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Feldenkrais & Embodied Life Retreat

with Brenda Rasch

April 11 - 14, 2024

Photo of Bredna Rasch, P.T.

Brenda Rasch

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.

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. She has been teaching meditation for over 15 years.

About the Spring Feldenkrais and Embodied Life Retreat

Brenda's Feldenkrais 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.

Time for Recreation & Relaxation

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

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.”

Spring Feldenkrais and Embodied Life Retreat Schedule

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

The retreat begins with supper Thursday evening and ends with lunch on Sunday. Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday April 11, 2024. Silence is observed each evening through breakfast the following day, and all day Saturday. 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 brendaraschpt@gmail.com

Accommodations - Meals & Lodging

Accommodations range from $725-$1,055, depending on housing option selected. This includes tuition, your meals, snacks, lodging, and all applicable fees. 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 served basis; there are a limited number of single rooms. For pictures of the lodging options, go here

Go here to review Well Being's Accommodations Policies.

Contact & Questions

Please contact Brenda if you have questions about the content of the retreat

Brenda Rasch, 865-363-6416.  

 If you have questions about facilities or accommodations, contact Patty:

patty@wellbeingcc.org; Tel: 423-626-9000; Text: 408-510-0660

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