Conscious Embodiment Practices:
somatic movement & breathwork

upcoming classes:

Somatic Movement & Breathwork
Online 4 week Class Series

to rest into the autumn tide.

Sundays 10am - noon PST 
October 11, 18, 25, Nov 1

cost: $200
(sliding scale $80)
free spaces for BIPOC (email to book)

A gentle, restorative, somatic movement practice that explores the fluid systems of the body, and focuses on developing internal sensation and awareness. We use breath, sounding and subtle movement to soften our restrictive movement patterns and cultural conditioning so that we can regain access to and revel in our bodies' innate wisdom, responsiveness, and healing potential. Rather than viewing the body as an object, we explore the body as a living process. 


It has been shown to be beneficial for pain, chronic injury and other physical limitations, including groundbreaking work with paralysis, and promotes deep relaxation, wellbeing and a sense of connectedness. 

This work is also employed by artists to dissolve creative blocks and support creativity and improvisation. It has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, movement therapy, performance, psychotherapy and more.

what is somatics?

Somatics is a field within movement studies and bodywork which emphasizes internal physical perception and experience. The term is used to signify approaches based on the soma, or "the body as perceived from within".

The field of somatics has developed in the West over the last century through a process of inquiry into how consciousness inhabits the living body. The term is derived from the word “somatic” (Greek “somatikos”, soma: “living, aware, bodily person”) which means pertaining to the body, experienced and regulated from within. According to Thomas Hanna, who first coined the phrase, “somatics” is the study of self from the perspective of one’s lived experience, encompassing the dimensions of body, psyche, and spirit. 

Though only recently recognized in the West, somatic practices been alive in the East for thousands of years. The internal cultivation practices of East Asia form the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy represents a variety of approaches to the process of awakening awareness of the human body, or soma, in movement. Registered practitioners guide individuals and groups into inner experiences of their bodies, deepening clients’ understanding of themselves in motion, as motion. This transformational learning process can include sound, breath, touch and imagery in addition to movement.

Benefits of somatic movement education and therapy include:
 

- Increased health and wellness

- Improved performance

- Expanded creative expression

- Integrated learning and transformation

- Reduced pain

- Increased ease of movement

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movement is

what we are, not something we do.

- Emilie Conrad

Continuum Movement founder Emilie Conrad. Photo by Lauren Devon

SOMA Continuum Classes

SOMA is a gentle, restorative, somatic movement practice that explores the fluid systems of the body, and focuses on developing internal sensation and awareness. We use breath, sounding and subtle movement to soften our restrictive movement patterns and cultural conditioning so that we can regain access to and revel in our bodies' innate wisdom, responsiveness, and healing potential. Rather than viewing the body as an object, we explore the body as a living process. 


It has been shown to be beneficial for pain, chronic injury and other physical limitations, including groundbreaking work with paralysis, and promotes deep relaxation, wellbeing and a sense of connectedness. 

This work is also employed by artists to dissolve creative blocks and support creativity and improvisation. It has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, movement therapy, performance, psychotherapy and more.

Continuum was founded by somatic visionary Emilie Conrad. 

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Emma Destrubé
L.Ac, Dipl.OM, MTOM, RSME/T

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