The Three Modules:


Module 1: Foundations of Continuum, Jun 11-24
Module 2: Practitioner Training, Jun 26 - Jul 1
Module 3: Teacher Practicum, Oct 8-13

All of the 2018 trainings take place on Vashon Island, WA.

Contact - Robert Litman
robert@thebreathablebody.com
206-567-4029

Wellsprings Practitioner Training, 2018

with Robert Litman and Gael Rosewood
Vashon Island, WA

As a response to the enormous health challenges we face today, Continuum Wellsprings offers the Wellsprings Training Program. This training program takes places in a 3 module format that is designed to give participants both a theoretical and experiential understanding of Continuum as a practice, as well as helping them learn how to offer this practice as a support to others, and teach these principles in a group context.

The goal of the training is to educate and empower healers in many different fields to be able to use and offer this work to support the health of their clients and communities.
As such, this training is especially appropriate for those who are being mentored by a member of the Continuum Teacher Association, those who are on a teacher track with Continuum Movement, or those who wish to enrich their somatic practice with the methods offered by Continuum.

To see information about the specific modules, click the links to the right, or you can read below for more general information about Continuum and the overall program.

In looking at the state of health in our society today:

  • The impact of environmental pollution and toxicity
  • Electro-magnetic distortions
  • Accelerating cost of health care and medication
  • Ramifications of our sedentary work and lifestyles
  • Societal upheavals

We are being asked to discover new ways of implementing and sustaining health.

Continuum Wellsprings offers opportunities to move beyond all current health models, examining the dynamics of trauma and what’s needed for vibrant and alive self-expression.

Health practitioners know that non-responsive tissue represents a self-limiting stance and will determine the paucity or amplitude of available nourishment.  This is a determining factor in one’s state of health.  In the Wellsprings program we will look at how the body thrives on the constant stream of self-nourishment, i.e., the “flow of information” which is manifest through the arrangements of fluid molecules as expressed in our cells and connective tissues.

The goal of this training is to offer aspects of Continuum Wellsprings especially designed for those who are dedicated to the Art of Health.

  • The sound streams that have been developed in Continuum over the past forty years have been consolidated, to address the most salient issues of client concern.  The various uses of sound and the understanding of the appropriateness of application will be thoroughly taught and mentored.
  • Breath and tissue structure cannot be separated.  Tissue structure will accommodate various adaptive strategies that then stifle and limit the ability of breath to “move”.  Adaptive patterns are styled into our breath maintaining shock and trauma over a lifetime.  We believe it is naïve
    "The 'body' is a profound orchestration of many qualities and the textures of movement - interpenetrating tones of fertile play waiting to be incubated.. We inhabit a sea of intelligent life beckoning us to enter."
    - Emilie Conrad
    to impose breathing exercises on anyone without liberating the underlying inhibiting tissue structure. Breathing explorations in Continuum Wellsprings are designed to enhance awareness of the movement and sensations of breath throughout the body. Continuum Wellsprings Anatomy teaches and explores this complex network as well as the physiology of respiration.
  • We will engage with ourselves as an extension of billions of years of planetary process, providing us with an ability to encompass rich and varied probabilities and outcomes not currently realized.
  • We will learn through our own body experience the implications of varied “holding patterns” and their application to client concerns.
  • Pre and post-natal adaptive patterns maintain the basic imprint of an organism’s engagement with life, and manifest in tissue structure and breath.
  • Pre and post care as a result of cancer treatment, neuromuscular compromises, stroke, cranial disorders, respiratory – cardiac challenges, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and auto-immune disorders live on within the body’s pattern after the event.
  • Continuum Wellsprings principles will be taught so that participants can integrate the Wellsprings approach into their private practice and for the enhancement of client treatment outcomes.
  • Wellsprings participants will learn how:
    - Differentiating tissue will create a higher order of function due to an increase in the flow of information, in the mutability and permeability of tissue and in respiratory and nutritional delivery.
    - To coach their clients and develop appropriate sequences that encourages the client to discover their own healing abilities.
  • Giving yourself two weeks of Continuum exploration is a rare, life changing meeting with self in today’s pace of life.

LOCATION

This training will be held at a retreat center on the beautiful, restorative, quiet and uplifting Vashon Island in Washington state. With abundant fresh air, trees, forest paths and water views, it is an ideal place to resonate with nature and is located in a setting of friendly, easy, small town living.

Contact Robert for more venue and travel information.



ELIGIBILITY

If you wish to attend Module 1: Foundations of Continuum, please contact us in regards to eligibility.

To attend the Practitioner Training or the Teacher Practicum you must have:

1. 100 hrs of Continuum experience (either at workshops or in private sessions or from completing Module 1: Foundations of Continuum)
2. Submitted a completed application.
3. Completed the required readings by the time the program begins.


TUITION

The tuition for each module is as follows and does not include lodging or meals:

  • Module 1: Foundations of Continuum 14 Day Training - $2,100
  • Module 2: Practitioner Training - $900
  • Module 3: Teacher Practicum - $1000
Upon registration a $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The full amount is due two months before your program begins and is non-refundable after that date.


WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM?

The Foundations of Continuum program will give you an understanding of the historical development of Continuum and a specific knowledge of how Continuum modalities are designed for innovation. You will leave with a full sense of the scope of this work and what distinguishes Continuum from other somatic practices. The 14 days of embodied practice will deepen your ability for self-regulation, health and self-care. After the completion of the Practitioner Training you will have the skills to integrate Continuum into your private practice with clients.

You will receive a Continuum Wellsprings Certificate of Completion and be listed on our website as a Continuum Wellsprings Practitioner. Some additional mentoring may be required before the certificate is granted.

The training hours can be used as Continuing Education Credits with many organizations, such as NCBTMB and ISMETA, as well as preparation for the Continuum Teacher Training and membership in the Continuum Teacher Association.

Please note: The Continuum Wellsprings certificate does not authorize an individual as a Continuum Movement Teacher.


LODGING, MEALS and OTHER INFORMATION

On-site Accommodations:
We have a limited number of housing options on the property that will be given on a first come first serve basis. The types of housing include private rooms at $100 - $125 per night, dorm style accommodations at $50 per night and camping at $35 per night. Contact us at robert@thebreathablebody.com for more specific information about available options or to reserve a space.

Off-site Accommodations:
There are many Vacation Rental Homes, Airbnbs and other Bed and Breakfast options on the island. We can provide limited transportation to and from class if you are staying close by. If not, a car would be needed. There are buses that run all day and e-bikes are also available for rent. Check with us for ideas and locations. Vashon is a very popular place during the summer so it's best to reserve sooner than later. The Vashon Chamber of Commerce is also a useful resource to explore housing options.

Meal Information:
We provide home cooked, organic meals that cater to all manner of dietary restrictions. The ease of having good food here greatly enhances the general nourishment of working and being on the property. The cost of the meals will be $50-$60 per day, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As the main kitchen on the land is used for the preparation and delivery of the meals, it cannot accommodate individual cooking. There is one on-site housing option that has access to it’s own small kitchen.

Ongoing Community:
Participants of these programs are encouraged to establish and maintain a peer group for the exchange of information and experiences, through emails and yearly meetings.


RECOMMENDED READINGS and VIDEOS

Articles and Videos in the resources section of our website.
Life on Land by Emilie Conrad
Engaging the Movement of Life by Bonnie Gintis
The Buteyko Method and the Carbon Dioxide Syndrome
by Jennifer Stark and Russell Stark
Sensitive Chaos: The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air
by Theodor Schwenk
Job’s Body by Deanne Juhan
Anatomy of Breathing by Blandine Calais-Germain






Module 1: Foundations of Continuum
with Robert Litman and Gael Rosewood
June 11-24, 2018, Vashon Island, WA

In these two weeks we will cover the basic principles, values and modalities of Continuum.

This training is appropriate for those who are being mentored by a Continuum Teacher Association member or on a teacher track with Continuum Movement, Inc and for those who wish to imbue their somatic practice with the modalities of Continuum and its approach to preparing the tissue and bringing clients into participation with their own underlying health. This two-week immersion into the practices of Continuum is a way to get beyond the distractions that compromise the depths of one's own personal practice. The embodied learning of Continuum concepts coalesces the many different themes, styles and approaches that are expressed from workshop to workshop in order to ground one in the full understanding of the orchestration of this profound body of work, a moving philosophy.

For more information or to register, contact: Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Gael at 206-567-0018 gaelrosewood@gmail.com






Module 2: Practitioner Training
with Robert Litman and Gael Rosewood
June 26 - July 1, 2018, Vashon Island, WA

Following the 14 days of Foundational preparation, there will be an additional 6 days of Practitioner practice. In this segment of training, students will be integrating the first segment of training by giving 'one on one' sessions to others. This supervised process allows for the questions, the feedback and the discussions that do not happen in one's personal practice. Should you be a Wellsprings Training graduate and wish to take this module without the proceeding two weeks, this is an excellent way to attain Continuing Education credits, and for those who are being mentored.

For more information or to register, contact: Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Gael at 206-567-0018 gaelrosewood@gmail.com






Module 3: Teacher Practicum
with Robert Litman and Gael Rosewood
October 8-13, 2018, Vashon Island, WA

Following in the tradition of the first Teacher Trainings that Susan Harper offered with Emilie Conrad, this 6 day class allows teachers-in-training to learn, play and move together and to share in the initiation of teaching each other. This will be a safe environment to explore the challenges of stepping into the teaching role and to allow that process to be tended. Each segment of preparing a class will be practiced and discussed from making meaning through words to demonstrating through movement, from creating and teaching lay-outs to managing group dynamics. In the event you are ready for the next step, this class can provide the video of your teaching for review by your mentors in the Continuum Teacher Association. While the Foundations of Continuum 14 day training is highly recommended in order to bring an understanding of the history and breadth of Continuum practices, it is possible that this training may be taken by itself with recommendation your mentors.

For more information or to register, contact: Robert at 206-567-4029 robert@thebreathablebody.com or Gael at 206-567-0018 gaelrosewood@gmail.com








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