Born in wartime London in a Year of the Dragon, bombs raining all around,
Kris spent his teen years in the turbulence of Mau-Mau Kenya. At age fifteen the
Wakamba tribe initiated him as an honorary member. Dancing in their drum-circles
he witnessed the fire-bath, where adepts fell in flames and were unharmed. Military
action in South Arabia and Borneo introduced him to real-life death. Service with
the Gurkhas of Nepal steeped him in the culture and traditions of these Kaliworshippers
and their rituals of blood-sacrifice.
25 years in business and management followed, until Kris decided to change
his life, pursuing oriental healing and martial arts. In 1991, he set out to learn from
masters throughout Asia, Japan and USA. Impressed by the teachings of Mantak
Chia, Kris embraced the Tao.
In 1993 Kris came home, to found the London Tao Center and Zen School of
Shiatsu, the latter becoming in 2009 the first to be accredited by the British
Accreditation Council, and in 2010 by Middlesex University. In 2006 he founded the Healing NLP
Institute after training with Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna, pioneers of modern
shamanic practice through their work with altered states.
Taoist Master Trainer Kris Deva North integrates the principles of ancient
and Taoist traditions with modern Life-training
techniques from the Mind Dynamics of the 1970s to
state-of-the-art neuro-linguistic programming of the new millenium. His experiences living with Kali-worshippers of Nepal; travelling with a Thai Buddhist
monk; satsang with Shiva Saddhus in the Himalaya, Shamans of Africa, North America and Hawaii, and
Aboriginal men of high degree in Australia; darshan with the Dalai Lama; witnessing last rites in
Varanasi and puja with the Brahmins of Pushkar; practising the teachings of the Taoist Master Mantak
Chia; and his own taoist, tantric and shamanic meditations and teachings on death, life and beyond,
in jungle, mountains, city, beach and desert.
He has appeared on national TV in Taoist Tantric practice, in programmes such as Emma Freudís series
on Sex and Religion; Nick Hancockís Sex and Stopping; Carlton TV City Survival Guide; and was consulted
for the Sex Inspectors. In 2004 Channel 4 made an observational documentary on his work teaching the
Taoist practices to a group of celebrities on an unhabited island in the Andaman Sea...
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Kris has come full circle, living in London just three miles from where he was born. Continuing to step lightly in all worlds he travels and teaches with his beloved partner and shamanic twin-soul, Anamarta
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