Movement & Stillness : Resting in Being

with Geordie Jahner, Ph.D. Dec 8-10, 2017

Movement & Stillness:

Resting in Being

Dec 8-10, 2017

Taught by Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.
An Open Floor Dance Retreat
at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside.
~  Deepak Chopra

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 completion, 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. Come just as you are!  All warmly welcome.




Dec 8-10, 2017

This workshop will count as 15 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 8
Workshop begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday Dec 8
Opening session : Friday, 7:15-10pm (in octagon)
Sat Dec 9 : 10am-1pm & 3-6pm
Sun Dec 10 : 10am-1pm & 2:30-3:30pm (ends)

For further information:
Geordie on

Emptiness is the vastest kingdom, rarely discovered, and yet it is the ultimate resting place for all beings.  ~ Mooji

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