An Introduction to Continuum Movement
Thursdays, February 2 & 9, from 7:30-10pm
$20 per session
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Continuum Movement is a somatic movement practice that explores the body as a living, fluid process. We use breath, sounding and subtle movement to soften our restrictive movement patterns and cultural conditioning so that we can regain access to and revel in our bodies’ innate wisdom, responsiveness, and healing potential. We focus on refining our capacity to sense within, diversifying our movement vocabulary, and enlivening our fluid system to source new, organic movement.
Continuum is commonly employed by artists and dancers to support creativity, complexify improvisation, and dissolve creative blocks, It has influenced the fields of dance, bodywork, movement therapy, performance, psychotherapy and more. Continuum has also been shown to be beneficial for pain, chronic injury and other physical limitations, including groundbreaking work with paralysis, and promotes deep relaxation, wellbeing and a sense of connectedness.
Emma Destrubé is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher, somatic movement educator/therapist, licensed acupuncturist and movement & visual artist. She has studied Continuum movement intensively since her teens, working closely with founder Emilie Conrad in researching and developing therapeutic fluid movement/sounding protocols. Emma has a background in dance, gymnastics and circus arts, and she currently studies a range of Eastern and Western somatic practices. She teaches weekly somatics classes in Los Angeles, and is on the organizing faculty of the annual SOMAfest LA, exploring somatics in performance. She practices holistic health care, offering acupuncture, herbalism, tui na and nutritional counseling in private practice. Emma approaches her work with the belief that change is always possible, and that given the right context, support, and nourishment, every body has the potential to thrive.
Photo Credit: Katy Slany, Pictured: Emma Destrubé