Free Resources from our Hearts to Yours

Hello, dear ones! We’d love to share some resources with you from our recent free/by-donation online classes we’ve hosted.

They’ve been wonderful!!! In case you missed them live, here are recordings for your use at home.

First – Embodied Support for Trying Times with Erin was recorded 3/15/20.

You can access the recording here.


Second, Erin hosted an online Poetry Party 3/18/20 and was joined by 60 lovely souls from around the world, many of whom shared gorgeous poems. Listen here!

Here’s the list of poems that were shared.

Erin shared:
Instructions for the Journey by Pat Schneider
We Are Of A Tribe by Alberto Rios
The Dakini Speaks by Jennifer Welwood
From Grace : Pandemic by Lynn Ungar
From Brooke : From Poetry of Presence, Untitled by Kabir (translated by Robert Bly) page 52
From Judy Swenson: William Blake – The Blossom from Songs of Innocence and Experience
From Elisabeth : Blessing in the Chaos by John O’Donohue from the book “To Bless the space between us”
From Megan Brown : Invitation by Mary Oliver
From Morley Wilkinson : Working Together by David Whyte from ” The House of Belonging”
From Annie King: Poem by Mirza Ghalib, a Persian Poet from the 16th century called For The Raindrop
From Laura Baumgart: Stop with Me by Brooke McNamara from the book “Feed Your Vow”
From Carl Rabke A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke
From Debbie Fetters: You Will Lose Everything by Jeff Foster
From Debbie Fetters: Hopi Elders Prophecy ~ We are the ones we have been waiting for
From Jessica Frogley: postscript by Seamus Heaney
From Melissa Zuckerman: as I began to love myself, by Charlie Chaplin
From Michael: from Rilke’s Book of Hours – love poems to God, not sure of the title but the first line is: Dear darkening ground,
From Michael: “Boast of quietness” by Jorge Louis Borges
From Renée Athay: “Ode to Buttoning and Unbuttoning My Shirt” by Ross Gay
From Floria Hester: Hafiz = I saw you dancing
From Narelle Carter-Quinlan: I have a poem, a process, by Aboriginal Elder Tyson Yunkaporta. His book, ‘Sand Talk’
From Tori Petersen: Lockdown ~ Fr. Richard Hendrick, OFM
From Megan Brown: An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans -Written by Kristin Flyntz
From Erin: an untitled poem by Fred LaMotte from the book The Fire of Darkness, opening line “Now here are some instructions for the night.”

Third, Carl & Erin co-led a class called Essential Practices for Challenging Times on 3/21/20.

You can access that recording here. 

Lastly, on 3/28/20, Carl hosted a free class called Grounded & Spacious.

You can access that recording here. 

If you’d like to be notified of future free classes, please make sure to sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the page.

You may also wish to follow us on Facebook (look us up by name) or Instagram (embodimentmatters.)

We also have two free Feldenkrais lessons for you!

Here is a lesson working with The Power of Self-Touch with Erin.

Here is a lesson that works with Softening the Chest with Carl.


Lastly, if you’d like to make a donation, here are some details on how. We know that many folks, like us, are experiencing an extreme drop in income, so please know it’s not necessary. These are offered from our hearts with a wish to be of help. Anything you are inspired to offer is received with ginormous gratitude. Thank you!

You can send donations via PayPal to or via Venmo to @Carl-Rab

Wishing you well in every way,

Erin & Carl

Also – if you would like more such resources and excellent support during these times, please join us in the Embodiment Lab!

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By training and profession, I am a somatic educator. Over the past 25+ years I have trained in and taught modern dance, tai chi, Indian and Tibetan yoga, yoga therapy (specializing in back pain). I completed a 4-year professional Feldenkrais training in 2007 and a 3-year Embodied Life training in 2014. I also study and work with somatic meditation and the profound practice of embodied inner listening known as Focusing.