Mindfulness and Transformation

The essence of the integrative journey is applying Mindfulness in one's daily life and cultivating the healing power within our radiant body.
Sol Petersen

Sol is a teacher, therapist and international presenter with over 30 years experience. His passion is the development of a truly integrative approach to the education and healing of body, mind, heart and spirit.

Mana Retreat Centre

MANA Retreat, a sanctuary and seminar centre, nestled in the  Coromandel bush of New Zealand, is a charitable trust. Sol, as a young teacher, therapist, musician & artist had a vision of a learning centre to promote the creative & healing arts . In 1983 Sol and Shanti and Rainer Huebnerbegan creating Mana.

Waimana Spa
Waimana is Sol's family residence and little corner of paradise located on the mountainside between Mana Retreat and Tara Sanctuary. Waimana Spa has two lovely self-contained units, swimming pool, hot pool and spa - a perfect place to escape for a personal retreat, to relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Enjoy bush walks and a range of therapeutic treatments : remedial and relaxation massage, Integral Aquatic therapy and Watsu, Structural Integration, Counselling and Rehabilitation from injury. 
The Chai Tea House

the Chai Tea House is a vegetarian cafe, juice and kombucha bar in the centre of Coromandel town, New Zealand

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Classes not Currently scheduled
News & Events



  • June 26, 6pm "Griefwalker' film screening and discussion for men at Titrangi theatre, Lopdell House, Titirangi Road, Titirangi
  • September 17,18 Full Moon Spring Sweatlodge at Mana Retreat
  • Wednesday, October 26, 6pm auckland Men's Circle film TBA at Titirangi theatre
  • November 25-29 The Medicine of the Masculine, Inner Warrior Mens Retreat at Mana
  • Mana Men's Retreat video: In 2011 this 10 minute video of the Mana Mens Retreat was on NZ's TV3 news. Please be patient with the short advert before it starts. Men's retreat attempts to erase modern stresses.
  • December 10&11, 2016 A Place for Healing: Summer Sweatlodge at Mana Retreat Centre. Read more here about the Sweatlodge
  • March 4&5, 2017 Autumn Sweatlodge at Mana Retreat Centre. Read more here about the Sweatlodge


  • August 31-September 6, 2015 Refining the Ten Series:  a workshop for Structural Integration practitioners in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • September 4-6, 2015 The Advanced 3-Series:   a workshop for Structural Integration practitioners in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • September26-27, 2015 A Place for Healing: Spring Sweatlodge at Mana Retreat Centre. Read more here about the Sweatlodge
  • November 27- December 1, 2015    Earth and Fire, 4-day Earth-Building Men's Retreat at MANA with Sol and Guenther Andraschko
  • Visit www.manaretreat.com
  • June 18,19 Full Moon Sweat at Mana Retreat[ www.manaretreat.com]  Read more here about the Sweatlodge.

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  • March 28, 2015 Fascial Fitness and Yoga with Sol at the Kawaipurapura Yoga Festival, Albany, NZ
  • March 29, 2015 Hakomi Mindfulness and the practice of Yoga with Sol at  Kawaipurapura
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