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 (and more years than that in deep study.)

We are passionate about our ongoing education and about weaving the gifts of somatic work into the healing not only of our human community but our wider, wild world, today and into the future. We love to share the profound benefits of the beautiful lineages we carry with others.

We have extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method, Embodied Life Work, Structural Integration (Carl), The Work That Reconnects (Erin), Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Focusing, Soul Work, Grief Tending, The 19 Ways, Buddhist meditation in the traditions of Lojong and Dzogchen, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, and more.

We're also parents, writers, podcasters, permaculture gardeners, beekeepers, home-herbalists, and passionate learners. We are committed to liberatory love and courageous kindness in the service of healing and aimed toward dismantling of systems of oppression in our body-minds, our communities, our culture, and the wider world.

We are madly in love with each other and with this gorgeous animate Earth.

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 to grow embodied presence, courageous intimacy with life, and a liberating kindness toward what is, all aimed toward the thriving well-being of all beings who live on Earth now and into the future.

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." 

We believe with our whole hearts that embodiment matters deeply –

not only for 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

A Truer Belonging

06 Sep 2022

A note from Carl:  Last month I drove to Berkeley, CA, to attend a Circlesongs retreat with Bobby McFerrin. Much of the time when I mention Bobby McFerrin, people reply with “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” and while Bobby did write and perform the catchy, vocally instrumental tune, there is so much more to Bobby McFerrin! He…

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Your Animal Body

23 Aug 2022

Greetings beautiful human, This Saturday, I am teaching a Coming Home to Your Animal Body workshop. What is your animal body? This is a question that I love to simmer in. To me, animal body is not anything esoteric or shamanic, but rather our profoundly ordinary humanness. When Mary Oliver writes that “you only have to let…

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An Invitation to Revel In Praise

23 Aug 2022

A note from Erin: Hello, beautiful human, I hope you’re finding ways to delight in the season wherever you are adn whatever else is happening. Delight is necessary. Today I have an invitation for you. I have a new class starting on Wed. July 13th – and whether you join me or not, why not read the…

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