Zenshin Institute developed out of Masami and Chris Covey's combined work to research and promote awareness of the most supportive health practices.
Today, Zenshin Method reflects our Whole Person approach to Wellness: integrating our minds with our bodies' nutritional foundations, daily lifestyle patterns, movement, focused awareness, deep relaxation, listening, appropriate response, emotional intelligence, and personal narrative.
We work with individual and corporate clients in the Denver-metro area and remotely in the US, Canada, Japan, the UK and Europe.
Chris has supported individuals and groups internationally in Education, Health and Wellness since 1999 as a teacher, speaker, nonprofit program director, school administrator, group facilitator, and nationally recognized leader.
For Chris, nourishing every aspect of our lives—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—is the basis for Wellness and expressing our highest potential.
During his years in P-12 education, Chris witnessed an upsurge in health conditions among children—ADHD, depression, autism spectrum disorders, extreme allergic sensitivities, anxiety, etc. In 2008, suffering from his own health challenges, Chris transitioned from education to tackling a large home-building project full-time.
His years working with toxic building materials and practicing poor self-care led to rapid weight gain, brain fog, inflammation, hypothyroid conditions, and chronic exhaustion. This exacerbated old brain and spinal injuries, TBI-induced depression, and chronic pain from a severe mountain biking accident at age 18.
But after joining with Masami to reverse her MS diagnosis with diet and “lifestyle medicine”, Chris also experienced the powerful connection between the body’s functional nutritional needs and daily supportive habits—the twin foundations for healing and restoring overall health and wellbeing.
This led Chris to subsequent Wellness research and training as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and certified Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) practitioner. Through a combination of nutrition, heart-centering meditation, movement, breathing practices, and unlearning old habits, Chris restored his brain health, resolved his chronic pain, stabilized his metabolism, and shed 70 pounds of accumulated weight and toxicity.
Since his late teens, Chris has maintained a deep interest in meditative awareness and contemplative wisdom traditions. He is an active student of Universal Sufism, leads meditation groups, serves as a Guide for the Open Path Trainings, and is ordained as a Universalist Celebrant for life transitions and rites of passage.
Chris holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver, and an Hons. B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He serves as Director of Wellness for the Colorado State Patrol.
Masami believes that we are each our own primary healer.
An experienced Health Intuitive, somatic-body practitioner, Nutritional Therapist (NTP), Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), and applied linguist, Masami offers a dynamic framework for connecting our subtle “body language” with physiology, anatomy, emotion, nutrition, and lifestyle practices. She embraces the power of both scientific knowledge and focused intuition to reveal the interconnection of body, mind, and spirit.
Masami provides highly personalized health support for all ages, applying the foundations of nutritional science, Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), yoga therapy, breath work, and Ayurveda.
Nutrition has become a central aspect of Masami's work. After working with clients since 1999, she experienced a complete physical breakdown of her body with an initial diagnoses of Multiple Sclerosis in 2011, and injuries from a severe car accident in 2012. She discovered in her own practice that nutrition was the missing element in healing and supporting long-lasting health.
She and her husband, Chris, developed Zenshin Method, a whole-person approach that empowers individuals to become experts of themselves, and shine as who they are.
Masami was born and raised in Japan in a bi-cultural family, and she draws extensively from her blend of East-meets-West cultural, linguistic, and energy healing experience.
Masami holds a Master of Science in International Business from the University of Colorado-Denver, and a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), and E-RYT 500 Yoga Teacher/Trainer
Common Issues We Support
Individuals and Families
Environmental and seasonal allergies
Food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerance
Overactive or under-active immune function
Range of motion and flexibility, scar tissue release
Fatigue/Chronic fatigue, low energy
Weight gain/loss, weight maintenance
Chronic dieting, binge eating, emotional eating, orthorexia, loss of appetite, obsession with calories and exercise
Highly sensitive individuals with delicate digestive systems
Skin (rash, itchy, dry and flaky, acne, puffy), hair (thin, dandruff, gray), nail (ridges, break easily, thin), issues
Cardiovascular, short breath, high blood pressure
Chronic pain/fibromyalgia, lower back stiffness
Alignment and structural issues
Gastrointestinal issues: gas, bloating, acid reflux, indigestion
Anxiety, irritability, anger, emotional trauma, mood swings, lack of focus and concentration
Runny or drippy nose, chronic sinus issues, mucus, cough
Attention Deficit and Cognition, memory loss, foggy mind
Female health concerns: PMS, Hormonal imbalance, Primenopause and menopause
Male health concerns
Adrenal exhaustion and Thyroid disregulation
Blood Sugar dysregulation/Insulin Resistance
Pre and post surgery support
Pre-chemo, during chemo, and post-chemo
Team energy and productivity
Motivation and focus
Listening and responding
Emotional intelligence (EQ)
Customized wellness programs