Interspiritual Event: ‘Coming Home, the mindful way to our essential self’ – Coromandel, New Zealand


Mana Retreat Hakomi


Friday 11th – Sunday 13th April, 2014

Friday 6:30-9:30pm,

Saturday 10:00-5:30pm & 7:30-9:30pm,

Sunday 10:00-3:30pm


Mana Retreat Centre


This is a two and a half day workshop with Jules Morgaine and Virginia Woods on Friday 11th – Sunday 13th April, 2014 at Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel. For each of us, the body holds the imprints of the truth of our lives. Written into the body, into the cells, the muscles, the neural circuitry, are our stories, our longings and our limitations, along with our habitual patterns and protective behaviours.

By listening to the intelligence of the body (our physical home) and honouring what unfolds, we can come to know our own truth in a deeply satisfying way. Through strengthening the body, mind, spirit connection we can re-establish balance within. The use of Mindfulness- the capacity to bring active, curious attention to our experience in the present moment, supports a deeper understanding of both our authentic Self and that which disconnects us from expression of this.

Jules and Virginia join together to offer this workshop based in the Principles of Hakomi Body-Centred Psychotherapy. We will invite an exploration of the authenticity of Self through Mindfulness exercises, body awareness exercises drawn from various disciplines including Yoga, Tai Chi and Alexander Technique and Movement Therapy. Creative processes including art and writing will be used to integrate the experience of authentic Self.

While this experiential workshop offers an opportunity for deep nourishment and healing, skills for facilitating this in others will also be taught. It meets pre-requisite for workshop attendance for those wishing to explore Hakomi as a method of psychotherapy with a view to undertaking Hakomi professional training beginning in August 29th 2014.

julesJules Morgaine is a certified Hakomi therapist 
and Hakomi Trainer with the Hakomi Institute South Pacific Team. She has over 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and currently works in private practice offering therapy and supervision. She leads Hakomi workshops in Australia and New Zealand and leads Hakomi Trainings in New Zealand and Perth.


VirginiaVirginia Woods is a psychologist, dance-movement, creative arts therapist and sensorimotor psychotherapist. She is a spiritual seeker, practises meditation and trained in Shamanic healing. Through personal exploration in dance and movement she has experienced a deepening of health in body, mind and spirit. Virginia is an experienced therapist who confidently supports people to work through old patterns into being in their true experience of self. She enjoys inviting others to experience the joy and freedom of moving from their essential self – their “soul song dance”.


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