Open Floor Dance and Yoga
with Sacha Paddy and Neal Ghoshal
1st – 3rd September 2023
Mana Retreat Centre
bookings: manaretreat.com >>
Spring is the season of emergence, new growth and vitality. We see new life around us and possibility is in the air. In this moment, at the beginning of Spring, it is also a potent time to shed the old and nurture the new seeds of change.
As we gather during this weekend we create the opportunity to intentionally follow the natural impulse to move towards the light and open to the delight of spring.
The rising energy can be harnessed to support and inspire our own growth, expansion and rejuvenation.
With the guiding lights of Open Floor Dance and Yoga, we will move, connect, rest and reflect, supported by the beauty of the land at Mana Retreat. We will set new intentions, and open pathways to move into our life with refreshed vitality and joy.
Both the Yoga and dance practices are open to all those with a willingness to move and explore. We hope you can join us for this beautiful weekend!
(includes all tuition, accommodation and food)
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For more information on the retreat, contact Sacha or Neal on:
021 046 7699
My intention is to bring awareness of the sacred into my everyday life, connecting to spirit through dance, yoga and massage in my own practices and in the work I do with others.
My path has been one of listening to the profound teachings of nature and of reclaiming my intuition and body connection.
When I discovered the 5Rhythms Dance of Gabrielle Roth in 2000, I instantly fell in love with the freedom I felt as well as the potential of this practice to guide me through my life.
Neal has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching since 2003. He sees yoga as a guide to restoring our place and understanding of who we are and how we can live peacefully, happily and completely fulfilled.
Neal’s teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
“My aim in teaching is to create a safe and inviting space in which to learn and discover Yoga as a balance between effort and effortlessness, structural alignment and organic fluidity, mindfulness and spontaneity.
I am interested in supporting and growing students’ skill in sensing and feeling their way in their movement, so that they learn to fully trust in and be confident of their own perception, and make independent choices in their practice and their lives.”
“Ultimately, the practice of Yoga leads us to a place where we may respond to life’s challenges with ease in our breath and body, with wise choices, and with kindness and a compassionate heart.”
He has taught on teacher training programs in Australia and New Zealand, has been senior faculty on Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training Program, and been a keynote speaker at the IYTA Conference.
He is a founder member and part of the core faculty of the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training program, based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Neal and Sacha have such a beautiful, calm presence about them and doing an amazing job of slowly encouraging the body to move and the mind to explore. Such a joyous experience – thank you!
For relaxing, for nurture, for soul Mana is the place to go. The sanctuary is such a beautiful space and setting for meditation.
Sacha and Neal make a beautiful team and the love and kindness between them resonates out into the group. Loving-kindness throughout the weekend with permission and encouragement to allow yourself to be yourself, and find the joy of being alive in your body, in this place, now. Beautiful.
I am very grateful for the experience and leave feeling more loving towards myself.
Coming to this retreat has brought me so much closer to who I am.
Thank you so much Sacha and Neal – I loved it and really felt deeply the softening of my doing and connecting with my being.
What a gift to be invited to listen carefully and to be led in different ways to find the connection to my own sensing. For me it was a very softening tender experience of love.
The retreat helped allow myself to tap into the wisdom held inside my cells. It allowed me to move my body with wisdom and flow.
Admiration and gratitude to Neal and Sacha for offering their skill and wisdom. A treat of a retreat.