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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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Dichosos: Blessed Are Those Who Find Strength in You

The exquisite Tara Sanctuary is home to Tara Choir, an a cappella group of passionate singers who practice harmony building through the healing power of sound, mindfulness and deep listening. Read More about Tara Choir > We invite you to close your eyes and be transported into this sacred resonance live at the Sanctuary. Wherever you are, retreat with us. Tara Choir Gifts Track 22: Dichosos This beautiful Taizé song in Spanish sings "Blessed are those who find strength in you". Enjoy this wonderful offering from the Tara Choir from the album 'Bound for Glory'.  Plug in an play or click one [...]

Feijoa Fiesta! 5 Simple Tips to Make Feijoas Last

Feijoa’s are up there for our favourite fruit. They are uniquely New Zealand, even more so than the kiwi fruit, and when they are in season they are both bountiful and affordable. Our most popular online recipe is our delicious Upside Down Feijoa Cake, so we know they are your favourite too, that is why we thought you would love to know how we make the most of them. As much as we love Feijoa’s, it is nearly impossible to eat them ALL fresh off the tree – there are just too many – as well as baking them, cooking [...]

Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet

The Five Edge States With the ever increasing complexity and suffering facing us in the world today, it can be deeply challenging to live as compassionate, kind, respectful human beings who strive to make a positive difference in the world. Too often, good people brimming with passion, and activists with high ideals, come crashing down when faced with the reality of the enormity of the crises facing the world today. We lose our empathic nature, become mired in frustration, rage, and hopelessness. Or we just burnout. How do we marry these oppositions within us: Our desire to help the world with [...]