Movement and Stillness

Resting in Being

Taught by: Geordie Jahner

December 8 - 10, 2017

Workshop begins with dinner at 6pm


In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside.

~  Deepak Chopra

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 completion, 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. Come just as you are!  All warmly welcome.


In order to understand the dance one must be still. And in order to truly understand stillness one must dance. – Rumi

  • Workshop begins with dinner at 6pm. 
  • Opening session 7:15-9:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm; 3-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-1pm ; 2:30-3:30pm


Elective for Teacher Training?



Body Language, Spirit

Experience Level

Beginners and Advanced Dancers Welcome


Mana Retreat Centre
RD 3
3581 Coromandel
New Zealand

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PRICE:  $470 NZD
(includes tuition fee, 2 nights cozy accommodation & 3 delicious meals per day at Mana)

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For more information contact:

Mana Retreat Center

+64 07 866 8972

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