Diving into the Conscious Body with Continuum Movement® and the Arts
A Continuum Movement Retreat
with Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD and Karla Beesemyer
and Special guest teacher Patricia Streit
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Diving into the Conscious Body using the Arts and Continuum Movement
In this workshop we will explore what it means to connect more deeply to our body and its innate wisdom and knowing. With the stress and pace of everyday life, our lives become more about the “doing”, and the awareness and connection to what is alive within us slowly diminishes.
The Expressive Arts will be a doorway to open our awareness.
Through the use of movement, drawing, and music we will open space to sensitize, feel and explore our body and its consciousness.
The practice of Continuum Movement will deepen and enhance this experience. As we explore the use of sound, vibration and gentle movement we enter into our fluid being and its more subtle levels of awareness. We begin to participate in our life process on deeper levels as we connect to life moving within us.
As we emerge from this journey we return renewed and nourished, more connected to our body and who we are.
Karla Beesemyer is a former professional ballet dancer. Her career spanned over 15 years where she danced in some of the dance world’s most well known companies, among them The National Ballet of Canada, The Stuttgart Ballet, and the Zürich Ballet at the Opera House Zürich.
Her profession as a ballet dancer awakened a deep passion and wish to understand the body and its consciousness as part of an ongoing process of healing, self-transformation and a return to wholeness .
Karla has diplomas in Classical Massage and Manual Lymphdrainage (1994) and for Ortho-Bionomy (a gentle form of bodywork based on Osteopathy) (1997). She is a graduate of Snowlion Center School under Rolf Steiner, a 4 year intensive study in energy healing and self-transformation.(2003) She completed a 3 year training in Core Energetics Body Psychotherapy with Walid Daw PhD at the Core Energetics Institute in Bern,Switzerland (2005). Further studies included a 3 year program in depth psychology with the focus on early childhood wounding and attachment theory at the Center for Intentional Living (2012).
Karla is a long time practitioner of Continuum Movement since meeting Emilie Conrad in 2001. She is completing her Teacher Training in this work through the Teacher Training Modules for Continuum Movement under the mentoring of Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz PhD.
She is in a Masters Degree program for Expressive Arts in Coaching at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland.
Karla works as a part time therapist for body, energy work and coaching at the Revital Center in Les Rasses, Switzerland (1996 until the present) and has a private practice since 2001 in Rüschlikon ZH.
She also teaches at Enkelten Koti , a school for healing and self-transformation in Finland (2012 until the present), and gives workshops combining movement, the body and intuitive painting in Switzerland.