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5 Ways to Simplify Today

Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So I recommend simplicity in your simplifying. Instead of trying to simplify your whole life, tossing out all your clutter and paring your schedule to just meditation and writing your novel … how about just simplifying [...]

August 17th, 2017|Resources, Teachings, Uncategorised|

4 Great Reasons to Visit Mana this Spring

With spring just around the corner we are getting excited about the great opportunities at Mana for a good ‘spring clean’, not in the traditional sense… […]

August 10th, 2017|Events, Mana Events, Retreats, Uncategorised|

Greeting Yourself with a Brave Heart

Could today be the day in which you consider with new strength and honesty what you are ready to let go? […]

August 5th, 2017|Mana Events, Resources, Retreats, Teachings, Uncategorised|

Maintaining Momentum After a Retreat

We all know what it feels like to finish a retreat on a high, charged with a buzz for life and feeling a sense of overall improvement in our state of being. Similarly many of us also know what it feels like to return home to our everyday lives and feel that buzz slowly drifting further and further away. So how do we harness the momentum that is activated during a retreat and take that energy and awareness into the choices we are living? […]

August 3rd, 2017|Practices, Resources, Teachings, Uncategorised|

Catching Your Breath

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 > […]

July 31st, 2017|Audio Retreats, Guided Meditation, Uncategorised|

I want to be Ready

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. […]

July 29th, 2017|Audio Retreats, Tara Choir, Uncategorised|

How to Make a Repjuvenating Bath Tonic

For those of us fortunate enough to have a bath tub this is the season to be making the most of it. We suggest treating yourself with a few extra ingredients to make your next soak as good as a rejuvenating spa treatment. […]

July 27th, 2017|Mana Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorised|

Here and Now

Kanya Stewart has been teaching yoga, with a spiritual perspective, for thirty-three years, and has been a practitioner of Insight Meditation since her first ten day silent retreat in 1984.  With the encouragement of her teacher, Sharda Rogell, she has been teaching meditation courses for the past eight years, with emphasis on the importance of embodiment and loving-kindness. Kanya has generously gifted us this short guided meditation (a snip-it from her 1 hour meditation CD) as way to gently call ourselves back to the present moment. […]

July 12th, 2017|Audio Retreats, Guided Meditation|

Turmeric Latte

One the best things about winter is being able to cozy up with a soft blanket and a hot cuppa. So let’s make our next tea break an exotic health tonic that is sure to warm us up and tickle our taste-buds. […]

July 5th, 2017|Food-related, Mana Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorised|

TeAroha

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. […]

July 4th, 2017|Audio Retreats, Tara Choir, Uncategorised|