Workshop and Class Schedule for  2022

Check back often for updated 2022 course details.

Recommended reading for all classes and workshops: Bonnie Gintis

Engaging the Movement of Life: Exploring Health and Embodiment through Osteopathy and Continuum

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Elemental Movement for Creative Wellbeing: 

A Continuum Retreat

at
Omega Institute,
Rhinebeck, NY
June 26 – July 1st, 2022
 
Workshop Organizers:
Megan Bathory Peeler & Elaine Colandrea 
 
Co-faculty Continuum Teachers:
Robin Becker, Ellen Cohen, Melanie Gambino, Bonnie Gintis, Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, & Linda Rabin
 
June 26 – July 1st, 2022
Register Now!
 
Embody the qualities of earth, air, water, and fire through the practice of Continuum. Allow the primordial aspects of nature to unfold via movement, breath and sound practices, taking us on an expansive journey inward to discover the elemental self. Cultural patterns dissolve, liberating our innate biological capacity for innovation in the face of global crisis and personal adversity. 
 
During this restorative retreat, the practice of Continuum awakens the body’s fluid capacity for healing, insight, and creative engagement. Guided movement sessions, periods of silence, and opportunities for community exchange awaken our inherent interconnection with nature. Reclaiming this sense of belonging empowers the manifestation of meaningful contributions in the world. 
 
This weeklong retreat is suitable for educators, health-care practitioners, artists, activists, and all who wish to sustain themselves from a state of wholeness and well-being.
 
For more information, Contact Bonnie or Omega Institute

Engaging the Movement of Life

Online Study Group on Zoom

For Future Schedule check back soon.

Join me in the exploration of health and embodiment. In each session we will dive deeply into the words of my book and reach beyond to new realms of experience and understanding. In each meeting I will share additional information and insights that I’ve had since publishing the book.

There will be group discussions, inquiry, and shared reflections. Breath, sound, movement, and guided meditations will be vehicles for exploring the content of the book, along with perceptual inquiries to deepen our experience of being alive in a body.  By joining our attention to the rhythms and movements of our body, we can do more than just go through the motions of living. We can access a portal opening into a depth of embodied understanding of the creative process we call health.

In this group, we will combine discussing the book and experiencing the book’s content. For each session I will offer several “mini-dives” that support exploration of the topic. This is not a full Continuum workshop; it focuses more on exploring the concepts in my book. The dives will be short, 2-10 minutes long, and sometimes guided. This is a great way for people new to Continuum to learn the practice, and a great way for experienced Continuum practitioners to gain experiential insight into some foundational concepts.

Experience and familiarity with Continuum and/or Osteopathy are helpful, but not required. All that you need to join is a body and curiosity!

Each session will be recorded.

No partial payments for missed classes. Pay by credit card or paypal after you contact me to register.

Contact Bonnie for information or to register:
bonnie@bonniegintis.com

Required Reading

Order Bonnie’s Book from Amazon.com
Engaging The Movement of Life
by Bonnie Gintis, D.O.

Engaging the Movement of Life

Required Internet Technology

An internet connection and the most up-to-date version of Zoom on your computer, phone, or iPad (It’s free – click on the download “Zoom Client for Meetings” here.)

 

 

This event will be rescheduled soon:

Embodiment Through your Senses: A Transformative Self-Care Retreat & Continuum Workshop       

The following is a description of the event, which will hopefully happen in Fall, 2022.

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

  • learn to support your immune health by being in touch with your senses

  • Re-emerge into the post-Covid world with new self-care skills.

  • experience the effects of reclaiming the sensations and functions of your unmasked face.

  • the relationship between the brain, the gut, the face, the heart, and health

  • 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

  • our interconnectedness with each other and with nature

All “levels” of ability and experience are welcome.

Click here for more information about Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.

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 and 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.