The Continuum Movement Immersion: Honoring the Legacy of Emilie Conrad

Emilie@Esalen-Headshot-2-156x300The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY
July 3 – 8, 2016, Omega Arts Week
Registration opening soon

A beloved teacher at Omega for more than 25 years before her passing in 2014, Emilie Conrad was a celebrated dancer, somatic pioneer andvisionary.

Known for her radical vision of human possibilities and her groundbreaking work with spinal cord injuries, Conrad founded Continuum Movement as an expression of fluid movement and an ongoing inquiry process of the human experience.

The principles of Continuum Movement are now incorporated by an international audience of professionals in fields such as physical therapy, trauma recovery, dance, yoga, therapeutic massage, psychoneuroimmunology, craniosacral therapy, Rolfing, and physical fitness.

Join us for the week of July 3-8 to honor, explore, and celebrate the scope and vitality of Conrad’s contributions to artistic expression, the healing arts, and somatic movement education.
Guided by teachers personally trained and authorized by Conrad, experience immersion in five days of Continuum Movement sessions.
Incorporating breath, sound, and fluid movement, these participatory sessions focus on essential aspects of Continuum—cultivating fluidity and whole body sensing, developing open attentive awareness—while exploring Continuum’s applications to many fields.
Daily sessions are designed to introduce and engage participants at all levels of experience to the practice and concepts of Conrad’s work.
Continuum-inspired evening events include an art exhibit, a dance and poetry performance, video screenings, a presentation on the development of Continuum, a roundtable discussion of the role of somatic embodiment, and a gathering to share Continuum and Emilie Conrad stories.


Hosted by Elaine Colandrea of Continuum Movement Arts in conjunction with Omega, “The Continuum Movement Immersion” will be co-taught with the following teachers: Mary Abrams, Ellen Cohen, Bobbie Ellis, Rebecca Lawson, Melanie Noblit Gambino, and Linda Rabin.
Contributing teachers include Priscilla Auchincloss, Megan Bathory-Peeler, Robin Becker, Kathy Benners, Beth Pettengill Riley, Frank Carbone, Bonnie Gintis, Amber Elizabeth Gray, Caryn Heilman, Ashima Kahrs, Bonnie Simoa and Suzanne Wright Crain.
The Continuum Movement Immersion
July 3 – 8, 2016
Online registration begins March 1  at

Photo credits: portrait of Emilie Conrad by Jamie McHugh; Emilie in movement by Lauren Devon.