Spomenka Chekerevatz has been a member of the Shiatsu Society since May 1997
I came to Britain in 1988 to study Shiatsu with Sonia Moriceau Sensei. She studied Shiatsu with the Japanese master Wataru Ohashi, who was in turn the most prominent student of the famous Shizuto Masunaga, the founder of Zen Shiatsu.
In 1988 I also started studying Buddhism and meditation with John Garrie Roshi, and remained his student until his death in 1998.
Since 2001 my Buddhist teacher has been Lama Shenpen Hookham of the Awakened Heart Sangha, where I am also a teacher in training. Within that community I am known by my Tibetan name of Pema Ozer (Lotus Light).
Study of psychology, Buddhism and meditation greatly influence my work as a Shiatsu practitioner. My other significant influences include Process Work and Nonviolent Communication.
I have been extremely fortunate, over the years, to meet many good teachers, and some exceptional ones. I have tried, and am still trying, to put into practice what they taught me.