About Corey

I live on an island in the middle of the Salish sea with my wife and three daughters where I see clients for Structural Integration, Craniosacral Therapy, and SourcePoint Therapy.  I’ve also been doing some small workshops involving internal process.  Somehow, after spending my twenties falling love with internal energetic embodiment work in a Zen Monastery in Japan, I have some unique insights to help guide others in this process.

I also offer classes and one-on-one sessions via Zoom/Skype, as well as distance healing sessions. For more information, please see this post.

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The Embodiment Podcast, with Mark Walsh  Aug 4,2019

Zen practitioner and body worker Corey joins me to talk how bodies rebel, Gary Snyder, his time in the monastery, how Zen teachers move, meditation embodied, structural integration, structured vs unstructured traditions, Butoh, Noguchi Taiso, Zhan Zhuang, the many “flavours” of meditation, new online possibilities, “life artists”, life transfer and “kufu”, rebelliousness in training and the “wholesale experience of truth”, Japanese vs American Zen, and a lovely closing message. An amiable jaunt.



April 17, 2019

I had a great time talking on the Classical Ideas Podcast again. This time, tackling the elusive, often misunderstood zen koan. Really fun!

Please Share it if you like, and support Greg! Thanks!

From Greg Soden: Episode #108 with my friend (and returning guest), Corey Ichigen Hess discusses the elusive Rinzai Zen koan practice! We had a ton of fun!

Here is a link:https://classicalideaspodcast.libsyn.com/ep-108-koans-with-corey-ichigen-hess


Hess’s Heroes

Here is a podcast interview with my brother: Topics include reasons for going to a Zen Monastery, How Bob Dylan relates to Zen, finding our own practice, how Zen makes us into artists. It was a great time hangin with my big bro.

Listen Here! Thanks!


Also, here is an interview with Greg Soden on the Classical Ideas Podcast: https://classicalideaspodcast.libsyn.com/ep-80-a-rinzai-zen-life-in-japan-w-corey-ichigen-hess

I am available for workshops.


Thanks and Enjoy!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Jim Oschman says:

    The most profound may be the most simple.

    1. cohess2013 says:

      Jim Oschman! Wow! Thank you for your work! I love it and learn from it!

  2. thank you Corey. Heard the Mu koan and only now digging in… while walking towards qualities of Buddha

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