Movement & Stillness: Resting in Being - Coromandel NZ

with 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!


“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

This workshop will count as 17 hours towards fulfilling pre-requisites and electives for Open Floor teacher training.

(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 at3:30pm

For further information:
Contact Geordie on
or Mana on

NEW!   Professional Training Day – Channel 2
Hours: Sun 8-10pm & Mon 9am-1pm 

This is a Professional Day where we’ll deconstruct the workshop we just experienced.  A great opportunity to learn more about workshop structuring and ask your burning teaching questions.

Pre Req:
attendance at Resting in Being and either an Open Floor teacher, or currently enrolled in Open Floor Teacher Training.

Easy online registration:

The Cost is $75pp for Tuition
Accommodation B&B $75 (optional)
Daily Mana Attendance fee if not staying on-site $20
Monday Lunch $15 (optional)

DETAILS:  Mana will be providing accommodation for participants staying on after the Resting in Being Workshop. An additional $75 covers Sun night Mana accommodation & breakfast on the Monday morning. Guests will be encourage to source their Sunday evening meal in Coromandel town, we ask that any take away / self catered food brought to Mana be vegetarian only.  For participants who do not require accommodation a fee of $20pp is charged to attendees. Lunch is available on Monday 10 December after the Channel 2 day is complete – a hearty soup, bread and salad for $15pp.

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