september, 2022

02sepallday04Contact Improvisation Workshop in Cooran, Sunshine CoastFluidity & Openness

Event Details

We’ll have another dance retreat In Cooran on the Sunshine Coast!! They always create such nourishing and community buildng experiences.


We’ll work with and through the body to experience more fluidity, openness, connectedness, freedom and play. The anchor for our journey will be the pelvis and the hip joints. It is potentially such a lush and vivid area of the body, that is able to support weight while having an incredible ability to fluidly adjust body tone and direction to serve our needs in best possible ways in every single moment. Some new insights from my deep learning process in the Zenthai Shiatsu Bodywork universe will inspire my proposals. Contact technique and some lifts will appear, I promise.

As usual, my work is somatically based, accessing our bodies wisdom through sensing and exploring with a flavor of wonder. We’ll dance a lot, while noticing the freedom and support we receive by being on a journey together as a group.

I am grateful to be in this nourishing environment of the Hillier Retreat again, where we will have our extended break with provided lunch on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to stay with here their tent and enjoy a sense of community beyond the connecting time when dancing.



Our weekend is based in the village of Cooran on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

We will use the COORAN HALL as our dance studio… and encourage joining us to camp in support of the community spirit that can grow through a weekend of dancing together.

We will camp in the nourishing environment of the Hillier Retreat again 4 minutes out of Cooran village… at the base of Mt Pinbarren. Facilities include a communal kitchen with gas stove and fridge, composting toilets, (cold) shower and a large dam for swimming. We will also have our extended break there on Saturday with provided lunch.

Camping comes at an extra fee of $20 pp/night… payable by direct deposit or cash on the weekend. (please bring exact money if paying cash)

Cooran Hall- 14 King St, Cooran.

Hillier Retreat campground- 236 Arthys Rd, Cooran.



Fri 2nd September
3pm onwards arrive at campground, set up camp.
6:30pm-8:30pm Dance Studio

Sat 3rd September
9:30am-12:30pm Dance Studio
(lunch provided 1pm-3pm at campground)
3:30pm-6:30pm Dance Studio

Sun 14th March
9:30am-12:30pm Dance Studio
(Lunch provided 12:30pm-2pm… Eating at the hall)
2pm-4pm Dance Studio


FEES (2 lunches included)
$250 normal
$200 reduced
$300 suporting others

We don’t want money to be a restricting factor for people to join the workshop. If the reduced fee is still too much then please contact Jaime. We have a few places reserved, where you pay what you can.

If the event is cancelled for any reason (such as a Covid lockdown) you will receive a full refund.




For further information and correspondence, please contact me, Joerg
0492 803 149
[email protected]


Please note… attending participants are asked to agree to the following statement…

“In attending this workshop I take full responsibility of my own health and wellbeing. I acknowledge the nature of this workshop involves proposals to participate in exercises and movements that may be new to me. I recognise that the proposals are simply offers to try, and I take full responsibility to participate only within my own capacity as I see fit at the time. I acknowledge that the workshop facilitator has no liability for any injuries which may occur during this workshop”


Photo: Katja Mustonen & Joerg Hassmann, by Alex Zampini



september 2 (Friday) - 4 (Sunday)


Cooran Hall

14 King St, Cooran


Jaime Lee Hind[email protected]