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So far Jade has created 41 blog entries.

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|

Change as a Catalyst for Transformation

The word change normally refers to new beginnings. But transformation, the mystery we’re examining, more often happens not when something new begins but when something old falls apart. […]

March 5th, 2017|Events, Mana Events, Resources, Teachings, Uncategorised|

The Sun by Mary Oliver

Scott Connor, a dear friend & wwoof at Mana shared this beautiful poem by Mary Oliver at the morning circle. It was so touching we felt to share it with the world… […]

February 25th, 2017|Poems, Resources, Uncategorised|

A Self Compassion Break

  Think of a situation in your life that is difficult, that is causing you stress. Call the situation to mind, and see if you can actually feel the stress and emotional discomfort in your body. Now, say to yourself: […]

February 23rd, 2017|Events, Mana Events, Practices, Resources, Uncategorised|

Easing Worry

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 > […]

February 21st, 2017|Audio Retreats, Guided Meditation, Uncategorised|

Summer’s Embrace

Time stops. Speed blurs the intricately gorgeous wings of the bee. It drinks from the small blue flower of the fragrant rosemary. The moment passes. […]

February 7th, 2017|Poems, Resources, Staff, Uncategorised|

A Summer Soup Recipe – Gazpacho

Here is a delicious, health-filled very simple Iced Gazpacho Soup recipe ‘in praise of tomatoes’. This version requires no cooking, takes only minutes to prepare, and is perfect for a picnic lunch or as a refreshing start to a leisurely summer evening dinner. […]

February 7th, 2017|Food-related, Mana Kitchen, Recipes|