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WE HOLD group retreats, workshops, professional development trainings…

 

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

 

A SUPPORTIVE SPACE of beauty, inspiration and simplicity.

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

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

Black Bean Brownies – Guilt and Flour Free!

Pot luck dinners have become pretty fanciful around our neck of the woods. With everyone in our community striving to eat healthy, whole foods, our bring a plate shared meals are often an exciting opportunity to see what others are offering their taste buds. One such dinner recently brought to the table a scrumptious tray of brownies that everyone steered clear of. It wasn’t until it was announced that it was a flour free, sugar-free, guilt free that the hoards dived in… safe to say there were little crumbs left at the end of the night. […]

Learn to Be Soft and You Will Be Strong

Contemplate Softness It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break… You can waste so many years of your life trying to be come something hard in order not ot break, but it’s the soft things that can’tbreak! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces! ~ C. Joybell C […]

Feel Good This Winter Own Winter Retreat for Self Care

Winter is that lovely time of year where everything seems to slow down and go within. In the natural world some animals go into hibernation, the growth of plants is slowing right down, the veggies in our garden seem to take their time, the days are short and nights are long. Also, one can experience profound stillness and silence being in nature: amongst trees, by a lake or on a high mountain with vast views in all directions. How conducive for us humans to do the same thing during the winter months: slowing down and going within.  Winter can be a perfect time to do some personal retreat. Retreat has this quality of stepping back from one’s usual routine, from one’s daily & social responsibilities, from schedules, clocks, and chores. Why not give yourself on some quality time in a retreat on your own. It can be any length of time. If you have just one day available, then that can be one precious retreat day. Maybe you have a weekend or a whole week to set aside for a personal retreat. If you have the luxury to get away from home in some conducive place, wonderful. If not, then you can turn your home into your retreat space. ‘Unplug’ yourself: switch off your mobile phone, turn the television off, try not to use your laptop or anything that can serve as a source of distraction. You can bring some inspiring books, some recordings of teachings that truly touch your heart & soul, a warm blanket or shawl to wrap yourself up in. You can bring enough healthy, nourishing food for the [...]