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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.


The Mana Retreat Centre is a sanctuary nestled in 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.


This overview is subject to change, please refer to our full Events Schedule for current information & to book.


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Well-being Body Scan

This series of 10 Minute Meditations guided by Hedwig Bakker are an opportunity to experience a quality of wakefulness, of ‘being exactly where you are’ in every moment of life. Each month we will introduce a new episode for you to tune into or download. Read more about the series >   Subscribe to our ‘Audio Retreats’ podcasts with itunes to retreat where ever you are > Meditations for Mindfulness Track 5: Well-being Body Scan Open yourself to a gentle practice of body awareness, where affection and an open heart can inspire wellness. This 10 minute meditation can be done sitting comfortably or lying down, systematically guiding you into and around your body with spaciousness and time to listen. We suggest repeating this meditation as many times as you like. Each time it will deepen your relationship with wellness and your state of being. Audio Player  

Top 3 Reasons to Do a Meditation Retreat

In the movie Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s fighter pilot character famously trumpeted “I feel the need, for speed”. Maybe amidst all the busyness these days, we might actually feel the need to slow down a little! […]

Exomologisthe to Kyrio

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. […]