Continuum Movement workshops offers a variety of movement explorations, which include wave motion, micromovements, sounds, and breaths. These exercises evoke detailed fluid articulations throughout your living breathing body.
Liquid organic movements curve, spiral, and undulate with the biological flow of life currents. When you engage the fluid systems inside the organism you enliven a system that has, at its essential nature, flexibility, fluidity, and wholeness. Feeling the sensations of intrinsic movements supports an internal sense of aliveness and connection to the intelligence of a larger planetary process.
These movements encourage a heartful, listening, responsive organism, and a wondrous attentional capacity in a self-paced process that is pleasurable and empowering.
In Continuum Depths Retreats we emphasize opening an exquisitely tuned field of attention to deepen our experience with the multi-faceted spectrum of movement, breath and sound explorations of Continuum.In the retreat setting there is an emphasis on slowing down, shedding our habitual rhythms, and allowing a deep listening to guide us into unexplored territories.
In a Depths retreat we undergo a symbolic movement journey where we shed the skins of cultural hypnosis and fear, to discover our innermost connection to the original animating creative forces that call us into life. We melt into our hearts and resurrect in the primal atmosphere of love.
The Depths Retreats are designed for experienced Continuum participants and include an "allnighter" (days of silence) for those who long to deepen in a rich field of silence, slow luxurious time, and inner movement.
Continuum Movement is a unique inquiry into our capacity to innovate
and participate with the essential, generative, and biological movement
processes of life.
Continuum Explores the idea that what we call a "body" or a "brain"
is actually a creative, nonlinear, unfolding event. "Movement is
something we are" is a favorite statement of Emilie Conrad, founder
of Continuum Movement. We explore the mobile
diversity of breath,invite our sounds to permeate living tissue, and
experience the inherent fluidity of our biological organism.
As Creative Organisms we can participate in rich and varied interactions with our biosphere,
allowing us to become more resourceful planetary beings contributing
to our cultural contexts.
Continuum Encourages a rapport
with the wisdom that swims in our cells and encourages life to unfold. Participating with these fundamental movements provides an opportunity
to join with the underlying creative matrix, which in its vastness spawns
protoplasm, humans and galaxies.
Continuum Movement contributes to the field of movement education by providing a rich spectrum
of modalities for dancers, somatic practitioners, fitness professionals,
psychotherapists, mystics, poets, artists, and anyone interested in
the creative process.
CONTINUUM MOVEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Movement is related to the mobility of breath. Learning a variety of
breaths and sounds stimulates new sensations and shapes movement. Variations
in breath disrupt habitual patterns. Our resiliency and adaptability
connect directly to versatility of breath.
Engaging a repertoire
of breath and sounds stimulates a spectrum of internal sensations and
movements. Breath becomes an aesthetic flow resonating through connective
tissue, spinal fluid and skeletal structure.
Vivid palettes of sensation provide more choices in our responsiveness.
Elaborating our "felt sense" of sensation is a rich resource
for healing and self-emergence. Sensation allows for silent states of
knowing and joins us to the underlying intelligence, which guides all
Micromovements are neural messengers felt as tiny pulsations. They bring
electrical conductivity and complex stimulation to atrophied and healthy
tissue. Micromovements invigorate and nourish nerve fiber and contribute
to the development of new neural pathways.
Cellularly inspired movements curve, arc, spiral and undulate. When
we engage the organic fluid systems, we tap the essence of flexibility,
fluidity and wholeness. Fluid movements stimulate life processes in
our organs, skeletal
structure and which affect the aging process.
Softened by the play of breath, we invoke rippling waves into our torso,
pelvis and limbs. These oceanic undulations can be experienced as a
kind of love. As we dwell in this atmospheric substance, defensiveness
can melt, guiding, softening, dissolving and resurrecting us. We become
more resonant, open and capable of communion with all life.