Deborah Raoult is dedicated to liberating the innate wisdom of the body. She has been passionately immersed in embodiment practices through Yoga, Buddhism and Somatics for over three decades. Her work focuses on the needs of women awakening their embodiment at the transformative thresholds of pregnancy, early mothering and menopause. As a movement educator Deborah explores the dynamics of breath and motion as gateways to awakening, communication and compassion. Her workshops seek to transform our relationship to body, community, and the Earth. In her unique Continuum Movement workshops she weaves autonomy of self-exploration with the dynamics of group inquiry through the listening and speaking process of the Way of Council.
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.
Emilie Conrad Da’oud Inc. Initiative Chair, 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. She became a member of Ismeta as a Registered Somatic Movement Educator in 2016. 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 Hampton’s 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.
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.