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Welcome the New Year with this retreat to relax, reflect, and reconnect with yourself and nature. Discover your innate resolutions inviting positive change and direction into your life. Prepare the foundation and plant a seed for the New Year with practical tools of yoga and meditation and learn how to nurture your resolutions to grow, flower, and bear fruits. Anahata provides a supportive yogic environment for clarity, transformation, and identifying with the deeper aspects of your personality.
You will be staying in a shared room. If you wish, camping and other accommodation options are also available.
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.
Swami Karma Karuna
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.
Anahata Yoga Retreat is located in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand, in the northwest part of the South Island. It is situated 640 meters (2,000 feet) above sea level, at an idyllic spot called Bird's Clearing, on the outskirts of the Abel Tasman National Park.
The closest town is Takaka. The two closest airports are Takaka (limited service) link and Nelson. The 13 kilometers road up to Anahata is unsealed and crosses several small fords.
Three nourishing vegetarian meals will be provided plus afternoon tea.
Breakfast is a light meal to break the fast from the previous night. Lunch is the main meal of the day when your digestive fires are the strongest. For dinner, you devour a light meal to ensure that all food is completely digested before going to sleep.
The water at Anahata is from a pure mountain spring and is absolutely safe to drink.
The kitchen is not to be used for personal cooking. If you have medically related food requirements or allergies, please inform reception on arrival.
Any special dietary requirements for food allergies can be catered to with prior advance notice; however, Anahata advises guests in this situation to bring their own supply of certain foods, e.g. soy milk or gluten-free bread.
A unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personality, body type, health challenges, and get direction or a personal program, therapeutic applications, and health consultations according to your needs.
There is an airport in Nelson, and there is a small airfield in Takaka. Nelson is the main national airport for the region. The Nelson Airport (NSN) is about a two-hour drive from Takaka.
Capital Air offers flights from Wellington directly to Takaka from spring through autumn. This is a gorgeous flight over the Tasman and Abel Tasman National Park.
Air New Zealand offers daily flights to Nelson. Be sure to reserve a window seat on the flight as domestic planes fly at lower altitudes and the scenery is stunning.
Three bus companies offer services from Nelson and other South Island cities to Takaka. Schedules will vary from company to company.
You will need to be picked up in Takaka to get to Anahata. Please let them know your arrival date and time, and they will arrange to meet you. Pick-up and drop-off in Takaka on Monday or Friday is complimentary. Pick-up and drop-off in Takaka on other days incurs a charge of 40 NZD. The trip up the mountain from Takaka takes approximately 35 minutes.
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