Somatic Summit Presenters

Elaine Colandrea

Elaine Colandrea explores how the somatic arts shape consciousness, inform and inspire the creative process, and foster connections with nature, organically creating a more humane world. Elaine is the artistic director of Watermark Arts. She is also a movement artist, Continuum teacher, somatic educator, and massage therapist. Her work has been deeply influenced by her association with Emilie Conrad, founder of Continuum. Her abiding passion is bringing people together to directly experience the body's transformative capacity.

Megan Bathory-Peeler

Megan Bathory-Peeler is a somanaut, fully engaged in a moving inquiry of what it takes to thrive in a human body and within the human experience. For 27 years, Megan has explored the frontiers of embodiment and human relationships. Megan shares her ongoing discoveries through her interdisciplinary work as a Certified Somatic Therapist and educator, performance artist, activist, and mother. She has trained in a number of modalities, including Continuum, craniosacral therapy, Matrix Repatterning®, Somatic Experiencing®, Maya Abdominal Therapy®, Pre- and Perinatal, Birth, and Attachment Therapy, and more.

Ellen Cohen

Ellen Cohen’s experience as an improvisational dancer developed her respect for the sacredness of the moment and the wisdom that can emerge from the unconscious. Her passion is deepening one’s perception of the creative intuition and nature’s magic.

Melanie Gambino

Melanie Gambino is a founding member of Watermark Arts and the Continuum Teachers Association and is a seasoned master teacher in the practice of Continuum. She holds several credentials, including BFA, MA, OMH, ISMETA Board Member, and RSMT/E. Melanie brings 30 years of Continuum experience to her vast background in teaching, performing, choreographing and directing. Melanie assisted, studied with, and was authorized to teach Continuum by its founder, Emilie Conrad. Melanie teaches Continuum on faculty at SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory and is the resident choreographer, director of dance, and somatic movement, mindfulness, and meditation teacher in the Performing Arts Department at the Harvey School.

Bonnie Gintis

Bonnie Gintis’ approach to Continuum is informed by her experience as an osteopathic physician, 25 years of explorations with Continuum, and her meditation practice.

Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell

Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell is an expressive arts therapist and educator who cherishes the body as an ongoing, creative process. As a member of the Continuum Teachers Association and the Tamalpa Institute faculty, she facilitates creative, embodied awareness practices for groups and individuals in Boston and New York. Elisabeth also presents internationally on somatic movement therapy and education. 

Linda Rabin

Linda Rabin is a Continuum teacher in Montreal. Her love of movement and teaching is informed by a lifelong career in contemporary dance, as well as her training in Body-Mind Centering® and other somatic practices. Linda is a Member of the Order of Canada and a Distinguished Member of the Quebec Order of Excellence in Education.