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TaKeTiNa Rhythm Retreat – 9th to 11th September

September 9, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Mindfulness in Motion… Back to Flow with Master TaKeTiNa facilitator Tania Bosak and Michael Kokinos
We are very excited to be in Northern NSW for this TaKeTiNa Retreat  
9th to 11th September 2022


A TaKeTiNa Retreat in Northern NSW at the Arcoora Arts and Ecology Training Ground
20 mins from Kyogle, 2 hours from Gold Coast and Ballina airports. Dormitory and Camping Accomodation Available
All meals and tea breaks catered, Friday dinner to Sunday lunch
A message from our host!
What Elissa has to say about TaKeTiNa…
Hi, I’m Elissa and I will be hosting Tania, Michael and those of you who are called to join us in circle for this very exciting TaKeTiNa immersion at Arcoora Arts and Ecology Training Ground.
I chanced upon TaKeTiNa in 2012 when Tania was sharing her free ‘TaKeTiNa Taster’ sessions in a small loft room of a church in Clifton Hill, Melbourne. That evening changed my life. I had never experienced anything like it and to this day I find it difficult to communicate the experience to people who have never participated in a TaKeTiNa journey.
The process is incredibly nourishing for me. I am someone who struggles to prioritise my joys and passions of music and play. I am so often in my mind, trying to solve big problems of a troubled world, or simply trying to keep up with tasks in my day. TaKeTiNa is a space where I completely let go of everything else and find presence in the moment. In fact, the process insists that I ‘let go’.. let go of mind chatter, self criticism, over-analysis and judgement whilst asking me to be fully there, to show up and be present or risk dropping out of the rhythm. The process is so playful I always find myself laughing, making fun of my own habitual patterns or just relishing in the simple joy that is available when we play and make music together. TaKeTiNa is a microcosmic reflection of how I am in the world and shines a light on how I respond to the world, how I show up in my relationships, work life and in my awareness within myself.
Ten years later Taketina has taken me to New Zealand twice for workshops and I have attended countless workshops up and down the east coast of Australia before committing to the second Australian faciltator training in 2015 – 2018. I now call the TaKeTiNa community my family and know that when I attend a TaKeTiNa gathering or reach out to a Taketina friend I am going to feel a deep sense of belonging. I love that TaKeTiNa is so accessible and that without any musical experience at all people can find an embodied connection with complex polyrhythmic states. No instrument is required, only stepping, clapping, chanting and singing.
The process itself dances on that ‘edge’ that I love to dwell on, where everything is exposed and called into question, where my senses and perception are expanded, where suddenly I am not the one in charge but rather I am being ‘played’. And yet TaKeTiNa has a beautiful way of allowing, of creating safety and trust, so that I know that the primal rhythms are always there for me, no matter what, and I can surrender.
And so, I am honoured to be hosting my teacher Tania Bosak and my friend Michael Kokinos here at Arcoora in September. I really hope you can join us to sing up the Gonpa in rhythm!
“TaKeTiNa is mindfulness in motion, where the body becomes the instrument, and guided rhythm journeys invite states of timelessness and deep rhythmic flow, creating an exhilarating inner silence as well as a wellspring of musical creativity” – Tania Bosak.

FLOW happens when you have a system that works and there is minimal resistance, followed by a deep sense of surrender. Things just happen…

By learning what it means to enter a state of flow you can increase your productivity, be more creative, and access states where timelessness, effortlessness, deep relaxation and optimal experience merge.

The process requires no musical or rhythm experience and is an extremely playful and joyous way of entering into the archetypal foundations of rhythms that exist in all music.

The process presents opportunities for spontaneity, self-observation, musical expression, reflection and time to rest.

This intensive format allows participants time to integrate the process as well as enter deeper states of inner expansion and self awareness, which continue to unfold for several months after a weekend workshop.

About The Leaders
Tania Bosak

Tania has worked for more than 32 years as an actor, musician, producer, composer, and teacher across the arts and music education in Australia and abroad. She commenced her TaKeTiNa Teacher training in 1998 in Portland USA, and qualified as a Master TaKeTiNa teacher in 2018. Tania holds a degree in theatre, acting and contemporary dance, and has trained as a Generative Trance therapist with Dr. Stephen Gilligan.

She is currently teaching TaKeTiNa as part of the Bachelor of Rhythm and Rhythmics at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, and conducts yearly training at Melbourne University, where she teaches rhythm, movement, TaKeTiNa and performance skills to the theatre students.

Michael Kokinos

Michael is passionate about music and healing. He combines experience as a studio musician with deep knowledge of the role of rhythmic intelligence in somatic health. Michael’s regular TaKeTiNa “Rhythm for Vitality” workshops at the Abbostsford Convent in Melbourne have been popular in 2014/5. .

His background as a physiotherapist includes over 20 years developing methods for awareness, perception and movement of the body : The TaKeTiNa process is unique as an opportunity for deep embodiment and a space to explore the connection between consciousness and soma.

Michael also has a strong connection to Arnhem Land people with 12 years working with NT Indigenous community organisations. He works closely with Steiner schools specialising in rhythm and movement for education and wellbeing. He is the founder of NT clinic Blue Sky Therapies, holds a masters degree in health management and works all over Australia and internationally.


September 9, 2022
September 11, 2022
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