moving body Playground
a weekend workshop with
Elaine Colandrea, Megan Bathory-Peeler, and Melanie Gambino
May 25 - 28, 2023
Fee $500 includes meals
Separate fee for lodging
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Shantigar and the magical delights of Continuum. This extended weekend workshop will extend the scope of our ability to connect inside ourselves, outside in nature, and through time and space with one another.
Continuum reconnects us to our essential biology and our interconnectedness to all life on this planet. Human bodies are at least 70% fluid. About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. One key characteristic of a healthy system is the ability to adapt to constantly changing demands of the biosphere. By moving our bodies fluidly, in a multiplicity of positions and situations, we can get beyond the culturally imposed rigidities, fixations, and limitations that so many of us experience in daily life.
We will focus on the more active and dynamic aspects of Continuum practice known as Continuum Playground. This is a unique opportunity to work with specific Continuum equipment—the Explore Board and Flight Plan—as well as with familiar household furniture and with the trees, rocks, and land. Shantigar’s natural playground is the perfect place to build strength and resilience through creative, dynamic play.
bonus! Continuum Playground
Six Classes @ Shantigar Online with Megan Bathory-Peeler
Mondays April 10, 17, 24 & May 3, 8, 15
12:00 noon - 1:00 PM ET
Fee for 6-week series $180 (with discount for weekend participants $150)
Since the more active and dynamic aspects of Continuum are likely less familiar, even to experienced Continuum practitioners, Megan Bathory-Peeler will introduce Continuum Playground in a 6-week series of 1-hour Zoom classes. Together, we will play and practice the basic concepts. For workshop participants, this will prepare you to explore the Continuum equipment with greater confidence and deepen your experience at Shantigar.
This online class is open to curious movers everywhere, whether or not you plan to attend the Continuum Playground Weekend Workshop.
More information and registration: https://www.shantigar.org/continuum-playground-online
Megan Bathory-Peeler, Elaine Colandrea, and Melanie Gambino are devoted to sharing direct experiences of the body's innovative and transformative capacity with people of all ages. These three women are all passionate teachers of Continuum, professional movement artists, and somatic educators. Their work and lives have been profoundly shaped by their relationship to Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum. They are honored and excited to bring Continuum back to Shantigar, nurturing the legacy of Jean-Claude’s love for Emilie and this practice.
To learn more about Megan, Elaine, and Melanie: