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FOR PEOPLE to experience body-mind education, creative expression, spiritual exploration & renewal.


A SUPPORTIVE SPACE of beauty, inspiration and simplicity.



Mana is a Sanctuary nestled in the heart of the bush-covered hills of the Coromandel Ranges. 

It is a registered charitable trust, established in 1988 for the exploration and awakening of consciousness, the unfolding of our creative and healing potential and the realisation of our essential unity.

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How to find Harmony at Work and Home

Bringing Back the Balance Do you ever feel split around home and work life? As if you have to be two different people? Happily, we are living in exciting times with more and more awareness around mission, vision, and values being woven through our work culture and our home life. The line of who we are at home and who we are at work is blurring. There’s a graceful honesty and inclusivity that is emerging when employer and employee values match and are upheld. We used to talk about our ‘work-life’ and our ‘personal life’. The operative word here is [...]

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