January 2014: A Celebration of Life
Ewald Erich Meggersee: 21 September 1944 - 7 December 2013


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ewald Meggersee, co-founder of Body Stress Release.


Body Stress Release practitioners around the world are mourning his loss. He was not only a teacher and mentor but also a dear friend to many of us and, in the words of Boetie Toerien, BSR practitioner and tutor, “he was also a healer, guide, wise man, mercurial mind, great heart and a generous soul”. He was also a wonderful storyteller and was blessed with an incredible sense of humour.

We are all enormously grateful for his part in the development of BSR, and the changes to the quality of life experienced by so many around the world. Tens of thousands of people have benefited from BSR and his legacy will continue in the gift of the knowledge of the BSR technique that he passed to each one of us who practices BSR. Over 25 years later BSR has spread globally and is now practiced in over 15 countries around the world.

Ewald’s family held a private cremation in South Africa and scattered his ashes on the afternoon of Saturday 21st December in the newly established orchard of the home he shared with his new wife, Arianne.

As a mark of respect practitioners around the world have been gathering to celebrate his remarkable life.

Practitioners in the UK came together to share their memories of Ewald and remember the man that gave us all so much. The UK Association is planning a more permanent memorial in Ewald’s memory, which will be arranged in coming months.

Ewald was delighted and excited at the expansion of BSR with the opening of a European Academy under the guidance of Gail Meggersee, co-founder and head of the South African Academy. The European Academy will be run just outside Dorchester in Dorset in November 2014 to cater for the growth of BSR in Europe and the Northern hemisphere.


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