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®.
Everett Ogawa is the founder and teacher of Integral Bodywork®. He is also a Certified TRE® Provider. Everett received his basic Structural Integration training directly from William “Dub” Leigh, the Founder of Zentherapy. In 1980, Everett trained in zen and the martial arts directly under Zen Master, Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi at Chozenji Monastery in Honolulu, Hawaii. He also received an M.A. in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa Institute in 1978. Integral Bodywork® emerged and evolved during the 35 years that Everett practiced and taught bodywork and zen training in Chicago. He now resides and teaches in Tucson, Arizona.
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.
Ron Shereyk is a Certified Practitioner of Integral Bodywork® and has trained with Everett Ogawa for more than 11 years. He is a 5th degree black belt and instructor in Aikido, a Certified Level 2 TRE® (Trauma Releasing Exercises) Practitioner, 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.
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.
Rick Gendo Testa
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Rick Gendo Testa is an ordained Zen Monk and Chief Instructor of Shoshinkan Dojo, a Zen and Martial Arts Training Center in Rhode Island.
He holds the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) in the art of Aikido and is the Eastern Regional Director of the Aikido Association of America.
He has personally found Integral Bodywork to be a unique and transformative experience and is honored to have the opportunity to provide it for others.