Jason Lay – Hearth Keeper & Operations Assistant
Jason is a trained manual therapist, EEG neurofeedback brain coach, and student of the divinatory arts, including traditional Western astrology. He is the primary “people tender” at Ancestral Medicine, helping course participants with questions and wayfinding, and anything else that needs doing to maintain smooth sailing. He is a first-generation Chinese American raised in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. Discovering Buddhist meditation in high school led him to study the philosophy of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Seeking a greater balance between intellect and embodiment, he then pursued certification in massage therapy and energy medicine, and then went on to earn his masters degree in acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Jason enjoys poetry, podcasts, and oolong tea. He lives with his two cats, Leeloo and Trinity, in St. Louis, MO, on the ancestral territory of the Osage people.