Elemental Movement for Creative Wellbeing: A Continuum Retreat
Workshop Organizers: Megan Bathory Peeler & Elaine Colandrea
Co-faculty: Robin Becker, Ellen Cohen, Melanie Gambino, Bonnie Gintis, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, Linda Rabin
June 26 – July 1st, 2022
Registration will open soon.
Embody the qualities of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire in this restorative Continuum retreat. Allow the primordial aspects of nature to unfold through movement, enhanced by breath and sound practices, taking us on an expansive journey inward to discover the Elemental Self. Cultural patterns dissolve, liberating our innate biological capacity for innovation in the face of global crisis and personal adversity.
The somatic awareness practice of Continuum awakens the body’s fluid capacity for healing, insight, and creative engagement. Guided movement sessions, periods of silence, and opportunities for community exchange, awaken our inherent interconnection with nature. Reclaiming this sense of belonging empowers the manifestation of meaningful contributions in the outer world. This retreat is pertinent to educators, health care practitioners, artists, activists, and all who wish to sustain themselves from a state of wholeness and wellbeing.
Megan Bathory-Peeler: Workshop facilitator Megan Bathory-Peeler is an expert somanaut, fully engaged by the moving inquiry of what it takes to thrive in a human body and within the human experience in the 21st century. Her unique Somanautiko approach synergistically weaves together three decades of professional interdisciplinary study and practice as a teacher of Continuum, Certified Somatic Therapist/Educator, bodyworker, choreographer, performance artist, activist, and mother. Megan’s greatest pleasure comes from co-creating safe spaces that allow people of all ages to return home to themselves, reclaim the power of their own creativity, and find ease in the innate wisdom of their bodies.
Elaine Colandrea: Workshop co-organizer Elaine Colandrea explores how the somatic arts shape consciousness, informing and inspiring the creative process as well as fostering connections between self, others and nature that organically create a more humane world. Artistic Director of Watermark Arts, as well as a movement artist, Continuum teacher, somatic educator and massage therapist, her work has been deeply influenced by her association with Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum. Her abiding passion is bringing people together to directly experience the body’s transformative capacity.