Elaine Colandrea practices Continuum Movement Practice outdoors.
  • Commuter – $430.00
  • Private Room: Single – $820.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,475.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1,060.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,805.00

Date & Time Details: Thursday, September 5 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7:30 PM) until Sunday, September 8 (checkout 1 PM)

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor, New York 12566, USA

Contact: [email protected]

Check-in Time: 3 PM – 6 PM

Per Person Price: Prices include 3 meals per day and use of all campus facilities.

  • Commuter – $430
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $820
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $737.50
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $1060
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $902.50

To extend your stay on Personal Retreat: Simply add days before or after the program during step 2 when making your reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). See our policy to learn more.

Continuum In-Depth Retreat: The Nourishing Waters Within

With Elaine Colandrea

September 5 - 8, 2024


Life force is difficult to define. Yet, once we step away from outer-focused action we can both sense and nourish it. Over this nourishing long weekend, we will engage in biologically based explorations, developing deep personal resources by tending our inner fluid nature. We will use the Continuum process of breathing, sounding, and fluid movement to provide ourselves heartfelt and soulful attention, galvanizing health and wellbeing; it’s the perfect antidote to today’s overly programmed and homogenized world.

To highlight our connection with the natural world, we will divide our time between  the covered Outdoor Pavilion and the indoor Milarepa Hall, therefore space is limited to 16 participants.

“Moving with the group in the beauty of nature in the outdoor pavilion was nurturing and restorative. I was grateful for the peaceful environment.”


The serene Dharmakaya retreat setting, where basic needs are elegantly met, allows multiple days of immersion into the breath, sound and fluid movement sequences of Continuum. The primary focus is on the life affirming act of supporting personal life force, rather than tending the day-to-day activities of survival, which often lock bodies and identities into tense self-limiting patterns.

Practicing in the covered Outdoor Pavilion restores our connection to nature, giving a necessary infusion of the elemental energies that make up our bodies and our world. The indoor Meditation Hall and fire pit offer additional spaces for nurturing introspective and interoceptive discoveries.

This is a somatic movement workshop accessible to all ages and levels of ability.  Once laid out, the practices are done at one’s own pace. This self-guided aspect of Continuum builds inner authority and offers the opportunity for deeper levels of self-regulation—a necessary component of health, wellbeing, creativity and learning.

Continuum is of interest to many fields of inquiry, including but not limited to, health care practitioners, activists of all kinds, educators, artists and all those who choose to thrive in a co-creative process with the earth itself.

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  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Guided meditations
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • Paths through our expansive wooded grounds


Practice is self-paced and all abilities are welcome. Continuum experience is requested. In lieu of Continuum experience, please arrange an interview with the teacher, Elaine Colandrea, who will be happy to meet with you in person or virtually.


(subject to change)

Thursday, September 5

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
Session 1

Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:30 PM Session 2/4
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
2:30-5:30 PM Session 3/5
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Evening Gathering

Sunday, September 8

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:30 PM Session 6
12:30-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure




Elaine Colandrea
Elaine Colandrea explores how the somatic arts shape consciousness, inform and inspire the creative process, as well as foster connections with nature to organically create a more humane world. Continuum teacher and Artistic Director of Watermark Arts, as well as a dancer/choreographer, somatic educator and massage therapist, her work has been deeply influenced by her association with Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum, a practice she has pursued for over 30 years. With Rori Smith, Elaine co-authored The Elemental Body: A Movement Guide to Kinship with Ourselves and the Natural World, Epigraph, 2022. Elaine’s abiding passion is bringing people together to…
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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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