Come Home to Yourself – 3 Day Spring Retreat with the Mana Team
October 1 @ 4:00 pm - October 4 @ 2:00 pm$340.00 – $990.00
This retreat is now fully booked. Please contact us at [email protected] if you want your name to be added to our wait list.
Stop the Clock
Are you feeling stuck, empty or disconnected?
Are you moving through life on auto-pilot getting things done but missing the magic moments along the way?
Are you ready to stop the clock, take a deep breath and find your inner peace?
Time to Explore
Imagine having 3 days and an abundance of resources to help you explore some of the deeper questions driving your life.
Explore what you really want, what is holding you back, what makes you feel alive and what you are ready to let go of.
Dare to know yourself.
Time to Replenish
Let go of your list of things-to-do, and need to care for any one other than yourself. This is a long weekend for serious self love and self care.
Reclaim a sense of wholeness and freedom as you tune into your quiet inner landscape and restore balance to your mind, body and soul.
Come Home To Yourself Retreat with the Mana Team
Coming Home is about coming home to yourself, meeting yourself just as you are, with kindness, stepping into love, exhaling, and resting. This retreat allows you, to step out of the complexity of life, the engagement, the distraction and to listen deeply to your body, mind, and spirit. With spaciousness and companionship, we encourage you to delve deeper, to meet your resistances with curiosity, love, and tenderness – to journey deeply with your perfectly imperfect self. This organic, home-grown retreat is hosted and held by the team here at Mana. We provide a caring environment and a daily schedule with resources for self-exploration. Our team will lead a series of soulful sessions to encourage you to deepen your own personal practice or try something new. From conscious movement to sound healing, days in silence to shared community discussions, there will be a range of inspiration for you to integrate into your own Coming Home journey.
Sample Retreat Schedule (please note, this is a draft schedule from a past course which is liable to change):
|ARRIVE: Friday 1 October|
|6pm-7pm||Dinner & Welcome|
|7.30pm-8.30pm||Qi Gong & Deep Relaxation Session||Qi Gong & Guided Deep Relaxation. We remain in noble silence until 10am|
|UNION OF THE MIND AND BODY: Saturday 2 October (THE DAY IN SILENCE)|
|7:00-8:00am||Qi Gong & Guided Meditation||Our morning practice will invite us to deepen our connection with self and all that supports us|
|8:00-9:00 am||Breakfast in Silence|
|10:00-11:30am||Welcoming Circle in Octagon – Introduction to the program, guides and resources||Orient yourself with the resources available to help deepen your personal enquiry and unite our energies.|
|1:00-2:00 pm||Lunch in Silence||A small table for quiet sharing is available.|
|4:30-6:00pm||Gentle Yoga for your Body and Mind||A nourishing practice to unite the body and mind through breath.|
|6:00-7:00 pm||Dinner in Silence||A small table for quiet sharing is available.|
|7.30pm-8:30 pm||Relaxation and Meditation||Prepare to rest deeply . Silence through to after breakfast.|
|EMBODYING SOUL EXPRESSION: Sunday 3 October|
|7:00-8:00am||Gentle Morning Yoga||Soften the mind to make way for soulful replenishment|
|8:00-9:00 am||Breakfast in Silence|
|11:00-12:00pm||Open Floor Dance||open to the wisdom of your moving body and explore sound and movement in a way that is fun and healing. No dance skills required!|
|12:30-12:30pm||Gong Sound Bath||a healing sound journey to lay down and absorb following your explorative movement practice.|
|1:00-2:00 pm||Lunch||A silent table will be provided.|
|4:00-4:30pm||Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary||Walk in silence up the Goddess Path|
|4:30-6:00pm||Kirtan Circle in the Sanctuary||If you feel called to sing, come and join our community chanting. Enter a transforming healing space as we celebrate the gift of life through meditative chants and prayers.|
|6:00-7:00 pm||Dinner||A silent table will be provided.|
|7.30pm-8.30 pm||Movie Night||Cozy up in the library for an inspirational light-hearted flick.|
|GIVING THANKS: Monday 4 October|
|7:00-8:00 am||Gentle Morning Yoga||Integrating with gratitude all that is.|
|8:00-9:00 am||Breakfast in Silence|
|9:30-11:30 am||Closing and Sharing Circle||Give thanks for all we have received: insight, awareness, silence, support, time with our precious selves . Commit to how we will sustain this in our daily lives|
|12:00-1:00pm||Lunch||A time for farewells and giving feedback over a delicious meal.|
|1:00-2:30pm||Final check out time|
The Teaching Team
Jade Ferriere Jade is a Holistic Therapist and Feminine Embodiment Facilitator. Her work and her passion is helping women, become familiar with their inner dance to awaken to the precious gifts of power, delight, creativity and that most rare jewel – their authentic self. Weaving together spiritual guidance, shamanic practices, sacred plant medicines, bodywork, sound healing & conscious movement, Jade guides experiences of inner transformation and sacred ritual that awaken a heart-centred journey of self-care.
Hedwig Bakker Hedwig has been practicing meditation since 2000 and has completed many individual and group retreats. She has been leading meditation classes, courses and retreats since 2004 in India, Nepal, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. She is also a certified Holden Qi Gong teacher. These many years of personal practice and leading retreats & courses have resulted in a richness of experience and genuine joy in sharing, guiding, and leading others in meditation & movement practice. Hedwig’s courses & classes are universal and suitable for people from all walks of life. Her approach is joyful, gentle, practical, down to earth, and yet with a sense of lightness and humour.
Rebecca Leaker Yoga provides a pathway for deep self-discovery and transformation from the inside out. It provides practical tools for everyday life so that we can be the best version of ourselves on and off the mat. I am passionate about making the ancient science of yoga accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience. I have been practising yoga for 23 years and have experience teaching beginner, intermediate and private classes, preconception and pregnancy yoga, workshops, workplace yoga, meditation, yoga for children, yoga for people experiencing mental health issues, at festivals, and for students over 70. Our practice is to explore yoga with humour, playfulness, and compassion, to learn more about ourselves, the way, and why we do things if our patterns are serving us and other ways we may approach situations. Then the real magic occurs when we take lessons learnt on the mat into our daily lives. I bring this understanding and compassion to my role as a yoga teacher and am passionate about making yoga accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. I give a portion of my yoga earnings to inspiring projects responding to social and environmental issues with practical, innovative solutions.
Pippa Le Lievre
“Dancing is my passion, the process is my life”
Dancing feels like the most natural thing for my body to do. The movement requires no study, no skill, it is simply pure joy in moving my body.
Finding myself at my first 5Rhythms class taught by Geordie Jahner in 2008 was like coming home. I knew straight away that I had found ‘it’! I had found my soul’s way to express itself fully and completely. With no limits and no judgement…it was pure joy! Now, a teacher of Open Floor Dance on the Coromandel Peninsula since 2016, I teach weekly classes and a variety of Workshops around New Zealand and Yoga Festivals.
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.
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.