Body Wisdom:
Rewiring for Freedom

Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.
with an Ongoing Committed Group


An Open Floor Art in Motion programme combining:

  • Movement and Dance
  • Drawing
  • Creative Writing
  • Dialogue

at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand

This is a committed series of 6 workshops over 15 months for those looking to go on a deeper dive. It is an intense personally transformative process that progresses over the six consecutive workshops.

Participants must commit to all six workshops.

Maximum number of participants: 30

In this powerful process we will be engaging movement and dance, drawing, creative writing and storytelling to evoke the wisdom of the body and the creativity of the imagination as a source for authentic expression, artful communication and new ways of responding to the challenges and most compelling themes of our lives.

Prerequisites to Apply

At least 30 hours conscious dance practice which includes 15 hrs Open Floor Movement Practice.

More info please contact


Mod 1: Oct 16-21, 2019 (5 days @ Mana)

Mod 2: Dec 6-10, 2019 (4 days @ Mana)

Mod 3: May 13-18, 2020 (5 days @ Mana)

Mod 4: Sept 23-28, 2020 (5 days @ Mana)

Mod 5: Nov 6-8, 2020 (2.5 days @ Titirangi, Auckland)

Mod 6: Dec 11-17, 2020 (6 days @ Mana)

This ongoing group is the only work Geordie will be offering in Aotearoa through 2020.

The hours will count towards prerequisites and elective study for Open Floor teacher training.

Tuition fee:  $2500 NZD

A $500 payment will be due prior to each workshop at Mana (= 5 payments of $500)
20% discount available to Open Floor teachers and Open Floor teachers in training.

2 x $500 scholarships available upon application to

The above tuition fee does not include Mana costs.

Mana Costs

Full room & board includes cosy accommodation & 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day.
Camping & commuter rates available.
Commuter rates include lunches & dinners @ Mana.
See Mana website:

To Apply

Go to and fill out the online application form. With your application please deposit non-refundable $35 admin fee  via internet banking:
Bank account info: Westpac Account # 03-0255-0105613-000
Account name: G. Jahner
Reference: Your Name and Body Wisdom

(Your application process will not begin until your app fee has been received. )

Geordie Jahner, Ph.D. (Psychology), is a dance artist, educator, facilitator of conscious dance practices and expressive arts therapist.

Formerly a professional modern dancer and dance teacher, Geordie is passionate about the exploration of dance as a healing art and as a spiritual practice.

A Founding Member of Open Floor International, she currently leads workshops and trainings internationally teaching Open Floor Movement Practice primarily in Maui, Hawaii & New Zealand.

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