Teri Carter – Continuum Movement Teacher
Continuum Movement Teacher
Teri Carter MA, RSME/T, CMT, CC
Los Angeles , CA
Teri Carter, MA, RSMET, CMT, CC, is deeply immersed in somatic practice. She has delved into the brilliance of Continuum since 1997 and has practiced dance, mindful movement, and healing arts for over 35 years.
Teri is drawn to exploring the mystery of the body and movement, particularly as a portal into direct experience of health, creative flow and embodied performance. Her inquiry involves awareness that is cultivated through fluid movement, sound, stillness, and sensation that supports conscious embodiment. She has helped thousands of people through her somatic mentoring and bodywork practice, and she teaches workshops internationally in Continuum, somatic dance and healing arts.
Honored to be an Authorized Teacher and the current Director of Continuum Movement®, Teri co-taught with Emilie Conrad in the Somatic Performance Lab Intensive (2007-2012), served as Emilie’s substitute teacher in the Continuum Studio 2007-2014, was a member of Emilie’s Continuum Movement Theater Ensemble, and created the dance piece “Magic of Ordinary Moments” honoring Emilie that has been performed by Continuum teachers across the US. She gratefully acknowledges the courage and vision of her mentors, notably: Emilie Conrad of Continuum, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of Body-Mind Centering, Internal Martial Arts Masters Su Dong Chen and Bruce Frantzis, and Steve Paxton of Contact Improvisation.
Teri’s rich background provides a core foundation for exploring the mysteries of the body’s dynamic and refined movement potential from tissue to cellular realms that support health and conscious embodiment. Teri is a Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner, co-teacher of the online Continuum Virtual intensive series, and founder of SOMAfest, the Somatic Summit, and Somatic Movement Arts training program. With a BFA and Masters in Dance, Teri founded LA’s Intention Dance Theatre and NYC’s former Mobility Junction Dance Company of mixed physical ability artists. She is past president of ISMETA and on the editorial board of the Journal for Dance and Somatic Practices. She is a nationally certified Massage Therapist with NCBTMB, a Teaching Assistant for Cranial Sacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, Chi Gung Instructor with Energy Arts, a Life Coach with the Life Purpose Institute, and Animal Communication and Body Balancing with the Gurney Institute. Her in-depth studies include Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation, Reiki, Taoist Meditation and Chi Gung, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis, Authentic Movement, and Contact Improvisation.