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6 Days Restorative and Yoga Nidra Retreat in New Zealand

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

Overview

Relaxation Techniques Yoga Retreat New Zealand

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.

Highlights

  • Daily Mantra meditation and breathing practices
  • Daily Restorative, Hatha, and Nidra yoga classes
  • Learn the connection between breath and relaxation
  • Yoga lifestyle workshops and SWAN practice
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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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 is the founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand. She is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than twenty-five years of training and experience. She teaches around the globe in a simple and practical way, inspiring people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.

  • Sannyasi Pragyadhara

    She returned to New Zealand shores after spending nine 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.

Activities
  • Hiking trail nearby
General
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Meeting room

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:

  • Breakfast: a light meal to break the fast from the previous night.
  • Lunch: the main meal of the day, when your digestive fires are the strongest.
  • Dinner: 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.

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.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Breath and its link with relaxation theory
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Option for deep theory sessions including the science behind the techniques
  • Restorative Hatha yoga, breathing practices, Nidra yoga, meditation, Mantra meditation
  • SWAN practice
  • Understanding the techniques of Nidra yoga and Restorative yoga from a practical and theoretical point of view
  • Yoga lifestyle workshop
  • Yoga practices for your own health
  • Airfare
  • Extra activities

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. Note that there are no petrol stations available between Motueka and Takaka, so best to fill up in Motueka. Stick to the speed limits to avoid traps.
  • After crossing the Takaka Hill from Nelson, you will drive towards and into Takaka.
  • Turn right immediately past the “Visitors Center” (don't go through Takaka).
  • Follow the road to the roundabout and turn right.
  • Drive towards Pohara Beach for about 10 minutes.
  • The road curves on a big right and then a big left. You will pass Motupipi School (on the left).
  • Take the next turn right at the Clifton crossroads. You will pass a big wooden giraffe type creature and then turn right at the ‘T’ Junction.
  • 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).
  • Continue on past this drive. When you are half way up you will come to two gates side-by-side. Go through the left gate.
  • When you arrive at the top after approximately 30 minutes of 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 road heading a little left.
  • On your left, 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. Park outside and walk through the Anahata gate to the office.
  • If you are not comfortable driving up the mountain, cars can be left at the end of the sealed road before the start of the hill and the you can be picked up from there. You may also park your car in Takaka. Transfers are available upon request and will cost around 40 NZD.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at (Takaka Aerodoome Airport (KTF) or Nelson Airport (NSN).

Arrival by bus

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.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Anahata Yoga Retreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Traveler from Pune, India
    10 out of 10

    "I always wanted a place near to a beach that had serenity, calmness,clean and a resort next to a beach that is awesome. I found Anahata retreat. This place has a great staff to take care of guests, huts that u will love. The only thing i missed is Indian food. Since i dont eat european food, i rarely found Indian food. Rest, don't dare to skip this place."

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  • Review by Magenta Weiss
    10 out of 10

    "An amazing insightful experience. I was truly inspired by the people who live there, the intelligent and relevant conversations I had...and the food was frigging awesome! I left inspired and with knowledge to use and love everyday after. Thanks Anahata!"

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  • Review by Christoffel M. Walter Hendrick
    10 out of 10

    "Most trans formative place for Sadhana, long-term residency or brief retreats."

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  • Review by Dan McMullan from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "After spending the last few days away from Anahata I have really come to terms with what it's all about. It really is a beneficial place to someone like myself. To learn to be aware, conscious, and observe one's actions is like living all over again."

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  • Review by Amber Blair from New Zealand
    9 out of 10

    "You feel a little lost in it all at first, especially when everyone around you knows exactly how to say, chant, sing, and remember all these complicated strings of letters that make no sense to a brain that's been unexposed to them before and they are so strong in their conviction to the yogic path. Not just the posture yoga that we all know from the gym or yoga studio we attend. The life of simplicity and dedication to a higher power and its presence everywhere. For a non-religious person like me, it feels like a lot to comprehend and accept. But you get into this fantastic rhythym; yoga, meditate, eat healthy, work hard, give back, conserve, laugh, go to bed early, repeat, and it works you from the inside out. What you're so used to thinking is important doesn't seem so important any more and you start to really think about what you're giving to the world and how you're taking care of it."

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  • Review by Julia Kastler
    10 out of 10

    "It was a week where I nourished my inner self and had time to explore it. This is not finished at all. It just was the start of my spiritual jourey. In this place, I had the time, teachers and facilities to do so. It is a gift to oneself! Thank you for sharing your yogic lifestyle, knowledge, and practices. I felt ver welcomed and appreciated in this place and by the people and teachers. It was a huge inspiration and got some resources for myself."

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  • Review by Jonas Klippel
    10 out of 10

    "A very good balanced retreat. Not so much input and many free time but still enough to have the learning sink in your mind."

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  • Review by David
    10 out of 10

    "Enjoyable week! Useful tools for daily life."

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  • Review by Aradhana
    10 out of 10

    "Fatastic opportunity to experience many forms of meditation and work out which methods suits me best. I can now intensify my own practice and in a very subtle level."

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  • Review by James Johnson
    10 out of 10

    "I feel better amd that's enough! I really appreciate the genuineness of the teachers and all of them have excellent humor."

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  • Review by Gabi
    10 out of 10

    "I immensely enjoyed being at Anahata Yoga Retreat! It was very inspiring and a great pleasure to be in your presence and meeting you all. It was difficult in the beginning, but I learned heaps in the end. I feel like my eyes and my heart are more open than before. I learned to think in different ways, to see more positive things. I also learned to concentrate much better than before."

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  • Review by Sn Sri Priya
    10 out of 10

    "It was good to come home to my loved ones. Never had I been gone so long. My time there helped me to know that I was on the right path but that details in my life would need some tweaking. I needed to create a channel inside me, one to allow India to exist in my day-to-day life."

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  • Review by Sn Tanmayi
    10 out of 10

    "So what had changed? I had. Those seeds that had been planted during my first visit were growing. I was better prepared this time. I was less resistant, more open, and better able to meet challenges from a calm, centered place. I was also better able to watch, witness, and let go."

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Golden Bay, New Zealand

Anahata Yoga Retreat is an integral residential yoga retreat in Golden Bay, New Zealand.

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6 days / 5 nights

Availability

Arrival: Friday April 21, 2017
Departure: Wednesday April 26, 2017

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