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Fluid Body/Fluid Life

The Yoga of Continuum

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

All life is movement. Everything living has, at its most elemental level, an elaborate constellation of waves, pulsations, and undercurrents. Through movement we are connected to life itself and every aspect of our biosphere—from the furthest stars in the universe to the molecules spinning under the skin.

Join Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME, to experience Continuum practice, a system that has pioneered and revolutionized the role of somatics in health, education, physical fitness, creativity, and spirituality. Gain direct access to the exquisite preciousness of life as you discover it in your own body.

Connect with the fluid presence found in movement through awareness meditation, yoga, and breath and sound explorations.

In this four-day program, you will explore:

  • Continuum as a movement inquiry through which you can directly experience your interconnectedness to the wholeness of life
  • Elegant practices for guided and self-guided movement to welcome the liberation of your entire being at every level
  • Movement meditation techniques to build the health and wellness skills of resilience, responsiveness, fluidity, and flexibility
  • An approachable and complementary practice to Rolfing, craniosacral therapy, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering®, osteopathy, and other somatic healing modalities
  • Direct experience of the wisdom of your own body through fluid movement practices, breathing and sound exercises, and—most importantly—slowing down to feel the infinite possibilities in the present moment.

Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME

February 19 - 23, 2018
Monday-Friday , 4 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

All life is movement. Everything living has, at its most elemental level, an elaborate constellation of waves, pulsations, and undercurrents. Through movement we are connected to life itself and every aspect of our biosphere—from the furthest stars in the universe to the molecules spinning under the skin.

Join Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME, to experience Continuum practice, a system that has pioneered and revolutionized the role of somatics in health, education, physical fitness, creativity, and spirituality. Gain direct access to the exquisite preciousness of life as you discover it in your own body.

Connect with the fluid presence found in movement through awareness meditation, yoga, and breath and sound explorations.

In this four-day program, you will explore:

  • Continuum as a movement inquiry through which you can directly experience your interconnectedness to the wholeness of life
  • Elegant practices for guided and self-guided movement to welcome the liberation of your entire being at every level
  • Movement meditation techniques to build the health and wellness skills of resilience, responsiveness, fluidity, and flexibility
  • An approachable and complementary practice to Rolfing, craniosacral therapy, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering®, osteopathy, and other somatic healing modalities
  • Direct experience of the wisdom of your own body through fluid movement practices, breathing and sound exercises, and—most importantly—slowing down to feel the infinite possibilities in the present moment.

Faculty Bio

Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME

Beth Pettengill Riley is a seasoned somatic movement activist with over 40 years of experience facilitating workshops in Continuum, Ashtanga Yoga, and mindfulness meditation around the globe. A founding member of Mount Madonna Center, she has been an invited presenter at Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, Mount Madonna Center, Open Center, and the Skyros Institute in Greece. She holds a master’s degree in dance education from Stanford University.

Beth passionately engages embodiment as a spiritual path. She has offered a combination of yoga and Continuum for over 35 years in accessible and inspiring formats. With a degree in English, she interweaves poetry throughout her classes and workshops.

Her latest project, focusing on teens, is called The Embodied Generation, and is reimagining and inspiring true physical education in the 21st century. For 10 years she has run a program for teens in the health and wellness curriculum at Kirby School, in Santa Cruz, combining mindfulness, yoga, and nonviolent communication to help alleviate the epidemic of student stress and teen anxiety.

Beth started the first Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction yoga class on the west coast in conjunction with Bob Stahl at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She is also president of the board of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association based in New York and winner of the Good Times Best Yoga Teacher of Santa Cruz award.

Why Attend

  • Learn to experience movement as what you are—not what you do—and cultivate curiosity and inner resources for resilience.

  • Find and access inner vitality, wholeness, and fluid flexibility; discover how to awaken creativity and innovation and facilitate trust in your body’s inherent wisdom.

  • Learn to use breath, sound, and movement to enlarge your capacity to live from the inside out: to move, speak, think, love, play, and work as a liquid organism in a friendly world.

  • Step outside the cultural models of “body” and “shape” and discover the deep inner world of flourishing life that reveals itself with grace and ease.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothes for yoga

  • Special Interest to

    People looking for ways to be in their bodies without following a particular discipline. Anyone looking for something beyond yoga.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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