moving body Playground
a weekend workshop with
Elaine Colandrea, Megan Bathory-Peeler, and Melanie Gambino
Thursday - Sunday,
May 25 - 28, 2023
Workshop Fee: $680 all inclusive
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.
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: