Essential Elements of Continuum Movement (Complete: Parts 1 - 4)
Essential Elements of Continuum Movement
In this four part course, Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz explores the 4 Essential Elements of Continuum Movement.
Part 1: BREATH & SOUND
All movement originates with breath. Fixations, compensatory patterns, family history, trauma and emotional stress are all maintained in the movement or inhibition of breath. By engaging with variations in breathing, we are able to stimulate a wide spectrum of internal sensations, responses and movements. Healing, growth and all mobility, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, are enhanced by the dexterity of breath.
Sound is audible breath, penetrating the density of locked tissue. It eases mobility while releasing areas of stagnation and stress. Specific sound frequencies engage various systems of the body. By coupling sound with movement, we increase the agility of both. Sounding further connects us with each other and to the resonant whole, providing another source for communication.
Part 2: MOVEMENT
Continuum’s movements are designed specifically to enhance the undulating spirals and circularity of the fluid system. A full range of non-patterned movement, from dynamic full-bodied expression to subtle micro-movements, stimulates neurological growth and vibrancy. Undulating wave motion permeates tissue, softens boundaries and amplifies sensation. Wave motion is the primary access to our bio-intelligence that is not bound by time, space or condition.
Part 3: SENSATIONS
In Continuum, we use sensation as a guide for awakening the body’s mysteries and the activating principle of the life force that feeds and nurtures the entire system. Sensations of pleasure create an inviting climate for self-renewal.
Part 4: INNOVATION
In Continuum, innovation is an important element, we are a living inquiry. We must be living open systems and realize that life is an unfolding biological and cosmic process. Our evolution continues through innovation.
Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD, is executive director of Continuum Movement, a worldwide organization of somatic teachers, founded by Emilie Conrad- Daoud. She is also the founder and owner of Cobalt Moon Center, a center for integrative health in Neptune Beach, Florida. An authorized Continuum Movement teacher (1998), and a T’ai Chi Instructor (1990). She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she served as senior faculty, as Dean of the third year class in the US and Europe. She is also certified to be a Brennan Integration Practitioner, a graduate degree at BBSH that incorporates psychology and the human energy field.
Other certifications include Object Relational Psychotherapy from Center for Intentional Living and Kabalistic Healing from the Society of Souls. She has an extensive training in Dance (Ballet, modern, African) and Technical Dance Movement of Irmgard Bartenieff and Frances Cott. She teaches workshops nationally and internationally in Continuum, Tai Chi, and healing arts. She has a PhD in Somatic Psychology.