Workshop and Class Schedule for  2021

Recommended reading for all classes and workshops: Bonnie Gintis

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

Continuum Seminar: The Three Anatomies

Event Time: Three Sundays: June 13, 27, and July 11, 2021                from noon – 2:30 PM Eastern time

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Event will be on Zoom with Live or Recorded options. This workshop is open to anyone with previous Continuum experience.

In Continuum we describe three distinctions of embodied experience: the biologic/primordial, the personal/cultural, and the cosmic/energetic.  These distinctions are not intended to separate experience, but to highlight our ability to seamlessly move and shift attention between domains, with awareness.

In this small group seminar, we will cultivate an awareness of these distinctions of embodied experience through discussion and dives. We will deepen the inquiry with curiosity and ask, “where and how can the expression of movement in my life be enriched – in the personal, in the biologic, in the cosmic?” This broad awareness allows us to have an unexpected experience of the vast potential of expression of creative living.

This is a participatory seminar for those who wish to deepen their experience, understanding, and insight into the many facets of Continuum practice.

Live Option:

$250 (includes 3 live seminars and 1 private session)

Live option limited to 12 people. Commitment to attend all 3 live sessions required for registration.

Recordings will be available for 60 days for all seminar participants.

Recorded Option:

$150 includes access to video recordings of the 3 sessions. Recordings will be available for 60 days after purchase. Private session is not included in this option.

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

Engaging the Movement of Life

Online Study Group on Zoom

Group meets on 8 Sundays in Fall/Winter, 2021

from Noon – 2:15 pm  Eastern Time on Zoom. Please use this time zone converter to find the correct time in your location

September 12 and 26, October 10 and 24, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19

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!

Price: $225

Each session will be recorded and will be available until the day of the next session.

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 following events have been canceled due to the pandemic.

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

The following is a description of the event, which will hopefully happen in 2021 or 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

  • 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.

Also cancelled:

The Elemental Nature of The Body –
Somatic Summit at Omega Institute

Rhinebeck, NY -Let’s hope we can gather in the summer of 2022.

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.