by Jim Sterling
Please take a look at the first of what I hope will be a series of conversations with Shintaido instructors and practitioners.
We want to learn more about each other’s Shintaido experience, as well as get to know a bit about the personal and professional life of our community members.
Our first conversation is with Connie Borden.
Connie has been teaching and practicing Shintaido since 1984. She is a General Instructor, the President of Shintaido of America and Chairperson of the Shintaido International Technical Examination Committee. I’m sure many of you have studied with her, attended workshops she has organized or been in meetings that she has led.
Connie’s professional life as an RN and Nurse Practitioner has given her many insights into the world of healing and caregiving. She has spent the last 27 years focusing on hospice and palliative care, counselling patients and their families who are facing serious illness and at times, the end of their lives.
I hope you enjoy this conversation on our SOA YouTube Channel.