Welcome to Mana
Our mission is to nurture and strengthen the connection between mind, body and spirit, thereby creating the conditions for good health. Mana is a centre for healing, learning, research and collaboration. We host workshops, retreats, lectures and academic meetings alongside our core business of mind-body integration therapy.
In response to the burnout epidemic in healthcare, the vision for Mana is also as a sanctuary for healers, a place where clinicians, practitioners and therapists from all disciplines can come to relax, recharge and reintegrate.
Mana is located in a lovingly restored 19th century villa in the heart of Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. The building was purchased in 2017 as a place for healing, compassion and integration.
The concept for Mana originated somewhere in the wairua between New Zealand and Fiji. Mana is a Fijian word with a variety of meanings - 'power', 'miracle', 'an omen or sign' and 'magic' are just some of the translations depending on context. In Te Reo Maori, Mana speaks to ' spiritual power, authority and respect'.