Welcome to filmmaker Hanna Heiting

Welcome to filmmaker Hanna Heiting

To understand more about Emilie Conrad and Continuum – and how to live a creative life – watch “Em Moves” from filmmaker Hanna Heiting, who we are excited to welcome to Watermark Arts in our current newsletter.  Visit Hanna’s artist page here.

“My interests lie not in talking about Continuum but in finding ways to express as honestly and simply as I can what touched me most about it as a transformative and creative process.” ~ Hanna Heiting

Poetry, Continuum & Creativity

Poetry, Continuum & Creativity

Stormy here in the northeast US, a good time to drop into Beth Pettengill Riley’s featured article, “Poetry, Continuum & Creativity” (excerpt below) from the latest Watermark Arts Journal. Beth is a long time carrier of Continuum, a poet, dancer & singer, who is passionate about somatic education, president of ISMETA, Watermark Arts Education Advisor and faculty for the Somatic Movement Summit, June 30 – July 5, 2019 at Omega in Rhinebeck, NY.  Read more.

 

Somatic Movement Summit: The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature, June 30 – July 5, 2019

Somatic Movement Summit: The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature, June 30 - July 5, 2019
The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature

Enrollment limited.  Registration opens Feb 1!   For more information, please visit eomega.org.

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.

This retreat, with focused movement sessions throughout the week as well as a period of silence, fosters 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 issues of health and well-being. Continuing education (CE) credits forbodyworkers. Childcare available.

Host Elaine Colandrea 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

Registration information: eomega.orginfo@watermark-arts.org — watermarkarts.org

The Creativity of Health with Kori Tolbert

The Creativity of Health with Kori Tolbert

Kori Tolbert on how the practice of Continuum has allowed her to keep “growing and expanding in breath – something unheard of with cystic fibrosis.” (Watermark Arts, 6 min) 

The Creativity of Health with Kori Tolbert, from Watermark Arts (6 min.) from Watermark Arts on Vimeo.

Epic Adventure

Epic Adventure

The adventure of 2019 begins; I am certainly curious!

Please enjoy Gale Marsland poem & painting from the Continuum & Creativity Journal from Watermark Arts.

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Theta

Theta

Poems & art speak to my soul; here is Theta from Raine Browne with The Language of Wet Sand by photographer Tuan Pham, pg 26 from Watermark Arts Continuum & Creativity Journal, designed by Prue Jeffries.

Dive into the full Journal here goo.gl/vPwNpv

My Body of Water

My Body of Water

“Dream and Fantasies” by photographer Niki Berg with an excerpt from Noelle Adamo’s “My Body of Water.”

View the full Watermark Arts Journal on Continuum & Creativity here: https://goo.gl/vPwNpv … See More

Gain a powerful perspective on health: A message from Elaine

Gain a powerful perspective on health: A message from Elaine

During an evening of “silence” last July at Omega, something ignited in me. A vision of the next workshop suddenly welled up, complete with theme and title, along with a deeper understanding of the importance of Continuum retreats.

Somatic Movement Summit June 30 – July 5, 2019
The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature
A 5-day retreat for personal renewal. 

A space to engage with others to bring forth collective wisdom.

I am fascinated by how new forms emerge out of the creative flux generated when people come together. For the past three years, I have collaborated with colleagues to prepare the summer’s workshop, and I have witnessed the ideas and experiences that occur in the flow of somatic community at Omega. These fruits of somatic intelligence then spread out to our individual communities.

The Creativity of Health, Mirroring Nature will build on the past and be its own unique event. What new approaches to health, to communication, to education, to art, politics and social life will emerge from this gathering of diverse individuals in all their somatic intelligence?

I am also delighted to launch a new video series, “The Creativity of Health”, from Watermark Arts. First up, an interview with Kori Tolbert, describing the enlightened ways Continuum supports her in living with cystic fibrosis, a condition that challenges her breathing on a daily basis.

For me and all of us at Watermark Arts, creating the Somatic Movement Summitat Omega is a way of transmuting our love of movement into something that heals the world.

In that spirit, I would love for you to join us.
Elaine Colandrea, Artistic Director

(View the newsletter here.)

My Body of Water

My Body of Water

To close 2018, sharing some pages from Watermark Arts Continuum & Creativity Journal. Journal designer Prue Jeffries paired poetry and art, giving each another level of meaning. An excerpt from My Body of Water by Noelle Adamo with Nature Nurture by David Gilbert.

Peruse full Journal at https://goo.gl/vPwNpv page 15 for Noelle and David Gilbert.

11 Continuum movers, carriers of the history as well as the future of Continuum in video gems

11 Continuum movers, carriers of the history as well as the future of Continuum in video gems

11 Continuum movers, carriers of the history as well as the future of Continuum in video gems of 2 to 6 min each. Instead of the 12 Days of Christmas, enjoy 11 days of Continuum! All starts on page 36 of latest Journal. Right here… https://goo.gl/vPwNpv

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