Teaching

Workshop & Class Schedule for 2019 – 2020:

Recommended reading for all classes and workshops: Bonnie Gintis’, Engaging the Movement of Life: Exploring Health and Embodiment through Osteopathy and Continuum.

Click on these links or scroll down for details about these workshops:

1.  Radical Embodiment: Exploring The Continuum Approach to Movement Discovery.

Three Saturday afternoons in Burlington, Vermont

September 28th, 2019, November 2nd, 2019, & December 7th, 2019


2.  Exploring the Inner Chambers of the Heart: Continuum, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy.

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February 7 – 9, 2020, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in Stockbridge, MA


3.  Transformative Self-Care: An Exploration of  Your Embodied Senses Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy.    

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May 17-22, 2020, at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, in Stockbridge, MA



Here are descriptions of the Workshops listed above:


Radical Embodiment:

Exploring The Continuum Approach to Movement Discovery.

Three Saturday afternoons in Burlington, Vermont

September 28th, 2019, November 2nd, 2019, & December 7th, 2019

Discover the radical possibilities for health and well-being that are available to you through the practice of the Continuum approach to movement discovery. Moving more of your body in a wider variety of ways, more often has been found to be helpful way to improve health and well-being.

Also known as, “Continuum,” this practice cultivates your awareness of internal experience through movement, breath, sound, meditation, consciousness exploration, creativity, and curiosity. Whether you are seeking strength and flexibility, healing, or a general sense of well-being Continuum helps to nurture trust in the wisdom of your body.

Healing is how our bodies respond, creatively innovate, and adapt to the challenges we’ve been asked to meet. Healing requires the creation of something new and different. Change your relationship to your body and discover how to adapt and thrive. New sensations lead to new perceptions, new thoughts, new actions, and radical new possibilities in living. This workshop offers the tools you need to access this inner healing realm on your own.

Cultivate a renewed devotion to self-care as you combine the gentle, fluid movement practices of Continuum, mindfulness meditation, and the principles of Osteopathic self-treatment, into a practice that has the potential to radically change the way you embody life.

All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

Where:   All Wellness—in the Innovation Center

128 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401  (1 block west of Pine Street)

When:    Three Saturdays – September 28th, November 2nd, and December 7th, 2019

These workshops are designed as a series of three, but can be taken separately.

The 1st workshop on September 28th will contain an Introduction to Continuum.

If you missed the first workshop in September and want to take the November or December workshops, you must sign up for an intro, which will be offered from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, prior to each of the November and December workshops.

Sept 28th  This first workshop includes the intro: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Nov 2nd &  Dec 7th

Intro to Continuum:  12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  (Required for people new to Continuum who missed the Sept 28 workshop.)

Workshop:                    2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cost:  All 3 workshops $125 (Special offer if paid in advance – normally $135)

A single 3-hr Workshop $45

Intro to Continuum Nov & Dec $20 – required for those who did not attend the September workshop.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.

Mats and blankets provided, or bring your own.

In Addition:  Bonnie offers private Continuum sessions. A private session is a great way to individualize and deepen your experience and practice.

Private Session:     $135/hour

Special Offer:          All 3 Workshops + 1 Private session $245

** Cancellation Policy for Burlington Workshops:

If you cancel 7 days or more prior to a workshop I will refund you 90% or offer you a credit for future workshop, class, or session to be used within 1 year.  For cancellations within 6 days of the workshop there will be no refunds, only a credit for a future workshop, class, or session to be used within 1 year.  For people who purchase a workshop or class package that is discounted, the refund for the cancelled class will be based on the full price of the series.

Call Bonnie for more info or to register at 831-428-2959



Exploring the Inner Chambers of the Heart: Continuum, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy

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February 7 – 9, 2020

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA

Radical possibilities of health and well-being are available when you combine the fluid movement practices of Continuum and mindfulness meditation with the principles of osteopathy. Osteopathic physician Bonnie Gintis invites you to increase your awareness of internal experience through breath, sound, meditation, and movement, integrating these practices into daily life and cultivating a renewed devotion to self-care.

This program focuses on the personal, biological, and cosmic anatomies of the heart, using lectures, discussions, and visual presentations to accompany movement explorations. Bonnie offers a unique blend of scientific and medical information, poetry, and perceptual inquiry, all experienced through a lens of Continuum practice.

Slow down, turn inward, and cultivate deep listening, so you can care for yourself from a place of inner wisdom as you

  • Explore the dynamics of blood, lymph, and other fluid movements
  • Cultivate curiosity as a way to cope with uncertainty
  • Radically reimagine how you care for yourself
  • Discover your interconnectedness with others and nature.

Restore trust in the wisdom of your body as you step outside your preconceived notions and discover inner resources for resilience, adaptability, and change. Return home with the tools you need to access inner healing on your own.



Transformative Self-Care: An Exploration of Embodied Sensation Through Movement, Mindfulness, and Osteopathy.        

May 17-22, 2020

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA

The primary language of the body is silent-felt sensation. This workshop will present a wide scope of views and opportunities to experience the wisdom and creativity of this language of your senses.

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. Cultivate awareness of internal experience through breath, sound, meditation, and movement, and integrate these practices into daily life, nurturing a renewed sense of devotion to self-care.

Restore trust in the wisdom of your body as you allow yourself to sense deeply. 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.

This workshop experience can be valuable both as a form of self-exploration and self-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:

  • what our senses are and how we can cultivate experiencing sensation more effectively
  • how to choose where to put our attention
  • the relationship between the brain, the gut, the face, the heart, and health
  • psycho-neuro-immunological relationships mediated by the senses
  • the interpersonal neurobiology of the senses
  • perceiving “the field of the senses” in ourselves and in others
  • 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

All “levels” of ability and experience are welcome.

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 sensations of the living human body.



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.