Hi! I'm Rata
I am a writer, embodiment teacher, and registered arts therapist. I offer workshops and retreats both in person and online, supporting people to powerfully connect to their creative impulses, release stuck emotions, develop healthy relational patterns and untangle from repetitive thoughts. Find out more.
Open Floor Dance
Open Floor is a lively, sweaty, movement meditation practice. I will be running regular classes in Raglan throughout 2021. Find out more about classes and workshops here.
Open Floor Retreat at Mana in December
I will be offering an Open Floor retreat alongside Geordie Jahner at the Mana Retreat Centre in Coromandel, New Zealand in December 2021.
'SECOND PERSON' IS OUT NOW!
My debut collection of poetry has been released. You can order it online through Victoria University Press, and find it in good bookstores.
Expressive Arts Therapy, Arts-based Research and New Motherhood
A short piece of writing based on my Masters Research on the Corpus blog. Part 1 of 2.
'A Vase in a Vast Sea' is out now
'A Vase in a Vast Sea' is a collection of writing celebrating the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme.
Q&A with Rata Gordon
I answered some questions about my new collection of poetry and the writing process.
Free e-book from Victoria University Press
VUP have released a free e-book with recent work, and work-in-progress from a number of writers, including a poem from my book Second Person.
The Friday Poem: Pacing by Rata Gordon
A poem in The Spinoff.