Continuum Training 2020/2022 - Module 5 — Living from the Heart: Embryology and Embodiment

Berlin, Germany
Continuum Training 2020/2022 - Module 5 — Living from the Heart: Embryology and Embodiment
Somatische Akademie
Berlin, Germany
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Living from the Heart: Embryology and Embodiment with Cherionna Menzam-Sills

In the fourth week of life after conception, a wonderful event occurs. The heart starts beating - and it goes on for a lifetime. Up to this point in development, the embryo is a relatively flat disc, which is arranged around an energetic center line (notochord). As we fold in the fourth week, our bodies take on a more recognizable animal, even human shape. We are starting to have more "body". How we are received at this important time, when pregnancy is often discovered or confirmed, can affect our heart function, as well as our ability to be fully embodied.

We are heart-centered beings from the fourth week onwards. Continuum organically guides us into this early embryonic territory as we dissolve tissues and mindsets, becoming more whole, fluid, and less differentiated - like the small embryo. As our hearts soften and expand, we can explore topics of love and heart-related intuition. We can access our original potential and begin to embody it more fully as it is often obscured by conditions we encounter on our life path.

In this fifth module we will explore an embryonic, heart-centered focus, inspired by images of embryonic development and supported by gentle, subtle breaths, sounds, and movements. We can feel the embryonic heart spiraling into shape in the course of life. This first organ to act has its own heart-brain and generates a huge electromagnetic field that is much larger than that of the brain. Through subtle awareness and silence, we support the heart coherence, which can bring our entire system into greater harmony.


Continuum is a somatic approach through which we can inquire and learn to tune into our bodies as living events, as an ongoing orchestration of communication and resonance, as creative intelligence operating in every cell.

We can experience that we are movement and that the movement we are can inform the movement we do. We can also experience direct sensory contact with an all-pervasive regulatory dynamic.

To do so, we use breath, sound, subtly dynamic movement stimulation and a receptive, sensory state of attention. This allows us to notice movement impulses that arise from within. By consciously allowing these movements, we support complex, self-regulatory processes that are often accompanied by mental and emotional clarity, a sense of nourishment, connection and safety often described as "coming home". We shift our conventional, rational orientation from linear thinking to a more multi-directional embodied state of body-mind thinking, that can feel pleasurable and connect us to more wholeness and wisdom.

It can improve our sense of connection, range of mobility and general sense of wellbeing. Trust, contentment, joy and new perspectives emerge from within.

Dates 2020/22:
Module 2: 15.- 18. October 2020 - Self-love and Self-efficacy with Rosemarie Kussinger-Steffens (Germany)
Module 1: 11.- 14. February 2021 - Values, Principles, and Methods of Practice with Mary Abrams (USA)
Module 3: 06.- 09. May 2021 - with Beth Pettengill Riley (USA)
Module 4: 21.- 24. October 2021 - Embodiment and the Creative Process with Robin Becker (USA)
Module 5: 03. -06. February 2022 - Living from the Heart: Embryology and Embodiment with Cherionna Menzam-Sills (USA)
Module 6: 05. -08. May 2022 - Embodied Flow System: Adaptable, Resilient, Relevant & Responsible with Megan Bathory-Peeler (USA)
Module 7: 11. -16. October 2022 - Versatility, bringing inner Practice to outer Expression with Jane Okondo (UK)
Module 8: TBA - Depths of Relating // Initiation (6 days + Overnighter) with Kai Ehrhardt (Germany)

Single Module: 425 €
Cost of full program: 3400 €
10 Installments full program: 10 x 340 €
20 Installments full program: 20 x 180 €

For those who repeat:
Entire Continuum training: 2400€ for 34 days
Single Continuum module: 350€

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