Workshops at the Dharmakaya Retreat Center

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Gathering safely in an idyllic landscape.

Watermark Arts has been invited to a new mountain top retreat location in Cragsmoor NY, in the company of oxygen rich forests. 

With a spacious outdoor pavilion, currently under construction, where Continuum movers can safely practice, as well as a vast indoor studio.

Revel in the expansive quiet of the natural landscape; our gathering will be the only workshop meeting at Dharmakaya.

Farm to table vegetarian cuisine, prepared and served with enhanced health and safety precautions, for all workshop participants. Serene private rooms available. Commuters welcome.

To allow for physical spacing group size will be very limited.

July 30 – August 1st
My Body, The Wetland: A Somatic Movement Workshop
with Elaine Colandrea, Continuum Guide

The somatic movement practice of Continuum opens the door to experiencing the tangible reality of connection and wholeness deeply rooted in nature. Based on biological awareness and the primacy of the fluid system as the connecting thread uniting humans and the planet, this program combines fluid movement with Continuum breath and sound explorations. Students will learn to work with their own health and wellbeing, gaining awareness of the parallels between caring for themselves and for the environment.

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September 17 – 19
Continuum Explorations: Dissolve. Dwell. Discover.
With Elaine Colandrea, Continuum Guide

Dissolve habits of mind and tensions of body with the Continuum process of breathing, sounding and fluid movement. Dwell in the liquid pool of being, universally available to everyone. 
Discover your own stream of vitality, renewal, self care and creative living. In this program you will work with your own health and wellbeing, connecting with nature’s life force; it’s the perfect antidote to today’s overly programmed and homogenized world.

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See you in the countryside!

World Dance Alliance Conference

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The World Dance Alliance Conference will be held this year virtually, April 22 – 29. This year’s theme is Ecologies of and through the Body.

Watermark Arts will be participating in the conference with a workshop entitled  “The Elemental Nature of the Body: A Continuum Workshop.”

Craft an embodied understanding of the four elements, Air, Earth, Fire, and Water, through the somatic awareness practice of Continuum. Continuum breath, sound, and fluid movement slow perception, so that sensations from deep within our living tissues emerge, leading to a sense of wholeness and belonging with nature.

By investigating the vital chemistry of all life, we can move with empowerment, creativity, and courage, manifesting meaningful contributions in the world.

We will tune into our bodies through guided breathing and sounding practices. This preparation will lead to the exploration of movement patterns from nature – spiral and waves, folding and unfolding, branching, and more. This class is appropriate for and inclusive of all bodies and all levels of movement experience. 

What is Refuge?

Additionally the site specific dance film, What is Refuge? Che Cose il Refugio?, was accepted into the World Dance Alliance Online Concert Program. This collaboration between dancer Elaine Colandrea, film maker Prue Jeffries and composer Morena Boschetto examines the timely concept of refuge. Filmed in a Unesco World Heritage site in Matera, Italy.