Emilie Conrad

Emilie Conrad, the founder of Continuum, somatic pioneer, visionary mentor, and friend passed away peacefully on April 14, 2014; she would have been 80 on June 14. Her presence, intelligence, wit, and guidance will be deeply missed by the Kripalu community and her many devoted students and friends who carry on her work around the globe.

Emilie’s love for movement inspired her to discover the essential, primary movements that lie beneath cultural influence common to all life forms. These fundamental movements are a “cosmology” of life, where form is fluidly mutable, dissolving, and shaping itself anew. Her capacity for innovation became an inspiration and continues to inform the fields of somatics, movement education, and physical fitness.