3 Days Gayatri Mantra, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Takaka, New Zealand

3 Days Gayatri Mantra, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat Takaka, New Zealand

  • Anahata Yoga Retreat, 727 Bird Road, Takaka, Golden Bay, Tasman District, Tasman, South Island, New Zealand

Blissful Yoga Retreat New Zealand

Join this enriching weekend retreat to gain insight into the practice and benefits of the Gayatri mantra, considered a sacred sound vibration. This valuable practice also helps to awaken the inner luminosity, wisdom, and intuition. Awaken your intuition and vitality with empowering practices. This is a rare opportunity to delve into the depths of Vedic tradition and learn the practical use of Gayatri mantra in modern daily life with a senior visiting Yogacharya (master) and author, Swami Muktibodhananda.

Highlights

  • Yoga Nidra and Karma yoga classes
  • Guided Gayatri mantra and meditation session
  • A fire ceremony for healing, peace, and wellbeing
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Meals
  • 2 days with instruction
  • English

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You will be accommodated for two nights in a shared accommodation or camp. The powerful natural setting of Anahata, overlooking Golden Bay and the nearby Abel Tasman National Park, inspires and deepens your sense of place and helps you to go deeper into the practices. Limited private accommodation options are also available. Please send an inquiry to Anahata Yoga Retreat for more information.

Participants will be guided through the Gayatri Sadhana through the uses of asanas (body postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (gestures), mantra chanting, meditation, and trataka (a practice of steady gazing of an object).

The purpose of practicing Gayatri mantra and meditation is to:

  • Create a protective vibration around yourself
  • Purify yourself and enlighten your mind
  • Empower yourself with material and spiritual benefits to further your spiritual practice

Alongside these practices, you will be welcomed to join in the day-to-day activities at Anahata such as yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), Karma yoga (actions with meditative awareness), and a fire ceremony for healing, peace, and wellbeing. This retreat is open and suitable for people of any level of yogic experience.

  • Swami Muktibodha

    Swami Muktibodha is considered internationally to be a leading exponent of classical yoga and meditation and has been honored with the title of Acharya (master) of yoga. She has achieved international renown for her commentary on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. She filters these deep practices and concepts through her down-to-earth Western eye, making them accessible and useful for all. Well versed in the scientific as well as traditional aspects of yoga, she is currently based in Brisbane, Australia teaching and lecture both locally and internationally.

Anahata Yoga Retreat is located in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand, in the northwest part of the South Island. It is situated 640 meters (2000 feet) above sea level, at an idyllic spot called Bird's Clearing, overlooking Golden Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park. The closest town is Takaka. Please note that Anahata is half an hour away from any shops, banks, or internet cafes. Please attend to any needs in town before you come to Anahata.

The two closest airports are Takaka Aerodrome (KTF) (limited service link) and Nelson Airport (NSN). Anahata Yoga Retreat is 15 kilometers from Takaka, with the last seven kilometers being unsealed. You will have to cross five small fords. A 4WD vehicle is helpful, but many people drive up in 2WD cars without any problem.

Nearby places

  • Takaka, 15 kilometers
  • Yoga Nidra and Karma yoga classes
  • Guided Gayatri mantra and meditation session
  • A fire ceremony for healing, peace, and wellbeing
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off from Takaka I-site
  • Meals

Driving directions from Nelson

  • From Nelson, which is the main city in the north part of the South Island, travel west through the town of Motueka.
  • After crossing the Takaka Hill from Nelson, you will drive towards and into Takaka.
  • Turn right immediately past the Visitors Centre (don't go through Takaka).
  • Follow the road to the roundabout at the dairy factory and turn right.
  • Drive towards Pohara Beach for about ten minutes.
  • The road curves on a big right and then a big left. You will pass Motupipi School (on left), then take the next turn right at the Clifton ‘+’ crossroads.
  • Turn right at the next ‘T’ junction at Carlyle Street.
  • Follow this road to the next T-junction and turn left continuing on Clifton Road.
  • As you turn, you will see an orange "Anahata Retreat" sign. You will come to a gravel road and a sign saying Bird Road.
  • Follow the gravel road (Bird Road) up to the top of the mountain (seven kilometers).
  • You will notice a sign part way up the hill with several family names on it. This is a private driveway / road to their house. Continue on the past this drive.
  • When you are half way up you will come to two gates side-by-side. Go through the left gate (not the one going down the hill to the farm).
  • When you arrive at the top after approximately 30 minutes driving, you will see a little sign on the other side of the top gate to the right that says Abel Tasman - Wainui Hut. Go through this gate and follow the same gravel / dirt road heading a little left.
  • On your left (a hundred meters or so), you will see a row of big Pine Trees, a house, and some gardens. There is an “Anahata” sign on the fence to the right of the gate.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Nelson Airport (NSN).

Nelson Airport (NSN) is the main national airport for the region and is a two-hour drive from Takaka. Alternatively, you can fly directly from Wellington International Airport (WLG) to a small airport in Takaka, Takaka Aerodrome (KTF).

Arrival by bus

Golden Bay Coachlines offers daily services from Nelson to Takaka departs Nelson daily at 15:30, arriving in Takaka at 17:45.

Arrival by shuttle

You will have a complimentary pick-up on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 14:00 in Takaka I-site and a complimentary drop-off on Monday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 back to Takaka I-site.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Tasman, New Zealand

Anahata Yoga Retreat is an integral residential yoga retreat in Golden Bay, New Zealand. They organize meditation and yoga retreats that welcome everyone.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 92% of the time.
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3 days / 2 nights

Availability

Arrival: Friday February 9, 2018
Departure: Sunday February 11, 2018

Early bird discount

There is a Super Early Bird discount of 15% per person available if you book or reserve and pay in full by January 11, 2018 and an Early Bird discount of 10% per person if you book or reserve and pay in full by February 10, 2018.

 

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