Summer Greetings and Remembering Emilie on August 31

Warm fluid summer greetings!

(Please note event on August 31st – see below)

Since Emilie’s passing on April 14 of this year, I have been so aware of how many beings who have been influential in my life, have passed from our earth planet in the past year: Maya Angelou on May 23 of this year, Rita MacNeil in April 2013, and Susan Harper’s Mother, Mary Jane, in May. It feels like a potent time to reflect on what dying, leaving our earthly body means to me. It also brings to mind what exit I personally may be heading towards as I celebrated my 77th birthday this June. In every moment, there is the interplay between beginnings and endings but I sense an increasing turning inward with the passing years as the exit looms.

June has been a full month, with Sam Berne’s workshop on Visual Alchemy at the beginning of June, tending to the interplay of how we really see, how our eyes reflect everything that’s going on in our bodies, and how our beliefs and attitudes come into play. With so much enthusiasm, Sam will be back next June. Then a weekend on Galiano with my women’s movement group, followed last weekend by the retreat, Deepening into Light, immersing ourselves into Continuum and the creative process with a long period of silence on the Sunshine Coast. This week I go to my heavenly retreat at our waterfront cabin on Cortes Island for a time to integrate and digest all of the above, or at least to continue on with that process.

Another event is planned to honour Emilie Conrad and the legacy she has bequeathed to us. Before she died, she requested that there be a world-wide dive on August 31, September 1st and 2nd. On August 31st, there will be an afternoon gathering from 1pm to 6pm at the Full Circle Studio, 1183 Odlum Dr., in Vancouver (E of Clark Dr and S of Venables). We will have a 2 hour Continuum dive at the beginning, followed by a film that was made a few years ago, called “Em Moves.” The film was made by her long term friend and videographer, Hanna Hetting, and is beautifully done with vignettes showing Emilie moving, teaching, performing, and walking around the streets of Brooklyn with Hanna where she grew up. There will not be a formal event here on September 1 & 2, although I would encougage you to mark that time on you r own in some way. Teas will be available and admission will be by donation. Please RSVP as space is limited.

My fall schedule has been posted on my website and a Fall Newsletter will be coming out at the end of the summer with further details.

Hoping to see you soon and bathe with you in the healing Moving Medicine waters of Continuum,

With love and blessings, Doris

June 25, 2014

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Celebration for Emilie

You are invited to a Celebration of Emilie Conrad’s Life

To be held at Inner Evolution Healing Centre, 3263 Heather

On Saturday May 17th, from 1pm-5pm

We will honour Emilie by participating in a Continuum process for the first two hours, led by Emilie (via video & Doris’ guidance), then a ritual celebration of her life. followed by sharing of tea, coffee and snacks.

You are asked to bring some finger foods (keep in mind that there is a frig, but only a microwave in the studio,no stove) for our pot luck snack table (drinks will be provided) and, if you wish, any object or writing (either your own or others) that symbolize what Emilie &/or Continuum mean to you.

In lieu of any fee for this event, at Emilie’s request, we ask for donations that will be sent to the Continuum studio to further her work.

Please RSVP if possible so we have some ideas of how many folks will be coming.

With love & blessings from the Continuum Vancouver community

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For Emilie


Emilie and I at Haven 1993

Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum Movement, and my beloved teacher, mentor and friend, transitioned out of this earthly plane, on 04/14/14. An auspicious time, a time of a lunar eclipse, for a beautiful and incredibly inspiring visionary and healer, to pass on, continuing her journey to wherever her soul is taking her. She leaves behind a legacy of truly immense dimensions which will be carried on by the Continuum community of teachers and practitioners of this process which she began 45 years ago. Her spirit lives on in us, inspiring us to seek beyond the ordinary, habitual modes which we have learned through our enculturation and personal histories, to reach for the unreachable, unknowable, awesome mystery, to become more of who we really are but do not yet know. She brought shamanic wisdom in teaching us to delve into self discovery, self referencing and self sustainability through trusting in the body’s innate wisdom and ability to connect to the bio-intelligence of the universe, thus enabling us to expand and grow.

Delving into the sensual, the erotic, the esthetic and the stillness with Emilie, has brought me to levels of pleasure, joy, peace and acceptance that I have never before realized in my life. I am full of gratitude for how much I have received from Emilie and Continuum (to me they are synonymous) in the past 25 years, and also of sadness that I no longer can pick up the phone to call her or be with her physically. She was always available to whoever reached out to her and gave so unstintingly of her loving presence and her gifts.

I will dearly miss her dramatic and arresting presence, her constant devotion to innovating and exploring new dimensions in the human unfolding, her wit and wisdom in connecting with what was in the news and current to our world, her stories and the way she could articulate and make everything come to life and make so much sense and her ability with those piercing eyes to see into one’s soul and embodied psyche.

Dear Emilie, I grieve for our loss in your passing and I applaud how much you have given to the world throughout your life. I love you so much and I send you on your way with my heart’s blessing and tears of sadness. Words cannot express how intensely grateful I am for your being in this world and in my life, Doris

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Newsletter Spring into Summer 2014


Greetings on this lovely warm spring day! I am always amazed at the persistence and resiliency of our world as every spring, the tender new sprouts of the plants that have been in a deep sleep through the winter months begin their re-entry into the warmth of the sunlight. So inspiring and so necessary to remember that what is in potential can come to fruition.

On the other side, reminders of the fragility of life and how we never know from one day to the next what will happen. One of our dear friends about a week ago found her partner who had gone up for a peaceful nap, no longer in this realm. A beautiful passing for him but such a shock and much grief for her. The emerging unexpected faces us with challenges and struggles in our response to these life changing events.

With love & blessings for the new sproutings to emerge in your life & for your grieving for what is passing, Doris

April 1st. 2014

Coming events this season:

Still a few spaces in the retreat day Revisioning, the Art of Perceiving, on April 12, 12-5pm at Inner Evolution Healing Centre.

Continuum ongoing classes will resume for 6 weeks at Yoga on 7th for the month of May & into June, May 2- June 13 (no class May 23) – 11am-2pm. You may attend the first class on a drop-in basis as an introductory class if you are new to Continuum and of course, you can register for the series. $180 for the series, early discount by April 25th & underemployed $150. Drop in $30 (no drop in after the first class unless you have Continuum experience.)

Susan Harper will be in Seattle on May 3 & 4 for her workshop. Awakening Heart Fire into Living Dreams.

Contact: Doris Mosler    206-782-0120

See flyer.


Sam Berne ( will be in Vancouver for a free talk at Banyen on Wednesday, June 4th, from 6:30-8pm. His new book, I Sense, At Play in theField of Healing will be available & he will sign copies after the talk. His workshop, Visual Alchemy: Depth Exploration of the Body-Eye Connection, will be held on June 6-8, @ VST, UBC.

Contact:, 604-926-7398

See flyer.


On the summer Solstice weekend, June 20-22, Penny Allport & I will be offering a three day residential retreat, Deepening into Light, an Immersion intoContinuum Movement and Creative Process, at her Dream Lodge on the Sunshine Coast. There is a maximum of only 10 participants so register early to reserve a space.

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Deepening into Light

Deepening Into Light

An Immersion in Continuum Movement and Creative Process

with Doris Maranda and Penny Allport

Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22, 2014
Dream Lodge, Wilson Creek, Sunshine Coast

Through the resources and processes of Continuum Movement, perceptual inquiry and ritual space, join us for a shared time of moving, creating and being in the embrace of nature, silence, and others who are called to deepen into an embodied sense of lightness at this potent time of the year.

A container is offered to serve a collective field of movement inquiry, and to nourish into fruition, the buds of what is gestating in the deep well of our being.  Extended silence offers time to slow down, engage in natural rhythms, both inner and outer, and to allow movement and meaning to unfold. Space and supplies for expressivity through paint, paper, collage and other creative portals is offered.

Doris Maranda & Penny Allport combine over forty-three years of experience diving in the deep well of Continuum Movement. See their websites for more info:

Hours:  Begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday & ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday (All-Nighter, period of extended silence, begins Friday evening).  Experience in Inquiry-based movement practice required.

Investment: $275.00.   Early discount by May 20, 2014  and underemployed $250.00.  Class limited to 10 participants.  To register:  604 254 0147 or 604 803 4607.

Accommodations:  shared room/tenting & kitchen facilities available – contact:   All meals responsibility of individual.

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Newsletter Winter/Spring 2014

A family of souls gather as the whispers of fading sun turn into an inner light.
As Earthtime recedes into creative rest, so we, echo with the same.
A chorus of restorative energies sing through us
as the soon-to-be buds of inspiration
germinate in the welcoming dark. (From a Winter Solstice Intensive with Emilie Conrad)

In June 1989, I arrived at Mount Madonna for my first dive into the Continuum Movement waters. Little did I know at the time that it would be a life changing event and something that I would be involved in for the rest of my life. Now, almost 25 years later, I continue to learn from, be enriched and inspired by this somatic movement work. Of course, we all know that we can’t learn a musical instrument, nor a new language overnight, yet somehow it is more difficult to commit long term to a process like Continuum where one is tuning into a totally different alternate system in our bodies, minds and souls. I am always amazed when a participant believes they have “done Continuum” after one series of classes! Meditators and Yogis know how much of a commitment, time and patience are needed to grock & then to learn from such a process.

While I was practising Continuum this morning, I realized that while I struggle so much with many “I can’ts” – physical limitations due to the effects of post polio, there is also this beautiful place that I can access which to me is sensual, erotic, life enhancing and pleasurable. So as well as time and patience, it is essential that a practice be pleasurable, something that allows one to ride through the struggles and the sadnesses into the realm of pure sensual pleasure, joy and peace. Then I can enter into the “Yes, I cans” which are there for me to inhabit along with the grieving for the losses that are also relevant and need tending to.

The spirit of Nelson Mandela speaks poignantly to the “Yes I cans,” as who but he could imagine not only forgiving his enemies after all he and the South African people had been through, but becoming partners with them. As he spoke in his inaugural address, “We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. …..and as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.” May his soul’s light continue to inspire us to dwell in what is possible even though at times it is hidden from us. May we find the way to lift the veils, “to be in deep relationship with life, to be truly erotic, engaging the whole body, heart, mind, spirit and flesh, calling the inner life into play, where we are pulled to something stronger and more vital than simply ourselves.” (Terry Tempest Williams)

Following is my schedule for the winter/spring session. Immersion Continuum weekend workshop is in the planning stages, for either May or June, hopefully on the Sunshine Coast. In addition, Cherionna will be returning to Vancouver, March 22/23 for a Continuum weekend workshop, “Fluid Attachment.” Check out her website for details:

With love and blessings for the Winter Solstice & the holiday season! Doris

CONTINUUM MOVING MEDICINE CLASSES begin with a Free Introductory Class on Friday, January 31, @ Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th, from 11am – 2pm. Please register for this class with Doris: 604-254-0147 or

Followed by an 8 week ongoing series from Friday, February 7th – April 4th (no class March 7th). Investment $250 (underemployed 20% off), early discount by January 24th $220. Send $50 deposit to Doris Maranda, 115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver, BC V5L 4X3.

Drop ins $30 – no drop in after first class unless you have Continuum experience.

DEEPENING INTO CONTINUUM Saturday, February 15th 1:30pm-9:30pm & Sunday February 16th 10am-5pm @ Inner Evolution Healing Centre, 3263 Heather St., between W 16 & 17. Investment: $195, $165 underemployed & early discount by February 1st.
(Continuum experience is required.)

We will come together Saturday afternoon and move into our individual silent play in the evening, maintain the silence when leaving and re-entering in the morning and then emerging from the silent time in the afternoon. The silence is always part of the Continuum depth retreats and referred to as the “all-nighters.” It truly is amazing how much this format with the silence can assist in the slowing down and dropping down which is so necessary to connect to the worlds beneath the world.

RETREAT DAY – Saturday, April 12th 12-5pm @ Inner Evolution Healing Centre.
Investment: $80, underemployed $65 & early discount $70 by March 29th. More details
to follow.

IMMERSION CONTINUUM weekend workshop – possibly May 17-19 (Victoria Day weekend) or June 20-22 (Summer Solstice weekend).

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Newsletter Fall 2013

Greetings on this lovely day – our amazing summer is transitioning and gently shifting into fall, so thoughts emerge of resuming classes, workshops and planning for the season.

From “Symbiotic Planet”by Lynn Margulis, a brilliant and readable scientist, well-known for her work on the evolutionary origins of cell life and Gaia theory,” what I am most drawn to is the concept of Symbiosis and how it relates to our lives and our evolutionary growth. As we know, our outlook shapes what we see and what we know. From her perspective, all beings alive today are equally evolved. There are no higher beings, no lower animals. We are not special, just recent. Human similarities to other life forms are far more striking than the differences. We have evolved from billions of years of interactions among highly responsive microbes! Gaia is just symbiosis as seen from space – all organisms are touching because all are bathed in the same air and the same flowing water.

New species arise from symbiotic mergers among members of old ones. Symbiogenesis brings together unlike individuals to make larger, more complex entities, reemerging in a new wholeness. Throughout earth’s history, living associations form and dissolve. This is life, both individually and collectively.
So for us in our pursuit of wholeness and becoming more of who we really are, this symbiotic process is crucial. Within our organisms, whether we are conscious of it or not, our billions of cells are constantly interacting with the environment. When we consciously participate, this process is enhanced and the connection with all life is restored.

Exciting addition to the Continuum section of my website, is a video clip, excerpts from a longer interview with me this spring, after our Immersion weekend by Andy Gelowitz. Also at the bottom of the Continuum section, are two video clips with Emilie Conrad, one on “What is Continuum” and the other with Emilie moving on the Explore Board. Check them out! It is great to add visuals which express the language of movement much more effectively than we can with words.

Heading into the fall, we will begin (see details below) with an introductory class @ Yoga on 7th on Friday, September 27th then join Cherionna who returns to Vancouver with her “Heart of the Embryo” Continuum workshop on that weekend. The following weekend, Ingrid and I offer our workshop in Courtenay on Continuum and writing. There will be another Deepening into Continuum in November and a retreat day in December. I am also hoping to have another Immersion Continuum gathering but that is still in the planning stages so will notify you when that occurs. The Immersion Continuum requires Continuum experience, as does the Deepening into Continuum so if you are interested and new to Continuum, please attend my classes or Cherionna’s workshop.

Warm, fluid love & blessings to all, Doris

August 21, 2013

Offerings for the fall – we would be delighted to have you join us:

CONTINUUM CLASSES resume with a Free Introductory Class on Friday September 27th @ Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th, from 11am-2pm. Please register for this class with Doris – 604-254-0147 or
8 week ongoing series will follow from October 11 – November 29. Investment: $250, underemployed 20% discount, $220 early discount if registered by September 15. To ensure your space, send a $50 deposit to Doris Maranda, #115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver BC V5L 4X3
Drop in $30. No drop in after 1st class unless Continuum experience.

Embryology & Continuum with Cherionna Menzam-Stills, September 28 & 29 @ Inner Evolution Healing Centre, 3263 Heather. (can combine with my fall free introductory class on Friday, September 27, @ Yoga on 7th).

Opening up the Words: Intuitive Movement into Writing
with Continuum Teacher Doris Maranda & Writer Ingrid Rose.

Courtenay – October 4-6, 2013.
Information & registration: Medwyn McConachy, 250-331-0233,

Deepening into Continuum – Saturday November 2, 1:30-9:30pm & Sunday November 3 from 10am-5pm @ Inner Evolution Healing Center, 3263 Heather St.
Investment: $195, $165 underemployed & early discount by October 15th.
(Continuum experience is necessary.)
We will come together Saturday afternoon and move into our individual silent play in the evening, maintain the silence when leaving and re-entering in the morning and then emerging from the silent time in the afternoon. The silence is always part of the Continuum depth retreats and referred to as the “all-nighters.” It truly is amazing how much this format with the silence can assist in the slowing down and dropping down which is so necessary to connect to the worlds beneath the world.

Retreat Day  – Sunday, December 1 from 12-5pm @ Inner Evolution Healing Center, 3263 Heather St. (Details will follow later).

With Susan Harper:
December 7-8 in Seattle WA. Information & registration:

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Summer is coming – really!!!

Amazing amount of back and forth weather – reminds me of the need for diversity in our organic systems, in our physical bodies and in the natural environment. All life forms thrive on diversity! Well, this spring in our part of the planet is certainly giving us significant practice in this. Yet at the same time, we humans need enough of structure and familiarity for our brains and nervous system to calm down and settle enough for us to be able to tolerate and receive new information (bio-information that is) into our sensate awareness, our tissues and into our minds. It is interesting that when I can accept something new and different in myself, fear steps back and then I can also accept something different in others.

So we are planning another weekend Continuum workshop in Kamloops June 21-23. If you’re from that area or know someone who is, please pass on the information and contact my sponsor there for details: Audrey Meuse – It is so exciting to be carrying this work into other areas of our province and I so much appreciate those willing to do what it takes to bring it into their community.

One of our Continuum teachers in Los Angeles, has recently published her first novel, an exciting, refreshing and hilarious look at the going-ons in our culture. Donna and Ursula Save the World – Available now at Amazon Books.

“The most importantly funny book about love, sex and GMO seeds you will ever read” Donny and Ursula Save the World is a wakeup call to the potential dangers of genetically modified seeds and the disappearance of biodiversity couched in a funny, wild-romp, romantic-mishap adventure, about this odd couple. Donny and Ursula, who become unlikely heroes and join forces with even less likely characters (belly dancing feminists, outlaw guerilla gardeners, gun-crazy survivalists…) to save the world from a plot by an agribusiness giant to control the world food supply by owning all the seeds.

While this book is available now, please Click here to place your order: and Ursula Save the World

Summer Continuum time in Vancouver (at least as far as my teaching goes) will be limited to practice groups and perhaps some spontaneous one day or mini-allnighter events in a private home/studio. Please let me know if you are interested in either. You do need Continuum experience for these. This fall session will begin with a free introductory class on September 27, followed in October by an 8 week ongoing class series.

We are privileged to welcome other Continuum teachers to our community:

Sarah Puditti, an all-around wonderful person and inspiring teacher, will be teaching classes in Vancouver and on the North Shore this summer and fall. Please contact Sarah: 604-736-8841, for information on these classes.

Robert Litman,, formerly of Tucson, Arizona, is moving to Vashon Island, Seattle area, and will be teaching a residential workshop on his Breathable Body and Continuum work, on Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley, July 26-28. Check out his website for more information/flyer.

Cherionna Menzam-Stills ia returning to Vancouver this fall with Heart of the Embryo, A Continuum Movement Exploration workshop, September 28-29. We are combining my introductory class and her workshop on the same weekend so if you could experience Continuum at the class on September 27 and then make a decision to join Cherionna’s workshop (if there is still space.)

May you be blessed this summertime, slowing down and dropping down, with a renewed sense of passionate, fluid play in the fullness of summer warmth and oceanic waves, both inner and outer.

Until the next fall, much love, joy, peace and contentment with who you are & where you are,

May 28, 2013 Doris

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

As we welcome the return of the light and the warmth of spring’s beginnings, with the budding on the trees and plants peeping out from the soil, our awareness also turns inward. What are the sprouting going on in our inner realms, what is wanting to spring forth? I recall a quote from Peter Levine from, In an Unspoken Voice, Without the inner, the outer has no meaning and without the outer, the inner has no substance. As we join with the forces of the environment, it is a time to come from the depths of the composting, gestating material that the dropping into the depths of the sweet darkness has generated in us. I find that I am beginning to be able to reframe some of the struggling aspects of my life so that they are emerging with a more bouyant & fruitful tone. Again, so true, it is not what life challenges are given to us but our response to them that brings freedom and growth.

The immensity of our human potential is awesome. Did you know that within each human being, there is 12.5 billion miles of DNA strands and 10 trillion cells each of which is capable of 10,000 interactions, more than there are stars in the universe? And yet we so often see ourselves as stuck with no choice, no sense of our own empowerment. Usually, this is contained within our thoughts and beliefs with no connection to our sensate bodies.

As often as you can throughout your day, pay attention to your breath. Your breath is your locator, 10,000 times a day, a simple way to centre, taking in on the inhale (arousal) and letting go (rest and settle) on the exhale. As Eckhart Tolle speaks to in A New Earth: “Your breath is not something you do but something you witness. It has no form. It takes you away from thought, into the present moment, the key to personal transformation and inner space and peace.” So simple, yet sometimes so hard to remember!

We have come up with a new slogan for Continuum: OCCUPY THE BODY MOVEMENT. So I challenge you and myself to adopt this as a personal theme, adding your own colouration.

This spring, offerings include a weekend in April to pursue writing and Continuum with Ingrid Rose and myself, preceded by a free talk @ Banyen on March 24, a free introductory class April 19, a 6 week class series following, a residential weekend in May to allow the deepening of this process, and not to be missed, a four day workshop with Emilie Conrad in Seattle in May. Details of which are below.

With love and warm spring blessings, Doris
March 13, 2013

FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS: Friday, April 19, 11am-2pm @ Yoga on 7th 156 E 7th, followed by 6 week ongoing class series May 10 – June 14. Investment: $175 (underemployed $150), early discount by April 27, $160.
Drop-ins $30 (Drop-ins after the 1st class only with Continuum experience).
Send $50 deposit to Doris @ 115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver V5L 4X3.

MOVING INTO WORDS: THE HEART OF HEALING with Doris & Ingrid Rose @ Inner Evolution Healing Centre, 3263 Heather (between W16 & 17), Friday, April 26, 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday, April 27-28, 12-6pm.
Investment: $195 (underemployed $180), early discount $175 by April 12.
Send $50 deposit to Doris @ 115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver, BC V5L 4X3.
Free talk @ Banyen: Sunday March 24, 11:30am-1pm

Do you wonder how words arise from inner space and vibrate the breath into form? How the right word comes to reignite us when we’re stuck in our bodies and on the page? “Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard.” (Helene Cixous)

Through our Continuum Movement journey, we begin to access our creativity and t(he(art) of healing. This inquiry developed by movement pioneer, Emilie Conrad, engages the primacy of the body’s fluid system through exploring breath, sound, sensation, awareness, curiosity and pleasure. In touch with the body’s evolutionary legacy, we find ourselves naturally supported, letting our sensate experience forge “words which dance and weep and make love and fight and kiss and perform miracles.” (Gertrude Stein)

Doris Maranda, Continuum Movement teacher, Registered Clinical Counsellor & Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and Ingrid Rose, lyric prose writer & creative writing teacher, have been in a dance and dialogue with Continuum for 15 years. This passion has joined them in teaching workshops for the Women’s Spirituality Celebration as well as sharing the movement journey in their lives and work.

Information: 604-301-3120 604-254-0147

EMILIE CONRAD IN SEATTLE – MAY 3-6, 2013, Ancient Memories: A Journey into Our Human Origins, with Continuum’s founder & visionary.
For further information & registration: Doris Mosler,

CONTINUUM IMMERSION: Residential weekend in North Vancouver, May 18-20 (the Victoria day long weekend). We will meet midday Saturday until midday Monday. Further details to follow soon. The number of participants will be limited so please contact Doris as soon as possible if you are interested.

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Newsletter Winter into Spring 2013

Greetings to all on this Solstice day!

Having just returned from an amazing ten day retreat with the Continuum teachers @ Holy Spirit in Encino, California, I am feeling personally revitalized and even more deeply committed about “continuing the Continuum” explorations in our community. So deeply profound was my experience, that I am returning to California in January to attend another teachers’ retreat, work with Emilie and attend her classes at the studio and a special healers’ retreat with Susan Harper at the end of January.

It was such a contrasting experience spending much time at the computer over the last couple of days, making arrangements for this adventure and then feeling how that effected my body! How important in our electronic age to have practices that counteract the effect of these. Waiting at the LA airport, I noticed that hardly anyone reads books anymore. About 3/4s of the people there were at computers, smart phones or e-readers!

Here is a poem I read recently by William Stratford, entitled, “Cutting Loose.” (Don’t you just love that title!)

Sometimes from the sorrow, for no reason,
you sing. For no reason, you accept
the way of being lost, cutting loose
from all else and electing a world
where you go where you want to.

Arbitrary, a sound comes, a reminder
that a steady center is holding
all else. If you listen, that sound
will tell you where it is and you
can slide your way past trouble.

Certain twisted monsters
always bar the path—but that’s when
you get going best, glad to be lost,
learning how real it is
here on earth, again and again.

(from “Dancing with Joy”)

Finding a way to an alternate way of being in the world, holding high the candle of curiosity, past the song by Peggy Lee, “Is that all there is?” to the place where we open to the expanse and richness of who we might become beyond the self and the world that we know, that is the journey. This necessitates a certain amount of “cutting loose” and opening to the emerging unexpected (reflects the theme of my retreat day on March 16th, “Wondering & Wandering.”) Yet, at the same time, it is to be content with where we are in the moment. A line from a poem by Mary Oliver, “The nature of rock is to be satisfied, while the nature of water is to want to be somewhere else.”

For the Solstice and the new year, may you dance between your rock and water nature, and flow with contentment and curiosity about what’s next,

With love and blessings, Doris

December 21st, 2013

Following are my offerings for the season. We would be delighted to have you join us:


FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS – Friday, February 1st, 2013, 11am-2pm @ Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th between Main & Quebec, entrance on side off alley. (Please contact Doris to register for this introductory session.)
Followed by 7 week ongoing series, February 8 – March 22nd, 11am-2pm. Investment $225 (20% discount for underemployed).

Early discount $200 if registered by January 15th. Please send $50 deposit to register for class series to Doris @ 115-2033 Triumph St., Vancouver, BC V5L 4X3.

DROP-IN FOR ABOVE CLASSES $30. No drop-in after 1st class.

DEEPENING INTO CONTINUUM @ Inner Evolution Healing Centre, 3263 Heather (between W16 & 17th), Saturday February 23, 2013, 6:30-9:30pm & Sunday, February 24, 10am-5pm. Investment $150 ($100 underemployed). Early discount: $110 by February 5th. Open only to participants with Continuum experience.
At the request of participants wanting a more intensive time with the Continuum processes, this workshop enables us to dive deeper into the intrinsic sources of our organism and its connection to the larger realm. Participants have been amazed at the profound depths of their experience in that short space of time.
We will come together Friday evening and move into our individual silent play towards the end of the evening, maintain the silence when leaving and re-entering in the morning and then emerging from the silent time in the afternoon. The silence is always part of the Continuum depth retreats and referred to as the “all-nighters.” It truly is amazing how much this format with the silence can assist in the slowing down and dropping down which is so necessary to connect to the worlds beneath the world.

RETREAT DAY – Wondering & Wandering, 3263 Heather, Saturday March 16th, 2013. 12-5pm. Investment $80 (underemployed $65) Early discount $70 by March 1st.

MOVING INTO WORDS: The Heart of Healing, with Ingrid Rose ( – Friday April 26 – 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28 – 12-6pm @ Inner Evolution Healing Centre 3263 Heather. Investment $195 (underemployed $180). Early discount by April 12 – $175.

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