What's What: Sensation/Story

An Open Floor Professional Movement Training with Geordie Jahner Ph.D and Andrea Juhan Ph.D


Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand

February 3, 2023
3:00 PM
February 6, 2023

4 Essential Movement Inquiries for creating relationally successful environments

This first course in a 4-part series will focus on expanding our capacity to unpack many difficult, but normal relationship confusions, how to manage overwhelm, unmet needs, assumptions, expectations and best of all, how to keep our relationships based in clarity and compassion.

80% of relational communication happens between our bodies, below or alongside the words or content. In situations that require intimacy, engagement, trust, productivity and collaboration, we need the ability to decipher the messages we receive in even the simplest of communications. What we feel, what we see, what we think, and what we say verbally, emotionally and nonverbally, can mean many different things at the same time.

The Open Floor curriculum works with 4 embodied processes that help us discern the complexities that are normal relational dynamics. They are called the ‘4 Differentiations’ - the art of singling out different aspects of our experience without losing sight of the whole. Differentiation is a crucial skill to learn in the quest for emotional and relational intelligence.

The 4 Differentiations are:

  • Sensation from Story (starting this February 2023 NZ)
  • Me from You
  • Past from Present
  • Intent from Impact

The relational environments that are important to us - work, home, community - can only be as good as our ability to communicate, to name difficulties and confusions, to soften defenses and get back on track again.

Open to anyone, and of particular interest to anyone exploring embodiment in a professional setting – conscious movement teachers, therapists, teachers of all kinds, coaches, managers etc.

This is an informal series in 4 parts, meaning this is the first program of 4. The others will be presented as world situations allow. Each workshop stands alone as it own worthy teaching and skill set.


Participants are recommended to have 10 hours of conscious dance practice.


Friday, Feb 3 - 3-6pm  

Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm  

Monday Feb 6 - 10am-1pm  

Program ends w/ Lunch  

Tuition Fee:

Early bird discount: $460 NZD for early payment of tuition in full by December 15, 2022

Tuition fee: $540 NZD

Open Floor Teachers and Teachers in Training discount: 20% discount from full tuition fee

Room & Board at Mana: $150pp/night NZD - includes 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day & shared accommodation. Private rooms available for higher price.

NOTE: Price is in NZD. Bookings open through Mana Retreat Centre.

Mana Retreat Centre
Coromandel, New Zealand
Mana Retreat Centre
Room & Board at Mana includes 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
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