Who is behind Nashville Mind
Katherine Correa is a Licenced Massage therapist in the
state of TN, Certified Breema Practitioner, Certified
Feldenkrias Practitioner®, and has maintained a
bodywork practice since graduating from the San Francisco
School of Massage in 1986. She earned certification to practice
Breema® Bodywork in 1989, Feldenkrais®
in 1994, and to teach Breema in 1991.
Katherine was a faculty instructor at Nashville's Natural
health Institute for 8 years and has been teaching Breema
to massage therapists, and the public since 1994. The most
active Breema instructor in the South, she has also taught
throughout the region, at the Breema Center, and in Germany.
Her classes are playful and fun, as well as effective in
demonstrating and teaching the practice and principles of
her work. Katherine continues her studies of Breema, Feldenkrais
and somatic education. She has been teaching somatic education
classes for several years.
Her backround includes extensive self study of the work
of Byron Katie - a simple process for clarity and peace
My first experience with Breema:
My first experience of Breema was profound. I knew that
I wanted more. For the first time, I experienced being
present. Thought dropped away and I was at peace - complete.
Looking back at that experience, I see that Breema has given
me tools and experiences so that I have a way back to myself,
to being present. By practice the path
has become clearer and shorter.
What I wish to accomplish by offering Breema in my community
is to support people the way I have been supported. Being
present is something that has become somewhat fashionable
as an idea, but there is little support for how to actually
experience being. To bring that into daily life
is even more remote. Breema offers that practical support.
Finding Breema and the Breema Center is the single most
important event of my life. The teachings and experiences
have given me access to my real life and for that I am grateful
My Feldenkrais experience:
I had a serious horse accient in my teens and by the time
I was 25 I was in chronic pain. I felt old - what I had
heard of about old. It was scary. Nothing seemed to help
for long- chiropractic, massage, bodywork, rolfing, exercise...-they
all helped for a while, but didn't last. I was to the place
where I could not be in any position and be comfortable.
I read about Feldenkrais®
in a book when I was at my mom's for Christmas. When I returned
home I found a class and started doing lessons on a daily
basis. I felt better immediately and after awhile, the pain
stopped reappearing. I was thrilled. I got my youth back.
Later I went on to do a training, then let it all go for
years, except for an occasional lesson.
As my son grew up and moved on, I have picked up some old
dreams and passions and am now in full swing with somatic
education again. Some patterns of misuse have left their
traces and I am grateful to have the tools to find comfort
and grace, mobility and strength. I just lie on the floor
and remind myself of the options.
Breema is a servicemark of the
Feldenkrais®, Feldenkrais Method®,
Awareness Through Movement®, and Functional Integration®
are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais
Guild® of North America.
photo by Krystal Kinnunan
If Anyone out there needs a healing touch experience
just call Katherine. She has helped me every time I have
come to see her. I would give the gift of Katherine to everyone
I know if I could. I have had many different healing arts
with a wide range of people. Katherine is hands down, one
of the BEST my body has had. I LOVE her TOUCH. I always
feel Blessed when I am with her. If you want to give yourself
or a Loved one a GIFT, just call Katherine and tell her
Lisa sent you. You won't regret it. You might if you don't
call her. Lisa