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Meditation Retreat with Sannyasi Pragyadhara

December 4 - December 5


Enjoy a Meditation Retreat to anchor into stillness with Sannyasi Pragyadhara from 4-5 December 2021. Should we be unable to gather in person, this retreat will be online! Expand on your personal practice and explore a range of accessible meditation techniques to build resilience. Sannyasi Pragyadhara has immersed herself over years at the Bihar School of Yoga, and is an experienced and dedicated teacher. The yogic sanctuary of Kawai Purapura will nurture you with its native bush and peaceful surrounding. Customise the retreat schedule to your needs. Take time to connect with nature or book a massage with one of our wellness practitioners. Connect to a holistic community of like-minded people while you’re here.

This retreat is equally suitable for beginners & advanced practitioners. Sannyasi Pragyadhara is a Continuing Education Provider (CEP) with Yoga Alliance U.S. Registered Yoga Teachers can log the hours in their profile.

Anchor into stillness with Sannyasi Pragyadhara. Expand on your personal practice and explore a range of accessible meditation techniques to build resilience for everyday life. Learn more about the underlying concepts of meditation and about yoga philosophy. Get inspired how to let these techniques become part of a balanced lifestyle.

The Meditation Retreat with Sannyasi Pragyadhara will cover:

Dynamic forms of meditation; chanting, walking, mala
Deep relaxation with Yoga nidra (lying meditation)
Yoga philosophy; the Koshas and their connection to meditation
Lifestyle integration; how to embody yogic routines & rituals
Retreat guest will take home:

Audio files for self-practice
Links to resources & further inspiration
Connection with a yogic community (Sangha)
Customize the schedule according to your needs. Healthy (vegan & gluten free) breakfast & lunch options are available for purchase at Prema cafe onsite. A small retreat guest kitchen can be used for self-catering. Wellness treatments, the use of spa & sauna can be booked separately.

Retreat schedule
The retreat starts on Saturday morning at 8am and ends on Sunday afternoon at 5 pm. You are welcome to arrive on Friday to settle in! The schedule looks as follows:

Saturday 4 December
8 am Morning class & core meditation practice
9:30 am Short orientation & housekeeping
Morning break
10:30 am Class review
11 am Meditation theory & home practice design
12:15 pm Yoga Nidra & tools for meditation
Lunch break
2:30 pm Mantra chanting
Tea break
4 pm Class: Meditation in Asana
5 pm Class review
7:15 pm Inner silence meditation (Jnana Yoga)

Sunday 5 December
7:30 am Morning class & core meditation practice
Breakfast break
9:45 am Mantra Sadhana & meditation theory review
11:45 am Yoga Nidra & Swadhyaya (self-study)
2:30 pm Practices review
4 pm Q&A and closing at 5 pm
All classes are with Sannyasi Pragyadhara and take place in Lotus venue. If we meet online for the retreat, the schedule will be slightly adapted.

Retreat packages
Meditation Retreat: $285

All classes Saturday and Sunday
Includes vegan, gluten free dinner on Saturday
Book accommodation onsite for a weekend away:

1 night in Private Room: $50

1 night accommodation in Private Room on Saturday (communal bathroom facilities)
2 nights in Private Room: $100

Your teacher
Sannyasi Pragyadhara is Senior Lead Trainer on the Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura. She has immersed herself over years at the Bihar School of Yoga in North India, and is currently back in New Zealand. Her dedication and clarity in teaching speak of a deep and alive connection with Yoga.

Pragyadhara teaches weekly courses in Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Meditation at her home studio in Torbay and at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre. She is the Director of Pure Yoga and regularly offers events, retreats and specialty immersions throughout New Zealand. She loves gathering community to connect to the authentic roots of Yoga.


December 4
December 5
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Auckland, Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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