MANA RETREAT &
COROMANDEL CITIZENS HALL
Specific dates below
Mana Retreat Centre,
608 Manaia Road, Manaia, Coromandel.
& Citizens Hall
455 Kapanga Rd, Coromandel.
Public Class $15
Nov 5 — NO DANCE
Nov 12 — Coro
Nov 19 — Coro
Nov 26 — Mana
Dec 3 — Coro
Dec 10 — NO DANCE (Body Wisdom)
Dec 17 — Solstice Women’s Workshop
Dec 24* — Mana TBC
Dec 31 — NO DANCE
Jan 7 — Coro
Jan 14 — Mana
Jan 21 — Coro
Jan 28 — Coro
Please put these dates on your calendar.
*Music starts 15mins earlier.
Arrive early to luxuriate in a longer warmup.
An Open Floor Dance Collaboration
w/Lisa Corston (Open Floor teacher) & Jade Ferriere
Mana Retreat Centre
TUESDAY 24th September
10am - 2pm (Music begins at 9:45am for a 10am start).
Cost $40 (cash on the day)
Spring Equinox signifies a time of balance as the length of days and nights become equal. We are awakened with a sense vitality as new life blossoms. Through dance and ritual we harness this vectoring energy to sow seeds of joy and gratitude.
This 4 hour workshop includes a festive shared lunch, please bring an offering for the table.
To register your interest or for more info visit www.wildbones.co.nz or call 0224 044 549
I love pushing and stretching the boundaries of who I am, expanding my movement vocabulary as I articulate and express myself and inner world with more clarity. Through this dance practice I feel more at home within my own skin, a stronger sense of steadiness as I meet life's constantly changing terrain, and I find myself smiling so much more, both outwardly and inwardly.
I love the extraordinary friendships that have been born from connections on the dance floor and through the wider dance community, through these connections has come a nurturing sense of belonging.
I moved to the stunning Coromandel Town in 1999, arriving into such a richly diverse and creative community, I felt as if I had arrived home. Within the first year I also felt a sense of homecoming when I began my Art studies with TLC in Wellington and then two months later landed on the Mana Retreat octagon dance floor in a 5Rhythms dance class with Geordie Jahner. I feel immensely honoured and hold deep gratitude for Geordie’s guiding strength, love and presence as I have made my journey from being the incredibly shy woman in that first dance class to now stepping up as a teacher of Open Floor.
From within these precious life-turning moments, a deep personal creative practice has emerged, dance and art, two practices that have grown and blossomed together and are now intrinsically entwined within me.
Being immersed in the art-making process feeds me. I love providing my mind with a juicy challenging creative idea to delve into. I LOVE exploring the depth of the dance curriculum through movement, paint, installations and altars and I get such a huge kick out of the rigour of deep creative moving and thinking.
I love the invitation to move and include whatever is present in any given moment on the Open Floor. This means every gesture, each and every form of movement, is just right, exactly as it is, there is simply no wrong way of being and moving. The open floor offers full acceptance that every body moves with uniqueness, every dance is different and new, just as each and every moment we are alive is full of fresh potential.
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