US American William S. Leigh first met Zen Master Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi, an archbishop of a Zen temple in Hawaii, in the late 1980s. Tanouye was a truly remarkable figure and the third and most important teacher in Leigh’s life. Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi introduced Leigh to the use of ki (vital energy) and taught him how to give profound depth and multiply the healing effects of bodywork through ki. This marked the birth of Zentherapy®.
When Leigh met Zen Master Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi, Leigh was already a highly experienced body therapist. He had previously trained with two great bodywork experts, namely Dr. Ida Rolf und Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais who were true pioneers and ahead of their time. Leigh -or “Dub” as he was widely known as- combined the teachings of Rolf, Feldenkrais and Tanouye Rotaishi, creating the masterpiece that is Zentherapy®. Dub went on to teach this synthesis of East and West in the US and Europe for many years.