Coming in to Land with Geordie Jahner PhD & Rata Gordon M.A., AT (Hons)
December 10 @ 4:00 pm - December 12 @ 2:00 pm$380 – $570
At beautiful Mana Retreat Centre, COROMANDEL
In a culture addicted to busyness, one of the most radical acts we can take is to pause. In this retreat, we will practice slowing down, so that we can show up powerfully for what really matters.
Take some time out for you – to rest, re-set and rise to meet the new year from a grounded, centred and uplifted place.
An open & restful weekend, skillfully guided by Geordie & Rata designed to help you come home
– to health
– to nature
– to moment to moment presence
- gentle movement & dance
- meditation – sitting and walking
- time in nature
- delicious plant-based food
Open to everyone – whether you love to dance/move/write or not 🙂 No experience necessary.
All welcome. Come join us!
$510 NZD includes 2 nights full room & board + 3 delicious plant-based meals/day + comfortable shared room accommodation. Private rooms available at higher price.
how would it feel
to stop chasing, searching, flying
and to come in to land
in the wet moss
of your own body?
you’ve come so far
the land is calling
touch down where you are
by Rata Gordon
Geordie Jahner, Ph.D. After 30 years of teaching dance as a healing art, Geordie is passionate about exploring ways in which our dance and embodiment practices can help us live more resilient, connected and mindful lives. She is curious to explore how we can use our dance practice to attune more deeply and know ourselves as inseparable from self, other & nature – as we learn how to care more mindfully for our bodies, each other and our beautiful habitat – planet earth.
Rata Gordon MA AT Hons is a writer, embodiment teacher and registered arts therapist. She loves creating beautiful messes in the spaces between poetry, visual arts, and dance. Rata has been practising ‘movement as medicine’ for 12 years and completed her dance teacher training with Open Floor International.
Her first collection of poetry, Second Person, was published in 2020 with Victoria University Press. Her work has also appeared in publications including Best New Zealand Poems 2016 and 2020, Landfall and The Spinoff.
Her movement practice feeds and is fed by her writing practice. She teaches Open Floor dance regularly in Raglan, and also teaches online ‘Writing from the Body’ sessions. In her classes, Rata holds a supportive space for creative risk-taking and tending to your inner world.
The dream of my life
is to lie down
by a slow river
and stare at the trees
– to learn something
by being nothing.
~ Mary Oliver
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.