Tilo Staff

Aerin Alexander

Aerin Alexander, holds a Masters in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Northridge, and is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP). She has a keen interest in the study of awareness and well-being and has been studying and teaching in South America, Mexico, United States and Europe for the last 25 years.

Aerin was inspired and personally trained by Dr. Carlos Castaneda in the shamanistic traditions and healing arts of ancient Mexico. She and Miles Reid are the  co-founders of Tilo Medical and Acupuncture and of Being Energy, which is based on Castaneda's teachings.

The main focus of Aerin's work at Tilo Medical and Acupuncture is to guide individuals to restore their ability to expand body awareness and function, and recuperate the joy of feeling and moving. She teaches group classes and individual lessons based on the Feldenkrais Method® and the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® exercise methodologies. Aerin has long-term passion and experience in working with sleep disorders and is a certified Sounder Sleep® master trainer.

Aviva Shira Bernat, M.D.

Dr. Bernat integrates Western, Eastern and Energetic Healing traditions in her Holistic Medicine practice. She is passionate about bridging these worlds to help her patients heal their bodies, hearts and spirits. Her medical training included an Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care. She specialized in Integrative Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and has spent more than a decade intensively training as an Intuitive Energy Healer and Core Energetics Psychotherapy Practitioner. Dr. Bernat offers Integrative Medicine consultations to create personalized healing plans for each patient. The consultations include Mind-Body Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Acupuncture and safe use of supplements, botanicals and Essential Oils. The Mind-Body Medicine is ongoing work, which weaves Energy Healing and The Core Energetics to address physical and emotional issues in her clients’ lives.

Dr. Bernat is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine.

You may contact Dr. Bernat through Tilo Medical, or directly phone or email her:

Cameron Jappe

Cameron Jappe is a certified trainer in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, the GYROKINESIS® Methodology and Pilates. He has a rich and diverse movement background that includes the study of Iyengar Yoga and the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic education. Cameron holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University and an M.F.A. from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. He appreciates helping clients feel and look their absolute best through precise, dynamic and joyful movement.

Ellen Sevy, B.A., G.C.F.

Ellen Sevy is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She offers both individual sessions and group classes. In addition, she offers private GYROTONIC® system training sessions and both private and semi-private yoga classes.

Ellen received a BA from The University of California in Theater Arts/Dance. For 30 years, she worked as a Professional Dancer and Instructor throughout North America, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan, and in productions for stage, television and film.

For more information, please visit her website

Gavin Allister, Ph.D.

Gavin Allister is a certified reflexologist with over twelve years of experience in this field. Originally a trained biologist with specialization in neurophysiology, he became interested in alternative healing therapies, of which reflexology was the one that most resonated with him. Gavin practices Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology, also known as the “Flocco Method.”

Many experts suggest that Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology balances the nervous system and strengthens the immune system; its profoundly relaxing and soothing effect can be felt from the very first session. These general features make it particularly helpful for individuals undergoing stressful situations. Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology can also be very targeted, helping to relieve headaches and migraines, toothache, sinusitis, digestive problems, urinary problems, PMS, lower back pain, sleep problems, and many other health issues.

Frank Titus, B.S., T.M.T. HTMC Director

Frank Titus is the founder of Titus Motion Therapy (TMT), a long-term solution that treats the causes of chronic pain and a proven method for eliminating pain. He is a leading exercise therapist and pain management expert, and sees clients at Tilo Medical & Acupuncture in Los Angeles and at The Health Through Motion Center (HTMC) in Santa Monica, as well as around the world via Skype.

Upon graduating with a B.S. n Exercise Physiology from Indiana State University in 1992, Frank worked as Assistant Director at The Egoscue Method Clinic in San Diego, where he recognized that motion and exercise therapy modalities had higher success rates and longer-term benefits. He then abandoned plans to continue on in physical therapy or chiropractic and, instead, became actively involved in popularizing spine and body alignment as the most effective way of eliminating pain.

In 1995, Frank founded Titus Motion Therapy—using his own improved technique—and later went on to become the Founder and Director of the Health Through Motion Center in Santa Monica, California. He has successfully treated clients, aged 8 to 80, from all walks of life, including yoga teachers, musicians, doctors and athletes, such as Olympians, PGA, NFL and NBA players. Additionally, he has conducted workshops throughout the country educating people on the ability to heal through movement. Frank has over 18 years of experience in helping people eliminate back pain.

For more information, please visit his website.

Jordan Hoffman, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Jordan Hoffman is a California Licensed Acupuncturist, a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Herbology, specializing in Internal Medicine, and Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling. He graduated at the top of his class, summa cum laude, with a Master's Degree from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Since 1999, he has been a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist in a variety of health care settings, while also teaching numerous workshops in Sports Injury Treatment and Prevention and Massage Stretching Techniques. He has over 15 years of experience in martial arts, yoga and meditation.

Jordan has joined Tilo Medical and Acupuncture to continue his vision of offering truly integrative health care. Though the foundation of his approach rests in Chinese Medicine, his continuing research and education knows few boundaries. Regardless of the condition, the road to recovery runs through the integration of both Western and Eastern Medicine. He feels that it is through education that his patients can begin to understand their own patterns and complexities on their way to becoming their own best physicians.

For more information, please visit his website.

Miles Reid, M.D., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.

Dr. Miles Reid is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a National Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. A medical doctor from Argentina (University of Buenos Aires Medical School--summa cum laude graduate), he completed a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine with highest honors from Yo San University in Marina del Rey, California.

He is a National Diplomate in Acupuncture and a National Diplomate in Chinese Herbology and co-founder of Being Energy.

He has a keen interest in the shamanistic traditions of ancient Mexico, and trained with Dr. Carlos Castaneda as one of his direct students.

Currently, Dr. Reid practices integrative medicine at Tilo Medical and Acupuncture in Los Angeles, California, and gives lectures and clinical consultations around the world.

See our Tilo Blog for the latest news and information from Dr. Reid.