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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.

Current News

Understanding the ancient Hawaiian practice of Forgiveness

Ho’oponopono can help restore harmony within, and with others When I first encountered the practice known as Ho-oponopono, it was in an interview with Heleaka Hew Len PhD, a Hawaiian psychologist and shamanic practitioner. I took on the simple yet profound forgiveness practice and found immediate benefits in my personal life. Ho’oponopono: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you. […]

Over Hummus? Try this Tuscan Dip Instead!

Hummus has long been our ‘go-to’ dip.  In fact, it has become such a favourite that we use it in more dishes than we can count, from a simple vege stick dip, to creamy dressing for a wrap, hummus has been well loved in the Mana kitchen.  So when we were digging through some old Mana recipes we were pleasantly surprised to find a new dip to add to the mix. It is too early to say whether it will surpass our love of hummus, but we are definitely going to give it a chance, and we suggest you do too! The sweet, Mediterranean flavours of sundried tomato and olive bring a hint of exotic-ness to this dip/spread/dressing – try it in salads, cheese platters and everyday sandwiches.  Much like hummus, it is versatile and pretty straightforward to prepare, once you have cooked the two main ingredients, the rest is simply blizting it up in the blender.  […]

Living a Life of Purpose

Living a life of purpose may be your intention but knowing how to do it within our busy lives, can sometimes be challenging. Purpose is not so much about achievement, but the why behind what you seek to achieve. Many studies now support the yogic philosophy around purpose – that only when we transcend from what we get from it, to what we give through it, do we experience a deep sense of joy and fulfilment. Dr Bill Damon, a developmental psychologist at Stanford University defines purpose as “a stable and generalized intention to accomplish something that is at the same time meaningful to the self and consequential for the world, beyond the self”. […]