Lisa Corston
Coromandel, New Zealand
Phone Number
(+64) 021 175 4741
Open Floor Teacher Level
Qualified Teacher


Specific dates below
Mana Retreat Centre,
608 Manaia Road, Manaia, Coromandel.
& Citizens Hall
455 Kapanga Rd, Coromandel.

Public Class $15


Feb 4 — Coro
Feb 11 — Coro
Feb 18 — Coro
Feb 25 — Coro
Mar 3 — Mana
Mar 10 — Coro
Mar 17 — Coro
Mar 24 — Equinox Women’s Workshop
Mar 31 — Mana
Apr 7 — Mana
Apr 14 — Mana
April 21 — Coro
April 28 — Coro
May 5 — Coro
May 12 — Mana
May 19 — Mana
May 26 — Coro
Please put these dates on your calendar.

*Music starts 15mins earlier.
Arrive early to luxuriate in a longer warmup.

AUTUMN EQUINOX ~ Women's Workshop
An Open Floor Dance Collaboration

w/Lisa Corston (Open Floor teacher) & Jade Ferriere

Mana Retreat Centre
TUESDAY 24th March
10am - 2pm (Music begins at 9:45am for a 10am start).

Cost $40 (cash on the day or through the website link below when you RSVP)
To RSVP your interest or for more info visit or call 0224 044 549, or email

On the autumn equinox, day and night are of equal length . This signals the need to balance light and darkness within us. As we watch leaves fluttering to the ground, we are reminded that nature's cycles are mirrored in our lives; it is a time for letting go and accepting the impermanence of things.

Everyone can have their own reasons for celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes, and these celebrations give everyone an opportunity to experience a greater connection to life.

This workshop is an invitation for you to be empowered by the changing seasons of our life, by the ever changing dance of the universe, and by your own inner dance.

This 4 hour workshop includes a festive shared lunch, please bring an offering for the table.

So looking forward to sharing this celebration with you.

Workshop Flyer
My Dance and Art practices are breath to me. Enlivening and enriching, they provide wild exciting sustenance for my experience of being alive.

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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