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McKenzie: Public Health, USA

“The location is incredibly peaceful and conducive to mindful and reflective environment.”

I would recommend to friends who are looking for an introduction to meditation. I found most of the teaching sessions to be helpful (sometimes a bit long). Overall, the location is incredibly peaceful and conducive to a mindful and reflective environment.

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Stephen: Web Designer, US

“Teaching was incredible… Beautiful setting, incredible nature”

Thank you so much for all the teaching and love you gave me. What I experienced during retreat has really helped me and has become an important part of who I am. I’d like to discuss starting up a 3 month project with your assistance if you are available. Things I most appreciated:

Teaching was incredible. Clear, with excellent guided meditations, pointed/insightful questions, clear and almost poetic teachings. Mana is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in the subject, and also how to teach. So happy that I found such a wonderful teacher as Mana for my first formal introduction to meditation.

I especially valued Mana’s ability to push me and shoot it straight without worrying about being “overly polite” or making me “like” him.

Self-directed schedule and non-silent retreat were very helpful for integrating practice into daily life.

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Rosemary: Cranio-Sacral Therapy teacher, UK

We are very happy to be in Open Mind. The centre is perfect for our needs. The serenity of the environment is conducive to our presentations.

OM staff are inspiring
The place is inspiring

Jono Watkins, Earthmoving contractor, NZ

“step outside the western lifestyle”

Brilliant way to step outside the western lifestyle. I found out body techniques that I haven’t discovered before.

The breathing workshop was my favourite – very useful.

Celebration of Life workshop day, July 2015

Claire Tocher, Teacher, NZ

“A really interesting and dynamic experience.”

I definitely would recommend this day – a really interesting and dynamic experience. A great opportunity to immerse into a variety of meditative and movement practises in an open and welcoming environment. Informative and warm teachers.

Delicious vegetarian lunch and dinner.


Celebration of Life workshop day, July 2015.