UpcomingBODY WISDOM: Rewiring for Freedom (6 Part Series)

Presenter: Geordie Jahner
Course #: 0000

  • Mana Retreat Centre
    October 16, 2019 - December 17, 2020
    Check In Time: 4:00 pm
    Check Out Time: 2:00 pm

BODY WISDOM: Rewiring for Freedom 
An Ongoing COMMITTED Group 
w/Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.

An OPEN FLOOR Art in Motion programme combining


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.


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)


Tuition fee for all 6 Workshops: NZ$2,500

A $500 payment will be due prior to each of the 5 workshops at Mana (5 payments of $500)
20% discount available to Open Floor teachers and Open Floor teachers in training.
2 x $500 scholarships available. To apply for scholarship email geordie@openfloor.org

The above tuition fee does not include Mana costs.

Mana Costs
Full room & board includes cosy accommodation & 3 delicious vegetarian meals each day. 

4 Day Workshop: $560
5 Day Workshop: $695
6 Day Workshop: $830

Camping with 3 meals each day. 

4 Day Workshop: $400
5 Day Workshop: $495
6 Day Workshop: $590

Commuter rates include lunches & dinners.

4 Day Workshop: $300
5 Day Workshop: $370
6 Day Workshop: $440


A photo of Geordie Jahner

Apart from Soul Food in May, this ongoing group is the only work I will be offering in Aotearoa through 2020. The hours will count toward prerequisites and elective study for Open Floor teacher training.




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

To Apply:  

  1. Complete the online application form below – please allow 20+ minutes to answer the in depth questionnaire.
  2. Alternatively you can download and print the application form, complete, scan and email to Geordie geordie@openfloor.org – along with a head and shoulders photo taken within the last 6 months.

Registration:  Upon acceptance, you will receive an email from Geordie that will include a link to a registration page on the Mana website where you can  make your initial payments for both tuition and accommodation. Your first $500 tuition payment & Mana booking will reserve your spot in the group.

Further info or questions around registration process – contact Mana office  ph: (07) 866 8972 or email: be@manaretreat.com

Cancellation Policy

Please note:  This group requires a minimum number of 24 participants to go ahead, and a maximum of 30. Once we reach 24 participants you will receive a notice of event confirmation. Geordie reserves the right to cancel this event should the required minimum of 24 participants not be reached.  Please wait to book any flights until you receive this event confirmation notice (or book a flexible ticket). In the event of cancellation, registered participants will receive a full refund of any advance  payments (minus $50 admin fee).

Should you as a participant decide to cancel your registration for any reason, please note Mana’s 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.


Open Floor Application Form

BODY WISDOM 2019-20 ON-GOING w/Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.

Step 1 of 4

  • Please type your answers and email your completed application with a photo (head and shoulders only) of ourself, taken within the last 6 months to Geordie at geordie@openfloor.org

    With your application please deposit your $35 NZD application fee via internet banking. This is a non-refundable administration fee payable directly to Geordie.
    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.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, tiff.


Venue Phone: +64 7 866 8972

Venue Website:

608 State Highway 25, R.D. 1, Manaia, Coromandel, Waikato, 3581, New Zealand


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