Continuum

Continuum

A Moving Inquiry Training Program

"Our freedom to invoke the surge of our own bio-intelligence pouring welcomingly through our veins and arousing us from cultural slumber is truly a gift from the mysterious unknown. We hope that you will join us in this magnificent emergence." Emilie Conrad, Continuum Founder

What is Continuum?

Continuum is a somatic approach through which we can inquire and learn to tune into our bodies as living events, as an ongoing orchestration of communication and resonance, as creative intelligence operating in every cell. 

We can experience that we are movement and that the movement we are can inform the movement we do. We can also experience direct sensory contact with an all-pervasive regulatory dynamic. 

To do so, we use breath, sound, subtly dynamic movement stimulation and a receptive, sensory state of attention. This allows us to notice movement impulses that arise from within. By consciously allowing these movements, we support complex, self-regulatory processes that are often accompanied by mental and emotional clarity, a sense of nourishment, connection and safety often described as "coming home". We shift our conventional, rational orientation from linear thinking to a more multi-directional embodied state of body-mind thinking, that can feel pleasurable and connect us to more wholeness and wisdom.

It can improve our sense of connection, range of mobility and general sense of wellbeing. Trust, contentment, joy and new perspectives emerge from within.

Dates 2020/22:

Modul 1: 15.- 18. Oktober 2020 - Values, Principles, and Methods of Practice mit Mary Abrams (USA)
Modul 2: 11.- 14. Februar 2021 - Selbstführsorge und Selbstwirksamkeit mit Rosemarie Kussinger-Steffens (Germany)
Modul 3: 06.- 09. Mai 2021 - with Beth Pettengill Riley (USA)
Modul 4: 21.- 24. Oktober 2021 - Embodiment and the Creative Process mit Robin Becker (USA) 
Modul 5: 03. -06. Februar 2022 - Living from the Heart: Embryology and Embodiment mit Cherionna Menzam-Sills (USA)
Modul 6: 05. -08. Mai 2022 - Embodied Flow System: Adaptable, Resilient, Relevant & Responsible mit Megan Bathory-Peeler (USA)
Modul 7: 13. -16. Oktober 2022 - Versatility, bringing inner Practice to outer Expression mit Jane Okondo (UK)
Modul 8: tba - Depths of Relating // Initiation (6 days + Overnighter) with Kai Ehrhardt (Germany)

Detailed information

Furthermore, Continuum can support our ability: 

  • to be empathic and relational
  • to be clear and decisive
  • to orient and adapt
  • to be vital and persevering
  • to self-regulate and harmonize
  • to be autonomous and team-minded
  • to act from the awareness of dynamic context
  • to process and reflect 
  • to be resilient  


Touching the history of Continuum to inquire into its future


This program - taught by 8 teachers -  integrates various decades of Continuum material. All teachers studied with Emilie Conrad who originated Continuum in the 1960’s and developed it until her death in 2014.

Emilie Conrad taught in a constant state of inquiry. While each step embedded and enfolded the previous one, it also meant students entering the work in the 80’s were exposed to different material than students entering it in the 2000’s. This program attempts to bring together various Continuum „periods“ by bringing together teachers who were introduced to the work at different times. 

The very nature of Continuum is to witness ourselves as a living process, open to the ongoing evolution of teachings and applications. Even though we follow basic core principles, Continuum remains an ongoing, unfolding inquiry into the mystery of conscious human life. Through the variety of teachers in this program, we hope to encourage students to trust their own inquiry, somatic movement research and to develop their own style.


For whom is this program?

This program is for lay people, somatic professionals, therapists, teachers, creatives, leaders, innovators - anyone who has a body - anyone who wants to connect more deeply to what it means to be human.  


Certification and/or Mentorship


Somatic Academy Berlin Certification (Accreditation Model)
The Somatic Academy Berlin offers a 1000 hour Somatic Practitioner Certification program consisting of four parts: A/B/C/D.
The Continuum Moving Inquiry Training fulfills the Part C requirements of the Certified Somatic Practitioner Training of the Somatic Academy Berlin. You learn to integrate Continuum within the larger field of Somatics. For Certification all modules are mandatory.

Continuum Teachers Association (Mentor & Membership Model)
Kai Ehrhardt, director of the Continuum Moving Inquiry Training of the Somatic Academy Berlin, is a member of the Continuum Teachers Association (CTA). For more information about the Continuum Teachers Association go to: www.continuumteachers.com.

By itself this Continuum Training does not authorize to teach Continuum.


Attending for personal reasons or needs

If you are neither interested in certification or CTA membership you can pick and choose individual modules. 
You do not have to attend the entire program.

General Prerequisite:

You should have some previous Continuum experience.
Please check with Kai Ehrhardt for details at ehrhardt@somatische-akademie.de

Dates 2020/22:

Modul 1: 15.- 18. Oktober 2020 - Values, Principles, and Methods of Practice mit Mary Abrams (USA)
Modul 2: 11.- 14. Februar 2021 - Selbstführsorge und Selbstwirksamkeit mit Rosemarie Kussinger-Steffens (Germany)
Modul 3: 06.- 09. Mai 2021 - with Beth Pettengill Riley (USA)
Modul 4: 21.- 24. Oktober 2021 - Embodiment and the Creative Process mit Robin Becker (USA) 
Modul 5: 03. -06. Februar 2022 - Living from the Heart: Embryology and Embodiment mit Cherionna Menzam-Sills (USA)
Modul 6: 05. -08. Mai 2022 - Embodied Flow System: Adaptable, Resilient, Relevant & Responsible mit Megan Bathory-Peeler (USA)
Modul 7: 13. -16. Oktober 2022 - Versatility, bringing inner Practice to outer Expression mit Jane Okondo (UK)
Modul 8: tba - Depths of Relating // Initiation (6 days + Overnighter) with Kai Ehrhardt (Germany)

 

Die Teile

Instructors

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Kai Ehrhardt

ehrhardt@somatische-akademie.de 
www.kaiehrhardt.com

Founder of the Somatic Academy Berlin, Breath Therapist/based on the work developed by Prof. Ilse Middendorf, Continuum Teacher and Heilpraktiker (Psychotherapy).

"I had the honor and privilege to learn from the two founders Prof. Ilse Middendorf (Perceptible Breath / Erfahrbarer Atem) and Emilie Conrad (Continuum) and I am pleased to be able to pass on this work." Since 2012, Kai has been developing professional trainings at the Somatic Academy as well as programs dedicated to the application of Somatics in everyday life. He has been a co-curator of the Body IQ festival since 2015. Since 2003, he has developed the approach "Authentic Eros", which integrates - as a somatic application - bodywork, relationship communication and group-dynamic processes in the area of personal and interpersonal development. He is a member of the professional associations Atem, Continuum and ISMETA.

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Jane Okondo


www.continuumteachers.com

MA, RSME/T, a London based somatic movement artist and therapist. She has been in the field of healing arts for 30 years - a Continuum teacher, Biodynamic Cranial Sacral therapist with Somatic Experiencing being integrated into her practice. 
She is on the faculty of the Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy training which is based in the UK, Lithuania and Russia, and currently on the board of ISMETA. Her work very influenced in her participation in the Discipline of Authentic movement and is based on the principal of 'listening' as the access to supporting presence and wellbeing. She loves being and moving in nature as a natural counterpoint for being a long term Londoner.
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Mary Abrams

Mary Abrams, MA, RSME, founder/director of Moving Body Resources in New York City since 1999, leads classes, workshops, and private sessions with people ranging in age from 23 to 99 years old.  She loves movement in every dimension, has been immersed in Continuum for 25 years learning with Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, & Gary David; holds a masters degree in Consciousness Studies; and teaches on the MA Dance & Somatic Wellbeing course at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is eternally grateful to every person who has given her the honor to move and learn with them.

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Robin Becker


robinbeckermovement.org

MA, RSME, is an internationally recognized teacher, dancer, choreographer, and founder of Robin Becker Dance
Her teaching weaves together her lifelong experience in dance, 27-year study of Continuum with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper, 37 years of experience in meditation and contemplative healing practices, and study with Gary David in Epistemics and Affect Script Theory. Robin was selected by Emilie Conrad to be an authorized Continuum teacher in 2001. She has a BA in Dance and a MA in the Humanities. Chapters from her master’s thesis, Continuum: The Alchemy of Movement, have been published in two anthologies on somatic movement practices. She currently teaches at Hofstra University and leads movement workshops nationally and internationally. www.continuumteachers.com
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Megan Bathory-Peeler


www.somanautiko.com

Megan Bathory-Peeler is an expert somanaut, fully engaged in the moving inquiry of living in a human body and within the human experience.
For 25 years, Megan has explored the frontiers of embodiment and human relationships. She shares her on-going discoveries through her interdisciplinary work, Somanautiko, as a Certified Somatic Therapist, educator, performance artist, activist, and mother. 
www.continuumteachers.com
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Cherionna Menzam-Sills

Cherionna Menzam-Sills has been a therapist since 1978. She was authorized by Emilie Conrad as a Continuum Movement teacher in 2007 after moving to Santa Monica to dive in deeply with her. Also a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, she has taught across Europe, the USA and Canada, often with her husband, Biodynamics pioneer Franklyn Sills. Her recent book, "The Breath of Life: An Introduction to Craniosacral Biodynamics" (North Atlantic, April 2018), draws on Continuum and other somatic practices to explore Biodynamics from a feminine perspective.

Cherionna has also studied extensively with prenatal and birth therapy pioneers, William Emerson and Ray Castellino, completed doctoral studies in Pre- and Perinatal Psychology. She has practiced and taught in this field, including teaching embryology through movement since 1998, and teaching graduate students at Naropa University and Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Her passions for embryology and prenatal psychology are now contributing to a book conceived when she first met Emilie and infused with Continuum insights and inquiry. Currently living in the UK, Cherionna has a private practice including online and in-person mentoring and supervision in Continuum, Biodynamics and prenatal and birth trauma/therapy.  

Drawing on her experience as a dance/movement psychotherapist, prenatal and birth therapist, and years of practice in different forms of bodywork, yoga, breath work, mindfulness meditation, she has been exploring effective ways of working with trauma using Continuum as the main modality. Cherionna is committed in her life and work to embodied presence.

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Beth Pettengill Riley

Beth Pettengill Riley, RSDE/T, MA, CYT is a global leader in somatic movement education and therapy, as well as a seasoned somatic movement activist with over 40 years of experience in facilitating workshops in Continuum, Yoga and Meditation.  She has a Master’s in Education with a specialization in Dance from Stanford University. Beth is an award winning Yoga teacher and founding member of Mt Madonna Center. She was honored as one of 25 Prime Movers of Santa Cruz County at Cabrillo College in 2016 where she served on the dance faculty for over 20 years. Beth is a Signature Yoga Teacher at the new 1440 Multiversity and passionately engages embodiment as a spiritual path while maintaining a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA, assisting individuals in finding greater freedom of movement. She currently serves as President of the board of the International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association (ISMETA). She studied extensively with Continuum’s founder for nearly 4 decades.

Cost

Single Module: 425 €
Cost of full program: 3400 €
Earlybird of full program: 2900 € (until 06.03.2020)
10 Installments full program: 10 x 340 €
20 Installments full program: 20 x 180 €

Those who want to repeat the entire Continuum training pay 2400€ for 34 days.

Those who want to repeat a single Continuum module pay 350€ instead of 425€.

Anmeldeinformationen

Times
10am - 5:30pm
Event loaction
Berlin
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
Berlin
Prices
  • Earlybird: 2900.00 EUR
  • Full Price: 3400.00 EUR
Payment nur nach Bewerbung
Notes Questions and registration: info@somatische-akademie.de

Instructors

Kai Ehrhardt
Jane Okondo
Mary Abrams
Rosemarie Kussinger-Steffes
Robin Becker
Megan Bathory-Peeler
Cherionna Menzam-Sills
Beth Pettengill Riley

Information and costs

Course costs
  • Earlybird 2900.00 EUR
  • Full Price 3400.00 EUR
Paymentnur nach Bewerbung
Event loactionBerlin
Somatische Akademie Berlin
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30
Berlin