Beth Pettengill Riley


May we learn to return and rest in the beauty of animal being, learn to lean low, leave our locked minds, and with freed senses feel the earth breathing with us. May we enter into lightness of spirit and slip frequently into the feel of the wild.
— John O'Donahue

Why A Continuum Retreat?

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. During a Continuum retreat we can create, and recreate, aspects of our lives in response to our own direct experience held within a creative shared field of inquiry.

During all the retreats here you can discover 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.

Why Retreat?

Taking a pause in the busyness of our lives allows us to touch anew the truth of our own primary well-being, the fundamental fluid nature that is always available when called on if we know how to partner with it.

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.

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Soul of Continuum | Fall 2019 Residential Retreat

A 6-Night Residential Retreat at Mt. Madonna Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Beth Pettengill Riley, Marcella Bottero and Marilyn Montgomery are excited to announce our plans for the 2019 Soul of Continuum Retreat at Mt Madonna Center. The Retreat will be held in a spacious conference center overlooking Monterey Bay in the main part of the center and offers a deep immersion into the natural world as part of the field of restorative inquiry and depth of entry into the heart of the practice of Continuum.

With a combined Continuum experience of over 50 years, we are calling out to our vibrant community of deep divers to join us for another soul level renewal at Mt. Madonna Center in 2019!

The retreat includes:

  • 7 days and 6 night in a peaceful mountain top setting overlooking the Monterey Bay

  • Delicious vegetarian meals and accommodations of your choice

  • Guidance in Continuum practices to deepen your relationship with your own soul and life movement

  • 3 days of open silence & slowness

  • Participation in a growing community of practitioners who value the spaciousness of an embodied transformative experience.

The Fall equinox will pass through during the retreat allowing a celebration of the changing seasons in the midst of our silent time and in connection to the natural world. 



Friday September 20th, 2019 -
Thursday September 26th, 2019


Mt. Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA  95076


  • Single Room: $1480

  • Double Room: $1340

  • Camping: $1012

  • Commuter: $925

A few spots remain with just a week to go!

Register Now to hold your place.

Payment is due in full if you register.

Contact Marilyn for further information
Call: 707.357.7234

 As Always:

Your presence is a blessing in community!

Unless I love something, it will not reveal itself to me.
— Rudolf Steiner