Develop Your Potential
The Integral Body Institute (IBI) was created in 2012 by Nisarga Eryk Dobosz and Giten Tonkov. In 2014 Satyarthi Peloquin joined the team. After considering ways that would allow us to be a support and effectively share our groundbreaking somatic methods to which we are fully and passionately devoted, we created a professional and recognised training centre. Our goal is to help others live a fuller, healthier and more conscious life.
Every one of us is fuelled by the experience of developing our own life potential and the constant evolution of ourselves, our work and the methods that we use. Dedication to professional excellence through personal development and transformation remains the main goal of IBI.
Years of working with our methods, and of teaching thousands of people, has enabled us to perfectly understand that healing always begins with ourselves – this is where your life journey with IBI starts.
Our professional and experimental training courses and workshops are an opportunity to work deeply on oneself, to discover one’s full potential as an individual and as a professional practitioner of bodywork and breath work, bringing others relief from pain and trauma, with the help of appropriate methods.
Our team is made up of world-class specialists who fully support their students’ progress, not only during the sessions but also beyond. We share our experience from our paths of professional and personal development.
"We believe that a career in the art of healing is an infinite process of learning and development, experiencing oneself and deepening the body's consciousness which continues to bring us closer to fullness and health."
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Professional training courses and supporting workshops
IBI now offers a wide range of high-level professional training courses for practitioners and a number of optional supporting programs, conducted by leading, world-renowned therapists and specialist teachers.
Professional training courses:
- Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release BBTRS
- MYOFASCIAL ENERGETIC RELEASE
- Life-Force Dynamics Qigong
- Lomi Lomi Nui Massage
These methods are based on the newest scientific research in their fields and are recognised and/or accredited by chosen leading practitioner-certifying organisations in Europe and the United States.
All of our professional training courses are flexibly divided into several modules, which allows the students to learn and integrate at a steady pace that suits both their lifestyle and their personal and professional development. Our training courses and workshops take place in carefully chosen, beautiful and peaceful places in Poland and Bali. We aim to create a safe and comfortable space that provides the conditions conducive for learning and the personal experience of healing.
The heart of IBI is our ever-growing, close-knit community of international students and practitioners. Many of them return to IBI to continue studying further methods or to help with the workshops. We know that a lot of personal healing takes place thanks to human relationships and a sense of belonging. Therefore, the sincere relationships and lifelong friendships formed through our training courses are the essence of how and why we function!
We value each person who joins our tribe while fully respecting their authenticity and their unique ways of communicating their experiences. We share our knowledge so that the work, which we so strongly believe in, continuously evolves and brings benefits to as many people as possible.
Nisarga Eryk Dobosz
Nisarga began his journey towards learning massage, breathing and healing work by learning Pranayama (yogic breathing) at a yoga school in Warsaw in 1998. In 2005, his spiritual quest and interest in deep inner healing brought him to the OSHO International Meditation Centre in Pune, India, for the first time, where he discovered revolutionary breathing therapies and meditation techniques. They were being taught by the deceased Indian master Osho and his students. The desire to learn and to deeply understand the human body and its language led Nisarga to the roots of the work on the integration of mind, body and spirit.
Over the next 10 years he travelled to many places around the world – in Asia, Europe and America – where he lived, studied and practiced various techniques of breath work and bodywork, as well as meditation techniques, starting with Zen, through branches such as Sufi, Tao, Buddhism and Tantra, ending with master Osho’s teachings.
Since then, he has become a full-fledged therapist and trainer of bodywork, specialising in such bodywork techniques as: Biodynamic Breath work & Trauma Release System®, Myofascial Energetic Release and Lomi Lomi Nui massage.
In 2012 Nisarga became co-founder and director of the Integral Body Institute. Since then, Nisarga has also begun to popularise his knowledge through the Body Awareness Institute he founded in Estonia. He also offers training on bodywork and breath work in Bali and Turkey.
Everything he does shows his love for people. Nisarga shares his knowledge both through individual sessions as well as group classes. Serving people and supporting them on their way to healing and inner development is a source of great joy and fulfilment for him. He is deeply grateful and honoured to be able to help and train thousands of people over the years. He admires his clients and students for their great courage, their strength and will to work on themselves.
Nisarga considers the human body a temple that deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and admiration. Thanks to this, his work reaches a level of true craftsmanship, the basis of which consists of the desire to understand and to trust the body’s infinite ability to self-regulate and self-heal.
Nisarga is passionate about promoting the optimal state of health through adequate diet, exercise, relaxation and – importantly – breathing. He is the embodiment of his beliefs, as he lives healthily and harmoniously, following his personal motto:
“you cannot teach others something you are not”.
At IBI Nisarga runs the BBTRS and Lomi Lomi Nui trainings as well as breath workshops.
The creator of the Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release System BBTRS. Co-founder of the Integral Body Institute and the director of the Energy of Breath Institute (http://www.energyofbreath.com) in New York.
Giten was born in the Ukraine, and has been living in New York since 1988, though his many travels make him a citizen of the world. His path to “self-knowledge” began in the early 1990s. Giten has extensive experience in therapy focused on bodywork and breath work.
Since 1994 he has been a licensed massage therapist (Swedish Institute of Massage and Therapy in New York) and since 2001 a certified Breath Therapist (Osho Multiversity, Pune, India). He has worked as a therapist at the Osho Multiversity (Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India) where he ran a group “Your Body – Your Emotions”. Giten is a Sannyasin (a student of the Indian mystic Osho).
He is an experienced leader, running workshops and training courses all over the world. After over 20 years of searching, studying, experiencing and working with multiple clients, both individually and in groups, he created the method of Biodynamic Breath work and Trauma Release System BBTRS.
He also created a unique therapy Breath Work on the Ball™. Currently, Giten leads “Biodynamic Breath work and Trauma Release” training courses in the United States, India, Taiwan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Colombia, Costa Rica, Greece and other countries. Thanks to IBI he is also in Poland.
Author of the original MER method – Myofascial Energetic Release. Satyarthi was born in 1952, in San Francisco. In his youth he was a professional dancer who at the same time was fascinated with the human body and studied the secrets of massage. He has also explored dance therapy with Anne Halprin, founder of this movement. In 1971 Satyarthi encountered the technique of structural integration for the first time and it changed him physically and also, in a way, influenced his consciousness.
The technique of structural integration and dance therapy shaped his further search. In 1973 he studied Postural Integration and Oriental Medicine in California, running seminars and offering individual sessions at the same time. In 1976 he departed to Osho Commune International in Pune, India, which quickly became one of the world’s largest centres for therapy, bodywork and meditation. This is where Satyarthi learned these modalities. For some time he was also a private masseur of master Osho.
During the many years of learning and practice he gained a wide range of skills. He has extensive experience in developing and running body work training courses as well as personal-development groups. He conducts seminars on Co-dependency – Learning Love all over the world and is the leader of seminars called Path of Love. He also conducts training courses on the topic of Co-dependency.
Satyarthi likes to further his knowledge and is constantly learning. He has graduated from the following training courses: Postural Integration, Structural Integration, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation (massage of internal organs), Ayurvedic Massage, Spinal Manipulation, Joint Release, Neo Reichian Methods (therapeutic methods based on Wilhelm Reich’s research), Therapy of Co-dependency – Learning Love, Path of Love, Family-Constellations, Somatic Experiencing – Healing Traumas.
Satyarthi is known for his sense of humour and sensitivity in his work with clients and during training. He is the author of two books: “Living in Balance” and “Stretches for Rebalancers”.
Founder and creator of the Qigong Life Force Dynamics method. Simon started taking part in practices of Eastern approaches as early as age 5. He began with practicing judo and elements of mindfulness towards the body and compassionate respect towards others. At 13, he was introduced to a Benedictine monk, who introduced him to the Western spiritual teachings by Teilhard de Chardin and other Western esoteric systems of enlightenment.
At 17, Simon began learning from a Taoist master from China, Choy, who taught him the Taoist perspective of understanding life and mindfulness, Chi-Kung, as well as caring for one’s inner energy.
Simon studied painting and graphic design and used to run an artistic studio at Art College. However, he left Great Britain to permanently bond with Asia, discovering this continent over many years. He studied in India, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia and Bali.
He practiced with shamans and yogis in Nepal, with Chinese masters in Malaysia and Bali and with yogis and tantric teachers in India and Bali. The result of these travels and practices is a deeper understanding of the properties and connections between Mindfulness and the fascial-muscular matrix. Sharing this understanding, cultivating it through Yin Yoga, Chi-Kung and Mindfulness has become Simon’s passion on his way to freedom through compassion and understanding from the perspective of mind and body. He now passes on the secrets of Qigong Life Force Dynamics to students in India, the UK, Thailand, Bali, and under the IBI banner – in Poland.
More information: www.lifeforceqigong.com
Prema is a therapist working in somatic therapy. She is a group facilitator and teacher with over 20 years of experience in Eastern medicine practices, meditation and work in emotional release, including therapies based on body/mind. Her work is to be a guide on the journey to full self-discovery.
Her experience working in the field of Chinese medicine and contact with thousands of patients allowed her to realise that working on our emotional health is crucial for our physical health. In her search of methods that could help her and her patients to release the trauma accumulated in the body, she studied the method of Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release from the method’s creator, Giten Tonkov.
She has also graduated from training in Somatic Experiencing®, Hakomi (psychotherapy focused on the body, based on felt sense), Bodynamics and many other healing approaches such as: Tantra, pulsation, bioenergetic chakra therapy. Her personal journey led her to shamans’ homes in the jungles of Peru, Sufi meetings in Turkey and ashrams in India.
Prema continues to learn new skills and deepens her personal healing work. In individual sessions and group work she focuses on releasing the trauma from our bodies, to create a healthier, more authentic and passionate life. Prema conducts training sessions, courses and BBTRS trainings mostly in Canada but, thanks to IBI, she also visits Poland.
More information: www.sacredinquiry.com