a Wellbeing retreat
at Mana Retreat
with Karla Brodie
October 27 – 28 – 29 2023

Bookings: >>
07 866 8972

Join Karla Brodie for a weekend of regenerative movement practices, Restorative Yoga and wander walking – complemented by nourishing and seasonal food and the land that is Mana.

The themes and practices this weekend are about kinship, wholeness, deep rest, elements and the senses.

27 - 28 - 29 October 2023
Price: $595-$635 shared or single rooms available
Bookings: >>
07 866 8972

For further info, please contact Karla:
021 964 252

Humming Retreat with Karla Brodie
Karla Brodie, Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training

Karla is an experienced Yoga teacher who has taught throughout Auckland for 23 years. Her offerings are founded in the study of natural movement patterns and somatics. Karla is inspired to share the practice of Yoga to enhance awareness of breath, movement and conscious rest in everyday life. Karla is dedicated to refining the art of teaching through mindful inquiry based language, subtle yet effective touch, and integrated embodiment through self-renewing, effortless effort.

Karla has practiced Yoga since 1994. She completed a three-year teacher training apprenticeship at the Auckland Yoga Academy in 2002, teaching extensively here from 2000-2008. Karla began study with Donna Farhi in 2002, completing her advanced teacher training in 2005. Since then, she has assisted Donna on intensives and Teacher Training’s in New Zealand, Australia and Spain.

As well as teaching weekly classes and private lessons, Karla is one of the primary tutors of an internationally accredited and comprehensive Yoga teacher training programme based in Auckland. In 2015 Karla co-founded of the Contemporary Yoga Centre, a school in Remuera, Auckland dedicated to excellence in mind-body approaches to Yoga.

I attended Karla’s Humming retreat over the weekend and it was life changing for me. It reminded me of the things I truly cherished in life. I came away refreshed and full of life.

I didn’t know a lot about restorative yoga but am now a big fan of it. I have changed my morning yoga routine to ensure that helping my body into a restful state is top priority.


My retreat with Karla was the perfect reset, creating space to connect with myself and the natural world again. There was also a lively sense of fellowship she helped foster within the group.

Karla has the most generous spirit and creative mind. She guides you to commune with complex topics through an intricate knitting together of narratives, images, sounds, and movement.

Generosity and acceptance were touchstones of the experience. I can’t wait to spend more time with Karla and continue learning and growing.


Still Humming one week later… Movement, music and the magic alchemy of Mana and Karla’s restorative powers combined in one sublime retreat. Nothing to do but rest from the moment that you arrive to the moment that you leave.

I loved the combination of Rest, music and poetry and wandering in the beautiful peaceful grounds of Mana. You can participate as much or as little as you want – no pressure to do anything you don’t want to do. I left feeling refreshed, rested and truly invigorated.


With the collective rush felt around this time of year, my body has unsubscribed.

Uplifted by a weekend in nature, with beautiful food, company, and new friends.

The cells of my body are positively singing new tunes.

Karla took us on a sensory exploration, we moved, we rested, we inquired, and we had time to connect deeply to our inner worlds, and expand from a place of peace.

Karla and her assistant Emma embody lightness and fun, with an acceptance for all. You could see people in the retreat relax and unfold, and head back to their lives with new possibilities ahead.


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