Embodied Life™ Teachers – US Teachers

California | Illinois | New York | Tennessee | Washington | Utah


Mary Owen, MFT California

As a psychotherapist, a teacher and a clinical supervisor, I have loved working creatively with individuals, groups, couples, children and whole families for 35+ years. Working with Russell Delman as an embodied life student, inspires and opens me to listen deeply and far more gently and kindly to my body, mind and spirit than I ever experienced before. I bring this presence to my work with others.

I use many modalities including: careful, attuned listening; teaching and guiding meditation; practicing communication skills and body-oriented therapies: Whole Body Focusing, Gestalt, Family Sculpture, Sensorimotor, LOMI, Hakomi and movement awareness. Together with clients’ active participation, we discover what works best on their path to healing old wounds and current stressors. We cultivate awareness of the moment and tend to the quality of our relationship as we work.

For more information write or call:
Email: maryowen2@yahoo.com
Phone: (510) 888-2102

Athena Kyle, P.T.
San Francisco, Ca

I have been a physical therapist for 30 years, a cranio-sacral therapist for over 20 years, a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner since 1993, and a graduate of the inaugural Embodied Life™ Mentorship Program. Over the years, I have evolved and integrated everything I learned in a very unique way which maximizes the results my clients experience. My one-on-one manual therapy approach is customized for each person’s individual needs.

I founded Advanced Physical Therapy in San Francisco in 1986. This private practice is dedicated to promoting services with a commitment to excellence in the compressive treatment of the whole person. The goal is to address and achieve improvement of the client’s symptomatic areas while integrating the persons mind, body, and spirit, and connecting them to the world around them.

My clients take an active role in learning and participating in achieving their goals. This work is done with compassion, creativity, and dedication. Russell’s teachings have deepened my work in a profound and tangible way. Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Advanced Physical Therapy
Phone: (415) 563-1616


MarySusan Chen PT
Forest, Or

As a Physical Therapist who has always felt a strong spiritual connection and longing, the Embodied Life™ work has given me practices to integrate mind, body and spirit in a true unfolding of life. It would be my pleasure to share what I have learned and guide you along your journey.

Embodied Life sessions can guide you in finding your ‘balance’ through presence, meditation, movement, breathing, and guided Focusing sessions. These can be done in groups, individually or over the phone.

As a Feldenkrais® teacher, I offer Awareness Through Movement® classes through the Park District of Oak Park and Functional Integration® in my River Forest office. I use these skills, plus biofeedback, in providing Physical Therapy for patients with chronic pain at Marianjoy’s Oakbrook Terrace office.

Website: www.marysusanchen.byregion.net
Email: marysusanchen@gmail.com
(708) 771-4283 (Private Office)
(630) 909-6570 (Marianjoy)


Carol Delmonico
Bend, Or

As a Professional Life Coach I help busy people who thrive on serving others but are missing a deep connection with themselves. If you have a sense of “something missing in you” this body of work may be of great value. Having graduated from the Embodied Life™ Mentorship Program I now offer clients guided relaxation, a guided inquiry process and the many moment to moment ways to reconnect to presence. These practices will help you to be more present, awake and joyful in your life. I offer Embodied Life Classes and workshops which include sitting meditation, movement and guided inquiry. Please feel free to contact me or visit my website or blog for more information.

“Out beyond right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field I’ll meet you there” – Rumi

Website: www.intobalancecoaching.com
Email: carol@intobalancecoaching.com
Blog: intobalancecoaching.wordpress.com

Andrew Scott
Bend, Or

Email: andrewscott.lac@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 480-9785

Allison Suran
Bend, Or

I am a physical therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner and currently my primary focus is on working with people in chronic pain. My goal is not necessarily to get rid of the pain but to help my clients develop a different relationship with their pain and themselves. Please visit my website for more information. My primary class focus at this time includes learning about the Brain and Pain, Simple ways to include stress and pain reduction into your daily life, and learning to improve relaxation and sleep patterns.

Sharry Teague, MS
Ashland, Or

Hello, I’m Sharry Teague. I’d love to assist you in experiencing greater meaning, love, and joy in your life. As a Certified Focusing Guide and Embodied Life™ Guide, I offer Focusing in one-to-one sessions. If you are a student of the Embodied Life work, I offer special discounts. I especially love supporting people in the beginning stages of learning Focusing. I provide consultation, trouble-shooting and tutorials to help you overcome any stumbling blocks on your path to becoming a confident Focuser and/or a skilled companion.

I live in Ashland, Oregon and can work in person with you in the Rogue Valley. Or we can work by phone or on Skype. For more information (and some free resources) visit my website. I welcome your questions by phone (541.488.8016) or email.

Website: www.LifeInTheFlowLane.com
Email: sharry@LifeInTheFlowLane.com
Phone: (541) 488-8016

New York

Donna Nisha Cohen, MS, CYT
Stone Ridge, New York

I am a certified yoga teacher and a graduate of the Embodied Life™ Mentorship Program. The style of yoga that I teach is influenced by the movement work of Russell Delman. There is an emphasis on slow, simple postures grounded in breath and awareness. I am very interested in having people discover how to “experience the physical aliveness in their bodies exactly as it is”. I offer yoga and meditation classes and private sessions. I also offer Guided Self-Inquiry sessions with individuals which emphasizes learning to deeply listen to yourself by being deeply listened to. I am currently beginning ongoing Embodied Life™ Classes and Workshops which include movement, sitting practice, and self-inquiry influenced by focusing. Please visit my website and/or call or write with any questions.

Website: www.yogaonduckpond.com
Email: nisha328@earthlink.net
Phone: (845) 687-4836


Brenda Rasch, PT
Knoxville, TN

My practice is to help each individual reach their full potential by moving out of pain and discovering ease and joy in movement and life. I am a physical therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner® and Embodied Life™ teachings permeate all that I do. Please visit my website or call me for more information.

Website: www.BrendaRaschPT.com
Email: BrendaRaschPT@gmail.com
Phone: (865) 363-6416


Carol A. Trenga, PhD, GCFP, CYT
Greater Seattle, WA area

Carol is available for private consultations, small and large group classes, and in-house business workshops based on the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education, Yoga, and The Embodied Life™, which combines movement, meditation and guided inquiry. Her classes emphasize mindfulness, integrated movement, and stress reduction. She has taught and presented workshops in the Seattle area and central Washington.

Carol is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Certified Yoga Teacher. She holds a Ph.D. from the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, where she worked in health research for 17 years. Please contact Carol at ctrenga@gmail.com for more information.


Carl Rabke and Erin Geesaman Rabke

Carl Rabke and Erin Geesaman Rabke steward a living body of work called Integrative Embodiment. Between them, they have more than 45 years of experience offering somatic education and bodywork. Passionate about their ongoing education, they have extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method, Yoga & Yoga Therapy, Structural Integra- tion, Embodied Life, Embodied Meditation, Tai Chi, Focusing, Ayurveda, and more. They share a passion for sharing potent practices that support people in becoming more embodied, more mindful and aware, more rooted in liberating kindness, and more free in all ways; as well as more able to bring their unique gifts forth to benefit the world. Both together and separately, they offer private sessions, workshops, in person and online courses, as well as retreats both locally and around the world. They are the creators and hosts of the Embodiment Matters podcast. Erin also offers regular community rituals for Tending the River of Grief. They are currently at work on their first two books.

For more information write or call:
Email: eringeesamanrabke@gmail.com crabke7@yahoo.com
Website: www.BodyHappy.com