Board Member

“Yamin Chehin is a Council trainer, facilitator, and a diplomat in Chinese Medicine, with intimate experience of nature-based practices that inform her work with clients and groups, and help to integrate the healing potential implicit in our stories and our bodies. She facilitates councils in English and Spanish (her native language) for women, teen-age girls, and youth-at-risk, as well as with non-profits and community organizations. She and her husband co-lead monthly couple’s circles and practice Council at home with each other and their family”

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I received my BA in Social Communication from University of Buenos Aires in 1992 and traveled around South and Central America for 2 years studying how different cultures express their beliefs not only through specific movement patterns but also in the way they frame what we call “reality” in the way of storytelling.

In the pursuit of understanding the question “Is real real ?”,  I explored different philosophical and spiritual traditions that range from the descriptions shared by the Seers/Shamans of Ancient Mexico to Taoist and Buddhist teachings. For the past years now I have been following and practicing “Mindfulness”  in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

The study of Taoism through the I Ching (Book of Changes) eventually lead me to a more formal study of the patterns of energy flow along the human body meridians described by Chinese Medicine.

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist, a National Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology and a Senior Instructor in the 8 Treasures Chi Kung.  I use this knowledge, coupled with my intuition and your wisdom, to partner up with you in the creation of a safe space for us to understand and meet with your own healing potential.  My training in The Way of Council also helps me understand the “story” that your wise body tells each time we enter the Healing room.

My passion is to learn from Mother Nature by listening to her wise voice spoken through animals, plants, minerals and humans. My watershed is the Land that I tend in San Diego where I live with my beloved husband and my dear cat-friend.