As we merge our incredible spring with the flourishing of life all around us, we celebrate Â World Water Day! Â Â How appropriate to honour the water inside our bodies and on our planet which are in the same proportion. We are a microcosm of our world, reflecting down to our cells which are a microcosm of our bodies and also swim in water. The qualities of water â€“ its immense power, resiliency, ability to cleanse and transform, it is our precious commodity from which all life begins and with which many cleansing rituals are composed.
Infants come into the world fluidly, spiralling out of their watery home. As we age, some of that water begins to leave us and we become less buoyant. Â So let us honour our waters, both in us and in our world and as the poet speaks,
And water is never lonely,
it holds so many
It says, come close, you who want to swallow me;
although I am part of you.
Come near, I will shape myself around you
so soft, so calm
I will carry you
down to a world you never knew or dreamed.
I will gather you
into the hands of something stronger,
From â€œCarryâ€ by Linda Hogan, The Book of Medicines
May the fluid life force within you, flow abundantly and nourish the seeds sprouting within you, with love & blessings, Â Â Â Doris
March 22, 2015
Offerings for the season:
1st Anniversary diveÂ honouring Continuumâ€™s founder, Emilie Conrad Â Â â€“ April 14thÂ from 5-7pm @ Dharmalab Studio, 202-1814 Pandora. Â www.dharmalab.com. Â Â By donation. Â Please register with Doris 604-254-0147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTINUUM MOVING MEDICINE classesÂ begin on April 24 for 6 weeks (no class Â May 15) until Friday June 5th, from 11 am â€“ 2pmÂ @ Yoga on 7th, 153 E 7th (between Main & Quebec â€“ entrance on side off alley), Â Â Â Investment $200, early discount by April 10th & underemployed $150. Â To ensure your space, please send $50 deposit by cheque to Doris @ 115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver V5L 4X3 or by email transfer.
Drop ins $30 (no drop ins after the first class on April 24th unless you have Continuum experience.)
Moving Medicine Mini WorkshopÂ â€“ Sunday April 19 â€“Â 1:15 â€“ 4:15 @ the beautiful Maa Studio, 489 Dollarton Hwy, Deep Cove. Â Investment: $35 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
A time to explore the fullness & depths of who, what and how we truly are as human beings. Helps us to relieve stress, tension, anxiety & mobility issues, to awaken & come more alive and to enhance creativity & healing.
(No experience necessary, only the willingness to explore.)
CONTINUUM IMMERSION WEEKENDÂ â€“ MAY 16 â€“ 18Â @ Oceanfront Haven on the Sunshine Coast, near Wilson Creek.Â Â From midday Saturday until midday Monday on the Victoria Day weekend, we will gather together in this lovely house by the sea. (www.oceanfronthaven.com)
Through the resources and processes of Continuum Movement, we offer a shared time of moving, creating and being in the embrace of nature, silence and others who are called to deepen into a collective field of movement inquiry. There will be time for Continuum diving, sharing, creative pursuits, walking along the ocean, painting or writing with a long period of silence to follow your own impulse, discovering and honouring your own body wisdom. It will be an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate, tapping into those primary sources which Continuum enables us to access. (Continuum experience is required.)
We will bring our own food with some communal shared meals. We will carpool from Vancouver (two cars with ferry reservations on the long weekend.)
Limit: 6 participants. There are already a few interested so let me know soon. Please contact me with any questions re accomodations in the house, etc.
Investment: $250.00, early discount by April 16th & underemployed $200.
Deposit $100 to hold your space: cheque to Doris Maranda, 115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver BC V5L 4X3 or by email transfer.
OTHER CONTINUUM EVENTS IN VANCOUVER & NEARBY:
April 25thÂ & 26thÂ , 10:30am â€“ 5pm, with Cherionna Menzam-Stills, Embryo, Earth & Cosmos. Resonance & ResilienceÂ wirhÂ Continuum Movement,Â @ Salmonberry Room, Stanley Park Dining Pavilion, Vancouver. $165, ($115 before March 25th). Registration: Sid HawkinsÂ email@example.com, 604.440-2769). More info & online registration: www.cherionna.com (see flyer)
Vision and Neuroplasticity: Â transforming our physical, emotional and psychological maps Â –September 25, 26, 27, Â withÂ Dr Sam Berne, behavioural optometrist, author, researcher and teacher.
the eyes carry both our history & our birthright for healing
Where:Â UBC, Vancouver, BC
When:Â Fri evening 6-8:30 Â Sat & Sun 9am-4:30pm
Fee & Registration:Â $375 (CAN) Early bird by Aug 5, $335.
Fri night only: $30
Registration & contact Â Â Saskia Soeterik 604-926-7398 Â firstname.lastname@example.org