Well Being Retreat Center - Event

Feldenkrais® & Embodied Life™ Retreat

with Brenda Rasch

November 10 - 13, 2022

Photo of Bredna Rasch, P.T.

Brenda Rasch is a Physical Therapist with thirty plus years of practice specializing in working with autoimmune diseases and chronic pain, anxiety and stress disorders, orthopedics, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and industrial medicine.

Brenda was the first physical therapist in East Tennessee certified in the Feldenkrais Method ®, has been a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner since 2003 and a Healing Touch Certified Instructor since 2011. She completed the 3 year Embodied Life™ Mentorship Program with Russell Delman in California and has been teaching meditation over 10 years.

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.

COVID Considerations: If Covid conditions still warrant an outdoor venue, sessions will be held at the 1,800 square foot open-air Powell River Pavilion. Heated blankets will be available and  cabins will be single occupancy unless you have a friend or a partner that you choose to share a cabin with.

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. In early November, there should be a lot of color.

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 November 10, 2022. 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 with Brenda for tuition first or you can go directly to Brenda's Store to register.

then with Well Being Retreat Center for Accommodations using the form below.

Accommodations - Meals & Lodging


Accommodations range from $275-$550, depending on housing option selected. This includes your 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.

Well Being Foundation's Policy with regard to Covid is HERE

Contact & Questions


Please contact Brenda if you have questions about the content of the retreat at: brendaraschpt@gmail.com or call Brenda at 865-363-6416.  

Contact Patty@WellBeingCC.org or at 423-626-9000 if you have questions about facilities or accommodations.

Please Use the Form Below to Register:  After you have "Previewed" your Registration form, scroll again to bottom of page to "Submit" your registration.