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Join this retreat and explore the chakras and energy pathways using the meditation exercises of Kriya yoga that will be integrated with daily Hatha yoga, relaxation, and chanting classes in a stunning natural location. You will be initiated into the Kriyas in a safe way, with practical applications for your daily life.
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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.
Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, 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.
The venue is smoke-free. Please abstain from smoking on the grounds during your stay. In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or cologne.
The word Kriya means 'activity' or 'movement' and refers to the activity or movement of consciousness. It involves a powerful combination of yoga, pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (psychic gestures), bandha (energy locks), and meditation and has the capacity to quickly evolve the practitioner.
Kriya yoga is a doorway to self-reflection, helping the practitioner to understand the unconscious layers of the mind and its monkey nature, propounding a pathway to peace and well-being.
A distinctive feature of Kriya yoga is that the concentration is not forced, but spontaneously arises as a consequence of the practice. With regular application of the techniques, an alignment of the physical, mental and energetic forces takes place, awakening a subtle perception of one’s own self. This change in perspective enhances the ability to manage outside events and experiences with more wisdom and balance.
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.
The retreat will take place in Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand.
You will be served with three wholesome vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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.
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 sessions is available by appointment. It is 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 are also available and according to your needs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Nelson Airport (NSN) or Takaka Aerodrome (KTF). Please note that Takaka Aerodrome (KTF) 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).
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