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Feldenkrais® & Embodied Life™ Retreat

with Brenda Rasch, PT

October 31 - November 3, 2024

Photo of Bredna Rasch, P.T.

Brenda Rasch, PT, PC, began her career as a physical therapist, but was increasingly drawn to course work and learning that moved beyond the traditional medical framework of understanding human health and movement, In 1997 she became the first physical therapist in East Tennessee certified in the Feldenkrais Method ®

During a routine session with one of her PT clients she was introduced to Healing Touch and experienced a profound change, launching her into the study of Energy Medicine through the Healing Touch Program. She became certified as a practitioner in 2003 and was a charter member and former Board member of Healing Touch of East Tennessee. She became a Healing Touch Certified Instructor in 2011, teaching Level 1 and Level 2 classes.

In 2011 she completed the Embodied Life Mentorship Program with Russell Delman in California and began leading retreats based in these teachings. (See description below)

During her thirty plus years of PT experience she has brought this holistic approach into her physical therapy practice, specializing in working with autoimmune diseases and chronic pain, anxiety and stress disorders, orthopedics, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.

About the Feldenkrais® and Embodied Life™ Retreat


Brenda's Feldenkrais® and Embodied Life™ Retreat will include three primary aspects:

Embodied Meditation – to develop the capacity to sit quietly with whatever arises and bring openness and kindness to the thoughts, feelings and sensations that arise from moment to moment.

Feldenkrais Method ® movement lessons – movement education that teaches you to move with greater ease and efficiency so you can enjoy life more.  It’s also one of the most effective stress reduction techniques around.  Enjoy better posture, breathing and coordination as well as greater mental and physical flexibility. The lessons are fascinating and fun!

Guided Inquiry – includes a variety of awareness practices to bring warm-hearted attention to challenging mental/emotional states and grow neural patterns to “hard-wire” life giving states such as gratitude and wholeness.

Photo of Kayakers at Brenda Rasch's retreat at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, TN

Time for Recreation & Relaxation


There will be time to enjoy the 160 acres of rural Tennessee land and the 2 1/2 miles of Powell River frontage.

If our weekend is warm there will be an option for canoeing or kayaking, in addition to hiking, birdwatching, and stargazing. 

The Well Being Retreat Center offers a conducive environment for this event: quiet natural spaces, climate controlled main event room, and delicious healthy food.

What Participants Have Said about Brenda's Retreats

I come away feeling more comfortable- physically, mentally and emotionally in my own body. My pain is less. I am moving easier and more accepting of myself in all ways. This has been amazing and wonderful!”

“There is something really special about the way Feldenkrais and the “Just Sit” style of meditation compliment each other and allow you to go deeper into each.”

“Moving away from everyday life gives me moments to reflect on my life, changes to make and elements that don’t need to change.”

Photo of Group from Brenda Rasch's 2016 Embodied Life Retreat at Well Being Retreat Center

Feldenkrais® and Embodied Life™ Retreat Schedule


The retreat begins with supper Thursday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday. Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday October 31, 2024. Silence is observed each evening through breakfast the following day. There are morning and evening meditations. Class time is spent in various experiential exercises, guided inquiry, movement lessons and conversation and talks. There is also unscheduled time each day allowing for ample breaks for self reflection, reading, journaling, napping, walking and hiking.

Registration Process


Please Register using the form below.

NOTE:  If your current financial  circumstances would prevent you from attending this retreat, please contact Brenda about a possible tuition discount at 

Tuition and Accommodations (Meals & Lodging)

Registration for this event, including Tuition and Accommodations, ranges from $685 - $1,010, depending on the lodging option selected. This includes your tuition, meals, snacks, and lodging. Food provided will be mostly gluten-free non-vegetarian with a vegetarian option and a dairy free option at each meal. Lodging is available on a first come, first serve basis; there are a limited number of single rooms. For pictures of the lodging options, go here. Our "Tiny Houses" will also be available as "Private Cabin" options. The Tiny Houses are one room cabins with AC, private bathroom, kitchenette, deck and a huge view. There is also a low cost option for camping by the river. Bring your own tent or use the three sided AT-style Shelters with restrooms with hot showers nearby.

Go here to review Well Being's Accommodations Policies.

Contact & Questions

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Brenda:

If you have any questions about the accommodations, please contact Patty Bottari:; Tel: 423-626-9000; Text: 408-510-0660


Please Use the Form Below to Register:  

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