Wellsprings Workshops and Retreats



Awaking Your Sensing Body: A Continuum Workshop
with Robert Litman and Gael Rosewood
June 10 - 16, 2017, Vashon Island, WA, PDF FLYER

The body is a scribe on this life’s journey from spirit through the material world, recording our multidimensional awareness and reactions. When these physical imprints remain unconscious they act as impediments, imbalances or conflicts. As we become present to the fullness of our experience, our mind, body, emotions, and imagination move in concert with the artful discovery of our true and ever changing self. Our electronic age has subverted a basic engagement with the elemental energies of life. This pervasive cultural experience demands a speed of response that limits us to patterned, repetitive, and linear movements. For all of our material comforts, the ‘flight/fight’ aspect of our nervous system is exacting a high price in ambient stress, anxiety, and the loss of sensuality in everyday being.

Continuum as a movement practice provides the tools to go beyond the limitations of the cultural view of body and self, opening our perception to a lived experience that is rooted in our immediate sensate world. This inquiry explores a premise that the fluid within our bodies, planet, and universe functions as a resonant stream of bio-intelligence. As we cultivate our experience of belonging to the innate fluidity of life, we begin to reclaim our primal birthright to embody pleasure and wholeness. Fluid movement is a nourishment for passion as well as health and harmony.

Contact: Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com




Words and Waves
with Rebecca Mark and Linda Chrisman
June 17 - 20, 2017, Vashon Island, WA, PDF FLYER


In Words and Waves we follow the expression of the fluid field of imagination. Pen on paper, breath, sounds, images, words, and the movement of tissue flow together, becoming a multi-textural outpouring. The often hieroglyphic, sometimes humorous, always surprising writing that emerges creates a caldron in which old stories and personal narratives transform in surprising and evocative ways. During the daily circle of reading, the group invites the movement of our minds by shaping lines and words into new webs and maps of meaning.


Contact: Linda Chrisman at 510-507-2903 linda@somaticwisdom.com




Dimensions of Integration: A Movement Inquiry Retreat
with Kevin Frank, Gael Rosewood, and Caryn McHose
July 28 - August 2, 2017, Vashon Island, WA, PDF FLYER

Habits, even good ones, can be stultifying over time. Research confirms that the intelligence, strength, and resilience of our fascial and neural networks thrive when refreshed and challenged in new ways.

What allows each of us to innovate and meaningfully integrate body/mind learning? This Rolf Movement® retreat, held on Vashon Island off the coast of Seattle, is a time for renewal on many levels: resting on the earth--not the floor--space beyond four walls--alive air on the skin. It's an opportunity to renew one's relationship with Earth, and Sky, with processes that mirror what's inside each of our bodies.

Our body is our container. The numb places are the dumb places, unable to adapt, respond, differentiate, or feel support and intelligence. As more of our being comes into presence we find new capacities to allow life to flow through--on all the channels from intellect, to emotion to functional fitness.

This five-day retreat is an inquiry that asks an open question: What process enables experiences of fluidity, lengthening, and sensory differentiation to land? What's vital for new experience to translate into new resources for you?

Contact: Kevin at 603-968-9585 sparfilblock@gmail.com




Journey into the Mystery: The Multidimensional Heart
with Robert Litman and Carole Burstein
August 24-28 2017, Vashon Island WA, PDF FLYER

The heart, an essential organ in all life functions, has an esteemed role in spiritual paths as well as in mental/emotional processes. It is uniquely distinguished by its mutability and capacity to sense in ALL directions as well as into realities beyond space time.

What do you know about your own heart? How do you relate to this organ whose role in our lives is central to mind, body and spirit? How do you inhabit its complex multi-dimensionality?

In this 5 day retreat, we will explore, through embodiment, the latest research on the heart which shows that it is powered by fluid dynamics which we can directly experience and consciously influence. We will cultivate the flexibility of connective and muscle tissue, opening blood vessels to increase their capacity for flow. Developing an intimate relationship with our own multidimensional hearts, we can increase its physical health, learn to live by its central wisdom and enjoy the gifts of its unbridled wild nature.

Contact: Robert 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Carole 808-891-8662 cbaloha@gmail.com   




A 10 Day Health Intensive
with Gael Rosewood and Robert Litman
September 8-17, 2017, Vashon Island, WA, PDF FLYER

There are times when pausing is wise: life cycle transitions, the ending of a job or a marriage, a health crisis, a passage of grieving, or simply not knowing the next step. Creativity is a non-linear process and the pathway of healing is the same. Yet we often feel anxious in those times without forward momentum. Old habits and patterned ways of perceiving and responding tend to exert more control when we feel more insecure. Or we mistake the pregnant pause for depression.

This 10-day retreat is a radical shift from the usual weekend getaway or workshop. Allow one door to close so that another may open. Focus on the re-calibration of status quo from the point of view of your breath, your resting point, your sense of aliveness. Learn the skills of being alert to the inner flow of information that lives beyond the world of words and social activities; sensations, movement impulses, images and imagination.

Contact: Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Gael at 206-567-0018 gaelrosewood@gmail.com




Awaking Your Sensing Body: A Continuum Workshop
with Gael Rosewood
September 29 - October 1, 2017, Durham, NC, PDF FLYER

The body is a scribe on this life’s journey from spirit through the material world, recording our multidimensional awareness and reactions. When these physical imprints remain unconscious they act as impediments, imbalances or conflicts. As we become present to the fullness of our experience, our mind, body, emotions, and imagination move in concert with the artful discovery of our true and ever changing self. Our electronic age has subverted a basic engagement with the elemental energies of life. This pervasive cultural experience demands a speed of response that limits us to patterned, repetitive, and linear movements. For all of our material comforts, the ‘flight/fight’ aspect of our nervous system is exacting a high price in ambient stress, anxiety, and the loss of sensuality in everyday being.

Continuum as a movement practice provides the tools to go beyond the limitations of the cultural view of body and self, opening our perception to a lived experience that is rooted in our immediate sensate world. This inquiry explores a premise that the fluid within our bodies, planet, and universe functions as a resonant stream of bio-intelligence. As we cultivate our experience of belonging to the innate fluidity of life, we begin to reclaim our primal birthright to embody pleasure and wholeness. Fluid movement is a nourishment for passion as well as health and harmony.

Contact: Sabine Mead at 919-606-9642 resonantbody@me.com




Awaking Your Sensing Body: A Continuum Workshop
with Gael Rosewood
October 6-8, 2017, Hamburg, Germany, PDF FLYER

The body is a scribe on this life’s journey from spirit through the material world, recording our multidimensional awareness and reactions. When these physical imprints remain unconscious they act as impediments, imbalances or conflicts. As we become present to the fullness of our experience, our mind, body, emotions, and imagination move in concert with the artful discovery of our true and ever changing self. Our electronic age has subverted a basic engagement with the elemental energies of life. This pervasive cultural experience demands a speed of response that limits us to patterned, repetitive, and linear movements. For all of our material comforts, the ‘flight/fight’ aspect of our nervous system is exacting a high price in ambient stress, anxiety, and the loss of sensuality in everyday being.

Continuum as a movement practice provides the tools to go beyond the limitations of the cultural view of body and self, opening our perception to a lived experience that is rooted in our immediate sensate world. This inquiry explores a premise that the fluid within our bodies, planet, and universe functions as a resonant stream of bio-intelligence. As we cultivate our experience of belonging to the innate fluidity of life, we begin to reclaim our primal birthright to embody pleasure and wholeness. Fluid movement is a nourishment for passion as well as health and harmony.

Contact: Tine Knabe at knabe.rolfing@gmx.de




Wellsprings of Inspiration: A Gathering of Peers and Colleagues
with Gael Rosewood
October 12-18, 2017, Spain, PDF FLYER

This 5-day retreat is a time for reconnecting with our community from the depth and the breadth of our shared Continuum Inquiry. Wellsprings participants, Continuum teachers, and those who have made Continuum a part of their life will have an opportunity to weave a potent field together as we let our conversations unfold.

From the depths of the dives that an experienced group can conjure and hold for each other, new discoveries and lay-outs emerge. This is how the work evolves. Our own bodies need these times of emersion, tending and listening, away from the daily routines. Our souls are nourished by the community of kindred spirits.

Contact: Paul Harris at ahimsa.associates@gmail.com




Wellsprings Retreat: Tending the Cadence of Winter Stillness
with Robert Litman and Gael Rosewood
December 28 - January 2, 2018, Vashon Island, WA, PDF FLYER

Based on the visionary work of Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement, this workshop furthers her inquiry into the power of movement as medicine. Healing, growth, and development are all variations of the same event. To meet oneself with engaged awareness of these processes is an act of generosity toward self. This kindness penetrates our ability to adapt and respond to the demands of our environment.

After the helter-skelter of the holidays, give yourself the gift of quiet, of dark, the sound of rain, a fire in the hearth and the gentle companionship of others tracing their pathways of dreams, sensations, and silence. Dynamic stillness is a portal to multi-dimensional information and nourishment. This time follows the tradition of Emilie's emphasis on hybernative practices which resonate with the restorative cycle of winter, the bottom of the exhale.

Contact: Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Gael at 206-567-0018 gaelrosewood@gmail.com




Journey into the Mystery: The Eyes of Meaning
with Robert Litman and Carole Burstein
February 8-12 2018, Maui, HI, PDF FLYER

Spiritual paths have asserted that everything we experience is an illusion. The way in which we perceive places, people and objects over time attests to the fact that what we perceive is that object filtered through the meaning it has for us. We often treat people, not for who they are, but for who we perceive them to be and who we unconsciously need them to be.

So how do we know what is “real” if what we “see” is shaped by our own internal reality? Long term relationships of any kind reveal that through the alchemy of intimacy, veils of “illusion” dissolve as both parties come to see each other with more depth and accuracy.

In this #8 Journey into the Mystery, we will attend the way that we perceive ourselves, each other, the world and the Divine Source of it all. These perceptions affect every aspect of our lives. We will sift through layers of our meaning-making filters so that we can have a conscious participatory role in how our “eyes of meaning” create the reality we live.

Contact: Robert 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Carole 808-891-8662 cbaloha@gmail.com   




2018 Wellsprings Practitioner Training
with Gael Rosewood and Robert Litman
Module 1: Foundations of Continuum, June 11-24, 2018
Module 2: Practitioner Training, June 26 - July 1, 2018
Module 3: Teacher Practicum, October 8-13, 2018

This year's 3 module training is designed to meet the needs of those who want to go further into the practice of Continuum. This coherent presentation of Continuum's values, principles, and modalities is an excellent grounding for those exploring the possibility of becoming a Continuum teacher. Health practitioners will learn how to weave Continuum philosophy and practice into their field of expertise. And the 2 weeks of personal practice establishes life skills never to be forgotten. For more information visit the description of this training by clicking here.


Contact:
Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Gael at 206-567-0018 gaelrosewood@gmail.com












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