Continuum is at the same time a philosophical, scientific, artistic, musical, poetic, and spiritual concept, a cosmology, and an advanced state of consciousness. When applied to our affairs, Continuum leads us naturally to a saner and happier world. In other words, Continuum as an experience is a direct involvement in the harmony and congruence of our inner and outer realities. It enables us to live the real lives of our bodies.”
Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance
Continuum was founded by Emilie Conrad in 1967 from her experiences in Haiti. In Continuum, we see ourselves as dynamically engaged with an underlying creative flux. The body is an ongoing fertile field, containing within itself its own mysterious future. This insight gives us the ability to complexify, elaborate and nourish ourselves beyond our present models. We become adaptable, mutable and innovative.
Having been structured by billions of years of life forms that were shaped by the sea, our oceanic origins exist in our fluid and cellular systems. Our spines, organs, bones and muscles are linked to the swell of life in an ongoing liquid exchange.
All aspects of our somatic intelligence, including the very shaping of our society, are explored as movement. We are taken to the frontiers of possibility through the expansion of our creativity, innovation, health and well-being.Continuum is an invaluable source for professionals in the healing and therapeutic arts as well as somatic practitioners, psychotherapists, fitness trainers, dancers and anyone interested in the creative process.
In a Continuum Workshop
We begin by offering an overview discourse to create a context of meaning to inspire your movement explorations. Through instructions and demonstrations you will be guided into a variety of movement and breath/sound experiments.
By increasing the dexterity of breath and complexifying wave motions, we bring mobility to static states. Undulating, biologically-based movements provide an environment where we can innovate. In ways that linear, mechanical movements rarely do, organismic movements integrate and inform us.
We develop neurological and physiological complexity through interaction and participation.
Experimenting with non-patterned, asymmetrical movement stimulates innovative growth and vibrancy. We discover in movement the center is everywhere.
Movement is related to the mobility of breath. 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.
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.
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.
Click Here for more information on local Continuum instructor, Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz.
You can also visit the Continuum Movement website: Continuum Movement.