MANA RETREAT

TUESDAY MORNINGS 

9.30–11.30am*                     
(See specific dates below)
Mana Retreat Centre,
Coromandel, NZ.   

Class price: $15 

August 13, 20, 27 September 24
(Spring Equinox~Women’s Workshop 10am-2pm)
October 15, 22, 29

COROMANDEL TOWN

THURSDAY NIGHTS

(CURRENTLY ON HOLD)
7–8.30pm*
Anglican Church Hall,
170 Tiki Road,
Coromandel Town.

Class price: $15

* Music starts 15mins earlier.
Arrive early to luxuriate in a longer warmup.

 
 
 
 

* In al classes the music starts 15mins earlier. Please arrive early to enjoy in a longer warmup.
If it’s your first time please come early and introduce yourself to the teacher.


WHAT TO EXPECT IN CLASS

 
Out beyond ideas of right and wrong doing, there is a field.
I will meet you there.
— Rumi
 

Open Floor dance and movement practice is suitable for all ability levels.
You are never too old to move.
We support people to move in a way that is accommodates different energy-levels, injuries or physical disabilities.

Open Floor Dance classes combines free-form movement and guided explorations, supported by inspiring and provocative music.
In every class we make time for personal practice and open dance.

Each class begins with a warmup where we take time to tend to the needs of our bodies: warming and stretching our muscles and breathing our way into motion.

Classes usually revolve around a particular theme. Often this is a movement skill that serves how we move on the dance floor as well as in life. Examples include: grounding, centring, releasing, activating, settling, moving towards and away... We also often focus on particular parts of the body as entry points into our dance.

The classes usually end with a gentle settling phase so we have time to rest and integrate.

 

what to bring:

  • comfortable clothing

  • warm layers

  • water bottle

 

Your first time?

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.
— Martha Graham

Rest assured there are no moves to learn and nothing you can get wrong.

If you find yourself feeling awkward or self-conscious try:

  • feeling into how your body wants to respond to the music.

  • focusing on how your movements feel inside your body, rather than how they look as a ‘dance’.

If you are in need of new movement inspiration, simply look around the room and try-on a move that captures your curiosity.

Our dance community is warm, inclusive and supportive. We'd love you to join us.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch…