August 26, 2014

CHEK Course Completions and Faculty Jator Pierre

Happy Tuesday!

Through my years of leading the CHEK Tribe, I have the great fortune of getting to know a lot of loving, smart people who dedicate their lives to the CHEK Mission!

Congratulations to our newest Exercise Coaches and Golf Whole In One Specialists!


CHEK Faculty Ashley Mazurek taught an amazing group of students in Dallas, Texas earlier in the month. Beautiful as she is inside and out, Ashley loves her students and strives to inspire and empower her students with solid grounding of my teachings! Thank you Ashley for bringing your spirit into your work.


Likewise, CHEK Faculty Donal Carr recently completed teaching the Golf Performance Specialist Course in Sydney. Any course with Donal Carr will provide you with the foundation of my teachings. Donal is very knowledgeable and has a great ability to simplify difficult concepts showing how the body is a system of systems. Thank you Donal for continuing to share my mission in Australia!

One of our newest CHEK Instructors, Jator Pierre, finished teaching his second HLC 1 course in San Fransisco to a full class.


I have already had excellent feedback on Jator’s teaching style, and the deep practical wisdom he shares with his students. It is lovely to see my instructors grow and share their wisdom with their students and Jator has really “filled my boots”.

As a man who’s taught thousands of courses and workshops all over the world, ready for a rest, it is a real blessing to have such great, passionate, AUTHENTIC instructors like Jator out there sharing my CHEK Institute legacy.

I got excellent feedback on your teaching from Mike Salemi (left on the picture above). He’s VERY impressed with you Jator, so that was lovely to hear.

I’m proud of you for all your hard work, growth and development!! Well done and Big Love Hug Jator!

I’ve included here in this post a little bit about Jator’s approach that he shared with me recently:

Is it “ok” to be a SNAIL as a C.H.E.K practitioner?

The snail has become or has always been my power “animal”

I have had a love affair with snails since childhood. I used to run around day-care looking for snails slowly crossing walkways; I would pick up as many as possible to protect them from being stepped on.

Fast forward to present day….

The snail to me has become symbolic of my journey, or at least how I feel about my journey in this moment.

The snail carries his home with him wherever he goes. For me this represents learning to accept all of me, I carry all of me wherever I travel consciously and unconsciously. It also represents that I can be home no matter where I travel, as home is simply an aspect of my perception. Lastly it represents that I do have a healthy ego, it is becoming softer but is necessary aspect of my life and experience.

The more parts of self I integrate and learn to love all of me, possibly the less co-dependent of others I become to meet my emotional needs. This may reduce – judgment, ownership, guilt, shame, blame, resentment, fear and jealously.

In essence if I learn to accept the “house (shell)” I have created for myself, I become less likely to look to others to fill my perceived conscious and sub-conscious needs, which I hope creates freedom for all of us to be more authentic, and move with less fear.

The snail moves slowly. For me this represents the ability to be aware/present in each moment, to breathe, to observe, to respond, to choose, to be open to the surprises that come each day.

One can still MOVE fast – To be a snail within is to be, methodical, observant, thoughtful, mindful, paced, balanced no matter what the external reality presents.

Lastly, the snail lays a smooth substance to glide over any terrain. To me this represents the ability to navigate any life situation knowing there is always a smooth substance of LOVe guiding me, and supporting me.

This substance allows me to find safety in any situation, not through denial of the challenge, but through embracing the challenge and finding purpose in all that life presents.

In my experience of being a C.H.E.K Practitioner I find myself surrounded by rabbits (not a negative) I just have never been a rabbit.

I find parts of myself wanting to keep up with the rabbits, this course that course, continual search outside of myself for answers and more tools.

The snail reminds me to be present with the material, knowledge, and wisdom I currently have and to master this before moving on to more.

The path of the snail for me is mastery of self.



Thank you to all my Faculty Team who bring their brilliance and authenticity to all their students. Together we are making a healthier and more functionally fit world!

If you would like to know more about the CHEK Institute’s teaching schedule, please visit to learn where one of these Instructors will be in your area.

Or attend Ashley Mazurek’s upcoming CHEK Webinar: Is Stress Making Your Pants Tight, Wednesday, August 27, 9am PT.

Much Love and chi!

Paul Chek