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Yoga And Self Care Practices For Chronic Pain And Illness With Debbie Phelan

You will receive a number of practices along with very gentle yoga movements, breathing techniques, meditation, anti inflammatory diets, and doable lifestyle changes, including giving yourself permission to say no, and how to ask for help.

Specific areas of pain will include, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, arthritis, headaches. These are not all inclusive. As you might can tell I am excited about these researched findings and I am thrilled to share them. Especially in the light of changing laws on opoids. I am talking to a lot of people who are afraid and happy at the same time about these changes, they just need an alternate way to handle the pain.


Each day, Debbie will lead you on a personal adventure on your mat through yoga. Maybe you have tried other forms of exercise and healing, but feel something is missing. Yoga may be your answer.

There will be plenty of down time to relax and enjoy the 160 acres of rural Tennessee land and the 2 1/2 miles of Powell River frontage.

This retreat is suitable for everyone and no yoga experience is necessary.

About Deb Phelan

Debbie has practiced and studied yoga for over 20 years, studying with prominent international and local yoga teachers. She holds certifications with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT500 hours), is a C-IAYT yoga therapist, and is Knoxville’s only Curvy Yoga teacher.

Debbie’s interest in yoga began after her first class at the local YMCA when she realized that this practice was just what she needed in her life. She was struggling with the pressures of a high-stress job, raising teenage boys, and dealing with health issues. She attended local teacher trainings and traveled to California to study with Beth Shaw of Yogafit, which deepened her yearning to learn more about this practice that had improved her life. At that time, she had surgery and contributes her quick recovery to yoga. At a teacher training, she met Stephanie Keech, owner of Asheville Yoga School in Asheville, NC. In this school, Debbie found her home base for 18 years of study which continues to this day.

In 2016, Debbie experienced a serious accident that broke her back and foot. She had multiple surgeries including removing a blood clot through open heart surgery. Amazingly, through yoga, she is back to leading a completely normal life and teaching and practicing yoga.

Debbie’s thoughts on yoga: The gentle moves of yoga support the restoration of the mind-body connection. Practice involves subtle breath work accompanied with gentle stretching movement. Benefits of a yoga-therapeutic practice may include improved posture, balance, body awareness, concentration, flexibility, range of motion, energy, and overall health as well as reduced stress and tension.

If you have any questions, about the program, please contact Debbie at  (865) 414-4974

If you have any questions about lodging or Well Being Retreat Center, please contact Patty at 423-626-9000

Check in will be at 4 pm on Thursday June 14, 2018 and the program will end by 2 p.m. on Sunday June 17th. Meals will be vegetarian (which may include minimal eggs and dairy in cooked dishes), and are generally gluten-free. Meals include Thursday supper through Sunday lunch. Teas, coffee & snacks provided throughout. Cabins (but not Cabinettes) have equipped kitchenettes if you have “special” foods you want to bring. (Cabinettes do have mini-fridges.)

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Well Being Retreat Center
557 Narrows Rd
Tazewell, TN  37879
Don Oakley Patty Bottari
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