Workshop and Class Schedule for 2023
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Engaging the Movement of Life: Exploring Health and Embodiment through Osteopathy and Continuum
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A Transformative Self-Care Retreat & Continuum Workshop
October 29 – Nov 3, 2023
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 deeply in your life
learn to support your immune health by being in touch with your senses
Re-emerge into the post-pandemic world with new self-care skills.
experience the effects of reclaiming the sensations and functions of your unmasked face, or how to better cope if and when you need to wear one
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.
Continuum gives us elegantly simple, practical, and relevant tools for experiencing the transformative power of wholeness. Creative movement explorations change our embodied awareness and perception, opening portals to the reality of interconnection. Breath and sound practices, silent meditation, and community exchange enable participants to restore the broadest sense of belonging and acceptance of being with what is.
As participants, we dissolve internalized patterns of resistance and physical restrictions providing ease and comfort in our bodies. The transforming experiences of this somatic workshop will inform all our relationships as we integrate them into our everyday lives. This retreat is pertinent to educators, health care practitioners, artists, activists, and anyone – regardless of physical limitations – who wish to sustain themselves from a fluid state of wholeness and well-being.
Megan and Elaine will be joined by an additional faculty of Continuum teachers.
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Engaging The Movement of Life
by Bonnie Gintis, D.O.
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.