Working directly with the tissue of the body as a gateway, Integral Bodywork® is about confronting yourself beyond all the self-delusion, BS and hype. It is a strong method – not for the timid or faint-of-heart. This path is towards Growth, Surrender and Grace. Along the way, obstacles whether physical, emotional or energetic frequently resolve. We like to say that you grow beyond your symptoms. Your physical structure, the way you are in your body, the way you look and the way you carry yourself will all shift during the course of this training. And, because the bodymind is indivisible, the way you think, feel and express yourself will shift too. The shift is towards a more open, aligned, natural condition of bodymind.
The LEVEL 1 Training is only open to folks who will be taking it for the first or second time. You don’t have to be a professional bodyworker, know anything about bodywork or have any intention to do more bodywork beyond this training in order to participate. During the Training you will receive the 10 Sessions yourself and learn to give them to your partner; however, this is not a professional certification training.
The 10 Sessions are sequential; therefore, you must be certain that you can commit for all 10 days of training because there is no way to make up missed class time.
2017 TRAINING DATES
6:30 – 8:30pm
Sessions 1 & 2
June 24, 25
8:30am – 5:30pm
Sessions 3 & 4
Aug 12, 13
8:30am – 5:30pm
Sessions 5 & 6
Aug 19, 20
8:30am – 5:30pm
Sessions 7 & 8
Sept 23, 24
8:30am – 5:30pm
Sessions 9 & 10
Oct 21, 22
8:30am – 5:30pm
is the founder and teacher of Integral Bodywork®. He received his basic Structural Integration training directly from William “Dub” Leigh, the Founder of Zentherapy. Everett received an M.A. in Buddhist and Western Psychology from Naropa Institute in 1978 and in 1980 he trained in zen and the martial arts directly under Zen Master, Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi at Chozenji Monastery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Integral Bodywork® evolved during the 35 years of Everett’s career in Chicago practicing and teaching bodywork and zen training. He now resides in Tucson, Arizona.
For this training, Everett will be assisted by Mr. Ron Shereyk. Ron is a professional practitioner of Integral Bodywork®. He has trained with Everett for 12 years and maintains a full-time private practice in Chicago. He also holds a 5th Degree Black Belt rank in Aikido.
Garrett Wellness Center | 3020 N. Kimball Ave, Chicago IL 60618
TUITION $3,100 TOTAL
A non-refundable $100.00 deposit must accompany your registration. Payment of fees ($600) is due at the beginning of each weekend. Payment plans are available – please inquire with Everett Ogawa.
Registration deadline is June 1.
The teacher reserves the right to make the final decision about the acceptance and continued participation of each applicant.
If you feel inspired to join this training, please contact Everett to schedule an interview. If you’re interested but not sure because you’ve never experienced this method ‘in the flesh’, so to speak, a complimentary intro session is available upon request either in Chicago, IL or Tucson, AZ.
For more information or to request an interview please contact:
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 protected] or 773–318–7787.