Classes with Bonnie Gintis, DO explore the common ground shared by mindfulness, Continuum’s fluid movement, and Osteopathy.
A variety of workshops are offered for people who are interested in exploring the vast possibilities for the full expression of health and embodiment. Classes are valuable as a form of self-treatment, and as a way for people involved in any aspect of healthcare to develop and deepen diagnostic and treatment skills.
Some classes are open to people of all levels of function and ability, including those with disabilities, or limited movement and exercise ability. Some courses are tailored to the needs and interests of people with particular health concerns. Others are oriented to Osteopaths, MDs, and other healthcare practitioners.
Please read the descriptions below to choose a workshop or course suited to you.
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at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, US
The primary language of the body is silent-felt sensation. This workshop will present a wide scope of views and opportunities to experience the wisdom and creativity of this language of your senses.
Discover the radical possibilities in health and well-being available when you combine the fluid movement practices of Continuum and mindfulness meditation with the principles of osteopathic treatment into the way you care for yourself. Cultivate awareness of internal experience through breath, sound, meditation, and movement, and integrate these practices into daily life, nurturing a renewed sense of devotion to self-care.
Restore trust in the wisdom of your body as you allow yourself to sense deeply. Step outside your preconceived notions about your body and discover your inner resources for resilience, adaptability, and change. This workshop offers the tools you need to access this inner healing realm on your own.
This workshop experience can be valuable both as a form of self-exploration and self-care, and as a way for practitioners to develop and deepen the perceptual skills used with patients or clients.
In this workshop we will explore innovative views of:
All “levels” of ability and experience are welcome.
To Register for this workshop visit Kripalu's website.
Bonnie Gintis offers a unique blend of Osteopathic principles and philosophy, scientific and medical information, poetry, and perceptual inquiry, combined with an opportunity to experience it all through Continuum practice. Utilizing breath, sound, movement, meditative open attention, and perceptual inquiry, this workshop provides an opportunity to experience an embodied understanding of the wisdom of the sensations of the living human body.
at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA
Who is this workshop for?
· People who have presently, or have had a cancer diagnosis in the past.
· People living with cancer as a chronic condition.
· People concerned about cancer in their future.
· Loved ones of people with cancer (partners, parents, siblings, caregivers, etc.)
· Healthcare practitioners who work with people with cancer.
· Anyone willing to explore new ways of living with uncertainty.
The Cancer Adventureland workshop offers the possibility that cancer can reshape you and open you to the possibility of infusing adventure into new ways of living.
Together, we will explore living and thriving with the uncertainty of cancer. To venture into this territory we will cultivate curiosity, courage, resilience, and the ability to view your life through the lens of possibility rather than catastrophe.
We will explore and develop your relationship to life, and cancer’s role in that relationship. We will consider the many expressions of and doorways to health and healing. You will learn about the common lifestyle practices of people who live and thrive in the presence of cancer. Movement, breath, meditation, and inspiration in the beauty of nature will be our guides to enriching your life. We will cultivate embodied connectedness as our time together reveals your own unique inquiry into the question posed by the poet Mary Oliver, “…what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Check back soon for more details. This workshop is in the planning phase and is not yet open for registration on Kripalu's website.
Bonnie Gintis, DO, is an osteopathic physician, Continuum teacher, meditation and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, author, and podcaster, who has been living in relationship with metastatic breast cancer for more than 14 years.
She synthesized her approach to transformative self-care through decades of study, practice, teaching, and application of all her areas of immersion to her own life. Bonnie offers a unique blend of Osteopathic principles and philosophy, scientific and medical information, poetry, and perceptual inquiry, combined with an opportunity to experience it all through Continuum practice.
She retired from private practice in 2009 and now devotes herself to teaching, writing, and exploring new ways to foster health and well-being. Author of Engaging the Movement of Life: Exploring Health and Embodiment Through Osteopathy and Continuum, Bonnie is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and has taught the embodied movement and awareness practice called Continuum, meditation, and osteopathic principles and practices worldwide.
at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
Rhinebeck, New York
This workshop is still in the planning phase.
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Continuum gives us elegantly simple, practical, and relevant tools for experiencing the transformative power of wholeness. Creative movement explorations change our embodied awareness and perception, opening portals to the reality of interconnection.
Breath and sound practices, silent meditation, and community exchange enable participants to restore the broadest sense of belonging and acceptance of being with what is.
As participants, we dissolve internalized patterns of resistance and physical restrictions providing ease and comfort in our bodies. The transforming experiences of this somatic workshop will inform all our relationships as we integrate them into our everyday lives.
This retreat is pertinent to educators, health care practitioners, artists, activists, and anyone – regardless of physical limitations – who wish to sustain themselves from a fluid state of wholeness and well-being.