Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.
Geordie Jahner, Ph.D. (Psychology), Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT), is a dance artist, educator and facilitator of conscious dance practices. Formerly a professional modern dancer and dance teacher, Geordie currently leads programmes internationally teaching the newly-evolving Open Floor Movement Practice.
She has been teaching embodied movement meditation practice for many years and is known for providing a safe and creative field for personal inquiry, exploration, and transformative process.
Her certifications covering 40 years of study include many healing modalities, including 5Rhythms® dance teacher, Movement-based Expressive Arts therapist, Tamalpa Life/Art Process practitioner, Hellerworker, massage therapist, bodyworker, and dancer.
She is proud to have been involved with Limbs Dance Company in New Zealand (1980-1989), Founder & Director of The Studio Maui in Hawai’i (2003-2010), and Founding Member of Open Floor International (2014).
Geordie is passionate about the exploration of dance as a healing art and as spiritual practice. Her classes which are open to everyone, are designed to free the spontaneous dancer living inside each of us, support creativity & growth, and nurture a deeper sense of presence & embodiment through conscious movement.
Geordie is grateful to have had the opportunity to study with some of the most brilliant pioneers of conscious dance, and is excited about “teaching it forward” to a new generation of movement leaders.
After two decades spent teaching 5Rhythms®, and studying with many masters of movement, meditation and healing, Geordie is thrilled to be part of the new Open Floor School which embraces all our experience, making room for growth and creativity.
I honor my teachers: Andrea Juhan, Kathy Altman, Lori Saltzman, Gabrielle Roth, Anna Halprin, Daria Halprin, Tina Stromsted, Neala Haze, Vinn Arjuna Marti, Joseph Heller, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Mooji, all my teaching colleagues, all my students, my family, my son, life itself.