MANA & WAK LOCATION
Private country studio space and gardens set in the grounds of an old farm (so old parts of it are in the doomsday books)
On the outskirts of High Barnet. Easily accessible from North London, Potters Bar, St Albans and Borehamwood & Elstree. Feel free to head over to class early to sit in our garden and read or hang out afterward and ill make you some Hoji-cha, Japanese tea.
THE YURT STUDIO
The heart of Mana & Wak. A thirty foot, fitted out, fully insulated, wood burning stove heated yurt.
This building acts as both yoga studio and martial arts dojo with wall to wall mats that come in and out as needed.
It's the space I dreamt of having for many years. It's warm and inviting, peacful and inspiring. Mana & Waks very own little temple dedicated to movment, sprituality and magik.
Strength and conditioning is an important part of keeping your body and mind in tune with the physical world. I fought against it for so long but finally gave into the importance of lifting some weights. Not to get "buff" and look like Arnie but for well conditioned muscle and good bone density.
That's why we built the weights room. Made from 90% recycled buildling materials. A simple, no nonsense set up to come a create some strength.
As much as some of us may hate it, running is one of the best ways to build and maintain cardio health. We've Created a private 1/4 mile grass track, with a few twists and turns, plus a nice hill to get your heart pumping. It's a great place to set goals and keep track of your fitness levels.
If you got the shoes you're more than welcome to try some of the problems on our invert wall.
An amazing way to build non traditonal movement patterns, functional strength and over all body control.
Our whole site is set in the grounds of an old farm. We have fruit trees, lawns and meadows in which you are welcome to sit, meditate or just relax before or after your class or 1-2-1 session.
We've recently gotten into growing food on site but were learning as we go. We're hoping to expand this program hugely in the future to help feed ourselves, the mana & wak community and others on beautiful organic vegetables.
(watch this space for some rescued hens and free range eggs)
The Studio WD6 5PN
Our beautiful pop-up space is located in the midst of lush English countryside. You will hear the birds as you practice, you will feel the warmth of the fire radiate through you. The tranquility is infectious.