Enjoy the fruits of our fall art harvest

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The change of seasons is upon us, here in the northeast. This October 4-6, I return to Shantigar to offer a weekend of Continuum and creativity with teaching artists Megan Bathory-Peeler and Jean-Claude van Itallie. The theme, “Being with Trees”, draws inspiration from the expansive, forested Shantigar landscape.

Knowing that forests world-wide are being decimated, Megan, Jean-Claude, and I are choosing to dedicate this year’s Moving Body workshop to our partners, the trees. Every inhalation takes in oxygen created by trees; every exhalation gives trees carbon dioxide. Please join us, and the gracious trees, for this annual workshop during the glorious autumnal season in northern Massachusetts.

Until then, I invite you to feast on the visual and poetic creations of two new artists, longtime Continuum movers Deborah Mutschler and Gisela Stromeyer. I am delighted to feature their works here and welcome them to the online galleries of Watermark Arts.

We are also premiering a new video to our collection sharing the lively Watermark Arts outdoor performance at Omega this past July.

And be sure to check out our photo gallery below, featuring world-wide recipients of the recently-published A Moving Inquiry: The Art of Personal Practice and Moving Art Cards. Both creations guide people in the practice of Continuum, artfully.

Wishing you breath, movement, and art,

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Watermark Arts performance at The Sanctuary, Omega 2019

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Watermark Arts performance evening held at The Sanctuary, Omega Institute, July 4th, 2019 during The Somatic Movement Summit: The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature.

Performances & Artists

Violinist Rachel Evans performing Ciacccona in A Minor by J.H.Schmelzer

Poet Raine Brown, reading “The Soil of Myself”, with Continuum chorus Bea Ehrsam, Lauren Grady, Nicole Faustini, Lila Greene, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell and Rori Smith.

Water Blessing, choreographed by Elaine Colandrea.
Elaine Colandrea, Bea Ehrsam, Lauren Grady, Nicole Faustini, Melanie Gambino, Lila Greene, Meredith Johnson, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, Rori Smith, Kori Tolbert

Melanie Gambino in Nijinsky.

Filming & Editing by Prue Jeffries

Breathe, Move, Create at Shantigar

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Moving Body: being with trees

A weekend workshop with Elaine Colandrea, Jean-Claude van Itallie and Megan Bathory-Peeler


OCTOBER 4-6, 2019

Take a weekend to slow down among vividly colored trees.


Breathe, Move, Create

Moving slowly, spontaneously in Continuum, gently guided by teaching artists, awaken the ocean of awareness within.

As the Amazon’s forests are decimated, and our climate suffers human-made catastrophe, we dedicate this Moving Body workshop to our friends the trees.

Movement Sessions with seasoned Continuum teachers.

Channeling your moving body into forms of creativity.

Quiet times to metabolize, meditate, and muse among Shantigar’s trees.

Information and Registration: www.shantigar.org

Watermark Arts announces a new book about Continuum

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A Moving Inquiry: The Art of Personal Practice is now in print! We are pleased to give everyone in the Watermark Arts community the opportunity to order the book in its very first printing.

A Moving Inquiry is a guide to establishing a personal practice based on the somatic movement modality of Continuum. The text is beautifully enhanced by the images and poetry of Continuum practitioners who are part of Watermark Arts.

The writing of this book was a genuinely synergistic process, revealing new aspects of the work we thought we knew so well. In the process, we came to appreciate the value of art and poetry to convey something beyond words. All this came together, thanks to Elaine Colandrea and Watermark Arts, with help from Paul Cohen and Colin Rolfe of Epigraph Publishing.

Now is the moment to offer A Moving Inquiry to you and the wider world. It is our sincere hope that this book will give every reader something of value, a thread of connection back to the beautiful, free, living essence that flows within each of us.

With appreciation,
Beth Pettengill Riley and Priscilla Stanton Auchincloss

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Welcoming artist Deborah Mutschler

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Deborah Mutschler is a consultant to nonprofit and public entities focused on bringing together cross-disciplinary groups to solve problems together, and on thinking with organizations about ways to manifest their missions in all aspects of their operations. She has been consulting since 1990 and began practicing Continuum in 1994.  Visit Deborah’s artist page here.

Welcoming poet Gisela Stromeyer

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Gisela Stromeyer is a well-known artist (published in many books, magazines and viewed on TV), as well as a healer and teacher. She was formally trained as a dancer, architect and healer. Most recently, Gisela published a book called “just like that: Poems, Paintings and Practices”.  Visit Gisela’s page here.

A Bountiful Summer of Continuum Community & Arts

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I have been deeply touched by the flowering of community and artistic expression among Continuum explorers at our recent Somatic Summit.

I hope you will savor these images, words, and video, all part of the 2019 Omega experience.

May we all continue to explore the many meanings of The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature.

~ Happy Summer!
Elaine Colandrea and the Watermark Arts Creative Team

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Scenes from the Summit:

Book Signing for “A Moving Inquiry”

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Featured in the Omega Bookstore and a best selling book of the week – A Moving Inquiry: The Art of Personal Practice by Beth Riley & Priscilla Auchincloss. Cover art by Barbara Mindell.  Learn more about A Moving Inquiry here.

Water Blessing

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“Water Blessings” ~ a new Continuum dance from Watermark Arts during the Somatic Movement Summit. Inaugural performance at The Sanctuary at Omega Institute with Rori Smith, Melanie Gambino, Kori Tolbert Doherty, Beatrice Ehrsam, Lauren Grady, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, Nicole Faustini, Meredith Johnson, Lila Greene and me. Joy, Joy, Joy!