Movement & Stillness: Resting in Being - Coromandel NZwith Geordie Jahner - Dec 7-9, 2018
Movement & Stillness:
Resting in Being
Dec 7-9, 2018
An Open Floor Dance Retreat
Taught by Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.
at Mana Retreat Centre
Coromandel, New Zealand
In order to understand the dance one must be still.
And in order to truly understand stillness, one must dance. – Rumi
The great irony of modern life is that the two things we need more of are movement and stillness. Our nervous systems evolved to live a life of balance between activity and rest, but modern lifestyle seems to prevent us doing either very well.
As another year comes to a close, the invitation for this end-of-year dance retreat is to take some time to empty, pause, come home and rest into being. And of course we will dance and dance some more! In the incomparably beautiful setting of Coromandel and Mana Retreat Centre, let’s explore that exquisite meeting place of movement and stillness, and bask in the luxury, the homecoming of resting in being.
As Jeff Eisen, Ph.D. so beautifully writes:
“Resting in being is its own reward. It is complete. It is never boring. It doesn’t contain anything yet it lacks nothing. It is a dog basking contentedly before a fire or romping excitedly through the woods. It is a mother gazing in the eyes of her newborn. It is a surfer carving a track in the face of a 30-foot wave. It is the love that just is. It is stillness, rightness, connection, and paradoxically enough – right action. It is presence; it is now. It is Sat Chit Ananda: Being, Consciousness, Bliss. It needs nothing and it doesn’t have to do anything, yet it is the least valued, least pursued state recognized by the minds of man.”
Resting in being is the fulfillment, the invisible goal that we are all striving for. How can we find this in the heart of our dance practice?
As always, I look forward to dancing with you!
This workshop will count as 17 hours towards fulfilling pre-requisites and electives for Open Floor teacher training.
PRICE: $470 NZD
(includes tuition fee, 2 nights cosy accommodation & 3 delicious meals per day at Mana)
For easy online registration go to:
or phone Mana: +64 07 866 8972
Participants welcome to arrive at Mana from 3pm on Fri, Dec 7
Workshop begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday Dec 7
Opening session : Friday, 7:15pm (in octagon)
Workshop ends : Sunday, Dec 9 at 3:30pm
“There is a stillness here that no movement can touch.
It is our real home that has been deserted by us while we are bemused by the world. Though deserted it is not a desert. It is the oasis, the Source from which all comes” ~ Mooji
“These days the world around us seems increasingly volatile and unreliable. So it’s vital that we find ways to develop durable psychological resources such as an unshakeable core of calm, strength & happiness: the inner core that remains unshaken no matter what life throws at us. This is the foundation of resilience – which is itself the foundation of lasting well-being in a changing world.” – Rick Hanson