Treat yourself and come to enjoy Anahata’s spectacular natural environment, nourishing food, low technology environment, and yoga and relaxation practices to refresh and relax before the busy Christmas season arrives.
Our special Yoga Refresh breaks allow you to move at your own pace, to relax and unwind, and dip your toes into the simplicity of a yogic lifestyle.
Take time off for personal reflection or be inspired by interaction with like-minded people. Find your own rhythm with options to join in on yoga classes, relaxation practice, meditation sessions and chanting. Immerse yourself in bush hikes or open country walks with spectacular views, writing, or reading from our large library of spiritual and health books. Spend time in the garden or find a spot in the surrounding native forest to meditate or just relax. Healthy vegetarian meals are provided throughout your stay, nourishing your body as you unwind from the busyness of daily life.
There are opportunities to add on private therapeutic yoga sessions, body treatments or nutritional consultations.
Leave feeling inspired, refreshed and equipped with new ways to bring balance into your heart and mind, and your home and work life.
Prepare the foundation and plant a seed for the New Year with practical tools of Yoga and Meditation. Invite positive change into your life learning how to progressively nurture your resolutions to grow, flower and bear fruit.
Welcome the New Year in an inspiring yoga environment to relax, reflect and reconnect with yourself and nature. Discover your innate resolutions inviting positive change and direction into your life.
Anahata Yoga Retreat provides a supportive yogic environment allowing you the opportunity for clarity, transformation and identifying with the deeper aspects of your personality. Set your New Year’s positive resolution into motion utilizing SWAN theory (exploring strengths, weaknesses, aims and needs) and use powerful yogic techniques such as sankalpa (intentions), Havan (ancient fire ceremony), yoga classes, meditation and deep relaxation practices to create practical change, affirmation and direction within your life.
• Daily Hatha Yoga classes
• Sitting and walking meditations
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation meditation)
• Practical tools to help understand your mind & personality
• Planting seeds for positive transformation
• Kirtan (mantra & music)
• Time for reflection and reconnection
• Havan (fire ceremony) to connect with nature
Dive into the modern and historical practice and theory of Hatha Yoga. Suitable for all levels.
The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit “ha” (sun) and “tha” (moon). The basic principle being to unite the opposite forces – the positive and the negative, the sun and the moon – in order to promote balance in the body and mind.
During this retreat we will explore the modern approach to Hatha Yoga while also being exposed to the historical elements of Hatha Yoga through the theory and guided practice of cleansing techniques (Shatkarmas). These practices restore your physical system and lighten the body and mind, leaving you feeling revitalized with a set of practices to take away and integrate into your daily life.
Beginners to yoga will get an introduction to yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques, while the more experienced will be guided in how to deepen their practice. All participants get to experience the wider range of yogic tools available to support you moving forward in your life.
The retreat programme includes:
• 2 Hatha yoga classes per day
• Cleansing practices
• Group discussions
• Guided meditations
• Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Fire Ceremony (Havan) and Chanting (healing sound vibration)
Treat yourself this summer with three uplifting days of music, yoga, sound meditation and kirtan in beautiful Golden Bay.
Swami Karma Karuna, Swami Kailash, Lis Martinac and Caitlin present a 3 day journey into the heart of the devotional traditions. Sound and mindfulness workshops to soothe the soul and heal the body, yogic sound meditation practice, Nada Yoga, Hatha Yoga sound journey, and ancient devotional chanting and Kirtan. Set on a crystal mountain top 2000 feet above sea level at the beautiful Anahata Yoga Retreat in Golden Bay, NZ.
The retreat will include the following:
– Inner Voice Meditation
– Embodied Resonance- finding your voice
– Kirtan Fundamentals – deepening your practice
– Nada Yoga
– Mindfulness Meditation
– Hatha Yoga Sound Classes
– Empowerment of Self Love workshop
– Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation
– Lots of Kirtan!
This fully catered 3 day retreat will feature a one day Bhakti Fest celebration on the Saturday. Workshops, yoga, music and beautiful food will fill the day and there will be an epic heart-opening 5 hour Ahkanda Kirtan in the evening featuring guest musicians.
Join us for the full three day program for an uplifting weekend of music and sound. Or just come for the Bhakti Fest on Saturday and sing powerful kirtan into the night (see our other listing for more details on the Bhaktifest options)
Join us for a Day of Soulful Music, Sound Yoga & Kirtan
Find out what Anahata is all about on this uplifting day of beautiful music, workshops, nourishing food and a 5 hour Akhanda Kirtan to finish.
The Bhakti Fest Celebration is part of the bigger 3 Day Sound Yoga Retreat (see our other listing for more details).
1 Day Bhakti Fest Celebration on Saturday 20th January 2018 10am-11.30pm
– Full day Event with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner included
– Hatha Yoga Sound Journey with Swami Karma Karuna
– Nada Yoga with Swami Kailash
– Sound and music workshops with Lis Martinac and Caitlin
– Fire Ceremony and Akhanda 5 hour kirtan
I day Bhakti Fest: $95 Please book ahead
There is also the option to join the evening program only.
Fire Ceremony and Akhanda 5 hour kirtan on Saturday evening 20th January 2018 6pm-11.30pm
Includes Havan (fire ceremony)and 5 hour Akhanda kirtan
Saturday evening option: $25 Please let us know you are coming beforehand.
Transport from Takaka & overnight camping also available. Please check our website for more details.
“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.
Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the 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.
This 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!
The programme includes:
• Hatha yoga classes
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)
The Explore Your ‘Self’ retreats are also an easy-entry point for our longer, 4 week Yogic Life Skills program. Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.
Our 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 includes:
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 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
maintenance and eco building
admin and office assistance
caring for a small retreat centre
For more information, you can read our Blog: http://anahata-retreat.org.nz/blog/2016/12/05/yogic-life-skills-training-program/