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Join this unique retreat to experience and learn about the practices of Nidra yoga, basic breathing methods, and restorative yoga are key practices to equip yourself with yogic skills and techniques for self support. These methods will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental, and emotional tension; inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.
All guests will be staying at Anahata Yoga Retreat. A range of lodging options are available from shared rooms to a private straw-bale round house with stunning views of Golden Bay. Tent sites and camping are also available. Retreat rates are priced separately and include shared lodging, meals and all programs.
Linen or bedding is available to hire for 30 NZD for your stay. Linen is provided in Chakra Guest House.
In this retreat, you will experience and learn about the practices of Nidra yoga and Restorative yoga with time for self-study and personal reflection or simply to enjoy a walk in the neighboring Abel Tasman National Park.
You will be learning yoga practices for your own health, breath and the link with relaxation theory, yoga lifestyle, SWAN practice, restorative Hatha yoga, breathing practices, understanding the techniques of Nidra and Restorative yoga from a practical and theoretical point of view, Mantra meditation, and an option for deep theory sessions including the science behind the techniques.
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.
She returned to New Zealand shores after spending 9 years immersing herself in yoga teaching, yogic, and sannyasa lifestyle and deepening her practice. Choosing a path of simplicity and integrity, she underwent rigorous yogic and sannyasa training in India, in which the focus was cultivating strong minds that can respond positively and creatively to life. She is passionate about sharing her love of yoga and its integral tools from those looking to gain better health and well-being to those wanting to transform their lives.
This retreat will be held at Anahata Yoga Retreat, Takaka, New Zealand, which is situated in the midst of native beech forest with spectacular ocean views bordering the Abel Tasman National Park. It is a residential eco-yoga retreat using alternative power, composting toilets, eco-buildings, and nutritious organic vegetarian meals. It is a supportive, inspiring and dynamic environment that welcomes everyone regardless of age, background, and level of yoga experience.
The price of this retreat includes three daily vegetarian meals. All meals provided are simple, nutritious, and satisfying. Much of the organic food are sourced from local growers or picked fresh from the garden, which is developed along permaculture design principles.
Some special dietary requirements for food allergies can be catered to with prior advance notice; however, guests in this situation are advised to bring their own supply of certain foods, e.g. soy milk or gluten-free bread.
Your meals will include:
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.
Food is not allowed in the bedrooms. Please bring any special foods that you require (e.g. soy milk). They can be marked and kept in the kitchen.
Please book your flight to arrive at (Takaka Aerodoome Airport (KTF) or Nelson Airport (NSN).
Three bus companies offer services from Nelson and other South Island cities to Takaka. This includes Abel Tasman Bus, Golden Bay Coachlines, and Southern Link KBus. Schedules will vary from company to company.
You will need to be picked up in Takaka to get to Anahata. Transfers are available upon request and will cost around 40 NZD. The trip up the mountain from Takaka takes approximately 35 minutes.