Denise Gross There is nothing I love more than Continuum. It has been and continues to be my path and passion. Through it’s very gentle and fluid process it has brought me into true relationship with myself. It is my deepest desire to teach and share Continuum so that everyone can know that not only is it actually safe to be in your body but it is possible to feel really great in your body – no matter what shape you are, what pain or affliction you may be dealing with, or where you are in your life.
Donna Tobey I will never forget the first time I was introduced to Continuum. I was in the third year at the Brennan School of Healing. Donnalea was the third year dean at that time and showed us a video of Continuum. As I watched the video “I knew” that even though I didn’t understand what I was seeing it was something that my body recognized on a very deep and personal level. And so the journey began…..
After many years of studying with Emilie, working for Emilie, becoming a teacher, having the rare opportunity of tending to Emilie at her transition and working side by side with Donnalea during those first few years after Emilie passed I am once again back in the wonderful fluid movement of Continuum.
Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD in Somatic Psychology, is executive director of Continuum Movement, a worldwide organization of somatic teachers, founded by Emilie Conrad-Daoud. She is also the founder and owner of Cobalt Moon Center, a center for integrative health in Neptune Beach, Florida. An authorized Continuum teacher (1998), and a T’ai Chi Instructor (1990). She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she served as senior faculty, as Dean of the third year class in the US and Europe. She is also certified to be a Brennan Integration Practitioner, a graduate degree at BBSH that incorporates psychology and the human energy field. Other certifications include Object Relational Psychotherapy from Center for Intentional Living and Kabalistic Healing from the Society of Souls. She has an extensive training in Dance (Ballet, modern, African) and Technical Dance Movement of Irmgard Bartenieff and Frances Cott. She teaches workshops nationally and internationally in Continuum, Tai Chi, and healing arts.
Kathy Benners is a movement specialist who first experienced Emilie Conrad’s Self-Discovery Movement Method in 1999 and continued to witness the transmission of Emilie’s teaching by attending three to four workshops per year until the time of her passing. She was appointed an authorized Continuum teacher by Emilie in 2007. As a part of the Continuum Teacher Training Program, she is committed to the training and assisting the next generation of Continuum Movement teachers. In addition to working with private clients, stroke patients and patients recovering from joint replacements. Kathy taught Continuum classes at Mary Abrams’ “Moving Body Resources” and was co-teacher in workshops given in the Hamptons, Long Island and New York City area. She has an extensive background in classical ballet having studied with Carolyn Adams at the Harlem Dance Foundation and with Don Farnworth starting in the late 70s. Her love of dance and movement brought her to many wonderful teachers in New York City, as well as Edward Villella’s “New Jersey Ballet”. For the last 21 years she has studied with Julia Dubno, director of Ballet Academy East. She has also been involved as a teacher and practitioner of Shiatsu Massage.
Patricia Streit has been involved in exploring the art of health since her teenage years. Rock climbing was her earliest exposure, creating a strong, healthy, fluid body. She is now a Certified Yoga Teacher, Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Continuum Wellsprings Practitioner, and has completed her Level 1 Hakomi training. She teaches a variety of classes, workshops and retreats in movement, holistic healing and whole/raw food nutrition. Continuum Movement and Hakomi, together, are the foundation which inform all of her teaching, may it be in classes or private sessions. Both recognize the body as a self-healing, self-regulating bio-system.
Patty Adamik is passionate about helping people experience joy and ease in their lives through connection with the innate inner intelligence of the Fluid System. Patty began her exploration of Continuum in 1999 and became an Authorized Continuum Movement® teacher in 2008. She trained extensively with Emile Conrad, Continuum Movement’s founder from 2003 until Emilie’s death in 2014. In addition to Continuum, Patty has 20+ years of experience in Zentherapy®, Lymphatic Therapies, Qigong, meditation and other somatic practices. She is a licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor. Patty’s emphasis on connecting with nature through movement informs her teaching style. She is known for infusing her workshops and classes with openness and a sense of play.