Mary Mariko Iino was born in Seattle/Washington in 1918 into a Japanese family. She went to Japan in the 1940s to study diplomacy and taught English there for a living. One day she was invited to a lecture given by Master Jiro Murai by one of her students. Listening to his words she was fascinated and very touched. He spoke about a knowledge that was deeply rooted in her soul.
Jiro Murai asked her if she wanted to take a gift from Japan back to America. She answered ‘yes’ spontaneously and became his student for the next 12 years ( 6 years in Japan). She went back to the US in 1954 to mary Gil Burmeister.
Mary’s father Uhashi was also a student of Jiro Murai and both Mary and Uhashi had an ongoing correspondence about his actual research. Mary started teaching the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu in 1965.
Mary opened a Jin Shin Jyutsu center in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is now led by her son David Burmeister. Today authorized instructors teach her textbooks worldwide. In her self help books she condenses the complexity of Jin Shin Jyutsu for a simple application of this Art. Mary Burmeister passed in 2008.