Ancient wisdom: the Snake Totem, a movement & breath shamanic embodied exploration 2-5 january 2020 Bratislava

with Sylvain Meret and Martin Duris

In this retreat, we will attune to the ancient totem medicine of the Snake. Before the Catholic Church created a deviant understanding and a belief that snakes represent evil forces, the Snake medicine was a foundation in healing practice such as in ancient Greece or in south America; this medicine still is very known in shamanic cultures as an big ally for healing. Snake are never sick, they dont have disease, their spiritual wisdom is of healing and transformation. In Continuum, the snake has been a motif for movement exploration: the undulatory materialisation of fluid movement on land. We will dive deeper this time into the medicine and healing nature of the Snake Totem, focusing on the transformative spiritual essence of this undulatory creature.

Price: 250 euro
Registration: martin.duris82@gmail.com / 00421 949 141 025

Sylvain Meret:

Coming from an eclectic curriculum in Visual Arts (BA), Contemporary Dance (p.a.r.t.s.) , somatic and Dance Therapy (Master degree), Sylvain has been active as a performer, choreographer and teacher, working in a range of contemporary and experimental styles, collaborating with many different artists in Europe and Asia. Along side his dance carrier, he was drawn to enter the inner realms of the Body and to explore the creative and spiritual potential that lies within us.
Sylvain studied a wide range of somatic, therapeutic and spiritual modalities. He is a continuum Movement® teacher, wellspring practitioner, “Moving cycle” practitioner (C. Caldwell), and dance therapist, member of Ismeta.. He has a background in Qi Gong with Master Li Jung Feng, BMC® and Feldenkrais and has been initiated to Shamanism with Chief dancing Thunder since 2009. He is currently studying with Amber Gray in her program for survivors of trauma.
Sylvain teaches workshops, classes, retreats and private sessions with a variety of clients and groups on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues. Living in France and traveling the world, His endeavor is to explore our human potential through embodiment in connection and co-creative partnership with the field of Intelligences weaving our reality.
“ The real gift of this work, which emphasizes an opening to direct communication and direct knowledge, is to reclaim our bodies, sensations and consciousness to further our sovereignty and self-empowerment”. S.M.

Martin Duris

Martin Duris is a movement/dance therapist, cranio-sacral therapist and somatic coach. He graduated in 2010 with a Health & Physical Activity Foundation Degree (FdA) from the Bolton University in the UK. This program utilizes the health promoting principles of sport, fitness, physical activity, nutrition and psychology – to prevent and alleviate a number of conditions. As well as these scientific elements, the course also included aspects of sports and health policy, coaching and health promotion strategy. Martin finished the Svastha Yoga Therapy Programme – advanced teacher training in 2014 and continues studying with Dr. Ganesh Mohan and Dr. Günter Niessen. The highlight of Svastha yoga´s approach is clarity and holistic approach.
He runs a private somatic couching and therapy, and is conducting different courses, workshops and seminars – focusing on the combination of yoga, martial arts, dance, cranio-sacral therapy and health promotion.

“Meeting with the Ancestors” Continuum gathering Prague 2-3 November 2019

A somatic & Shamanic exploration

In this workshop, we will use sound, breath and movement to dive into the realm of our fluid origin. Life sprung on earth millions years ago, Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum Movement said that we, the human specie, are an extension of this planetary process. The process of forming lives through various kingdoms and species over eons is what shamans have called Knowledge, the Ancestors being all the living forms that developed and evolved over the earth’s timeline. They are the living memory of the earth but also key in the development of her future.

As everything else, we are part of this Knowledge and quite obviously, we have a special role in it, but at this time, it seems that we have forgotten a little our purpose. We look confused about our direction finders: what future do we want? Are we heading towards trans-humanism? Colonies on Mars? Technology or ecology? Are we going to survive climate change? At this moment, it is unknown, it doesn’t seem that we can grasp our potential future.

However, this process of forming life and unfolding Knowledge on the earth and in the universe is expanding into another phase at this time. Many ancient prophecies report it. We are currently observing, feeling the end of a world and the birthing of a new world. We live a time of deep transformation; we can see it in ourselves and through the reality around us. Like « the Mother », the partner of Sri Aurobindo wrote 50 years ago: we are on the edge of a new development, yet we don’t know what it is or how it will look like but it will take place through our bodies.

“Meeting the ancestors” will set up a space to experience this flow of Knowledge and to consciously embody what is happening on the bigger scale in this new phase of development of the planetary process. It is a quest that is inherently in every one of us. In ancient time we would meet the shamans in their caves, nowadays we gather with conscious awareness with the same tools in workshops.

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Continuum workshop in Prague May 10-12 2019

Fluid resonance, a bridge between physiology and energy

A Continuum workshop with Sylvain Meret, CMT, RSMT, MA

In This Continuum movement® workshop, you will discover the powerful connection between breath, sound and movement as means to contact the fluid intelligence in our body, also called the fluid system. We are composed of 70 % water flowing through our cells, connective tissues, fascia, blood vessels, Lymph, eccetera… Scientists are starting to discover that the fluid system plays a major role in maintaining the body in good health. They are studying the implication of the fluid molecules in conducting physiological, electrical, and electromagnetic signals in acupuncture for instance.

During this workshop, we will explore through breaths, sounds and movement our perceptions of sensations and subtle energies in relationship to organs, glands and energy vortexes (chakras).

Continuum is a movement practice founded by somatic pioneer Emilie Conrad (1934-2014), a proposition to explore the powerful connection between breath, sound and movement and their effects on our body and mind. Continuum is an inquiry of what it means to be a human being in its full expression and in connection with our living environment. It is a path into the unknown aiming to the discovery of self and the mystery of life.

Friday 18:00-21:00

Saturday 10:00-13:00/ 15:00-18:00

Sunday 10:00-13:00/ 14:00-17:00

Contact Romana Ertlova: Romeri777@gmail.com

Continuum retreat “Entering and exiting the dark chamber” July 8-12 2019 Bordeaux FR

This Continuum retreat will focus on a particular sensory space: darkness. In a world where artificial light and technological speed are more and more invasive and destabilizing for our nervous system, we will dive progressively and appropriately into the regenerative darkness.
Found in Taoism and other spiritual traditions, this practice helps to lessen the influx of sensory stimulation to be more attentive to our inner world and by this absence of external light, to illuminate our being from inside.
We will focus upon the  “mystical within the mundane of everyday life”.

This course is intended for people having a somatic practice, meditation and wishing to deepen their self-knowledge.
Hours: 13h – 18h from Monday to Friday
Price: € 300 (€ 260 if registered before April 15, 2019)
Please bring a yoga mattress, a light blanket, a meditation cushion and a soft but opaque headband for your eyes.

Chambre obscure

Cette retraite de Continuum sera axée sur un espace sensoriel particulier : l’obscurité. Dans un monde où la lumière artificielle et la vitesse technologique est de plus en plus envahissante et déstabilisante pour notre système nerveux, nous nous plongerons progressivement et de manière adaptée dans le noir régénérateur.

Cette pratique ancienne, que l’on retrouve chez les taoïstes et dans d’autres traditions spirituelles consiste à amoindrir l’influx de stimulations sensorielles pour être davantage attentif à notre monde intérieur. Il s’agit aussi, par cette absence de lumière extérieure, d’illuminer notre être de l’intérieur. Dans ces traditions, on se réfère à l’activité de la glande pinéale du système endocrinien qui agit sur le cycle circadien à travers la mélatonine, et une production de DMT, substance cristalline produisant des visions.

Il s’agira donc de s’immerger progressivement dans cette chambre obscure, le studio du Cerisier, et de se bander les yeux lors des plongées propres à la pratique du Continuum. Nous aurons des protocoles adaptés pour entrer et sortir chaque jour de cet espace obscure. En adaptant cette pratique ancestrale à notre mode de vie moderne, nous joignons l’expérience « mystique dans le quotidien ordinaire ».

A travers des sons, des souffles et des mouvements inhérents aux fluides de nos tissus corporels, nous éveillerons notre attention somato-sensorielle profonde et focaliserons sur les forces qui régulent notre physio-biologie afin de nous mouvoir vers l’état d’homéostasie.

Ce stage est destiné aux personnes ayant une pratique corporelle, ou de méditation et souhaitant approfondir leur connaissance de soi.

Horaires : 13h – 18h du lundi au vendredi

Tarif : 300 € (260 € si inscription avant le 15 avril 2019)

Veuillez apporter un matelas de yoga, une couverture légère, un coussin de méditation et un bandeau souple mais opaque pour vos yeux.

Merci d’envoyer un cheque d’arrhes de 75 € pour réserver votre place à S. Méret 3A chemin du calvaire 33360 Camblanes

Places limitées à 12 personnes.

Renseignements et inscription : Sylvain Méret 06 10 13 43 60 /

sylvainmeret21@gmail.com

www.sylvainmeret.com

www.continuummovement.com

www.continuumteachers.com

Sylvain Méret, RSMT, CM, MA

Fasciné par les possibilités créatives de corps humain et du mouvement en particulier, Sylvain a reçu une formation artistique universitaire, suivie par les Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, et l’école de danse contemporaine P.A.R.T.S. Il travaille en tant qu’artiste chorégraphique, performeur, et enseignant du mouvement depuis 20 ans. Après une rencontre décisive en 2010 avec Emilie Conrad, fondatrice du Continuum Movement, il se forme aux aspects thérapeutiques du mouvement somatique et dansé, master international en danse thérapie (CODARTS, Rotterdam). Il se consacre à l’étude du  Continuum auprès d’Émilie jusqu’à sa mort en 2014. Il est enseignant certifié de Continuum Movement®, praticien de « Continuum Wellspring« , praticien « Moving Cycle » thérapie psychocorporelle de C. Caldwell, « Body as a Voice » polyvagal informed dance therapy avec Amber Gray, traitement des  traumatismes et chocs psychocorporels. Par ailleurs, Sylvain est nourri des enseignements traditionnels chamaniques de Chief Dancing Thunder depuis 2009.

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