A few words
ESTABLISHED IN 1988
For more than 30 years we have been holding space for group retreats, workshops and professional development trainings. During this time, thousands of people have visited our Retreat Centre on the Coromandel. To experience mind-body education, spiritual exploration and renewal.
We look forward to welcoming you.
The mana Team
awakening consciousness is our mission
Mana is a sanctuary nestled in the bush covered hills of the Coromandel Ranges. We are a registered charitable trust, established for the exploration and awakening of consciousness, the unfolding of our creative and healing potential and the realisation of our essential unity.
To live the principles and realisation of our purpose.
To demonstrate sustainability and resourcefulness.
To sustain a motivated, creative, competent and caring team.
To deliver a vibrant, cutting edge program.
GROWING TOGETHER WITH OUR TEAM
So much of what we do at Mana would not be possible without the generous, kind hearted people behind the scenes. Meet our team…
Anna Van Dort
I know that all of this does not just happen. Your organisation behind the scenes make a beautiful place in a wonderful location really special.
~ Janet Stratham, Australia
Our WORK EXCHANGE
For many years now Mana has hosted countless travellers from around the world in a work exchange program that offers simple living with gratifying work and nourishing connection.
The work-exchange program provides an invaluable contribution to the function of the centre, gardens and guest services, while providing a gateway for people from all walks of life to enjoy the ‘Mana experience’.
CREAting our vision
for the future.
Videos created by Rainer Huebner – Mana Trustee
Mana Retreat Centre is an eco friendly environment where we try to consider the whole ecology of life. We work with the awareness that everything is connected and interdependent, so caring for the environment is a given.
We are dedicated in finding more ways to offset our carbon footprint at Mana, together.
Here are some of our ideas:
Educate – help everyone to understand how travelling to Mana impacts on our environment
Plant a Tree – offset CO2 & rejenerate the land
Donate – in support of Mana’s sustainable practices
Join us in helping to sustain this precious planet of ours. See below for some facts about your footprint and some ways to off set them.
By Plane = tonnes CO2
LAX – AKL = 2.4 t
MEL – AKL = 0.5 t
FRA – AKL = 4.2t
By car = tonnes CO2
Auckland – Mana =0.7t
Try out our Carbon Footprint Calculator below for more interesting figures.
Plant a Tree
Offset Your Travel
1 tonne CO2 = 1 tree
MEL – AKL = 1 tree
FRA – AKL = 5 trees
LAX – AKL = 2.5 trees
General money donations of $25 for each tonne of CO2 will go towards Mana’s sustainability initiatives – creating more organic gardens & orchards, solar panels & water heating.
We are always interested to hear your ideas on Living Green!