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Feb
26
Mon
Yogic Life Skills Retreat Feb/March @ Anahata Yoga Retreat
Feb 26 – Mar 25 all-day
Yogic Life Skills Retreat Feb/March @ Anahata Yoga Retreat | Clifton | Tasman | New Zealand

The Yogic Life Skills retreat offers a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle. It begins with the 7 day Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat, and continues with a residential 3 week stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.

Looking to immerse yourself in a healthier, more conscious environment while gaining skills?

Do you need opportunities for reflection, to connect with a simpler way of living and a break from the modern lifestyle?
Are you looking for self-development and growth?
Then this 4 week training program will help you immensely.

This 4-week program offers:

the Explore Your Self 7 day introductory retreat makes up the first week
the following 3 weeks allow you to immerse yourself in an inspiring yogic lifestyle
the chance to be part of a community living a life of simplicity, mindfulness and service to support the growth and well-being of all
supported introduction to new areas of growth, responsibility and learning in a supported and accepting environment
3 healthy vegetarian meals per day, with brunch and dinner on Sundays
participation in our regular daily schedule of programs including: Hatha Yoga (4 days per week), Mantra Yoga (chanting), Meditations, Yoga Nidra relaxation, and Karma Yoga (yoga of action and selfless service)

Mentorship and life skills development in areas such as:

healthy cooking and kitchen management
organic gardening and landscape design
management experience
maintenance and eco building
admin and office assistance
caring for a small retreat centre

The first week, our introductory Explore Your Self retreat, offers an introduction to an ongoing yogic lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life. And it leads beautifully in to the following 3 weeks of the Yogic Life Skills retreat, where you will cultivate these skills further.

This extended retreat is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary – everybody is welcome!

Please visit our website for full retreat details.

Explore Your “Self” Yogic Lifestyle Retreat @ Anahata Yoga Retreat
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 11:00 am
Explore Your "Self" Yogic Lifestyle Retreat @ Anahata Yoga Retreat | Clifton | Tasman | New Zealand

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” – Aristotle
Begin your yogic journey on this introductory retreat – become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.
Use it as a stepping stone to our 4 week Yogic Life Skills program.

Mar
8
Thu
Deep Ecology Retreat @ Anahata Yoga Retreat
Mar 8 – Mar 11 all-day
Deep Ecology Retreat @ Anahata Yoga Retreat | Clifton | Tasman | New Zealand

4 day immersion into ‘The Work That Reconnects’ – with optional add-on of Facilitators Hui.

Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment through Deep Ecology & Yoga. The Work That Reconnects is a transformational body of work that includes theories and practices enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. Opening our hearts and minds to the love and the grief we feel for our world empowers us to act on behalf of Earth.

RETREAT CONTENT
During this 4-day residential retreat we will be touching our innermost responses to the condition of our world and reconnecting with our sense of wonder for the web of life. Strengthened by generations past and encouraged by those yet to come, we can tap our own deep awareness and creativity to chart a course for taking action in a way that brings us alive.

We will use

experiential practices
poetry and song
ritual and movement
and silence

to guide our journey through the four stages of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects.
The four stages support one another and help us experience first hand that we are larger, stronger, deeper, and more creative than we have been brought up to believe.

We will support our journey by participating in the yogic practices at Anahata Yoga Retreat.

This will include:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Guided meditations to work with the emotions
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess this retreat will empower you to act on behalf of Earth with clarity, love and direction.

No previous experience in Yoga or Deep Ecology necessary.

Add-on option for Facilitators Hui

Mar
9
Fri
Yoga, Meditation and Earthwalks Retreat @ Te Hine Ruru Retreat Russell
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day
Yoga, Meditation and Earthwalks Retreat @ Te Hine Ruru Retreat Russell | Russell | Northland | New Zealand

Te Hine Ruru Retreat is located in Russell, Bay of Islands on the north-east coast of New Zealand. Set on 40 acres of native regenerated bush, this private waterfront estate encompasses headlands, coves and secluded shores.

Te Hine Ruru Retreat offers you the space and perspective to reflect on your normal daily life. Explore possibilities, dreams and changes, so you can go back home feeling energized, connected, and fully present.

Weekend packages range from $650-$750 per person
Small group gatherings, max 6 people.

YOGA
(Sat am and Sun am)
Daily morning yoga practice is a vinyasa-style class, 75-90 minutes.
Yoga classes are tailored to suit all levels; to support your yoga practice.
They may draw upon asana, pranayama, chanting and deep relaxation.

GUIDED MEDITATION
(Fri pm and Sat pm)
Meditation is held in the Yoga Space in the evening.
Practices vary to best suit the group and may include guided imagery, silent seated meditation, breathing techniques or mindfulness practices.

EARTHWALKS
(Sat pm)
Earthwalks will give you the space to listen to your intuition and are a path of direct revelation.
Intention setting and gathering of group energy before setting out into 40 acres of native regenerated bush and ocean views. The walk will provide you the opportunity to commune with nature and the elements of the earth which may inspire and heal aspects of your life.
During the guided meditations on this retreat we will be journeying energetically to mother earth, allowing for a deep connection.

ACCOMMODATION
The Guest Villa at Te Hine Ruru accommodates six in luxurious style. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, the interiors are beautifully-presented. The layout respects guests’ privacy whilst offering space to relax and join others. There are outdoor decks, stunning views and a track leading down to the private beach.

Facilities include:

Superior beds, king size singles configured as twin share
Egyptian cotton sheets
Separate bath
Fully-equipped kitchen
Towels and beach towels
Hammock
Complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boards and swimming raft
Collection of mind/body/spirit books & DVDs

MEALS
At Te Hine Ruru, we embrace a healthy lifestyle and all meals are based on vegetarian, whole food principles and include nutritious smoothies, juices, salads, main meals and some raw desserts.

Meals are presented buffet-style, for indoor/outdoor dining at the Guest Villa.

Breakfast and Dinner are provided.

Lunch is not provided, so as to allow guests more flexibility. Guests are welcome to use the fully-equipped kitchen to make a light lunch or snack. Alternatively, there are many great restaurants, cafes and a supermarket nearby.

A selection of herbal teas and filtered water is available for guests at all times.

Single supplement available on request.
Massage and Energy Healing available at additional cost.

www.tehineruru.com for further information, email info@tehineruru.com or phone Cushla 0211440612

Mar
12
Mon
7 Day Silent Meditation Retreat @ Anahata Yoga Retreat
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 11:00 am
7 Day Silent Meditation Retreat @ Anahata Yoga Retreat | Clifton | Tasman | New Zealand

This 7 day meditation retreat with international meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, provides an opportunity to travel to your own centre, to find the stillness within, and discover your own inner nature, which is unchanging and offers peace, happiness, clarity and perspective on the whole of life.

This retreat offers a chance to deepen your meditation practice, or to start one if you are a beginner. Held over 7 days, it will help you to let your mind rest and enjoy a different, deeper kind of relaxation that will leave you wiser, and more ready for the challenges of life. Part of the retreat will be held in silence.

Renowned meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance, aimed at the modern mind, helps each person to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.

This self-explorative approach to meditation provides a gentle way to balance the mind and realign the awareness toward your own inner nature. With more than 35 years experience Sw. Anandakumar helps to bring harmony to meditation practice, outlining a working ‘road map’ in order to harmonise any conflict with the body-mind and find your way forward. This allows your meditation practice to come from a place of inspiration rather than a feeling of obligation, which is uplifting even as you begin to face up to yourself. It’s a jumping off point for a deeper self-discovery.

The focus of this inspiring retreat is on Awareness in Meditation. And it will help to answer some essential questions

what is meditation?
what is its purpose?
how do we practise it properly?
how do we maintain our meditation practice?
what are the benefits that meditation can accrue for us in daily life?

There comes a time when you realise that what you have been looking for doesn’t in fact lie in the places you’ve been looking. The only qualification you need is a desire to go into the inner world and explore there in order to know yourself better. This opportunity for continuity in practice, uninterrupted by the demands and activities of the outer world, will deepen your ability to hear and listen to your own inner voice.
The mind can be tricky. It will present distractions and diversions along the way. With well-timed, intuitive guidance Sw. Anandakumar can skillfully help you navigate these detours bringing you back to connection with awareness so your practice continues to deepen. Sw. Anandakumar teaches with a wisdom, authenticity and generosity of spirit born out of many years of practicing yoga and meditation. He encourages, inspires and gently guides you. With his warm down-to-earth manner, he makes the mystery of meditation clear and accessible.

Retreat also includes:
• Hatha Yoga classes
• Daily chanting
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Ancient fire ceremonies (havan) and kirtan chanting
• Periods of silence for reflection

This course is suitable:
• for all sincere students, seekers, and spiritual adventurers
• To develop and extend your regular meditation practice of finding the answers within the self
• Each meditation experience is unique with the potential to go deeper each time. Students often attend the course multiple times


For more details: please visit our website.

Apr
8
Sun
Moving Toward Stillness @ Yoga Within
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Moving Toward Stillness @ Yoga Within | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Take the opportunity to retreat without needing to pack a bag and travel out of Auckland and join us for a delicious 3 hour urban retreat at the beautiful Yoga Within studio in Auckland’s Browns Bay.

Your retreat facilitators are Clare Etherton and Jessica Devi who are both passionate about the softer side of yoga. Mindful supported resting offers us an antidote to our often busy and stressful lives and both Jessica and Clare believe these gentler practices are much needed in our lives today.

“Yoga and movement practices offer valuable resources to learn, feel, communicate and gently guide ourselves back towards balance and integration, one breath at a time.” Clare Etherton

At the retreat we will delve into deep mindful resting practices and techniques that draw from yoga, movement therapy, mindfulness and traditional eastern practices. You can expect to feel supported, nurtured and nourished and to step back into life refreshed and rejuvenated.

Where: Yoga Within 77-85 Clyde Rd, Browns Bay, Auckland
When: Sunday April 8th 12-3pm and Sunday June 10th 12-3pm
Cost: $80 ($70 early bird price until March 19th – for the April retreat and until May 21st for the June retreat) includes light refreshments.

Apr
12
Thu
Soul Food Yoga – Off the Grid Glamping Women’s Yoga Retreat @ Waitiki Valley
Apr 12 – Apr 15 all-day
Soul Food Yoga - Off the Grid Glamping Women's Yoga Retreat @ Waitiki Valley  | Otiake | Canterbury | New Zealand

Experience the luxury of nature in the Waitaki Valley for a special All Inclusive 4 day, 3 Night Glamorous Camping Retreat, nestled into the hillside of a 7 hectare mountainous backdrop
It’s going to be a fun, shared experience. We condense optimal living practices into our signature wellness adventure. Fusing luxury eco accomodation, while enjoying creature comforts, focusing on sustainable practices.
Lets rejuvenate with yoga, great food and like-minded company , offer yourself an opportunity to relax, restore and have fun!

Includes
Shared glamping accommodation,Daily Yoga, Outdoor Baths, Hiking, Gourmet seasonal meals, Cooking lesson

Optional massage with massage therapist on site with pre-booking

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFORMATION
EMAIL
dawn@yogabydesign.co.nz
or
info@jesssmithyoga.co.nz

Apr
15
Sun
Magical Myanmar River Cruise @ Cruise Pagan to Mandalay
Apr 15 – Apr 25 all-day
Magical Myanmar River Cruise @ Cruise Pagan to Mandalay | Mandalay Region | Myanmar (Burma)

Williment Travel and Anna Wechsel have teamed up to offer a special *all inclusive* retreat in 2018 and we would LOVE you to be part of the adventure!

Wake up to a glowing sunrise each morning in Myanmar and practise yoga with Anna on the open boat deck of our private boutique River Boat as we cruise from Pagan to Mandalay.

Whatever your yoga experience, the memories and sights are sure to stay with you forever as we glide past everyday life of this incredible destination.

DON’T MISS OUT: Secure your place by 1 July 2017 and you’ll save $300 per person with our Early Bird discount.

Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement Day Retreat with Helen Williams @ Om Yoga Studio
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mindfulness, Meditation and Movement Day Retreat with Helen Williams @ Om Yoga Studio | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Join Helen from Yatra Retreats for a day of Self-Discovery. Immerse yourself in exploring the Ovio Mindfulness one programme, Meditation and Mindful Movement.
Take home practical exercises and techniques so that you can make mindfulness part of your daily life.

Date and Time: Sunday 15th April 11:00-16:00pm

Cost: $115

Apr
24
Tue
The Mindful Girls Yoga Retreat @ Sumner Christchurch
Apr 24 – Apr 27 all-day
The Mindful Girls Yoga Retreat @ Sumner Christchurch  | Christchurch | Canterbury | New Zealand

THE YOGA GIRL IN ALL OF US – GROWING CONSCIOUSNESS IN TEEN GIRLS THROUGH YOGA, MEDITATION, NOURISHING FOOD, AND MENTAL WELLNESS STRATEGIES.
Experience a fun 4 days to retreat with other girls in beautiful Sumner.
This retreat will be intimate and a safe space for teenage
girls to be themselves, speak their truth, and learn self care rituals as
young women.

The retreat begins Tuesday April 24th to Friday 27th

Everyday will begin at 730am with a yoga practice and finish at 12pm in Sumner

Where
Sumner Yoga and Qi Gong School, 42 Nayland St,
and Sumner Community Centre, 14 Wakefield Ave

Includes

Daily Yoga Practice & Meditation, with Jess Smith
Breakfast and morning tea provided by Nourish Food Company
Group education using CBT & ACT strategies provided by Psychologist Emma Chapman

What to bring

yoga wear
change of clothes
sunnies
sunscreen
hat
walking shoes and jandals
water bottle

To sign up please message us or email : info@jesssmithyoga.co.nz or emmachapman.psychologist@gmail.com