A Wellspring of Rest Retreat with Chani Grieve
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm
Deeply resting. Gently Moving. Clearly Seeing. Naturally Being
The body invites us to slow down, to listen, and to approach life in a spirit of ease and play. This allows us to first, see clearly what is going on, and second, open ourselves to the creative energies that can bring about something truly new for ourselves and for our world.
In this retreat we will apprentice ourselves to the body as teacher. Gentle, intelligent movement sequences, explored with awareness, foster a new understanding of ourselves. Respecting our natural timing, the body responds with gratitude, and long-held tensions begin their willing release. This makes space for delightful and healing qualities to emerge, leaving us refreshed and wholesomely energised. We re-discover how to truly nourish “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible” (Charles Eisenstein).
Participants will be supported by group movement classes, opportunity for one-on-one guidance, simple meditation practices to deepen our embodiment, nourishing vegetarian food, ample time for rest and reflection, and the healing beauty of the Wangapeka land.
This retreat is suitable for adults of all ages. It may be of particular interest to those in the healing/education professions, people with health challenges needing a gentle and attuned approach to self-care, and anyone curious about how the body can guide our natural unfoldment into wisdom and compassion.
Weekend and part-time attendance is possible, as long as participants begin on the 17th. Preference will be given to those who can attend the full retreat.
For all enquiries please contact the Course Manager:
Graham Sandlant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chani Grieve is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and has been a dedicated practitioner of meditation and body-centred modalities for over 15 years, sharing her experience since 2012. Her principal meditation teacher is Bonni Ross, and she also acknowledges the influence of Leander Kane whose masterful approach to bodywork inspired her to undergo the 4-year Feldenkrais Training Program in Melbourne graduating in 2013. She loves seeing people discover for themselves the power of working with the body to awaken our innate freedom, and supporting each person’s unique experience of the process. She teaches classes, workshops and retreats in Australia and New Zealand.
I believe that embodiment practices are utterly essential for our time. In this age of distraction, our practice is to keep returning home, and eventually to never leave. Our own bodies and senses are the doorways that lead us to where true healing can take place. By learning to inhabit our bodies again, we reclaim not only our own personal healing and freedom, but we will also be agents for the healing of our planet”.
$404 members / $464 non-members
Course fee includes all meals and accommodation, and a small materials fee. This does not include Dana for the facilitator.
Dana is the practice of generosity. In accordance with the tradition of these teachings, Chani offers her facilitation freely. You are welcome to offer Dana/Koha as a gesture of appreciation. It is an offering from the heart, according to your means.
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