About The Institute

The Institute for Bioenergy Studies (IBS) is a center dedicated to the teaching of Esoteric  Healing. 

EH – Level 5 class 2013

IBS is a Michigan corporation located in Okemos, Michigan since 1993.  Prior to 1993, we were a study group for Esoteric HealingSM that began our first Esoteric HealingSM class in 1986, as taught by Brenda Johnston and several other teachers from England.  We became EsotericHealingSM practitioners dedicated to anchoring Esoteric Healing in the Lansing community via Esoteric HealingSM treatments and eventually our work led to a funded research project through Michigan State University that resulted in a published article in a refereed journal.

In 1993, Dr. Barbara Briner formed and incorporated “The Institute for Bioenergy Studies” which is still in its original location.  Classes are held in our beautifully comfortable classroom, which faces South (gets Sun!) and looks out on lovely tall pine trees.  Since 1993, this appealing classroom has been used only for spiritually focused courses, group meetings, and many, many powerful meditations.

Within our Center is the beautiful and inspiring “Inner Journey Books & Gifts,” carrying spiritual books and accessories that support our work.  Located here also, are professional practitioners of Hypnotherapy, Esoteric Healing, Reiki, Foot Reflexology, and Massage.  These practitioners are all trained in Esoteric Healing and incorporate the philosophy in their work, keeping the energy of the Institute very uplifted.

Mailing Address for IBS:  4655 Dobie Rd., Suite 240, Okemos, MI 48864

Ms. Anshu Varma, Executive Director – Phone 517. 347.0006 (evenings & weekends preferred)


Printable documents –

Esoteric Healing Brochure

2018 Class Schedule