Welcome to Embodiment Matters with Erin Geesamnan Rabke and Carl Rabke

We're honored to welcome you to our online home!

We are Carl Rabke & Erin Geesaman Rabke. Together, we are honored to steward a living body of work we call Integrative Embodiment. We describe ourselves as Somatic Naturalists and Embodiment Mentors. Between us, we have more than 50 years of experience offering somatic education and bodywork. We are passionate about our ongoing education and about how all of this work applies to the state of the world today and into the future.

We have extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method, Structural Integration (Carl), The Work That Reconnects (Erin), Embodied Life Work, Tai Chi, Focusing, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and more. We're also parents, writers, podcasters, long-time meditators, passionate learners, and are madly in love with each other. We not only engage in this work professionally; we're deeply grateful to say it infuses every aspect of our lives.


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Ultimately, all of our work is about helping people to grow embodied presence, intimacy with life, and courageous kindness toward what is, all dedicated toward the well being of Life on Earth.

We can't say it any better than Mary Oliver:

"You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." 

It's true.

We believe with our whole hearts that embodiment matters deeply – not only to our personal well-being, but for the healing of our world.

Warmest welcome to our online home!


“Erin and Carl Rabke are two of the most awake, compassionate, and embodied practitioners I have worked with. Both of them bring inspiration, subtlety and exquisite nuance to their instruction. They are deeply in touch with their audience and I would entrust anyone to their reliable hands.”

Diane Musho Hamilton, author of Everything is Workable and The Zen of You and Me

No Place I’d Rather Be

06 Aug 2021

A note from Carl:   Hello, friend, I hope this finds you well.   I’m wondering as you are reading this if you might pause and open attention downward to include the felt connection with the ground underneath you. The direct sensations of your feet, your pelvis, maybe your back – wherever you are in…

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Embodied Beatitudes

25 Jul 2021

A work in progress by Erin Geesaman Rabke Blessed are those whose bellies are free – swelling with every breath and posturing for no one; they shall know ease in their own skin and sense the truth of things, both of which shall remain hidden from those who perform and posture to please others. Blessed…

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Congratulations if You Have Changed

02 Apr 2021

A note from Erin:  Hello, beautiful human, It’s been a while since we’ve written! We hope this note finds you in awe and feeling grateful simply to be alive and breathing in this beautiful world on this fresh morning. I’m thinking of Wendell Berry’s line, “Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.” Why…

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