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earthing workshops & weekends

A Little About Earthing:

"Earthing is simple, basic, and powerful. Qi (pronounced chee) is a central principle in the long history of Chinese knowledge and is regarded as the energy or natural force that fills the universe. Heaven Qi is made up of the forces that heavenly bodies exert on the Earth, such as sunshine, moonlight, and the moon's effect of the tides. Earth Qi is made up of patterns of energy, the Earth's magnetic field, and the heat concealed underground. Earth Qi is absorbed when we walk barefoot, or sit or lie on the ground. 'Growing a root' is a phrase that refers to the opening up of communication between the bottom of the feet and the Earth." ~ from the book Earthing by Ober, Sinatra, and Zucker.
Earthing Workshops and Weekends at Well Nest Chattanooga
  Connecting with Mama Earth for optimal health.
Our Well Nest Earthing workshop includes a diverse array of wellness and healing techniques taken from both ancient and modern traditions, all inspired by Nature. A sampling of what the workshop typically includes is as follows:
  • T'ai Ji, Qigong, breathing and energy-healing exercises.
  • Nature imagery & guided meditation to enhance our relationship with nature, the earth, and all the elements.
  • The art of letting go and releasing ... The art of attracting and allowing.
  • Wisdom inspired by ancient as well as modern masters.
  • Gentle, therapeutic healing circles.
  • The power of gratitude, connecting with internal truths, with each other, and with all living creatures.

Healing Retreats Tea HouseOn the second day of a Well Nest Earthing Weekend, we meet locally, in a gorgeous, natural setting conducive to a gentle, healing, meditative nature walk. Although it is not mandatory, we encourage folks to do this walk barefoot, without any interruptive layers between ourselves and the earth itself. To allow for this, we prepare the trail ahead of time to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

In the past we've met at Audubon Acres in Chattanooga, where the trail runs along a beautiful flowing creek, and the sounds, smells, sights, and feel of nature surrounds us. In this way we are able to make the most of our connection with Mama Earth, and to unlock the unique healing potential for each person. We begin and end each Earthing walk with a brief guided meditation.

The physical and psychological benefits of Earthing are almost limitless. And certainly spending quiet time in Nature does wonders for spiritual healing. Much more about Earthing can be found in the book mentioned above, and by visiting two websites: Earthing.com and EarthingEarthling.com

At Well Nest we offer Earthing workshops, walks, and weekends several times during the year. For more information about our Earthing events, contact Dr. Rick through this website, or John Westbrook, co-facilitator, at 423.521.0045, or by email at [email protected]

Read John Westbrook's Bio (pdf format)


"When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.

We want to be connected. That is the meaning of love, to be at one. When you love someone you want to say I need you, I take refuge in you. You do anything for the benefit of the Earth and the Earth will do anything for your wellbeing."
~ Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

"The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures,
The clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations -
Each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy." ~ Ruth Bernhard

"And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair". ~ Kahlil Gibran

Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D., C.C.H.         423.326.7099         eMail Dr. Rick        

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