“It’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.” – Br. David Steindl Rast

A note from Carl

By Carl | April 1, 2013

“Serious mind is always exhausted,but play mind always has energy.” -Thinley Norbu Rinpoche “Through awareness, we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom at almost any age.” – Moshe Feldenkrais “This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And…

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Trusting Your Hut (that’s not a typo), Sharing Your Gifts & Poems for Spring

By Erin | March 27, 2013

Carl and I had great fun on our date night this week dreaming up and planning out our teaching schedule through January 2014. There’s SO much that wants to come through the two of us, and we both feel we’re just barely opening the flood gates to allow it to emerge. I hope you’ll take…

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4 Powerful Questions and a favorite Mary Oliver poem

By Erin | December 20, 2012

Winter is surely here. It was just 19 degrees when I woke up this morning. Now I’m sitting by the fire in our very quiet house. Just me and my cat Bhakti, who is stretched out in a sunbeam, while Carl and Mesa are out adventuring at my parents’ ranch. A rare time of quiet…

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Self-Awareness Through Movement

By Erin | November 22, 2012

Thursday Evenings 6:30-7:45pm @ Pinnacle Performance 1515 s 1100 e We’re so pleased to be joining Pinnacle Performance and sharing our ongoing Feldenkrais classes at their beautiful new location. Feel free to join us and a great group of folks for an evening of somatic explorations. Drop in to a class or sign up for…

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Improve the Way You Walk

By Erin | November 22, 2012

Sunday 11/18 1-3:30 pm at Avenues Yoga 68 K Street I snicker when I remember someone saying to me that they attended one of our walking classes, so they “had that” and didn’t need to revisit the topic. I laughed because, gosh, after many years of exploring lessons in this realm myself, I STILL learn…

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Liberate Your Hips

By Erin | November 22, 2012

Saturday  November 3 1-4:30 at Avenues Yoga 68 K Street Who doesn’t need this ? And even those of us who’ve done hip-liberating lessons before – with all the sitting most of us do, a refresher is always helpful. Lessons for liberating the hips are among our favorites in the Feldenkrais repertoire – and perfectly…

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Embodied Essentials: Ground, Center and Breath

By Erin | November 22, 2012

A weekend immersion (our last of 2012) October 27-28 9:30-5pm each day at Vitalize Studio in Sugarhouse 2154 s Highland Drive We’re thrilled to have a whole weekend to explore three of the most important somatic principles and practices to support a vibrant, embodied life: Your connection to the ground An ability to move and live from…

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Avenues Yoga – Teacher Training

By Erin | November 22, 2012

In January, Avenues Yoga begins a yoga teacher training in which I (Erin) will be guest-teaching over 3 weekends. I’m delighted to be co-teaching this training along with my dear friends and colleagues, Erin Menut, Peter Francyk, and Charlotte Bell. Click here for more details.

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Annual Restorative Retreat

By Erin | November 22, 2012

Annual Restorative Retreat at Snowbird with Erin: New format 9am-4pm Saturday, 10-5pm Sunday. Limited space. Spa access included. $125 each day, preregistration required. The retreat is now full. Contact me if you’d like to be on a waiting list: ErinGeesamanRabke@gmail.com

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“Save It For a Shark Attack”

By Carl | November 1, 2012

“Save it for a shark attack” is a phrase that that Erin and I have been offering each other lately as a humorous reminder. This summer when we went to visit my mom who lives on Cape Cod, there was a good amount of Great White Shark presence in everyone’s consciousness.  Our shark-obsessed 2 year…

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When I Met My Muse

By Carl | October 25, 2012

What a delight to be surprised by snow on the green leaves this morning. A couple weeks ago when we attended Michael Meade’s workshop on “Discovering Your Genius” he reminded me of a favorite poem of mine from William Stafford that feels perfect for a snowy October morning… When I Met My Muse I glanced…

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The quickest way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans.

By Erin | October 18, 2012

My best friend during junior high and high school spent her early years in Texas, and I think that’s why she was a fount of creative snappy sayings I’d never heard before. One I never forgot (and in fact remember often) is this: The quickest way to make God laugh is to tell him your…

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Peaches, Your Lovely Bones & Registration opens today for Restorative Retreat

By Erin | October 4, 2012

This morning I’m writing from our red couch with my feet in a sunbeam, soaking up the warmth. It’s fall alrighty! Porch weather is not over yet, but I’m craving cozy this morning. We had a wonderful trip to Crestone – and now we’re happy to be home, batteries fully recharged after our retreat, and…

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Greetings from Crestone, Colorado!

By Carl | September 27, 2012

After a glorious drive with rainbows, illuminated aspens, more shades of reds and yellows than language can describe – we have arrived in this amazing little town of Crestone for a mediation retreat with one of our teachers, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. We love this town. Take a tiny Colorado mountain town at the base of…

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Embodied Essentials Series- 25 Essential Movement Lessons

By Krista | January 10, 2000

The Foundation: Feet, Ankles, Knees and the Connection with the Ground A series of 25 audio lessons that focus on essential movement presented by both Erin and Carl. You’ll be able to download each audio on your own device.     $100 Lesson One- Carl- Connecting to an Alive Ground Lesson Two  Erin- Movement of the Feet…

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Effortless Upright Sitting

By Krista | January 9, 2000

Let’s face it, we all sit too much. The hours we logged in our childhood desks, the times behind the wheel, in front of the screen…Well, this lesson can help to make that sitting easier, less shlumpy- remember there is a frame that you can rest on, its called a skeleton. $10

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