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A Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy: Where is the Power for Change?

November 15, 2024 @ 11:00 am - November 18, 2025 @ 2:00 pm

$365.00 – $725.00

A Perceptual Journey in Osteopathy: Where is the Power for Change?

This course is the first out of two ‘Where is the Power for Change?’.  It will explore the Wholeness of Body, Mind and Spirit with the latest neuroscience on consciousness, interoception, stress resilience and wellbeing, with an Osteopathic Biodynamic View.

Following recent journeys in the remote outback of Australia, while travelling through the ever-changing landscapes that have been shaped by rivers, seas, sun, wind and invisible forces over millions of years, one starts to sense an Invisible River of Life shaping life and form. This Great River of Life has been used as a metaphor in many cultures and in Osteopathy.

Dr Still referred to this in his book, Philosophy of Osteopathy:

‘He who is able to reason will see that this great river of life must be tapped and the withering field irrigated at once, or the harvest of health be forever lost’ (Still, 1899).

Course Outline

This interactive practical postgraduate course will explore:

    • A perceptual journey of the different aspects of the mind, and their effect on the physiology and treatment outcomes
    • How the body, mind and spirit, sense and respond to the River of Life in Wholeness
    • What Dr Still meant by his metaphor ‘irrigating the withering fields’ in the light of the latest scientific research.
    • Breathing, interoception, exteroception and River of Life
    • Neuroception and the effects on mental health from psycho-social chronic stress and elevated allostatic load- Osteopathic contribution to assist patients.
    • Relevance of stress response mediated by bones and multifactorial dynamic pathways involved.
    • Growth and development – the adolescent brain. Its relevance in communication and treatment
    • The source of Power for therapeutic change

Eligibility for this course is by invitation only by the presenters. Please click here for more information.

Below you will find Mana Accommodation prices. For any further enquiries regarding accommodation, please email [email protected].



November 15 @ 11:00 am
November 18, 2025 @ 2:00 pm
$365.00 – $725.00
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
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+64 7 866 8972
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Shared Accommodation with Shared Bathroom Facilities and All Meals Provided ($575)
$ 575.00
9 available
Shared Accommodation with Ensuite and All Meals Provided ($620)
$ 620.00
7 available
Single Accommodation with Shared Bathroom Facilities and All Meals Provided ($665)
$ 665.00
1 available
Single Accommodation with Ensuite and All Meals Provided ($725)
$ 725.00
0 available
Fully Booked
Camping (Bring Your Own Gear) and All Meals Provided ($425)
$ 425.00
5 available
Commuting (Staying Offsite) and All Meals Provided ($365)
$ 365.00
5 available


Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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