Our Faculty

Meet our wonderful faculty members. 

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  • Larry Bernstein

    Larry Bernstein

    C.S.T., C.P.T, FSoc OB. CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    A certified orthobionomist, polarity and therapeutic massage therapist, with 20 years experience in the field. He is a state authorized teacher of massage therapy and polarity. He is also state authorized administrator. As director of operations at the Plaza Santa Maria Hospital in Baja, Mexico, Larry worked with an international team of health care professionals. He presently has an active private practice in Body-Mind Integration in Soquel, California. Larry has conducted workshops in various aspects of health care. Larry holds current certificates of authorization, number 012-34-2193, for both director and instructor.

  • Donna Hayes

    Donna Hayes

    CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Donna is a graduate of Cypress Health Institute and has been involved with the school since her graduation and state certification in 2012. She currently teaches the Integrated Massage class at Cypress. Donna has studied Kriya Yoga for over 20 years. A profound state of tranquility and communion with the highest form of her Being is the foundation of Donna’s practice. She has a deep passion to support the development of these qualities in each student that enters her classes. Donna strongly believes in the body’s natural ability to heal itself, including physical and emotional wounds from past traumas. Donna’s hope is to help her clients and students find that place of peace within themselves. In her private practice, Donna offers a healing, therapeutic touch guided by a strong desire and commitment to help others heal. Donna is actively involved in community events, volunteering her time with loving dedication.

  • Dr. Jeff Rockwell

    Dr. Jeff Rockwell

    CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Dr. Jeff Rockwell, DC is a chiropractor, Canadian-trained osteopath, philosopher, poet and somatic educator, with a passionate interest in both the neuroscience and philosophical principles of manual therapy. A pioneer in brain-based manual therapy, Rockwell has been a popular teacher on the seminar circuit for the past twenty-five years. Professor of Clinical Sciences at Parker University for many years, he is the author and producer of numerous manuals, books, and DVDs on neuro-manual therapies and somatic education. He is also the founder and co-director of the Institute of Manual Neuroscience in San Jose, California, and is the developer of Cypress Health Institute’s Craniosacral Therapy and Neuromuscular (Neuro-Manual) Therapy Programs.

  • Susan Matthews Scott at Cypress Health Institute

    Susan Matthews-Scott


    A licensed psychotherapist. She has taught massage therapy and counseling skills since 1977 and is also an experienced workshop facilitator. She created the original Integral Massage used at Cypress Health Institute Massage School. Susan currently has a private practice in psychotherapy and teaches in Cypress Health Institute’s Massage Program.

  • Trevor Caruso

    Trevor Caruso

    CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Trevor Caruso has over 20 years of education in various modalities of movement, structural alignment, and postural analysis. He has traveled the world studying Qigong, Tai Chi, and other movement practices. His studies have brought him to train with the monks at Shaolin as well as some of the most respected lineage holders of Internal Martial Arts. He is a Rolf Structural Integration Therapist and the owner of Mirror Gate Integrative Therapy. Additionally, he teaches ongoing classes in Wujifa Qigong and has taught classes in Qigong and Internal Martial Art classes since 2000 at parks, senior centers, local libraries and community centers.

  • Mikyö Black

    Mikyö Black

    Mikyö has been Certified as a Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Therapist, and Meditation Instructor for over 14 years. She is also trained in the healing and spiritual arts of the East and West, including being an Ayurvedic Intern, Tibetan Buddhist, ERT and QRA Practitioner.  She is currently earning a degree in Communications Studies, Medical Qigong, and practices Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong. She has a passion for teaching about the body, health, and wellness. She aims to pass on a thorough scientific knowledge of the body along with a deep, experiential, embodied connection to it, bridging and integrating body, mind, and emotions.
  • Robyn Michelle Jones

    Robyn Michelle Jones

    CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Robyn Michele Jones, MA, RCST®, is an approved teacher with the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America (BCTA/NA) with a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA. She is currently serving as the President on the BCTA/NA Board. Originally certified in Swedish Massage and Polarity in 1984, now focusing on Myofascial Release and BCST, she is deeply drawn to the fluid interface between the energetic and the physical, and is passionate about working with the body as a web of wholeness.

  • Chris Hauze

    Chris Hauze

    C.M.P. CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Chris has been studying and practicing massage therapy since 1980. In the course of his work he has developed a deep faith in the healing power of the human body. His aim as a teacher at Cypress Health Institute Massage School is to help his students become aware of and be in harmony with their own healing energy. Chris has a private massage practice in the Santa Cruz.

  • Fa Jun

    Fa Jun

    CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Rev. Fa Jun Christopher Real is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Asian Bodywork therapy. He completed studies in Western massage, Asian Bodywork, Qigong, and Martial arts beginning in 1998. In 2004 he was invited to participate in teacher training through the Boston Shiatsu School. Fa Jun has completed his Master’s certification in medical qigong therapy, has been nationally certified as a massage therapist, and is a certified yoga, qigong, taiji, and kung fu instructor. He brings realistic clinical experience, deep study of ancient traditions, and practical, understandable teaching methodology to each class. His website is www.lingqidao.com.

  • Conrad Santos

    Conrad Santos

    CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist

    Conrad was first introduced to massage therapy in the mid ’70’s. Since that time he has been extremely fortunate to have worked with many great teachers and bodyworks. His 15 years of teaching massage has provided him with personal insights and awareness that he brings to the classroom and to his private sessions. Steeped in the richness of Eastern, Rosen and self-awareness practices, Conrad enjoys sharing many aspects of each in all of his classroom settings.

  • Matt Lombard

    Matt Lombard

    Matt is a Certified Advanced Rolfer™, Certified Rolf® Movement Practitioner and a CMT in the state of California. He has been working with the art, science and clinical application of Rolfing® Structural Integration for the last eight years.

    He has studied and is engaged in continuing education at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute® in Boulder, Munich, and Sao Paulo with a wide range of advanced Faculty.

    Besides an Advanced Rolfing® certification and 2 Rolf® Movement certifications, Matt has also received accreditations in Visceral Manipulation based on the teachings of French Osteopath Jean­Pierre Barral.

    Matt is also a certified instructor of Ginastica Natural, the life long movement practice and study of the Brazilian physical therapist Alvaro Romano, and an avid student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

    Matt’s fascination with movement practices, biomechanics and anatomy comes from his childhood pursuits of year-­round competitive sports and outdoor adventures. Nowadays he has a similar active and adventurous lifestyle with his wife, that keeps him passionate about health and wellness.

    Through personal experience of traumatic injuries and periods of chronic pain following them, it Matt’s belief that with a balanced structure and perceptive movement a body can achieve a harmonic relation with the field of gravity and move through life with less stress and pain.