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So far Jade has created 47 blog entries.

Embracing Donna’s Retirement

After twelve years in the fulfilling role of general manager of Mana, I retired on April 30th. Change calls us to be open to what is – just as it is – right now. […]

June 10th, 2017|Mana News, Our Team, Staff, Uncategorised|

Seed & Nut Bread – Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free

Winter is often a time when we feel drawn to heavier sources of nourishment and bread can find its place at the table as an accompaniment to every meal.  This recipe sourced from Pete Evans will inspire a new way towards nourishing winter menus. With a paleo and vegan friendly ingredient base, this bread steers away from carb-laden traditions and introduces a high protein and high fibre alternative.   […]

June 8th, 2017|Food-related, Mana Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorised|

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! […]

May 5th, 2017|Events, Mana Events, Presenters, Resources, Retreats|

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. […]

April 28th, 2017|Audio Retreats, Tara Choir, Uncategorised|


What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space. […]

April 27th, 2017|Poems, Resources|

Discover the Labyrinth

Building and walking a labyrinth is a tradition that dates back many thousand years. […]

March 30th, 2017|Guest Information, Mana News, Uncategorised|

Mana Food Philosophy

Our beautiful, open plan kitchen is the warm, nourishing centre of Mana and the food served to guests is an important aspect of the Mana experience. It gives us pleasure to share some of our most requested recipes, the food philosophy behind our menus and the in the process respond to the questions most often asked about the food served at Mana. […]

March 25th, 2017|Food-related, Mana Kitchen, Uncategorised|

Eating Mindfully

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 > […]

March 24th, 2017|Audio Retreats, Food-related, Mana Kitchen, Tara Choir, Uncategorised|

Great Way to Start the Day

How does your morning routine inspire your day? Whether you bounce out of bed or hit the snooze button 4 times these quick tips for a wholesome morning routine are sure to set you sailing through the day. 1 . Banish the Sleep (Snooze) Button The snooze button is not your friend. When your alarm [...]

March 16th, 2017|Practices, Resources, Uncategorised|

Preserving Season

The orchard’s are yielding in abundance and as Cyril and the team in the kitchen gear up to bottle peaches, we are making some home made delights with the last of the seasons plums.   This delicious spiced plum chutney is a lovely accompaniment to cheese and crackers or served aside a vegetable frittata – be sure to take a jar with you on your next picnic! […]

March 6th, 2017|Food-related, Mana Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorised|