All Body & Brain Center owners began as students of the Body & Brain Holistic Yoga and BEST 5 training programs. After seeing tremendous benefit in recovering the health of their bodies, calming and managing their minds and improving the quality of their lives, they have chosen to create a lifestyle of spreading these benefits to everyone in their communities. All Body & Brain Center owners and instructor are dedicated bringing health, happiness and peace to individuals and to humanity.
About the Creator of the Program
Ilchi Lee was born in South Korea in 1950, a few months after the start of the Korean War.
As a young man he suffered from undiagnosed ADHD, had problems in school and spent a lot of time considering the meaning of life.
After a lifetime of searching for meaning, Lee engaged in an intense 21-day ascetic practice to find an answer that still eluded him: Who am I? The answer he received was that his energy and mind, and all human energy and minds, are one with the energy and mind of the entire universe. He also became aware beyond doubt that we have the capability to heal or destroy the earth depending on how we use our brains. Driven by the desire to share what he received, he started teaching basic mind-body exercises to people in a park.
Throughout his three-decade career, Ilchi Lee has continuously strived to develop new ways to share his awakening. He created many training programs and methods, organized numerous projects and events, authored dozens of books, and founded a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations, all with the same purpose.
A true believer in the power of individuals to change themselves and the world around them, Ilchi Lee seeks to empower individuals to live according to their highest ideals and grandest dreams. He identifies the source of the ability to do so in the human brain, and thus considers its development as the most critical aspect of human progress. For this reason, he created Brain Education, which organizes the best of his programs into a profound five-step process for unleashing the brain's unlimited potential.
For more information about Ilchi Lee, please visit www.ilchi.com
The Body & Brain Holistic Yoga program is derived from the wisdom contained in a 9,000-year old sacred Asian text called the Chun Bu Kyung and the traditional Korean Sun Do practice.
Sun Do originated from the ancient Korean people in Northeast Asia. It was practiced as part of popular culture during the Dahngun era, from 2333-108 B.C., and then disappeared into the mountains where it continued to be practiced in secret by Sun Do masters for centuries.
From a modern perspective, Sun Do may be considered similar to other types of yoga, tai chi, meditation, or martial arts. Our practice includes most of the elements of these body and mind practices.