After finishing high-school in Mexico City in 1976, Lorraine Krohnengold studied Dramatic Arts in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, got a photography degree and specialized in singing and writing techniques with different teachers in Mexico City and in 1989 she started her career in health and healing techniques:
In 1989: Taiji Quan and Qi Qong with Master Vìctor Becerril Montekio, one of the pioneers of this martial art in Mexico, author of several books on tai chi and Chinese medicine, translator of others on these subjects and founder of La Casa de Loto (The House of Lotus), with whom she studied to be a tai chi instructor, and she has studied tai chi with well-known tai chi teachers in Mexico and other countries (Lili Chang, probably the first Chinese tai chi teacher to teach in Mexico; Claudio Romanini, brazilean pioneer of tai chi in Mexico in the Wu Style; Jou Tsung Hwa, founder of the Tai Chi Farm in New York and the first to establish tai chi within a university program; Wang Wei Guo, Vìctor Becerril’s Chinese teacher in France; Yang Wing Ming, teacher and author of a whole library of books about different aspects of the theory and practice of tai chi, resident in Boston, among many others whom she met in a year’s world tour of tai chi schools and instructors which she made in 1993), being qualified to teach and applying it within her therapeutic and osteopathic massage workshop program.
From 1986: studies in different massage techniques with Mexican as well as foreign first-class teachers and she has been a massage-therapist from 1997 to this day.
Some of her teachers in different bodywork techniques have been:
Alicia Zappi- Psychotherapeutic Massage
Blanca Zendejas- Deep Massage
Montserrat de Pablo Cirio- Psychotherapeutic Massage
Melissa Nussbaum-Zero Balance
Eduardo Morales- Polarity Therapy
Rìa Janzen- Deep Massage
Jeanette Villarraga- Stone Therapy
Betti Zitta- Emotional Massage
Steve Sawyer- Shiatsu
Cristina San Pedro-Ayurvedic Massage
Richard Mathews-Thai Massage
Mark Johnson-Stream of Life
Randy Barker-Bodywork and Aromatherapeutic Massage
Besides all the therapists in various bodywork techniques which have been her guide and inspiration.
Certifications in Psychotheraputic Massage, Deep Massage, basics of Chinese Medicine; Zero Balancing; Basics of Polarity Therapy; Stone Therapy; Thai Massage; Shiatsu; Reiki; Aromatherapy I and II and Aromatherapeutic Massage taught by the exclusive representatives of Primavera German Aromatherapy Company in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
Cofounder of POSADA DEL VALLE HOTEL-SPA in Tepoztlàn, Morelos, coordinating the restaurant, gallery, temazcal (traditional sauna), activities, purchases, sales, kitchen and therapies and spa treatments, besides being a massage therapist.
From 2002 on she has given workshops in events such as The Medicinal Plant Fair, besides giving private workshops and she periodically gives intensive workshops of her own protocol of Osteopathic Massage in Shaya Michan’s Healing Center and La Nueva Casa de Loto (The New Lotus Flower House) in Cuernavaca as well as in other states and countries.
On July 2002 she was massage-therapist at the Wellnes Center directed by Rita Jann Geeslin in the Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort of Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., and gave a two week intensive tai chi work-shop to teachers and students at the main Karate Dojo in San Josè del Cabo.
On April 2003 she worked in different spas and hotels in Tulùm, Q.R.
From February 2004 to February 2005 she shared a therapy and nutrition office in Plaza El Encuentro on Rìo Mayo, Cuernavaca, Mor.
From April to August 2005 she was manager and coordinator of the Centro de Retiros LA ISLA in Tepoztlàn, Morelos.
2012-2014, Certified by the UAEM (Autonomous University of Morelos School of Morelos) Infirmary School and the SEP (Secretary of Public Education) for taking a 20-month Osteopathy workshop.
June 2014, Intensive workshop on Danis Bois’ method of sensorial fascial massage given by the Peruvian-French teacher Marga Zuber.
August 2014, Level 1 of Eishodo Japanese facial massage , based on Kobido Japanese facial massage.
EXPERIENCE IN MEDIA AND STAGES
2001, She was interviewed several times in the local radio station program ACTITUD DE GÈNERO (GENDER ATTITUDE), Cuernavaca, Mor., Channel 3, by Gloria Olguìn, on the subject of the body, massage therapies and massage workshops.
On June 2007 she was interviewed and was taped live doing her massage protocol on Capoeira`s Brazilian master Althair who was her model (and is the model of her massage workshop’s official workbook), for Channel 3 of local Cuernavaca`s TV.
On February and March 2007 she appeared on 6 TV programs on Monday’s ADRIANA EN LA TELE show, on CABLEMÀS MUNDO 78, giving massage demonstrations and tai chi exercises.
From March 2008 to March 2010 she was columnist for the Sunday Supplement of the national newspaper MILENIO DIARIO, on the Frontiers section, with her column called “Los deseos del cuerpo” (“The desires of the body”), which grew to whole-page articles.
From November 2008 to February 2011, she collaborated with articles about alternative medicine, interviews and culture for the weekly magazine Milenio seminal.
From May 2008 until December 2014 she had a full-page permanent Saturday back-cover section with her column “Un espacio para el cuerpo” (“A space for the body”) for the Morelos newspaper LA JORNADA DE MORELOS.
During 2011 she was vocalist of the rock-group Tripulaciòn 4:20 forming part of the first LP CD of the band.
During 2011 she was also vocalist for the musical meditation group called Neroponti, based on the theories of astrophysicist Hans Cousto, and formed part of the group’s first LP CD.
During 2011 she taught Introduction to Musical Appreciation in the nursery and primary school Cendi Tonatiuh to babies, pre-primary and primary school children in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
In 2011 she was certified in the deep therapeutic breathing technique called SOUNDBREATH ®, created by Mexican psychotherapist Patricia Edelen (www.soundbreath.com.mx), and since then, she has given many workshops and individual and group sessions.
She has given many workshops in the massage protocol she designed combining several techniques
In 2013 she co-created with master kundalini teacher Nirvair Kaur, workshops and retreats for couples which include Kundalini Yoga techniques combined with massage-therapy and aromatherapy.
March 11, 2013, colaborator as osteopathic massage-therapist in voluntary social work for th Infirmary School Health Fair.
May 17, 2013, colaborator as osteopathic massage-therapist in voluntary social work for the YAUTEPEC Infirmary Health Fair.
September 2013, Tai Chi teacher in Yoga SHRI CENTER of Cuernavaca.
Since May 17, 2013, Tai chi, chi kung, aromatherapy and SOUNDBREATH ® instructor in the EISHEL Nuestro Hogar home for elderly people in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
2014, 2015, 2016, invited as osteopathic massage-therapist within the Nicho de la Purificaciòn (Purification Niche) of the CUMBRE TAJÌN Fair in Papantla, Veracruz.
2012, Colaborator with articles for DIVERS MAGAZINE, Mexico.
Since October 2014, creator and teacher of the 3-month training Osteopathic Massage-therapy workshops in the Shaya Michàn Naturist Center of Cuernavaca.
April 22 and 23, 2015, Aromatherapeutic-massage workshop representing German PRIMAVERA Aromatherapy Company in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
April 2015, interviewed in 6 different radio programs in Radiològico Morelos Radio Station, by Athena, Abraham Popoca and Rodrigo Salas.
April 29, 2015, radio and TV interview about the importance of good posture and breathing in youth for the Radio and TV Station of the State of Morelos.
May, 2015, Aromatherapy mini-workshop for the UTEZ (Emiliano Zapata Technological University of Morelos).