Teachers Board

Continuum Movement


Teri Carter is a Holistic Health and Fitness Specialist. She is an Authorized Continuum teacher practicing Mindful Movement and Healing Arts for over 30 years. She has delved into the complexities of Continuum, with founder Emilie Conrad, since 1998.

Teri has taken her decades of practice, research and study of anatomical science and alternative therapies to develop her unique process. Drawing on cutting-edge science, somatic movement, fitness training, proven body-work therapy practices and life coaching methods Teri created the EMBODIED LIFE SYSTEM (www.embodiedlife.net). She has a private practice mentoring individuals in-person and by phone/skype. Teri leads group workshops in the U.S., Europe and Asia.


Emilie Conrad Da’oud Inc. Initiative Chair, Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD in Somatic
Psychology, is executive director of Continuum Movement, a worldwide
organization of somatic teachers, founded by Emilie Conrad-Daoud. She is also the founder and owner of Cobalt Moon Center, a center for integrative health in Neptune Beach, Florida.  An authorized Continuum teacher (1998), and a T’ai Chi Instructor (1990). She is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where she served as senior faculty, as Dean of the third year class in the US and Europe. She is also certified to be a Brennan Integration Practitioner, a graduate degree at BBSH that incorporates psychology and the human energy field. Other certifications include Object Relational Psychotherapy from Center for Intentional Living and Kabalistic Healing from the Society of Souls. She has an extensive training in Dance (Ballet, modern, African) and Technical Dance Movement of Irmgard Bartenieff and Frances Cott. She teaches workshops nationally and internationally in Continuum, Tai Chi, and healing arts.


patty-adamik-2016Patty Adamik is passionate about helping people experience joy and ease in their lives through connection with the innate inner intelligence of the Fluid System. Patty began her exploration of Continuum in 1999 and became an Authorized Continuum Movement® teacher in 2008. She trained extensively with Emile Conrad, Continuum Movement’s founder from 2003 until Emilie’s death in 2014. In addition to Continuum, Patty has 20+ years of experience in Zentherapy®, Lymphatic Therapies, Qigong, meditation and other somatic practices. She is a licensed Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor. Patty’s emphasis on connecting with nature through movement informs her teaching style. She is known for infusing her workshops and classes with openness and a sense of play.


kathy-benners-photoKathy Benners is a movement specialist who first experienced Emilie Conrad’s Self-Discovery Movement Method in 1999 and continued to witness the transmission of Emilie’s teaching by attending three to four workshops per year until the time of her passing. She was appointed an authorized Continuum teacher by Emilie in 2007. As a part of the Continuum Teacher Training Program, she is committed to the training and assisting the next generation of Continuum Movement teachers. She became a member of Ismeta as a Registered Somatic Movement Educator in 2016. In addition to working with private clients, stroke patients and patients recovering from joint replacements. Kathy taught Continuum classes at Mary Abrams “Moving Body Resources” and was co-teacher  in workshops given in the Hampton’s Long Island and New York City area. She has an extensive background in classical ballet having studied with Carolyn Adams at the Harlem Dance Foundation and with Don Farnworth starting in the late 70s. Her love of dance and movement brought her to many wonderful teachers in New York City, as well as Edward Villella’s “New Jersey Ballet”. For the last 21 years she has studied with Julia Dubno, director of Ballet Academy East. She has also been involved as a teacher and practitioner of Shiatsu Massage.