Beth Pettengill Riley

Beth Pettengill Riley is a dancer, choreographer, yogi and somatic educator with over 40 years experience in the movement and healing arts.

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Beth’s core focus is transmitting Continuum - a somatic movement and embodiment system developed by dancer and movement pioneer Emilie Conrad.

Beth has been teaching Continuum to individuals and groups for over 30 years and also offers an apprenticeship track for students who are oriented toward eventually sharing this material.

On this site, you can find information on studying with Beth in the individual, class, and retreat contexts. In addition to live teaching in California, Beth sees clients online from around the world who have an interest in deepening their felt-sense of wholeness, embodiment, ease, and vitality.


Announcing the birth of a new book about Continuum! Co-authored with Priscilla Stanton Auchincloss with generous support from Watermark Arts, this is a 6 week course towards establishing a personal embodiment practice using the principles and practices of Continuum!


Just released July 1st, 2019.

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Day-to-Day Continuum

An 8 class series meeting weekly

A Continuum Practice time to deepen and fully embody the fluid principles of biological awareness and movement into our daily, hourly and moment-to -moment living. By coming together on a weekly basis, we can begin to identify ways in which we stop ourselves from moving with freedom on all levels while navigating into a more fluid and loving connection to ourselves, our bodies and our lives as a whole.

WHEN & Where

Subud Center
3800 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073

Tuesday Mornings
9:30 – 11:30 am
Next Weekly Class Cycle begins: Oct 1, 2019



Fluid Body/Fluid Life: The Yoga of Continuum

Continuum Dives to Nourish Body and Soul

Through breath, sound, and movement, we begin to enlarge our capacity to live from the inside out: To move, speak, think, love, play and work as liquid organisms in a friendly world. Stepping outside of the cultural models of “body” and “shape” we will discover the deep inner world of fluid that exists outside of disease, trauma or fixed ideas. Previous

Continuum Experience recommended.


Subud Center
3800 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073


Monthly on Sundays
1:00 - 4:00pm



The Body is a River: The Yoga of Continuum and the 3 Anatomies

The movement work of Continuum blends a range of subtle intrinsic movements with more dynamic movement expressions and a rich variety of breaths and sounds, to awaken the experience of the body as a creative process. In classes, workshops and private sessions you can cultivate fluid flexibility; discover how to awaken creativity and innovation and facilitate trust in your body’s inherent wisdom, enhancing your practices of yoga, meditation and beyond through the cultivation of a unitive consciousness. Practicing Continuum increases vitality and resilience and provides a safe environment for growth and renewal.

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1440 Discovery Weekend: The Keys to Healthy Living

a Weekend of Fluid Body Yoga and Mindfulness awarEness practice in the beautiful REdwood forests of The Santa Cruz Mountains

at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley CA


Friday afternoon August 30th -
Sunday noon September 1, 2019

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Soul of Continuum | Fall 2019 Residential Retreat

with Marcella Bottero and Marilyn Montgomery at Mt Madonna Center, Watsonville CA


Mt. Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA


Friday - Thursday
(6 nights)
Sep 20 - 26, 2019