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Plant Based Cooking and Yin Yoga Retreat with Toni Calder

March 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

$340.00 – $595.00

Created to inspire and nourish an appetite for those who are interested to expand on a capacity to care for the mind, body and soul, in a culinary way. Awakening your senses and mindfully exploring new ways of consuming that celebrates aliveness, diversity, seasonality, without costing the earth or skimping on flavour.

Guided by Culinary Chef and Yin Yoga facilitator Toni Calder, feel welcome to join us for a weekend of nutritional tips, cooking insights and recipes, as she shares with you her wealth of knowledge and experience acquired over a 20 year cooking career.

An emphasis on cooking to follow specific and restricted diets, and or vegan and gluten free lifestyles.

What your retreat will include: 

* Arrival from 10am Friday, opening circle 11.30am, lunch at 1pm
*2 nights’ accommodation at the stunning Mana Retreat Center in the Coromandel
*Lovingly crafted cooking classes
*Take home recipes and other cooking resources
*Restorative and Gentle Yin Yoga
*3 delicious vegetarian meals daily
*Time to rest and connect with nature, explore the land and sanctuary
*Massage (separately booked if wanted)
*Use of sauna and bush bath

Many options for accommodation including camping, shared rooms, ensuite rooms, campervan parking.

For enquiries contact Toni by phone or email: 02040761526 or [email protected]

The Teacher

Toni Calder/Curious Cultivator is passionate about wellness, inspired by nature and the art of living. Yoga and meditation have been a constant grounding in my life for the past 8 years. Interested at a young age to gain information about Buddhism and religion, I experienced my first conscious quieting of the mind in a Bikram class 15 years ago.

Currently Head Cook at Mana Retreat Center.

Previously head chef at multi award winning Aro-ha Retreat center in Glenorchy from 2015 – 2017. Catered nationally and internationally for yoga retreats and trainings. Completed an online Mathew Kenney Culinary Nutrition course 2016. Malcom Harker Traditional Herbalism course 2018. Somatic Yin Yoga facilitator training with Stella Goetz 2020. Trauma informed Yin Yoga teacher training with Amanda Hanna 2022. The Power of Awareness Mindfulness online training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach 2022. Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy workshop November 2022.


March 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am
March 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
$340.00 – $595.00
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
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+64 7 866 8972
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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.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

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 :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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