Feeling the depths: Continuum and the Joy of Contact
by Mary Abrams
Threshold Wellness, 440 E. Girard Ave., Philadelphia Location change to accommodate a larger group. This will now be taking place at The Iron Factory, 118 Fontain Street Philadelphia, PA
$350 with deposit
Registration Open with just a few spaces left!
To thrive as humans we are in constant skin contact with our world. We know the support and healing gifts and creative play of touch first with our early caregivers, then with playmates and/or siblings, and eventually as adults with trusted loved ones or bodywork professionals. Deep calmness and satisfaction can awaken in one’s nervous system when they experience considerate, listening, and playful touch. When one experiences interested attention through trusted touch, joy and self-recognition can flow freely.
This workshop explores ways to experience integrity and intimacy by developing “body listening” skills through breath/sound and the fluid resonance of Continuum Movement, and by moving with body to body contact. We will explore spontaneous movement expression individually, with partners, and in small groups to awaken our capacity for being with each other in genuine moments of moving, feeling, and expressing. Each day will also include verbal exchange using compassionate self-reflective awareness, to expand our possibilities for discovering new meaning and for building community through moving, touching, and being touched.
Mary Abrams brings passion, skill, and an inquisitive spirit to her teaching offering dynamic and detailed attention to breath, sensation, emotion, and creative development. She is an Authorized Continuum Teacher, directs and teaches at Moving Body Resources in New York City, and is course leader of the Master of Arts Dance & Somatic Well-being programme from the University of Central Lancashire (UK) in the USA. Her background includes 30 years of dance training and performance, 19 years of Continuum with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper, and work with Gary David, Ph.D. incorporating body awareness and movement with the fields of Epistemics and Affect-Script Theory. She holds a BA in Dance Education with Departmental Distinction from St. Olaf College and a masters degree in Consciousness Studies through Goddard College. www.movingbodyresources.com