Gratitude to our Teachers and our Teachers' Teachers.
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Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi
Archbishop of Chozen-Ji - showed us the Way and insisted that we realize our True Potential.
Ida P. Rolf
Founder of Rolfing® - revealed to the world her revelations about Gravity, Alignment and the 10 Sessions.
William “Dub” Leigh
Founder of Zentherapy® - shared Ida Rolf’s 10 Sessions method with us and inspired us to explore deeper in the bodymind.
Toyoda Tenzan Rokoji
Founder of the Aikido Association of America - supported the development of this work and provided us with a living example of “a natural man”.
M.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago - was an early supporter, advisor and mentor of our bodywork community.
David R. Hawkins
M.D., Ph.D. Founder of Devotional Non-Duality - whose Enlightenment experience, consciousness research and teachings continue to instruct and inform our understanding and integrity regarding Integral Bodywork®.
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
A realized yogi, mystic and visionary who’s example, teachings and practices are contributing greatly to the further evolution of Integral Bodywork®.
Everett Ogawa is the Founder and teacher of Integral Bodywork®. He is also a Certified TRE® Provider. Everett received an M.A. in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa Institute in 1978 and in 1980 he went on to train in zen and the martial arts directly under Zen Master, Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi at Chozenji Monastery in Honolulu, HI. In 1991 Everett began training in Structural Integration bodywork with Dub Leigh, the Founder of Zentherapy who was a direct student of Ida Rolf, the Founder of Rolfing. Integral Bodywork® emerged and evolved during the 25 years of Everett’s bodywork private practice in Chicago and his continued zen training. Currently he resides in Honolulu and maintains practices there and in Los Angeles. Recently he received initiation into the Shambhavi Mahamudra kriya from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and going forward Everett anticipates expanding his experience of the path of Yoga.
Ron Shereyk is the Chief Instructor of Integral Bodywork®. He has trained directly with the Founder, Everett Ogawa, for 14 years. He received the energetic transmission, empowering him as the first Chief Instructor, through Everett in August of 2017. He is a 5th degree black belt and instructor in Aikido, a Certified TRE® (Trauma Releasing Exercises) Provider and he holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ron has personally experienced the transformation that accompanies receiving the Integral Bodywork® 10 sessions and he enjoys working with others to move past limitations and gain greater understanding of what is possible. Ron’s personal practice includes the Integral Bodywork® System, Aikido, yoga, and meditation.
Amy Sprague Champeau, MSMFT, LMFT, is a Certified Practitioner and Steward of Integral Bodywork. A Jungian psychoanalyst; Certified, Level II practitioner of EMDR; and Certified TRE® provider, Amy has studied with Everett Ogawa since 2012. Amy has practiced Zen meditation for 30 years. In addition to the Ten Sessions process, her studies with Everett have included instruction in a wide range of practices which utilize the body as a gateway for personal growth and transformation. Amy’s personal experience of the Integral Bodywork Ten Sessions and her witnessing of the changes in others who receive this work have transformed her psychotherapeutic practice. Her work blends Jungian analysis with somatic psychotherapy, bodywork and creative expression to create a unique modality that moves beyond ‘talk therapy’. Amy is a frequent presenter on the topic of the body as a gateway to transformation. She enjoys providing consultation to other mental health professionals who desire to incorporate more of a body-oriented approach into their work. Amy and Everett also frequently teach classes together-blending east/west, masculine/feminine, body/mind.
Alex encountered Integral Bodywork® in 2010 and he hasn’t looked back since. As a former Zen monastic monk and martial arts practitioner, he immediately sensed the depth, power, and expansiveness possible through this work. He has gone on to develop a full-time practice based in Madison, Wisconsin centered around Integral Bodywork®. Alex is also a Certified Provider and Mentor of TRE®, a somatic practice that he uses in tandem with Integral Bodywork® to facilitate deep and long-lasting release. In addition to bodywork, Alex works with breath and posture in other ways as a Zen priest and martial arts instructor for the Chozen-ji Betsuin of Wisconsin/International Zen Dojo, and also as a faculty member of the Institute for Zen Leadership.