New Zealand 3-week Intensive, January 2024

The Extraordinary Art of Seeing, Thinking and Moving
with Peter Grunwald (M.STAT)
A three-week personal study in the Grunwald Eyebody® Method on the use of eyesight and vision

Intensive 6 – 26 January 2024
Mana Retreat Centre, the Eyebody Studio in Coromandel and the Petanque Club in Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Language: English

Early bird NZ$ 2495 (on or before 1 October 23)
Fare saver NZ 2795 (on or before 1 December 23)
Full price NZ$ 2995

Tessa Halonen



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About this course

Each year a dedicated group of students join Peter Grunwald in Eyebody – The Extraordinary Art of Seeing, Thinking and Moving, a three-week intensive personal study and practice held only in New Zealand.

The core of this work is the art to integrate your brain, eyes, body and soul by applying Peter’s unique discoveries and processes based on the Alexander and Bates Method principles to the process of seeing, thinking and moving.

Out of this has developed a unique process called the Grunwald EYEBODY Method which applies the Alexander principles of Inhibition and Direction, and principles of the Bates Method such as visualizing to the visual system and involves the use of eyes to enhance efficiency of body movements and increase in brain function.

During the course you get to know how to undo physical, emotional and mental tensions which underlie ‘visual dysfunctions and fatigue’ by applying a constructive means-whereby instead of end-gaining clarity with glasses or contact lenses.

The New Zealand Program will help you to:

  • Get a deeper understanding of the visual process
  • Learn about your unique visual brain tendency
  • Apply the practices of presence connected to consciousness
  • Discover and coordinate brain-eyes-body and soul patterns
  • Experience and apply envisaging and conscious depth perception
  • Integrate membranes of fascia in movement effecting brain, eye, body
  • Increase your kinaesthesia within the visual system
  • Undo inter-generational emotional attachments effecting the brain, eyes and body integration
  • Be guided ‘hands-on’ individually and in small groups
  • Applications and practices in daily activities

Some of the work will lead into new frontier discoveries of the visual system and the brain. For some the course will help to uncover your personal embryology of the visual coordinating mechanism with functions affecting the neo-cortex, the limbic system and that of the reptilian brain.

New Zealand offers a tremendous range of activities and sights for participants and their families. Its mild climate in January makes it ideal for our purposes. This year, our three venues combine New Zealand’s stunning coastal region in Coromandel and metropolitan Auckland. Peter invites all of you who are seriously committed to study deeply the outlined processes based on his published books on the EYEBODY method with him. A sense of humour, exploration and willingness to see, think and move are vital for participation.


It is highly recommended that you have experienced at least one 6-day retreat with Peter. In certain circumstances this can be waived with regular reviews of suitability during the course.


The first venue is the Mana Retreat Centre ( located approximately 2 hours by car from central Auckland or the International Airport. It is a unique retreat centre with 120 hectares of farmland, forests, streams and a mountain. The retreat starts on 6 Jan 2024 at 5pm for dinner and finishes on 12 Jan after lunch (please note that accommodation is twin share with a limited number of single rooms available)

The second week moves us close to the Coromandel township at the Eyebody studio in Wyuna Bay overlooking Long Bay beach (15-19 January).
The third week moves to Herne Bay Petanque Club, 19 Salisbury St, Herne Bay, Auckland. Participants are required to book and pay their accommodation separately.
Once you have registered we will advise you on transport between locations.

Tuition fees

15 days of group tuition in this course includes approximately 100 hours of learning. All fees are in NZ dollars. Early bird fee of NZ$2495 (non-refundable deposit included) to be received in full by 1 October 2023 or standard fee of NZ$2995. Please pay $495 non-refundable deposit to reserve a space. Rest balance to be paid not later than 1 December 2023. Cancellation fee applies. A series of private lessons with Peter can be booked, con-currently during the second and third week, if time permits. $110 per 30-minute lesson – to be paid whilst in New Zealand.


First register with EYEBODY for payment of tuition fees. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation letter which includes information on how to book the Mana accommodation, and recommendations for your stay in Coromandel and Auckland. Our experience tells us that often people are grouping together to find accommodation.
Mana Retreat Centre: A fee for 6 nights’ accommodation is payable online. This includes all meals and lodging in shared rooms, some with en-suite bathrooms.
Coromandel Wyuna Bay: There are various accommodation options in Coromandel in AirBnB’s and motels which requires you to book and pay separately. We will advise on and assist in booking on your behalf also for the time after the Mana accommodation.
Auckland Accommodation: ranging from motels to Airbnb which requires to book and pay separately. We will advise on and assist in booking also for the time after the Coromandel accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

Unless you find a replacement the following applies: if withdrawing from participation before 1 December 2023 the tuition fee less non-refundable deposit of $300 will be refunded. If withdrawal occurs after 1 December 2023 no refund will be made, if you cancel, arrive late or leave early. All cancellations must be made in writing prior to the above dates.








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