Structurally Based Life Enhancement & Vitality


Instruction by Davidson Reid


Day 1

The Physical Body; Sleep, Eat, Move

The physiological factors essential for reaching an optimal state of being will be addressed in our first workshop session. We will discuss human sleep history and modern sleep hygiene with the intention of being able to better assess and correct our own sleep hygiene habits. We will also discuss basic nutritional guidelines and strategies to help guest develop a healthier approach to eating. In addition to addressing food as fuel for our bodies, we will look at our emotional relationship with diet.

Movement is a key physiological component that must be present in order to truly experience health and wellness. On Day 1 we will be explaining how and why movement has such a profound impact on not just our physical bodies, but on our emotional bodies, or bodyminds.

Day 1 Itinerary

  • 9:00-9:45 Morning Pilates Mat Workout
  • 10:00-10:50 Breakfast
  • 11:00-1:00 The Physical Body; Eat Sleep Move
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 The Physical Body Con’t
  • 6:00 Supper, Timberlake’s

Day 2

The Emotional Body; Meanings and Emotions

We will continue our discussion of how the body and mind are not merely connected but are, in fact, one, with no difference, no separation, and no distance between them. Our focus will be on the emotional aspect of our bodies and how and why our physical bodies are the best tools we have to improve our emotions, and vice versa. With an understanding of the physiological factors addressed in Day 1, guests will begin to develop an understanding of the skills that lie at the heart of our approach. We believe this practice to be at the center of a life filled with joy.

Day 2 Itinerary

  • 9:00-9:45 Morning Pilates Mat Workout
  • 10-10:50 Breakfast
  • 11:00-11:30 Guided Meditation
  • 11:30-1:00 The Emotional Body; Meanings & Emotions
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-3:00 Hike
  • 3:00-4:00 The Emotional Body
  • 7:00 Firelight Mingle - guests are invited to join presenters lakeside for an evening mingle

Day 3

Changing the Body About the Mind

We will perform simple postural and movement screenings to determine what posturalfeatures that, if corrected, could have the greatest positive downstream effect on the mind and body. Guests will have opportunities to begin addressing their bodies through Structural Integration and movement. In addition, guests will receive a copy of the Functional Movement Screen which they will then be able to share with the practitioner with whom they choose to work as they address the movement portion of their protocol. This screen will include a movement recommendation.

Day 3 Itinerary

  • 9:00-9:45  Morning Pilates Mat Workout
  • 10:00-10:50  Breakfast
  • 11:00-1:00 Changing the Body About the Mind
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-4:00 Changing the Body About the Mind

Discover the true unity of your mind, body, and emotions in the tranquility of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us for a three-day journey of emotionally intense class and body work, exercise, guided meditation, and picnic lunches.

“It takes incredible physical and emotional energy to have an incredible life.” - Davidson Reid

$999 per person

(not including accommodations)

Class Fee Includes:

  • 3 full days of instruction
  • Breakfast each day
  • Lunch (in classroom or with class) each day
  • One prix fixe dinner in Timberlake’s on Monday, July 9 at 6pm (participants are responsible for their dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday)

Accommodations are not included in price, but all participants can receive 20% off accommodations in Chetola Lodge, the Bob Timberlake Inn, or 1 to 4-bedroom Condominiums. Refer to code VITALITY when booking.

Class registration: Call Gary Woolard at 828-295-5533  |  Accommodations: Call Concierge Zak Linkins at 828-295-5509

Instructor Bio

Davidson Reid began his career in 1987 performing with the Joffrey Ballet in New York City. While in New York, Davidson began to study and teach Pilates with many of the nation's most prestigious Pilates instructors and studios. This is where his deep understanding of human anatomy and movement first began to take shape. After living and working in South Africa and Europe primarily as a dancer, he returned to New York City and began teaching Pilates full time. As Power Pilates' first Senior Teacher Trainer, Davidson relocated to Atlanta, where he still resides, and has certified hundreds of Pilates instructors in Atlanta, around the US, and internationally.

In 2008, Davidson discovered Redcord Suspension Exercise and was immediately drawn to how simple and effective a tool it is. Today, Davidson is a Redcord educator. Redcord can be found at Pilates studios throughout Atlanta as well as in many gyms and physical therapy practices.

In 2010, Davidson met and began to study with Thomas Myers, a widely respected anatomist and considered by many to be the world’s leading expert on the manual body work technique known as Structural Integration. More commonly known as Rolfing, Structural Integration (or S.I.) was the tool that Davidson had been missing during his entire career. With Mr. Myers' urging, Davidson enrolled at Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI), Mr. Meyers' school of Structural integration. After years of study, including cadaver dissections and several months of immersion at Mr. Meyers' home and school in Walpole, Maine, Davidson became a board-certified Structural Integrator and went back to work incorporating this profoundly effective tool into his practice.

Today, Davidson is the proud owner of Physical Culture in Brookhaven, where he devotes himself to his clients and the integrated system of Pilates, Redcord, and S.I.for the attainment and maintenance of efficient and uniformly developed physical structure.

"I am dedicated to the liberation of the human spirit and the realization of individual potential beginning with myself. I work with intelligent, time-tested tools and integrated techniques proven to deliver what I believe to be the first requisites of joy."
~Davidson Reid~