You can only take someone as far as you’ve gone yourself. William “Dub” Leigh, Founder of Zentherapy®
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The 10 Sessions Training
Our 10 Sessions Training is an intensive group experience in actually living and breathing this new perspective which provides the opportunity for personal growth and development beyond what is commonly regarded as possible within a relatively short period of time.
The number one pre-requisite for participation in our training is a strong intention to move forward in one’s own personal and spiritual development. The second is an open mind.
Over the 13 full days of training the individual’s bodymind undergoes a profound metamorphosis towards a higher level of integration and functioning.
At the same time, he/she learns and practices the necessary skills to enable them to share this method with others.
You do not have to be a professional bodyworker, know anything about bodywork or have any intention to do more bodywork beyond this training in order to attend and gain benefit from it.
Most people take the training because they are seeking to transform their lives.
The 10 Sessions are sequential in nature. Session 1 initiates the flow and for the next 9 sessions we will be following the organic process of release as it migrates throughout the bodymind.
For this reason, it is essential that prospective students be certain they can commit for all 13 days of training. There is no way to make up missed class time.
Integral Solo Training
is a program of 4 body-based practices which encourage an individual’s growth towards the paradigm shift in understanding that is at the heart of Integral Bodywork®. They can be done on one’s own at home to support and maintain wellness of the bodymind and foster new growth and unfolding. The 4 practices also form an excellent supplement to the 10 Sessions of Integral Bodywork® and are intended to maintain and encourage the process.
This workshop is open to anyone desiring to learn and incorporate these practices into their personal wellness program.
The practices are:
the Integral Stretch Sequence
the Structural Alignment Exercises
Integral Stretch Sequence
consists of 10 basic yin yoga poses sequenced to maintain and enhance the structural integration of the bodymind. The Sequence culminates in deep opening and release of the abdomen, pelvis and spine. Participants will learn the entire 10-pose Integral Stretch Sequence.
Readings: Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley
Integral Alignment Exercises
are a set of 3 awareness exercises that release, lengthen, organize and align the connective tissue of the entire body. Doing the set takes about 15 minutes and leaves one feeling taller, straighter, lighter, more open, organized and aligned.
TRE–Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises
is a set of 7 simple physical exercises developed by David Berceli, Ph.D. that evokes the body’s natural tremoring response to release deeply held stress, tension and trauma. The exercises are gentle, painless and profound and have been used successfully in over 40 countries. These exercises are easy enough for most people to do on their own at home as a practice to promote self-regulation and self-healing.
Recommended reading: The Revolutionary Trauma Release Process: Transcend Your Toughest Times by Dr . David Berceli.
is a method of working deeply with one’s body, breath, and mind within the field of Gravity by sitting quietly and focusing attention on our internal processes. Daily practice of Integral Sitting brings a deepening of awareness and sensitivity and increased integration, centeredness and presence of Being.
Readings: The Posture of Meditation by Will Johnson
Integral Hara Training
“Hara” is a Japanese word referring to a person’s lower belly and pelvic area. Much more than just an anatomical term, however, to the Japanese “hara” points to the foundational significance these parts of the body play in a person’s overall physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition.
A comprehensive discourse on this topic is far beyond the scope of this website, however, 2 excellent presentations are currently available in English:
The book, Hara, The Vital Centre of Man by Karlfried Graf Von Durckheim
The blog by Ken Kushner Roshi at www.haradevelopment.org
This new workshop, The Integral Hara Training, is about experiencing and establishing a more definite sense of centering within oneself. In Asian meditative and martial traditions this center is understood to reside in one’s lower abdomen. Discovering and training this psychophysical center and firmly establishing it within oneself brings a deeply grounded sense of stability and strength and “living relaxation”. It is extremely valuable as one navigates life’s ever-shifting circumstances because it brings a sense of ongoing still point and rooted presence which is accessible at any time. It provides an anchor and refuge during challenging times.
Body, breath and focus must be engaged to establish one’s hara. In this training we will be utilizing physical exercises, voice training and dynamic breathing and sitting practices developed at Chozen-ji, a Zen temple in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Training one’s hara is a long term process – it doesn’t happen in one easy lesson. This workshop will help us begin to drop out of our heads and connect to the Centerless Center within. It will provide you with an initial experience of dropping your awareness and breath down into your belly and the opportunity to experience some of the attendant benefits. You will leave with powerful tools to continue your training at home.
Requests for individualized training programs are encouraged and should be directed to Everett Ogawa at email@example.com or 773–318–7787.