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Founder ~ Director
As current  Director of Continuum Movement and an Authorized Teacher by Emilie Conrad, Teri is profoundly guided by  Continuum's inquiry into what it means to be a human BEING. She brings 40 years of movement and healing arts experience to the field of Somatic Movement, certified as a Body-Mind Centering Practitioner by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Qi Gong Instructor by Energy Arts, Life Coach by Life Purpose Institute, Cranial Sacral TA through Upledger, and Dancer/Choreographer with a BFA and Masters in Dance. 
Teri founded the Somatic Movement Arts Practitioner training program, Somatic Summit, Somatic Equine Arts training program, SOMAfest the Somatic Movement Arts Festival, Intention Dance Theatre, and NYC's former Mobility Junction Dance Company of mixed physical ability artists.  She was a member of the ISMETA Board of Directors 2007-2016 serving as President in 2016, and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices.
Meet Our Guest Faculty
DEBORAH RAOULT  CMT, RSME, is an authorized Continuum Movement Teacher. Her work explores the dynamics of breath and motion as gateways to freedom, transforming our relationship to body, community and the Earth.  She co-founded and directed a yoga and movement center in her native Rochester. Deborah has co-taught with the founder and developers of Continuum Movement Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper. She's taught at Yoga Journal Conference - having trained in the Iyengar tradition with senior teachers and with the Iyengar family in Pune, India. She completed the 4 year Body-Mind Centering program.  Now based in Los Angeles after raising three children, Deborah’s focus and passion is supporting women’s spiritual practice through their relationship to body and the sensuous cosmos. Her heart is continually surprised and humbled by the teachings of high desert hawks and an Arabian horse named Silver.
  1. Deborah Raoult
    Deborah Raoult
  2. Chloe Chung Misner
    Chloe Chung Misner
  3. David Hurwith
    David Hurwith
  4. Marcella Bottero
    Marcella Bottero
CHLOEë CHUNG MISNER is a movement therapist, bodyworker and yoga educator in private practice.  Her approach synthesizes Body-Mind Centering®, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Yoga, and Continuum. She incorporates the wisdom of ancient traditions intersecting with contemporary science and everyday life making the esoteric accessible, pertinent and applicable.  She facilitates the practice of provocative inquiry and corporeal exploration to experience a deeper sense of embodiment.  Chloë has studied extensively with innovative pioneers in the somatic field, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen of Body-Mind Centering and Emilie Conrad of Continuum, as well as yoga with Amy Matthews and sculpture with Nancy Rubins.
DAVID HURWITH  has been creating and presenting dances since 1981. These dances have been performed at theaters in the United States and Europe. The dancing has been informed by Mr. Hurwith’s immersion into Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement and Body-Mind Centering®. The inspiration of Jazz music with its sublime evocations of idiosyncrasy and moments of humor have led David to experiment with a variety of methods and forms in creating work that express the beauty and irony of many human moments and the possibilities inside perception.  David offers classes in Authentic Movement, Dance Improvisation, and Somatics. Since moving to California in 2011, David has taught Embodied Anatomy at SOMAfest, Calarts and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
MARCELLA BOTTERO  is a fitness instructor in private practice and a yoga teacher certified by Ana Forrest and Gary Kraftsow. She has been practicing meditation for 15 years in the Vipassana and Rinzai Zen tradition. Marcella is a Spiritual Practitioner with the Agape Church. She’s an authorized Continuum Teacher by Emilie Conrad and is a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. Marcella has performed with Emilie Conrad's Continuum Movement Theatre and with Teri Carter in SOMAfest.
Faculty in Memoriam
  1. Emilie Conrad
    Emilie Conrad

Emilie Conrad

Founder and director of Continuum Movement®, a visionary whose capacity for innovation had a major transformational impact on professionals in the fields of somatics, movement education, dance and physical fitness.  Emilie received awards for "Movement Teacher" of the year and for her work as a Somatics Pioneer.  Emilie authored "Life on Land", published by North Atlantic Press.
Our SMA Practitioners
Olivia Gagnon RSME, CMT, SMA
"Experiencing such deep healing while studying with Emilie Conrad and Continuum Movement led me to become a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy and Somatic Movement Arts." A Registered Somatic Movement Educator with ISMETA, Continuum Movement® Teacher, and Licensed Massage Therapist (FL # MA57068), Olivia is a native of Louisiana and longtime resident of North Florida. She maintains a private practice in the Jacksonville Beaches, FL area and offers classes and workshops throughout the Southeast and online. www.OceansofHealth.com
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Embody Life Ranch

Continuum Studio

Courses held at the Embody Life Ranch in Canyon Country CA 91390, just 45 minutes from Santa Monica, have a residential option. Overnight stays at the Center during a course are $40 per night, which covers one night stay and 3 light healthy meals created in collaboration together. Those who commute each day have the option of just meals, each meal is $10. We share in a communal preparation of meals.

Space is limited to 8 students. Study sessions indoors are interspersed with time out in nature, where body, mind & heart can be nourished and renewed - people can go deeply into the sacred quiet that comes when in connection to our real world. Connecting with the course of study can be deeply embodied in this natural environment.
Courses held at Continuum in the 18th St Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA 90404, are commuter based. 

The Continuum studio is a sacred space, infused with decades of work by Continuum Movement founder Emilie Conrad. The floor is cushioned with a rug and supported by gymnastic mats to help our time spent in movement exploration comfortable.

Bring a small blanket to lay upon for extra comfort. There is free parking available.