Fluid Heart/Open Mind: A Somatic Moving Inquiry

A residential retreat
held at the beautiful new 1440 Mulitversity
immersive learning center outside of Santa Cruz, CA

4 Nights – Monday thru Friday, Feb 3 - 8, 2019

$385 Tuition
plus all-inclusive accommodations
priced separately (see website for cost)

We are born moving. Movement is a primary language that connects our inner and outer worlds: a reflection of the neurological underpinnings of our human expression and a pathway that connects us to the places, spaces, and people we love.

Interpersonal neurobiology’s contributions to our current understanding of the brain and nervous system suggest we can create, and recreate, aspects of our lives in response to our own, and shared, experience.

Beth Pettengill Riley, MA, RSME, and Amber Gray, MA, BC-DMT, will introduce you to how contemplative practices promote compassion, and how movement is an immediate portal to the direct experience of the body—the present moment. Continuum practice is mindful movement: increasing our awareness and focusing our attention on the deepest stirrings beneath each impulse, movement, and action, to cultivate fluid presence.

Expand your physical and psychic capacities, in ways that the “usual mind” cannot, through:

  • Guided and self-guided fluid movements, breath and sound explorations, and gentle yoga practices
  • Embodied silence and nature reflections that access vitality, spontaneity, and wholeness
  • Exercises that increase engagement and celebration in your physical experience
  • Awakened resilience, curiosity, innovation, and trust in your embodied wisdom.

This is an open invitation to slow down, grow awareness, and focus attention on each impulse to truly meet the present moment with your whole, embodied self.

For more information about 1440 and to register:


Continuum: building health and wellness skills of
resilience, responsiveness, fluidity and flexibility on all levels.