Wellsprings Workshops and Retreats




Wellsprings of Inspiration: A Continuum Retreat
with Gael Rosewood
March 19 - 22, 2017, Tokyo Japan, PDF FLYER

How can we meet the challenges of this precarious time that we live in? Our food may be laced with chemicals. Our air is polluted. Our water is toxic. We know that we are manipulated by the media and it seems as if something terrible has taken over our beautiful world. The sense of helplessness or rage can be overwhelming as we run faster in our separate lives.

What do movement explorations have to do with any of this? Wellsprings of Inspiration are a time to remember our power to create sanity and well-being together. The practices that Emilie Conrad conjured take us into resonance with each other and the planetary aspects that are not separate from us. This was her vision: that we are connected to an innate consciousness and intelligence that is planetary and a part of each of us. When we build a field that shares this experience, we move away from the forces of separation and fear and become again the beauty that we wish for.

Contact: Yoshi Koda at 81-90-6061-9629 mail@chronicstudents.com




Rolfing Movement C.E. Class
with Gael Rosewood
March 24 - 27, 2017, Tokyo Japan, PDF FLYER

Our postural, functional and perceptual habits are blind spots in our awareness. Until there is an experience of a better choice, the body will continue to stand and move in the old programmed ways. Rolfing relieves the chronic strain patterns and gravity is the therapist. A new option is given to the client. But if a client is not aware and participating in this process, the most chronic problems will return. Current research confirms that the intelligence, strength, and resilience of our fascial and neural networks thrive on being refreshed and challenged in new ways. Clients appreciate the educational information and the sense of empowerment in this process. The information in this class can be used in an RMI session and it also can be integrated into 10 minutes of education within a Rolfing session.

This 4-day retreat is an inquiry that asks an open question: What process enables the intelligence of structural integration; the experiences of fluidity, lengthening, sensory differentiation, and better support to integrate? As we inquire we become more present and find new capacities to allow life to flow through us on all the channels from intellect, to emotion, to functional fitness. It is our own journey with this inquiry that allows us to become the guide for others.

Contact: Yoshi Koda at 81-90-6061-9629 mail@chronicstudents.com




Alchemy of Eros
with Sabine Mead
April 28-30, 2017, Vashon Island, WA, PDF FLYER

At the core of an individual’s spiritual nature is the deep well of Eros. This aspect of our essential nature is one of the least understood and most feared in our modern culture, and has forged an enormous schism in our psyche and being. Eros is the primary healer inherent in our biosystem or what we call a body; it is the necessary ingredient that exhilarates self, enlivens our tissues, restores our vitality, and nourishes our passion, all of which are paramount to our health.

This workshop is an in-depth inquiry into our erotic nature, parsing out and broadening our concepts of sexual nature and sensuality. Moving beyond preconceived ideas and superficial notions of sexual nature, we allow ourselves to discover the universal tides of Eros. These tides open our imagination and help us cultivate a capacity to more deeply inhabit our bodies and reclaim our primal birthright to embody pleasure and wholeness.

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




The Fundamentals of Relationship between Breath and Body
with Robert Litman
May 12-14, 2017, Durham, NC, PDF FLYER

As the air currents move the leaves of a tree, so does our breath move the body, providing essential nourishment that sustains life. Oxygen provides the energy that facilitates our metabolic activity as well as the energy one needs for moving in space and gravity. We become buoyant when we inhale, bringing awareness of spaciousness, while exhaling returns us to the support of gravity.

This experiential workshop is designed to increase your awareness of the value of nurturing and cultivating your breathing so that it completes its function in providing what’s necessary to thrive. Using explorations that include conversational instruction in the science of breathing, sharing, sound and fluid movements, as well as our perceptions of the layered complexities of the movement of breath awakening our wholeness.

Bring your curiosity and breathing challenges as we explore and learn together the gifts of breathing, breath by breath in the eternal return to this life-giving force. Everyone who breathes and moves is welcome - those who want to learn for their own health and practitioners who desire to increase their skills.

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




Journeys into the Mystery: Transformative Truths
with Robert Litman and Carole Burstein
June 1-5 2017, Kihei Maui HI, PDF FLYER
August 24-28 2017, Vashon Island WA, PDF FLYER


In this Journey into the Mystery #6, we will together explore the murky territory of buried truths and secrets we keep from ourselves in order to maintain ourselves.

Lying hidden beneath inner conflict, symptoms, and dis-eases of any kind, are truths which, once identified, can change our lives. These veritable facts get buried alive because they are intolerable to us or to someone who passed them on to us, consciously or unintentionally. They create the unconscious beliefs that run our lives. These revelations can re-wire our fundamental assumptions about who we are and what is possible for us. As with many revelations, transformative truths can shatter status quo reality, necessitating resources for meeting emergent change on all levels. We will provide skills, tools, and resources to support the transition and cultivate the new norm for permanent change.

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




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




2018 Wellsprings Practitioner Training
with Gael Rosewood and Robert Litman
June/July, 2018, Vashon Island, WA, Flyer


This 18 day 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 18 days 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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