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Well Being Retreat Center - Event

Bodywork for Depression & Anxiety

July 29 - August 1, 2020



Open to the public  --- Massage Therapists receive 21 NCBTMB CE’s

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Tracey Moon

Sharon Nash

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The Well Being Retreat Center is on 158 acres an hour north of Knoxville and is an off-the-beaten path oasis.  Surrounded by the Powell River on three sides this is a vibrationally potent sanctuary of peace and natural beauty.

Tuition:  $400 early registration price before June 15th, afterwards $450 • Hold your spot with a $100 deposit


Location:  Well Being Retreat Center, 376 Well Being Circle, Tazewell, TN 37879 (GPS: use 557 Narrows Road, Tazewell)

Dates & Times:  Check-in begins Wednesday evening July 29th check in (4:00 - 5:30 pm) and supper at 6:00 pm with the program beginning 9 am Wednesday July 30th and ending Saturday August 1st at 5 pm. 

If you would like to arrive sooner or stay later, please make prior arrangements with or call Patty at 423-626-9000.

Course Description:


Depression and anxiety has become an epidemic in our society with more people than ever seeking relief through both conventional and alternative methods. Trauma, loss, and the everyday challenges of daily life can create constriction and loss of connection in the physical and emotional body. From these big and small traumas, our body begins to form in a way that sets in fatigue, exhaustion, distress, difficulty focusing, irritability and physical pain.

The physical toll of depression and anxiety reveals itself in the body through tension, pain, misalignment and discomfort. In this course you will learn specific hands-on massage techniques that unwind targeted areas of the body that have been contracted, bringing more flow and movement into the structure. We will look at the science behind depression and anxiety, what is happening in the brain as well as the importance of understanding conventional treatments. We will explore emotional anatomy, including how the body is shaped by our thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and discuss how mindfulness practices can help free us from negative thought patterns. We will incorporate movement and grounding body-centered practices can help support a distressed emotional body system.

You will learn simple body-centered practices to help people feel more alive, connected and embodied through breath, bioenergetics, massage and compassionate presence. Through these embodied practices you will discover the body’s innate ability to recalibrate, reset and restore to its natural flow, beyond depression and anxiety.

This hands-on and highly experiential class is intended for the bodywork practitioner to support clients in the healing of depression and anxiety however, this training is open to everyone interested in empowering massage and bodywork tools to help feel more vital in everyday life.


Tell me more about the on-site accommodations at the Retreat Center?

We highly recommend taking advantage of this retreat location and staying onsite, particularly if you live more than 30 minutes from the Well Being Retreat Center.  The Well Being Retreat Center offers a variety of accommodations including tent camping, cabinettes, shared cabins or a private cabin.  To read more about the accommodation options, click here.  Please note that accommodations are assigned by The Well Being Retreat Center on a first come, first served basis.  After you have registered online for the training, download the housing application and follow the instructions to reserve your accommodations and meals.  Housing fees are payable directly to Well Being Foundation. Costs listed below are per person for 3 nights and include three meals daily.

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Accommodation Pricing (9 Meals & 3-Nights Lodging)

• $225 Tent camping or RV (without hookup)

• $270 Double Cabinette (short walk to bathroom)

• $320 Single occupancy bedroom in Cabin w/shared bathroom 

* $330 Double occupancy bedroom in Cabin w/shared bathroom

• $420 Single occupancy bedroom in Cabin w/shared bathroom

• $375 Double occupancy in Private Cabin w/private bathroom

• $485 Single occupancy in Private Cabin w/private bathroom

Are meals available during the training?

Yes, meals are included with your accommodations price if you are staying on-site. Meals will be soy-free, mostly gluten free, non-vegetarian meals with a vegetarian option at each meal. Vegetarian may include eggs and dairy, either as a separate option or in limited quantities in a cooked dish. All meals contain fresh organic and local ingredients, when possible.  If you have any food restrictions or dietary needs, please let us know in advance. 

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Can I room with someone I know?

Yes.  When you register for your accommodations you can indicate that you would like to share a room with someone you know.  If you are traveling alone and would like shared accommodations, the Well Being Retreat Center will pair you with a same-gender roommate.


I would prefer to commute rather than stay on-site, are there any additional fees?

As a commuter you pay the $400 early registration price cost of the training plus the Well Being Conference center collects a $20/day fee as a site usage fee that includes use of the facility, snacks but no lunches.  If you’d like lunch included, the commuter fee will be $32/day.  It is highly recommended that you stay onsite for this training.

Will there be time in the schedule for rest, hiking or kayaking?

The training runs from 9am-6pm each day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a one hour break for lunch.  Accommodations arrivals begin on Wednesday evening, July 29th.  You may wish to stay a day after the training as well to enjoy the beauty of the retreat center. There are plenty of places to hike and kayaks are available and included in the price.

Can I add on days if I want to extend my stay?

Yes.  To add additional days, please arrange this when booking your accommodations and meals through the Well Being Retreat Center.


I’m a massage therapist – will I receive continuing education hours for this training?

Yes.  Bodywork for Depression and Anxiety is NCBMTB Approved for 21 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB.  If you are a licensed massage therapist in the State of Georgia – please read important details here about your continuing education credit.


I am not a massage therapist, can I take this training?

Yes, this training is open to anyone who has an interest in this topic. Massage therapists receive 21 NCBTMB CE’s.

What do I bring?

You will receive a welcome email after registering with a list of what to bring and how to book your accommodations (if you are not commuting).  This email arrives within 24-48 hours of your registration.  If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam box and add the email to your contacts.  We’ll need one massage table for every two people plus sheets, pillows and a blanket.

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How do I get to the Well Being Conference Center?

The retreat center is 1 hour 15 minutes north of Knoxville, TN;  2 1/4 hours west of Asheville, NC; and 4 hours east of Nashville  Directions can be found here.


Please register first for the course tuition HERE ($400 until June 15th) or call 919-907-0579 You may hold your spot in the training with a $100 deposit, with final payment due in June.

After you register for the tuition with Sharon & Tracey, please make arrangements for your accommodations (meals and lodging) at Well Being Retreat Center in Tazewell, Tennessee using the form below.


Accommodations range from $225 to $485 depending on lodging choice. Accommodation Policies for Well Being Retreat Center are HERE.


If you choose to commute to the sessions each day rather than stay onsite, contact Sharon and Tracey at 919-907-0579 or at

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