Anahata Yoga Retreat is an integral residential yoga retreat in Golden Bay, New Zealand. They organize meditation and yoga retreats that welcome everyone.
Swami Karma Karuna specializes in women’s health. By blending yogic lifestyle and sannyasa tradition with motherhood, she brings a unique and practical approach, inspiring the integration of yogic principles into everyday activities. A founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, she is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of training and experience. She also specializes in therapeutic applications of yoga, yoga Nidra relaxation, and prank practices and shares in a simple and practical way, inspiring people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.
Sannyasin Atmavidya has been teaching yoga and meditation for the last 18 years (including yoga centers, ashrams, retreats, schools, tertiary institutions, and businesses). Since 2014, she has been running The Vishuddhi Yoga Center in Christchurch. Sannyasin Atmavidya gently supports the discovery of the different ways that practices can be experienced to liberate and expand well-being of body, mind, and spirit. Her aspiration is to assist the birthing of deeper aspects of self to conscious awareness, to appreciate each moment and live deeply from inner truth.
Inna Alex is a trained environmental planner and landscape architect. Living at Tui Community, she aims to integrate her permaculture knowledge by coordinating and co-teaching some of Earthcare’s Permaculture Education Programs, living actively in an intentional community, teaching yoga, and tending the garden. Inna's main focus in teaching on the PDC is deep ecology, as she is passionate about facilitating access to and sustenance of the internal motivation and capacities to heal the world.
Based in the North Island, Lis runs many workshops on mindfulness, self-love, the divine feminine, and the joyful singing of Kirtan.
Swami Yogamani is one of the yoga teachers at Anahata Yoga Retreat.
Specialising in Hatha Yoga and traditional yogic cleansing techniques, Gurubhakta brings 30 years of experience with him to Anahata. Having trained for his Diploma in India, he has spent most of his time throughout the years serving in ashrams between Australia and India, sharing his knowledge of traditional Yoga teachings and practices. He more recently focuses on Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra – with a focus on disability support. Member of SYTA.
Anahata Specialist Teachers are all well trained and knowledgeable in their field. They will lead you through this event in a respectful and gentle manner, inspiring you to go deeper and explore what you find.
Prosad, the ‘Jimi Hendrix of electric sitar’ is an international, spiritual musician full of good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music. Inspired by legends like George Harrison, Prosad seeks to create a spiritual vibration in the mainstream music of his generation by blending Indian instruments with the western influences of rock, reggae, folk and blues
from United States, November 2018
"A life changing retreat in the mountains"
The environment and people of Anahata made it easy to settle into the retreat. They were knowledgable and the structure allowed me to truly explore myself and learn more about yoga.
from United States, April 2018
the whole overall experience
from Spain, April 2018
The whole atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxed. The yoga, meditation and instruction sessions were excellent. The residents took great care of the people attending the retreat and they made us feel part of the family,
from New Zealand, April 2018
"Powerful retreat with opportunity for deep transformation"
The retreat provides a very generous offering by the wonderful team at Anahata. I enjoyed the passion and attention to detail with which every happens at Anahata. A 3-day retreat will offer more teachings to those interest in an authentic yogic lifestyle, then a year of yoga classes.
from New Zealand, March 2018
"A place of light"
The commitment of the people
The blissful and positive atmosphere which generated a space of learning, devotion and communion
from New Zealand, November 2017
"Amazing - The true spirit of Yoga"
Everything was excellent, I fell in love with the place, the people, and the whole setting which really embodies the true spirit of Yoga in all its dimensions. This retreat was everything I was hoping for and more. Deeply grateful <3 Hari om
from New Zealand, September 2017
everyone was so warm and understanding, very beautiful space in all weather.
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A beautiful , tranquil experience that I will treasure forever! Authentic, different world and a environmentally friendly place! Daily practice of yoga and meditation was perfect way to start my new year, thank you to all the wonderful teachers and I will be back very soon I promise ... Om
a traveler Germany
I stayed at Anahata for nearly 3 month as a karma yogi... As a newy to yoga I'm so glad that I chose this place as my yoga starting point, as it teaches you, in my opinion, still the real and traditional yoga. Your days start early and are fully planned and even sometimes you have to do things you don't really like, at the end you see that it is all part of the bigger picture and part of your personal growth. Anahata is located on top of a hill with stunning views over Golden Bay, a very beautiful location not just to watch the sunrise or sunset but also to take some walks. Accommodation is basic but has all you need and three delicious vegetarian meals are served a day. I loved my time up there and experienced the most magical and unforgettable NYE of my life. Thanks everyone for making my stay so wonderful. Om Om Om!