Dynamic Body Awareness: What is Support?
DYNAMIC BODY AWARENESS: WHAT IS SUPPORT?
Continuum Somanautiko 4-week series with Megan Bathory-Peeler
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS • 4-week series • April 5-26, 2023 • 9:30 -11:30 am ET• IN-PERSON @ Community Yoga & Wellness, 16 Federal Street Greenfield, MA 01301
BEGINNERS WELCOME. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED.
Open the door to the body’s inherent wisdom through the moving mindfulness practice of Continuum. This 4-week series will creatively awaken the physiology of the body with active, fluid body workouts in balance with restorative, expansive explorations asking: What is support?
SUGGESTED TUITION: 4-week series $120
For more info/to register: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org • CALL: 413.772.0078
What is Continuum Somanautiko? Continuum is a practice that cultivates dynamic awareness throughout the body.Beginning with simple breaths and vocalized sounds, these vibrations invoke subtle and spontaneous movements within the body. As these intrinsic movements emerge, they spark creative sensory imagery and increase fluid responsiveness in our embodied minds. Within the first few breaths, we recover and restore sensation and awareness that has been flattened and lost by the speed of modern life. This immediately increases our vitality, adaptability, and immunity — making us more resilient.
Slowing down to the speed of water, our tissues hydrate themselves, becoming less dense and more spacious. Continuum helps us relocate ourselves, separate from the sensory overload of technology-driven culture, and drop into our place in the interconnected web of life on earth. It then becomes possible to explore the edges between the known and the unknown inContinuum’s essential inquiry — what is a body?
Continuum develops the non-judgmental witness, allowing to us to be fully present to our own process, without expectations of outcome. This enhances our ability to rest into what is, to be in the Here and Now. By reconnecting to what is most alive in each of us with more empathy and compassion for ourselves, it becomes easier to perceive the same in others and offer these gifts out to human and non-human beings around us. Continuum is a practice that deepens our trust in our own inherent wisdom and the interdependence of all things —skills and awareness that are critically needed in this time of ongoing pandemic recovery and climate-driven adaptability.
- True Beginners welcome. In fact, a Beginner’s Mind strongly encouraged for all.
- Your body temperature will likely change during class. Wear layers of clothing you feel most at ease moving in that can be easily shed and put back on.
- Hydration is essential. Everyone is encouraged to drink 2 cups of water before coming to class.Bring a full water bottle to the studio.
- There are enough yoga mats and blankets in the studio for everyone. You are welcome to bring anything from home that will make you more comfortable.
- Bring a notebook to write in every week.
- Bring your curiosity and an open mind, and you’ll have everything you need!
These weekly offerings will be guided by Megan Bathory-Peeler, an expert somanaut – a true explorer of the body. Think of carving out this 2-hour block of time as a personal weekly retreat or spiritual bath. Isn't it time to give your Self the gift of bathing in a pool of rest, reflection, acceptance, compassion, discovery, and inspiration?