The Heart of Rest

Restorative Yoga Retreat at Mana Retreat
with Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal

14-16th June 2024


07 866 8972

In the deepest days of winter this heart-centred retreat gifts space to rest, nourish and revitalise. Join us for ease-full practices of restorative and gentle Yoga as well as iRest® Yoga Nidra – complemented by the seasonal offerings of Mana: wood fires, delicious food and forest wanders.

Accommodation options start at $615.
Prices include Yoga and all meals.

We begin with lunch at 12pm on Friday 14th June, and we complete at 2pm, after lunch, on Sunday 16th June.

Restorative Yoga is a safe, nurturing and truly joyful practice. Karla and Neal are highly skilled and passionate about this approach and welcome you this retreat, a place where you may return home to a body and mind that is at ease and fully vibrant.

Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice that can have profoundly beneficial effects which include:

  • A dismantling of chronic tension patterns
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Effective cellular respiration
  • Reduced hyper-tension in the cardiovascular system
  • Reduced mental and emotional tension
  • The body-mind can return to a natural state of ease and equilibrium
The Nature of Rest, a Restorative Yoga Retreat, poster

“Rest is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is the essence of giving and receiving; an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually, but also psychologically and physically…

The template of rest is the natural exchange of the body breathing, the autonomic giving and receiving that forms the basis of and the measure of life itself.”

David Whyte

Karla Brodie portrait

Karla Brodie

Intuitive, honest, attentive, creative, joyful and full of expression – there’s something about Karla that speaks directly to your insides, and suddenly you realise you have a newfound conversation with your inner world.

Karla is an experienced Yoga and movement teacher and teacher trainer who has taught throughout Auckland for over 20 years, specialising in Restorative Yoga.

She is inspired to share the practice of Yoga to enhance awareness of breath, movement and conscious rest in everyday life.

More about Karla here >>

Neal Ghoshal portrait

Neal Ghoshal

When someone loves what they do with all of their heart, it emanates to everyone they work with. Neal is one of these people.

His teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles, and to embody these in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.

More about Neal here >>

Thanks Karla and Neal for the amazing weekend. It was a beautiful gift to be here. Your peaceful and loving energy certainly made the weekend special.

There was a profound truth and ease present here that made it possible to discover some of one’s own profound truths and ease.

Being on retreat with you Karla and Neal is so utterly nourishing, relaxing and restoring. You both live and embody your teachings which makes the experience even more special. Thank you.
Karen Ross

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