Bodylight Weekend Retreat with Edna and Yaron Levy
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Bodylight Weekend Retreat 20-22 May 2022
Treat yourself to a beautiful and powerful weekend at the Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel.
- Immerse in a weekend of Bodylight mindful movement – Yoga, Pilates and Qi-gong
- Learn how to influence and enhance your well-being using those practices
- Improve your mind-body-breath connection, increase vitality and move more comfortably
The weekend is facilitated by Edna Levy, the founder of the Bodylight method, a mindful movement method, based on and inspired by Yoga, Pilates and Qi-gong.
This weekend is for people of all ages and backgrounds who wish to learn and deepen their awareness of movement patterns, while being nourished and gently encouraged to make positive changes in their life.
Set in the wonderful surroundings of Mana in the Coromandel, a 120 hectares of native bush, waterfalls, walks, organic farm and ocean views. Join us for an opportunity to find your path for creating the body you wish your mind to be housed in!
Start: Friday 20 May 2022 – 4pm (Dinner 6pm)
What is Bodylight?
The unique Bodylight method draws from the wisdoms of ancient Yoga and Qi-gong, mixed with the modern Pilates approach to offer a whole mind-body education Pilates, Yoga and Qi-Gong have a lot in common. All work the body and the mind, all deal with breath and spirit. Results of practicing this method of combined techniques are: coordination, balance, suppleness and increased energy levels. Regular practice can bring inner calm and physical well-being. The fundamental principles of all three are: awareness, self-watching, being “the passive observer”, Developing our consciousness, centeredness, and concentration. Combined with relaxation, this concentration is directed towards our inner teacher, which speaks to us through our body and our breath.
Introducing Your Teacher
Endna Levy In the early 90s Edna and her husband Yaron moved to Sydney, Australia where Edna was teaching, creating, rehearsing and performing full time with a Sydney based modern dance company. During the following 2 years Edna discovered the Pilates technique, then known mainly to dancers. Understanding the importance of activating the core muscles to prevent injuries, Edna started incorporating the Pilates principles in her classes. In 1994 Edna and Yaron sailed to Auckland, New-Zealand on board their yacht, “Temeraire”. The following 4 years were divided between sailing expeditions to the south pacific islands and continuing to develop the unique mind and body awareness and conditioning method, now known as Bodylight. In 1998, upon receiving NZ Residency and settling back on land, Edna was teaching in various studios and institutions around Auckland including Unitec performing arts school and The YMCA gyms. In 2000 Edna opened her Bodylight Studio.
Through her experience of pregnancy and child birth, Edna has developed pre and post-natal mind-body work: breath awareness, visualization, meditation and physical workout for a healthy pregnancy, manageable and enjoyable natural birth, and rehabilitation post-natal.
Over the years Edna has developed unique mind-body awareness and conditioning method, which she teaches to a large and diverse clientele. From professional dancers and athletes to people of all ages and walks of life.
While many gyms and studios advertise classes in any of those disciplines separately, Edna is taking the best and the similarities of those techniques into a fusion that is educating, therapeutic, dynamic and interesting.
While yoga trains the muscles to tone and lengthen, the breath to expand and the mind to quiet, Pilates establishes a relationship of mind with body for centering and core-control and teaches us new pathways to correct “bad” habits. Qi-gong is like an undercurrent of chi- life force energy, which flows seamlessly within us, and with conscious effort can enhance our lives on all levels.
What others said about Bodylight
My physiotherapist suggested Pilates to strengthen back muscles and I found that Edna puts you at ease straight away with her pleasant warm manner. The exercises are tailored to your needs, and I found after doing a few one to one sessions that my core muscle strength had improved immensely. I have continued with group sessions that are a very enjoyable way to keep muscles strong & toned. The caring, friendly atmosphere at Bodylight studio is great and both body and mind benefit. – Judy
We have been going to Edna Levy’s Bodylight Studio in for nearly 4 years now. With busy lives and other activities to occupy our time, we did not think that Pilates/Yoga was for us – however one session with Edna in her “Oasis of Calm’ did the trick and we are now hooked. Each session, in the fully equipped studio, is never the same and Edna tailors the exercises to suit each person in the group. It is with pleasure that we recommend Edna and her Bodylight Studio. -Jan, Leigh and Jan
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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.
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 :
- 30 days or more prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee, and your spot will be offered to someone else.
- 10 – 29 days prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $200 administrative fee. Event bookings less than $200 receive no refund.
- 0-9 days prior to the start of an event, no refund will be made.
- These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.