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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. 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.
During the retreat, you will stay at Anahata Yoga Retreat and you may opt for a shared room or tent. Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please send Anahata Yoga Retreat an inquiry.
If you are concerned about getting connected, please note that Anahata is only able to provide internet access for essential communications e.g. booking flights and other crucial travel arrangements. Casual internet access for general e-mail and web browsing is unavailable due to their reliance on and limited supply of solar power. They have a satellite broadband connection that is quite power hungry!
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.
Cancellation policy for this retreat will be as below:
This New Year's retreat takes place in Anahata Yoga Retreat. 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.
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. Please note that they do not have eftpos or credit card facilities at this time.
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At Anahata, you will get the chance to experience a yogic diet, a vegetarian diet that is based on principles of simplicity, and that supports your being in the process of positive transformation. A proper diet that is pure, simple, and as natural as possible is essential for progress in yoga. If one eats pure food, then the system is revitalized again and again.
All meals provided are vegetarian - simple, nutritious, and satisfying. Much of Anahata's organic food is sourced from local growers or picked fresh from their garden, which is developed along permaculture design principles. They have a closed kitchen policy and no personal cooking is permitted. However, the option of cooking alongside one of the retreat residents and learning about sattwic food preparation and prasad is a possibility during your stay if you choose.
Some special dietary requirements for food allergies can be catered to with prior advance notice. Anahata can cater to vegan and gluten free requirements, but for other required specialty foods or snacks you may wish to bring your own supply. Please confirm when booking if in doubt.
The water at Anahata is from a pure mountain spring and is absolutely safe to drink. Please note that Anahata does not serve coffee, but they do have several nice tea options including black tea.
Private yoga and therapeutic consultations, bodywork, and nutritional guidance are available by appointment.
Please book your flight to arrive at Nelson Airport (NSN) or Takaka Aerodrome (KTF). Please note that Takaka airport has limited service link. Nelson is the main national airport for the region and is a two-hour drive from Takaka. You can also fly directly from Wellington to Takaka.
Golden Bay Air offers scheduled flights from Wellington directly to Takaka all year. See Golden Bay Air for flight timetables. This is a gorgeous flight over Cook Strait and Abel Tasman National Park. Air New Zealand offers daily flights to Nelson.
Golden Bay Coachlines offers daily services from Nelson to Takaka departs Nelson daily at 3:30 p.m., arriving in Takaka at 5:45 p.m.
You can hire the local MaxiCab taxi service. Book online or ring the freephone number to book a taxi service. It is essential to pre-book in advance (limited rural service).