By Jena Griffiths | October 30, 2013
“Life starts and ends in bed.” – Kris North
Next up in Earth School’s open auditorium is Kris Deva North –
Author & Teacher of Taoist Arts, Zen Shiatsu, & Healing NLP
We’ll explore the Taoist practice with Kris, including the Healing aspects
(Chi Nei Tsang, Shamanic Healing), Taoist Meditations, Martial Arts,
Shamanism and Tantra – quite a juicy cake!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Access the replay – audio and videos here.
More about Kris
Born in wartime London in the Year of the Dragon and a hail of bombs, Kris spent his childhood in South America and teen years in the turbulence of Mau-Mau Kenya. At age fifteen the Wakamba tribe initiated him as an honorary member. Dancing in their drum-circles he witnessed fire-bathing adepts roll around in flames, unharmed. Military action in South Arabia and Borneo introduced him to real-life death. Service with the Gurkhas of Nepal steeped him in the culture and traditions of these Kali-worshippers and their rituals of blood-sacrifice. 25 years in business and management followed, until Kris changed his life, to oriental healing and martial arts. In 1991, he set out to learn from masters throughout Asia, Japan and USA. Impressed by the teachings of Mantak Chia, Kris embraced the Tao.
In 1993 he came home to the scepter’d isle, to found the Universal Healing Tao Center, Chi Nei Tsang Institute, and Zen School of Shiatsu, the latter becoming in 2010 the first Shiatsu School to achieve University accreditation. Kris sat on the Assessment Panel of the Shiatsu Society UK, before founding the Zen Shiatsu Society in 2004. He was closely involved with Skills for Health drafting the Shiatsu National Occupational Standard and in 2009 was appointed to the Shiatsu Professional Board of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the UK Regulator for complementary medicine.
Master of the Zen School, Taoist Master Trainer and Licensed Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming, Kris Deva North has practised healing meditation since 1972 and the Taoist Arts since 1985. He integrates Shamanic, Tantric and Taoist traditions from his experiences, travelling with a Thai Buddhist monk; satsang with Shiva Saddhus in the Himalaya, Shamans of Africa, North America and Hawaii; Aboriginal men of high degree in Australia; darshan with the Dalai Lama; witnessing last rites in Varanasi and puja with the Brahmins of Pushkar.
To balance his grounding in ancient practices Kris keeps up with the most advanced modern Life-training techniques, from the Mind Dynamics of the 1970s to state-of-the-art NLP of the new millennium. In 2006 he founded the Healing NLP Institute after training with Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna, pioneers of modern shamanic practice through their work with altered states.
His UK national TV appearances include Bliss, Emma Freud’s series on Sex and Religion; Nick Hancock’s Sex and Stopping – History of Contraception; Carlton TV City Survival Guide. In 2004 Channel 4 made an observational documentary of his teaching Taoist practices to a group of celebrities: Extreme Celebrity Detox.
Published work includes the articles Zen as a Philosophical Discipline; Taoist Teaching, Taoist Practice, Taoist Life; An overview of Chi Nei Tsang; Shiatsu – Ancient Medicine for the 21st Century; Calabash of Light – Hawaiian Huna Healing; and the definitive 1998 Interview with Mantak Chia, ‘A Modern Taoist Master’ with whom Kris co-authored ‘A Touch of Sex: Shiatsu Secrets for Love’ republished by Bear and Company in July 2010 as ‘Taoist Foreplay.’ Kris has also written the definitive ‘Finding Spirit in Zen Shiatsu,’ published November 2006, and contributed with Wayne Dyer and others to ‘Bouncing Back: Thriving in Changing Times’ an anthology on success in recession, published February 2010. In November 2010 he published ‘The Taoist Medicine Wheel’ republished with Mantak Chia as‘Taoist Shaman’ by Bear & Co in January 2011.
His latest work ‘Absolutely Scandalous: The Outrageous Affaires of Captain Harry West’ came out in November 2012.
Kris lives in London with his partner Anamarta who facilitates the Jade Circle for Women, the practices of Kuan Yin.
We’ll be interviewing Anamarta for Earth School on January 23, 2014. Register alongside to be reminded about this upcoming call.