Welcome to Embodiment Matters with Erin Geesamnan Rabke and Carl Rabke

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We are Carl Rabke & Erin Geesaman Rabke. Together, we are honored to steward a living body of work we call Integrative Embodiment. We are Somatic Naturalists and Embodiment Mentors. Between us, we have more than 45 years of experience offering somatic education and bodywork. Passionate about our ongoing education, we have extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method, Structural Integration, Embodied Life Work, The Work That Reconnects, Tai Chi, Focusing, Ayurveda, Yoga & 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 grateful to say it infuses every aspect of our lives.


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Ultimately, all of our work is about helping people learn to grow embodied presence, intimacy with life, and courageous kindness toward what is. As Mary Oliver wrote, "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.

Thank you for visiting 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

The Wealth & Wisdom of Tenderness

25 Sep 2019

A note from Erin Hi friends, I’m writing from the spectacularly beautiful Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. In just a few hours, we’ll begin welcoming the participants for The Way of Tenderness retreat. the heart-shaped labyrinth at Casa del Sol  During my spacious almost 12-hour drive here on Monday, I…

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For the Love of Practice, A Big Mess + The Embodiment Lab is Open Today!

16 Sep 2019

A note from Carl:  Hello friends! I wanted to begin this morning with this piece from Fred Lamotte, who is such a beautiful embodiment of a contemporary mystic poet. This poem has been rocking my world all week: “May all beings be happy, and know the cause of happiness.” ~Sutra on the Four Immeasurables What is the…

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Why Do Feldenkrais?

10 Sep 2019

Why Do Feldenkrais? by Erin Geesaman Rabke Age gracefully I’m so inspired by my Feldenkrais teachers in their 80s. They continue to improve their movement habits even as they age – just as others their age seem to keep declining. Several years ago, one 80-year-old teacher of ours fell off his mountain bike and fractured his…

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