Faculty & Staff


Maj-Lis Nash, LMT
Co-Owner and Director of Education
Maj-Lis is the co-owner and Director of Education at MBI as well as a senior instructor. A 1997 graduate of ITMM (now MBI) she ran her own massage therapy clinic and taught for ITMM from 2001 until 2007 when she purchased ITMM with her husband, Daryl, and renamed it Mind Body Institute. In 2003 Daryl and her opened the Mind/Body Connection, a massage supply store and continuing education center that operates along side MBI now. She volunteered at both the state and national level with AMTA for 20 years, and served as the AMTA TN chapter president for 7 years.
Daryl Nash, B.A.
Co-Owner and Executive Director
Daryl is the co-owner and executive director of MBI. He holds a degree in English from The University of Tennessee. Since 2003, he has managed the massage supply retail store and continuing education provider the Mind/Body Connection. Affectionately known as our IT guy he keeps MBI running smoothly from day to day.
Randy Cotterell, LMT
Financial Aid Administrator
Randy worked as the Cash Control Lead for Dollywood for over ten years before training as a massage therapist and opening his own establishment in Sevierville. He also served as the Treasurer of AMTA-TN chapter from 2008-2016. With his move to Middle Tennessee, Randy joined MBI in Financial Aid. He is currently the Financial Aid administrator and office manager extraordinaire!
Amy E. Dotson, BS, LMT
As a graduate of ITMM (MBI), Amy has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003. In the years since graduating massage school, Amy has furthered her education in various areas including receiving her 200 hour RYT in yoga teaching training. Recently she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Middle Tennessee State University. Amy currently teaches our human anatomy and physiology course along with our pathology course.
Amanda Parker, LMT
Mandi studied elementary education at Western Kentucky University, but after discovering a love for massage, studied at ITMM (now MBI) in 2004. Since gaining her licensure, she has provided massage in a variety of settings. Her continuing education has focused on techniques for the thoracic and cervical spine. Since 2005, Mandi has worked with the Mind/Body Connection as an LMT and continuing education instructor. She founded the company Tennessee Chair Massage in 2015. Mandi served on the board of the Tennessee chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association for 11 years, and served at president in 2014 & 2015. In 2008, she joined MBI as an instructor, teaching business, ethics, massage law and prenatal classes and the occasional palpation class.
Brent Harris, LMT
Brent has been practicing massage therapy since graduating from MBI in 2008. He completed almost 200 hours of additional training in Travell and Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction in 2013. He currently operates his own private practice. He teaches the Clinical Concepts course that he helped develop with Maj-Lis Nash.
Molly Robinson, BS, LMT
Molly is a graduate of Mind Body Institute (MBI) and has been practicing since her graduation in February 2015. Before MBI, Molly graduated from Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in nutrition. During her undergraduate work she worked as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and a dance teacher. She currently works as a massage therapist with Nashville Sports Massage as a lead therapist and the Tennessee Titans as part of their medical staff. When not working as a massage therapist, Molly teaches ballet and tap classes for Rejoice School of Ballet.
Blake Mundell, BA, LMT
Originally from Colorado, Blake moved to Nashville in 2007. He is a graduate of Belmont University and Mind Body Institute, and now specializes in sports massage and Fascial Stretching Therapy, working with pro athletes of various kinds. Since the 2013 football season he has been on the medical staff of the Tennessee Titans. When he isn't working, you’re likely to find Blake hopping around Nashville’s beach volleyball circuits or playing at your favorite local music venue.
Julia Mims, LMT
Intern Clinic Instructor
Julia Mims is a native of Nashville and discovered massage by working with and on her older sister after basketball games. She attended a local school and graduated with honors in 2004. Julia is a business owner and has assisted others growing their own establishments, and in 2009 she decided to expand into teaching as well. Julia believes in the integration of knowledge and practical experience, and how to incorporate this into every massage.
Kim Corwin, LMT
A 2008 graduate of the Natural Heath Institute in Nashville Kim comes from a background planted firmly in the dance and movement community. A professional dancer and dance studio owner Kim has always had a passion for movement and the bodies alignment. In addition to being a private practice LMT since 2008 with certification in orthopedic massage she is a NASM certified personal trainer as well as a yoga alliance certified yoga instructor. Adding to her busy life she opened the Donelson Hot Yoga facility in 2018.