Zen Embodiment

Movement, Meditation, and Internal Process

About Corey

I live on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle, with my wife and three daughters, where I teach Meditation/Qigong and see clients for manual therapy.  For the last few years, I’ve been doing some small in-person workshops/retreats involving meditation and internal process, as well as leading a growing international online community of practitioners.  The practices include Zhan Zhuang, Qigong, seated meditation, and Non-Directed Body Movement. After spending my twenties falling in love with internal energetic embodiment work in a Zen Monastery in Japan, and then more than fifteen years learning to integrate those experiences, 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.

Please join our Facebook group, Internal Process with Corey Hess here!

To contact Corey directly:



Class Links:

Topic: Internal Process
Time:  08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Tue, Thu, Sat,
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 5057 2831
Passcode: 293939
Topic: Qigong
Time:  02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
        Every week on Tue, Sat,
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 436 356 987
Passcode: 520874
Venmo @Corey-Hess-10
$20 a class or $120 for the month

Please inquire about our offerings, especially the Quarterly Month-long Intensives!

Please check out my YouTube channel!

Or the YouTube channel published as a podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/zen-embodiment/id1554413041

Donations: If you have benefited from the blog and would like to donate, please go to the bottom of my business website and click the Donate button.

Or visit my Patreon Page here:



A few PODCAST INTERVIEWS Featuring Corey:


Interview #2 with Shane Hanner on the Humint Podcast


Zen And Tea at Water Moon Dojo


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!


6 thoughts on “About Corey

  1. Hey Corey, I’ve seen you at Tahoma over the years, didn’t know about your deep explorations into the work of body/mind stuff. Looking forward to getting to know about your path on Tuesday with WMD. Celia

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