Teaching

Workshop & Class Schedule for 2019:

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  1. Transformative Self-Care: An Exploration of  The 3 Anatomies of the Heart Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy.    

    May 5-10, 2019, Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA

  2. Somatic Movement Summit: The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature

    Jun 30 – Jul 05, 2019 at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY


Transformative Self-Care: An Exploration of  The 3 Anatomies of the Heart Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy.        

May 5-10, 2019, Kripalu, Stockbridge, MA

The 3 Anatomies of The Heart: Personal, Biological, Cosmic are integral to our existence, essential to the expression of our health, and fundamental to our connection to the world in which we live, but many of us struggle with fully engaging with these vital forces. This workshop will present a wide scope of views of the heart, ranging from the personal, cultural, structural, biological, primordial, functional, to the cosmic, energetic, and spiritual, and provide ways to integrate this knowledge through experience.

Discover the radical possibilities in health and well-being available when you combine the fluid movement practices of Continuum and mindfulness meditation with the principles of osteopathic treatment, into the way you care for yourself. I invite you to cultivate awareness of internal experience through breath, sound, meditation, and movement, to integrate these practices into daily life, and cultivate a renewed devotion to self-care.

All “levels” of ability and experience are welcome.

Restore trust in the wisdom of your body as you allow yourself to fully express fluid movement and rest. Step outside your preconceived notions about your body and discover your inner resources for resilience, adaptability, and change. This workshop offers the tools you need to access this inner healing realm on your own.

There will be lectures, discussions, and visual presentations to accompany movement, breath, sound, and meditation explorations. This workshop experience can be valuable both as a form of self-exploration and care, and as a way for practitioners to develop and deepen the perceptual skills used with patients or clients.

In this workshop we will explore innovative views of:

  • The anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the heart
  • the heart as an expressive and receptive organ of communication
  • the relationship between the brain, the gut, the face, the heart, and health
  • the dynamics of blood, lymph, and other fluid movements
  • the relationships the heart has with other viscera/organs
  • psycho-neuro-immunological relationships mediated by the heart
  • the interpersonal neurobiology of the heart
  • the sound of the heart and the sound of the movement of blood
  • perceiving “the field of the heart” in ourselves and in others
  • the cosmic resonance of the spiraling vortex of the heart
  • inner resources for resilience, adaptability, and change
  • cultivating curiosity as a way of coping with uncertainty
  • radically reimagine how you care for yourself
  • refining awareness of internal experience
  • our interconnectedness with each other and with nature

Bonnie Gintis offers a unique blend of Osteopathic principles and philosophy, scientific and medical information, poetry, and perceptual inquiry, combined with an opportunity to experience it all through Continuum practice. Utilizing breath, sound, movement, meditative open attention, and perceptual inquiry, this workshop provides an opportunity to experience an embodied understanding of the wisdom of the embodied heart of the living human body.


Somatic Movement Summit:

The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature

Jun 30 – Jul 05, 2019 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY

I will be presenting along with a faculty of 14 other Continuum Teachers and other somatic explorers. This is a rare opportunity to experience a large faculty of incredible Continuum Teachers all at one event!

Health is not a stable state. Living at the center of a complex and changing set of circumstances, how do we nourish our well-being?

The somatic movement practice of Continuum teaches us to engage more willingly, effectively, and artfully with our circumstances. In sequences of breath, sound, and movement, Continuum brings us back to the fluid nature that runs through the natural world, encouraging us to remain curious and engaged.

During this retreat, focused movement sessions throughout the week, as well as a period of silence, foster the integration of Continuum practice into intentional art making, verbal expression, and core experience of the world. Retracing in movement the evolutionary journey that has brought humankind to this place and time, we gain a powerful perspective and recover key elements of our cosmic, fluid, and terrestrial origins, which become resources for our current personal and cultural situations.

The somatic skills shared in this workshop are of benefit to anyone interested in embodied engagement with health and well-being, including health-care practitioners, bodyworkers, artists, activists, therapists, teachers, and parents.

Featuring Elaine Colandrea of Watermark Arts with Priscilla Auchincloss, Robin Becker, John Bianculli, Ellen Cohen, Suzanne Wright Crain, Bobbie Ellis, Ashima Kahrs, Melanie Gambino, Bonnie Gintis, Amber Elizabeth Gray, Linda Rabin, Beth Riley, Val Leoffler, and Sharon Weil.



About Classes & Workshops with Bonnie Gintis:

Classes with Bonnie Gintis, DO explore the common ground shared by mindfulness, Continuum’s fluid movement, and Osteopathy. A variety of workshops are offered for people who are interested in exploring the vast possibilities for the full expression of health and embodiment. Classes are valuable as a form of self-treatment, and as a way for people involved in any aspect of healthcare to develop and deepen diagnostic and treatment skills. Some classes are open to people of all levels of function and ability, including those with disabilities, or limited movement and exercise ability. Some courses are tailored to the needs and interests of people with particular health concerns. Others are oriented to Osteopaths, MDs, and other healthcare practitioners. Please read the descriptions to choose a workshop or course suited to you.