Elaine Colandrea practices Continuum Movement Practice outdoors.
  • Commuter – $240.00
  • Private Room: Single – $460.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $640.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $600.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $800.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, September 17th (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, September 19th, 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

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). There is no charge for COVID-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price: Prices are per person and are all-inclusive.

  • Commuter – $220
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $410
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $320
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $520
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $400

Continuum Explorations: Dissolve. Dwell. Discover.

With Elaine Colandrea

September 17 - 19, 2021


Dissolve habits of mind and tensions of body with the Continuum process of breathing, sounding and fluid movement. Dwell in the liquid pool of being, universally available to everyone. Discover your own stream of vitality, renewal, self care and creative living. In this program you will work with your own health and wellbeing, connecting with nature’s life force; it’s the perfect antidote to today’s overly programmed and homogenized world.

STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: In the interest of safety, enrollment will be limited; please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our additional strategies.

Elaine Colandrea connects to nature's life force through Continuum movement and Somatic practice.


The parallels between the human body and the earth body form the basis of our shared study. The fluids within us and the waterways of the planet are one continuous resonant stream making life on earth possible. Continuum’s breath, sound and fluid movement explorations emerge from intrinsically felt sensation, arousing all levels of consciousness to the stream of life-giving properties inherent in being “water bodies.”

The practices offered over this transformative weekend reduce and renegotiate the density of body tissue, of mental stagnation and of psycho-spiritual unease. The native state of being a mutable living system in an ever-changing ecosystem unfolds naturally. The essential and vital state of sensorial awakening to new ways of being in open presence and connection with self, others and the natural world is given space to emerge.

Participants will be able to practice the material on their own, in their own manner, both during and after the program, in a continual growth process of being a living work of embodied art.

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.

The natural landscape and serene beauty of the Dharmakaya Center, along with the outdoor pavilion and expansive retreat space offer us safe and spacious ways of being in community.



  • 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
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna


Continuum’s biologically based embodiment practice is available to people of all abilities and levels of experience; curiosity is the only prerequisite.

Elaine Colandrea superimposed over water lillies


(subject to change)

Friday, September 17th

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall/Dining Terrace)
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction (Outdoor Pavilion)
Session 1 (Outdoor Pavilion)

Saturday, September 18th

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional (Outdoor Pavilion)
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall/Dining Terrace)
9:30 AM-12:30 PM Session 2 (Outdoor Pavilion)
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch (Dining Hall/Dining Terrace)
2:30-5:30 PM Session 3 (Outdoor Pavilion)
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall/Dining Terrace)
7:00-9:00 PM Evening Gathering (Outdoor Pavilion)

Sunday, September 19th

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional (Outdoor Pavilion)
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall/Dining Terrace)
9:30 AM-12:30 PM Session 4 (Outdoor Pavilion)
12:30-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall/Dining Terrace)
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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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved