Waltraud Riegger-Krause was born in the Black Forest in Germany. She studied Social Work and was working for an environmental protection project. In 1985 she took her first class with Mary Burmeister, where she felt the impact of Mary’s words: “The journey lies within Myself to seek that which has no beginning and no ending.” Waltraud was touched by Mary’s teaching and her way of being. In the same year she also met her spiritual teacher, who taught her the Natural Path of Heartfulness Raja Yoga Meditation, which she is practicing till today.
After studying with Mary for five years till 1990, Waltraud started her JSJ practice. She is a licensed Naturopath, has a licence in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Her love for JSJ braught her to Japan, where she continued her studies with Haruki Kato.
Since 1995, Waltraud has been an instructor for the 5 Day, Special Topic, Now Know Myself and other Special Classes. She is also author of the card set: “Jin Shin Jyutsu, Health Is in Your Hands.”, which was published by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc. in 2014.