Contact & Pressure: Exploring the Dynamic of Personal and Interpersonal Relationships — Tahoe Somatic Retreats – October 2010

Contact & Pressure:

Exploring the Dynamic of Personal and Interpersonal Relationships

Friday, October 22nd – Sunday, October 24th 2010

“Pressure is the animate voice of our existence saying back to us that we are embedded in the pulsatory waves of life. It is an orienting to the tidal pulse within us, and to the ocean of excitatory currents around us. Over time our responses to internal and external pressures, the genetic, developmental and environmental urgings of our life, form the structures that are our body and the basis of our reality. This ongoing responsiveness stimulates the neural muscular fascial interweavings of the continuous membrane of our body wall that relates inside to outside, translates movement into experience, and gives form to the matrix of our identity.”

–Peter Wright

Surrounded by the majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe, come join us and enjoy the support of a community of people committed to embodied living. The workshop incorporates guided movement explorations from the Feldenkrais Method®, Aikido, and other forms of somatic education. No previous experience is required — beginners are welcome.

Earlybird Rate: $250 before Sept. 22nd — after Sept. 22nd $300 ($100 deposit required) Includes workshop, lakefront lodging, shared accommodation, and delicious vegetarian meals. Private lodging available at additional cost.

Space limited so reserve early.
Please call (510) 527-5981
or email

The Retreat Leaders

Sonja SutherlandSonja H. Sutherland, a Guild-certified Feldenkrais practitioner of twelve years, offers individualized hands-on sessions for adults and children. She also teaches Feldenkrais group classes, workshops and retreats. Sonja’s background includes a Masters in Dance, a black belt in Aikido and years of study in Somatic Psychology.


Peter Wright
Peter W. Wright is a Somatic psychotherapist, receiving his Masters in Somatic Psychology in 1991. He has been practicing and teaching Aikido as an integral part of healing and self-discovery for over 20 years. Peter is a supervisor at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, and sees individuals and couples in his private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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