Holy Shit - A guided ritual of death and renewal
An online Open Floor 'Art in Motion' journey with Geordie Jahner, Ph.D. & Rata Gordon, MA.
Dec 11 & 12, 2021 and Jan 8, 2022
We live in extraordinary and challenging times.
- Do you have some shit you are ready to put to rest?
- Want to step into the new year with clarity and power?
- Ready to rise up and imagine an more regenerative future?
Join us for a journey of magic, ritual and play from your own home.
We will harness the power of dance, art-making, creative writing and nature exploration to reveal the burdens which are ready to be released and lovingly lay them to rest.
Then, we will start tending that which is ready to grow — individually, collectively, globally.
Register and gain access to:
• Preparatory home-play to prepare you for the ritual process.
• Two online group zoom sessions (2 hours each) over the course of the weekend, to support you to dive deep into your creative process.
• Skillful guidance and clear instructions for developing and participating in a powerful ritual from right where you are.
• An online group forum and circle of other creative souls to accompany and witness you as you tap into the power of regeneration within.
• A further zoom session (1.5 hours) in the New Year to support you to stay in the energy of your new dream and your new way of being.
Zoom Session 1
Saturday 11th December 10am-12pm (NZDT)
(Saturday 11th December 8am-10am AEDT/Friday 10th December 1pm-3pm PST)
We plan for you to undertake your ritual process in your own time between Zoom Sessions 1 & 2.
Zoom Session 2
Sunday 12th December 10am-12pm (NZDT)
(Sunday 12th December 8am-10am AEDT/Saturday 11th December 1pm-3pm PST)
Zoom Session 3
Saturday 8th January 10am-11:30pm (NZDT)
(Saturday 8th January 8am-9:30am AEDT/Friday 7th January 1pm-2:30pm PST)
Registration cost: $125
Registration closes Friday 3rd December 2021.
“Yes, part of me longs
Geordie Jahner, Ph.D.
Hi there! I am a founding member of Open Floor International, an organization that promotes conscious dance as a form of well being, community building, peace making and creativity. I have danced my whole life, exploring dance as a performing art in my early years, then dance as a healing art, and dance as spiritual practice. Alongside these dance inquiries, I am equally curious about the intricate workings of the human heart and psyche – completing undergraduate, Masters and post-graduate degrees in Psychology. I am particularly intrigued by the transformative power of movement – and have specialised in movement-based expressive arts therapy.
I was born, live and teach in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
After 30 years of teaching dance as a healing art, I am passionate about exploring ways in which our dance and embodiment practices can help us:
- live more resilient, connected and uplifting lives
- attune more deeply to our extraordinary interconnectedness with the full web of life
- regenerate a world in which humans live more mindfully, lovingly and harmoniously with their bodies, each other, and the natural living world.
I now train others to teach embodied movement and moving meditation. My work is open source, registered on the creative commons and governed by a process called Dynamic Governance. Equivalency, efficiency and transparency are its hallmarks.
Rata Gordon, MA (Hons), AThR.
Hi! I'm Rata. I love tending to communities of creative practice. I especially enjoy creating beautiful messes in the spaces between poetry, dance, visual arts and theatre. One of my favourite things is holding supportive spaces for creative risk taking and tending to our inner worlds.
I am a poet and my first collection of poetry titled Second Person was published 2020 with Victoria University Press. My poetry has also appeared in numerous publications including Best New Zealand Poems, Landfall, Sport, and The Spinoff.
I have been practising using ‘movement as medicine’ for 12 years. I am an Open Floor dance teacher and completed my training through Open Floor International. I teach regular Open Floor dance classes in Raglan. I am also a working member of Open Floor International and sit on the Art in Motion circle.
My movement practice feeds and is fed by my writing practice: the art of connecting to, and amplifying our strange and wonderful 'inner voices'. I also run online movement and writing sessions called 'Writing from the Body'.
I am am an arts therapist, and I completed a Masters in Arts Therapy (Clinical) with First Class Honours through Whitecliffe College.
I am currently based in Raglan, New Zealand.