“We are basically fluid beings that have arrived on land. All living processes owe their lineage to the movement of water.” - Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement
I first discovered Continuum in 1999 as as a martial artist and body worker. Sadly, as my joints began to deteriorate from over use, I found myself in near constant pain. Feeling tired, toxic and stressed after painting my bathroom all day, I almost skipped my first class, but a friend was driving so I went anyway.
By the end of class I felt like I had completely renewed myself.
The goals of Continuum are the creation of health and wellness.
The movement of Continuum flows as water flows, with waves, arcs, ripples and spirals. This type of movement enlivens our own fluid system and enhances health, vitality and creativity. Through its practice we explore how maintaining fluidity within our physical tissues also benefits our mental and emotional well-being.
The practice of Continuum is very simple and accessible to anyone who has a desire to explore wide ranging movement possibilities. Anyone recovering from injury or illness that has affected their energy and movement capacity will find Continuum to be a gentle and effective practice for regaining strength, balance and mobility. Continuum has also been embraced by dancers, performance artists and writers as a practice for entering into a potent creative space.
Benefits of the practice are many. Continuum can:
* Increase vitality, health and healing
* Provide a spacious sense of well-being
* Develop core strength and flexible power
* Revitalize bones, joints, and skeletal health
* Release, relax and realign, much like receiving bodywork
* Heighten sensuality and increase receptivity
* Awaken creativity, innovation and play
* Facilitate trust in one’s inherent body wisdom
* Deepen spiritual connection
* Provide a safe environment for growth and renewal
I became a teacher because I feel that Continuum is a vital component for health in our stressful speeded up world. I love the emphasis on following your inner guidance rather than 'doing' what is modeled and the way that Continuum draws from so many other fields of science and the arts. As a body worker for many years, I shared Continuum with clients and saw such quick transformation of long standing issues for them that I felt compelled to share this work.
It is always inspiring to hear what participants get from the class. Come see for yourself, Saturdays Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25. (No class on Feb. 18.) As an expert at keeping people in the flow of life, I look forward to bringing out the flow in you.