Mana Retreat Centre

A few words

About Us


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. 

In addition to catering for visiting groups and guests, we are also supported by volunteer workers from around the world and contracted local staff. Established as a charitable trust, we are a non-profit organisation seeking to find ways to support well-being on all levels. Our vision is supported by the kindness of individuals who give in many ways. It is our intention to create an environment of beauty, simplicity and inspiration. More specifically, it is our aspiration to hold a sacred space for all to step into the fullness of their potential. “May our actions produce happiness and illumination for the uplifting of the world.” ~Dalai Lama

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.


So much of what we do at Mana would not be possible without the generous, kind hearted people. Meet our trustees….


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


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.


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.

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


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!

discover OTHER WAYS you can support our vision

“Amazing place to wind down and then re-energise for integration back into the world. The dawn chorus from the Meditation Platform is absolutely incredible”

~ Shelley Ashford

Virtual Tour

Take a peek at the Mana Experience with a tour of our main centre.

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