Heartbeat2: Awakening Potency & Presence
5Rhythms™ Weekend Workshop with Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.
Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel
(second in a series of five Heartbeat workshops)
Heartbeat is a deeper level of the 5Rhythms work which explores the integration of our emotional expression into our dance practice.
Heartbeat2 focuses on re-awakening our potency and passion by exploring our feelings as physical energy that we can move through our bodies. As humans, we are deeply conditioned to move away from strong feelings. However, when we find ourselves sitting on our emotions, we significantly reduce the amount of space we can inhabit in our dances and in our lives. Our sense of potency and presence becomes buried beneath a mountain of hurts, frustrations and fears.
In Heartbeat we explore our 5Rhythms dance practice as a way to learn to accept and move freely with the spirit of each emotion, becoming more adept at allowing emotional weather to simply pass through us without identifying with it, thus opening up more space, freedom and joy in our lives and our relationships. We enhance our capacity to communicate clearly and directly, and experience life fully – present and alive to each moment.
Heartbeat2 is open to anyone interested in their own unfolding, as well as people working to help others. It is not necessary to have attended the first Heartbeat workshop with Geordie (in May 2010), or attend all five Heartbeat weekends, unless interested, as each workshop is a stand-alone experience. It is helpful for participants to have a solid grounding in the basics of the 5Rhythms practice as taught in Waves level classes and workshops. See www.5rhythms.co.nz for available classes.
Cost: $385 (includes cozy accommodation, fabulous vegetarian food & course fee)
Payment plans and partial scholarships are available to those in need. Call Donna at Mana to apply.
To Register with Mana Retreat: $100 deposit reserves a place. Pay by Visa or MasterCard; by direct credit to 02-0304-0312089-000, or mail a cheque. Book at secure website Mana Retreat or phone.
Mana’s Cancellation Policy: 10 days or more prior to an event your deposit is fully transferable within the next 12 months or refunded less $30 admin. Within 9 days of an event the deposit is forfeited.