the Institute, go to our staff directory.)

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Johansson, Lailah

Teaching & Research Faculty
Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel: +45 2061 6688
Email: Email address of Lailah
Lailah does both research and teaching for the Institute. Her special area of interest is cancer research.

For more information about Lailah, click here.
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Malten, Ingka

Teaching & Research Faculty
Wustrow/Wendland, Germany
Tel: +49(0)162 9060 211
Email: EmailIngka
Ingka works as a therapist, and does research and teaching for the Institute. Her current research interest is cerebral palsy.

For more information about Ingka, click here.
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McFetridge, Grant

Research Director
Hornby Island, BC Canada
Tel. 250-413-3211
Email: Email address of Grant
Dr. McFetridge lives on Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada, but spends much of his time traveling around the world to work with the research staff. Grant teaches psychobiology in both Canada and the United States, as well as occasionally lecturing in electrical engineering at Cal Poly in California.

For more information about Grant, click here.
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McKenzie, Shayne

CEO of the Institute
Sydney, Australia
Tel. ‭+49 176 76146415‬ (EU), ‭+61 432 887 520 (Aust.)
Email: Shayne McKenzie email
Shayne is both teacher and CEO of the Institute. He teaches in Quebec, the EU, and online. Shayne's background is in business management and couching, as well as trauma therapy. His research focus is on depression and on exceptional states of consciousness.

For more information about Shayne, click here.
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Nath, Nemi

Teaching & Research Faculty
Lillian Rock, NSW Australia
Tel: +61 266 897 455
Email: Email address of Nemi
Nemi runs a 20 bed retreat center and clinic in northern Australia. The past president of the World Breathwork Federation, she now spends her time as a therapist, researcher and teacher for the Institute.

For more information about Nemi, click here.
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Niedzieska, Grażyna

Teaching & Research Faculty
Warsaw, Poland
Tel: +48 607 637 877
Email: EmailGraz
Grażyna is primarily involved with research and teaching. She lives and works in Poland.

For more information about Grażyna, click here.
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Pedersen, Leif

Teaching Faculty
Vejle Nord, Løsning, Denmark
Tel: +45 7556 0838
Email: Email address of Leif
Leif sees clients and teaches in Denmark for the Institute.

For more information about Leif, click here.
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Salier, Samsara

Student Support Staff
Tasmania, Australia
Tel: +61 3 6223 3831
Email: Email address of Samsara
Samsara does both research, sees clients, and does the world-wide student certification support. Her other passion is nature restoration work in Tasmania.

For more information about Samsara, click here.
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Szyplińska, Agata

Teaching & Research Faculty
Canary Islands, Spain; Krakow, Poland
Tel. 0034 685051586 (Gran Canaria), 503975081 (Poland),
Email: Email address of Agata
Agata is a licensed therapist in Poland. She does research for the Institute and teaches new students in Poland.

For more information about Agata, click here.

Emeritus faculty

These are our colleagues who've taught at the Institute in years past, but are not currently teaching.

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Lenard, Grażyna

Emeritus teaching & research faculty
Szczecin, Poland
Tel: +48 501 412 781
Email: Email address of Grazka
Grażyna has a wide range of interests - she has been a researcher at the Institute, taught therapists and our clinical staff, and worked as a judge in the Polish court system.

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Revision History:
1.5 Feb 24, 2014: Retired Tal Laks from the list of teachers.
1.4 July 5, 2013: Added Ingka Malten.
1.3 May 4, 2011: Retired the listings of former teaching staff members Dr. Mary Pellicer and Matt Fox.
1.2 April 28, 2007. Added Jewels Hayden to the list of PeakStates teachers.
1.1 October 16, 2007. Updated the WHH and Peak States teacher biographies list.
1.0 November 10, 2006. Updated the techer list.