Our Mentors

Somatic Educators Jenny DeDecker, Tobin Rangdrol, and Shari Sunshine developed Middleway Method in order to meet the growing need for meaning and purpose in life and work. They serve as the primary Mentors for all Middleway Method Practitioners.

Jenny DeDecker

Middleway Method Educator and Co-Director
Director, Full Moon Rising Wellness Center, Vulcan, MI

Jenny is a Michigan and Wisconsin Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker. She has double B.A. in Human Biology and Anthropology and a Minor Certificate in Religious Studies. In 2007, she completed the Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Bodywork program at the Arcata School of Massage with Middleway Method Co-creators Shari Sunshine and Tobin Rangdrol.

Jenny is a Certified Birth Doula through DONA International. She is also the chair and co-founder of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Lactation Coalition, UPMILC, striving to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the U.P. In 2016, Jenny founded the Full Moon Doulas, a collective of birth doulas, coming together to support and empower childbearing women and their families.

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Tobin Rangdrol

Middleway Method Educator and Co-Director
Somatic Educator, Arcata, CA

Immersed in a life of health education from birth, Tobin began his training in Somatic Education as apprentice to his mother, Shari Sunshine in 1997. Together, they co-founded Syntropy International, offering Somatic Education training in Hawaii, on the mainland, and in Europe. Tobin also studied Lomi Lomi Traditional Hawaiian Massage and Ashtanga Yoga in formal apprenticeships, and spent several seasons in Thailand, India, and Nepal studying Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy in traditional settings. His unique apprenticehip-based education became the basis of the Middleway Method mentorship-based training system.

In 2004, Tobin opened Arcata School of Massage, where he spent 14 years as the Director and Principle Instructor. It was during that time that he developed Middleway Method in order to better meet the needs of people seeking to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. He now serves as a Middleway Method Somatic Educator, specializing in Therapeutic Nutrition, Therapeutic Fitness, Therapeutic Relaxation, and Therapeutic Treatments for chronic pain and injury rehabilitation. Tobin also serves as the Secretary and Communications Manager for Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California, a remote forest retreat center dedicated to traditional Tibetan Buddhist study and practice.

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Shari Sunshine

Middleway Method Educator and Co-Director
Mandala Wellness Center, Sonoma County, CA

Shari began her wellness work as a Massage Therapist in 1978, and has spent the next four decades as a pioneer in the field. She co-founded the Jerusalem Center for the Healing Arts, Ashland Massage Institute, Syntropy International, and Middleway Method. Her studies include but are not limited to Ortho-Bionomy®, Polarity Therapy, Thai Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Hypnosis, and Healing Qi Gong. She has a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Shari has been a dedicated student of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy for more than 40 years, and regularly spends time in Thailand, India, and Nepal studying and working as a volunteer in clinics serving the local populations. Shari now serves as the Director of the Mandala Wellness Center at Ratna Ling Retreat Center in Sonoma County and the Co-Director of Middleway Method.

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Meet Our Approved Providers

Our network of Approved Providers offers classses, services, and mentorship. The variety of services that integrate with Middleway Method is limitless.