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Aroha Retreat with Taane Mete and Catherine Reed

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - August 11 @ 4:00 pm

Aroha retreat gives you space to connect.

Skilled facilitators cultivate an inviting program of yoga, meditation, pilates, breathwork, and more with the invitation to choose how you move throughout your day, participating as much or as little as you are called.

Come as you are…. we encourage you to listen to your inner calling, knowing you will be accepted and welcomed for all that you are

The Teaching Team

Daniel Griffiths
Dan has been working in massage body work for more than 10 years studying in New Zealand and abroad. He specializes in fascial stretch therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage. Dan is looking forward to facilitating a workshop to inform understanding of physical aches and pains in the body and how to pinpoint restrictions.

Taane Mete Iwi/Tribe: Ngati Kahungunu me Ngati Koriki – Kahukura.
Born and raised in Napier, Aotearoa New Zealand, Taane is the youngest of seven and was a free spirited and wildly nomadic child who began imagining his career at a young age. Little did his younger self realise that daydreaming a world that was euphoric, blissful, and creative would become his spiritual life journey. Mete draws on 4 decades of knowledge in dance, yoga, and creative facilitation in his work.

Kayla-iwi…. (Ngāti Porou)
Kayla Atkins-Gordine is a catalyst in merging the dual cultures of Aotearoa, embodying the space in between indigenous and western worlds. Her upbringing speaking Te Reo Māori called her on a heart journey to discover her whakapapa from Ngāti Porou. Her unique background has shaped her worldview through two contrasting perspectives and has nurtured a deep connection to both our land and people, the seen and the unseen. She has immersed herself in a variety of meditation and yoga practices, trainings, teachings, wellness courses and shares her voice and vibration through Māori Waiata. Her creation of Āwhina Wellness, as a Holistic Health Coach, is a source of inspiration to help others embark on the journey of self-love, discovery, truth, and transformation

Jock Barns-Graham
Jock is a very dedicated wellness facilitator who has developed skills and knowledge from potent life lessons and 8 years of practicing. This dedication to learning from his own practice creates subtle, yet powerful offerings that are heartfelt, thought-provoking, and often life changing. Jock received his 200-hour yoga teaching certification under the International Yoga Alliance in October 2019, at Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka; trained under Carolyn Anne Budgell and Clara Roberts-Oss who was trained by a world-renowned pioneer in yoga – Shiva Rea. Since his training, Jock has hosted multiple empowering yoga retreats, and various wellness workshops and instructed at various yoga studios around New Zealand.

Catherine Reed
Catherine has been inspired to make a change to the women’s wellness space. This space is saturated with booty transformations, flatter tummies, and shifting curves. But for many these are only skin-deep. Because how and why these things happen is as much, if not more important than that they do. She is driven by the belief that true wellness starts from the inside out. From a place of discovery and growth, where you unlock your abundant potential and feel empowered to reach it with confidence. It is her dream that each woman who has her life changed by her guidance becomes an inspiration to others – of a Wellness measured not just by the physical but by the fulfilment and enrichment of the lives around you.



August 8 @ 4:00 pm
August 11 @ 4:00 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
+64 7 866 8972
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Taane Mete
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Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration, please note our cancellation policy :

  • 30 days or more prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee, and your spot will be offered to someone else.
  • 10 – 29 days prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $200 administrative fee. Event bookings less than $200 receive no refund.
  • 0-9 days prior to the start of an event, no refund will be made.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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