Established in 1988

For over 30 years we have been holding space for group retreats, workshops,  and professional development  training. During this time, thousands of people have visited our Retreat Centre on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand to experience mind-body education,  creative expression, spiritual exploration and renewal. 

In addition to catering for visiting groups and guests, we also support volunteer workers from around the world and contracted local staff.

Established as a charitable trust, we do not operate for a profit; this means that, while we charge people to stay here, we only do so to cover our costs. Our vision is also supported by the kindness of individuals who give in many ways.

We pride ourselves on our ability to create an environment of beauty, inspiration and simplicity. More specifically. it is our intention to hold a sacred space for all humans to step into the fullness of their potential.

We look forward to welcoming you.

The mana Team

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Our Vision

Discover our mission what and inspires us to do what we do.

Our Team

Meet the people behind the Mana experience.

Our Story

Learn about our history, the building of the centre & Sanctuary.

Our Initiatives

Off-set your carbon footprint and find ways to travel sustainably.


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 deliver a vibrant, cutting edge program.
  • To sustain a motivated, creative, competent and caring team.
  • To demonstrate sustainability and resourcefulness.
  • To live the principals and realisation of our purpose.


  • loving kindness
  • transformation
  • generosity
  • interconnectedness
  • service
  • courage
  • compassion
  • trust
  • respect
  • caring for the environment
  • dependability
  • direct communication
  • integrity
  • commitment and perseverance
  • enthusiasm
  • mindfulness
  • sustainability
  • healing

“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 team

Our work exchange program

For many years now Mana has hosted an abundance of travellers from around the world in a work exchange program that offers simple living with gratifying work and nourishing connectedness.
The work-exchange program provides an invaluable contribution to the function of the center, gardens and guest services, whilst providing a gateway for people of all walks of life to enjoy the ‘Mana’ experience.

The aim of the program is;

  • To Live: and work in a caring and supportive environment where everyone can grow in their unique way
  • To Nourish: oneself with wholesome food & living
  • To Inspire: conscious living, self exploration and unity in diversity
  • To Engage: in a family culture and contribute to the community
  • To Connect: to a deep sense of life & human potential with like-minded people

our story

Our Initatives

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 just a given.

We are enthusiastic about 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 our environment

Donate – in support of Mana’s sustainable practices

Plant a Tree – offset CO2 & rejenerate the land

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. 

Off-setting your carbon footprint


Quick Facts About Travel
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!


Join our Carbon Offset Program by Donating to our Eco Fund

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!

Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree at Mana for $25 Trees help neutralise carbon, absorbing CO2 and producing Oxygen, not to mention supporting the precious balance of nature.

Offset Your Travel
1 tonne CO2 = 1 tree

MEL – AKL = 1 tree
FRA – AKL = 5 trees
LAX – AKL = 2.5 trees

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