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4 Days The Nature of Karma, Yoga Retreat in Golden Bay, New Zealand
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Anahata Yoga Retreat, 727 Bird Road, Takaka, New Zealand

Yoga Retreat New Zealand

If you have areas in you life you would like to improve upon, but there is often something holding you back, this retreat will help you understand your reality from your karmic tendencies and patterns of behavior. By the end of this retreat, you will have the understanding and tools to manifest right action and change the course of your life!

Meet the instructors

Shivani
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Highlights

  • Guided meditation
  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Daily chanting and yoga Nidra
  • Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
  • Karma Yoga and fire ceremony (Havan)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • 3 nights, shared accommodation
  • Small group discussions

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
17:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

A range of lodging options is available from shared rooms to a private straw bale roundhouse with stunning views of Golden Bay. Tent sites and camping are also available.

Program

Whether it is challenging relationships, health issues or other blockages in moving forward, beneath the surface of these external manifestations lies negative patterns of behavior that prevent you from connecting with the deepest part of yourself, and thus prevents you from experiencing and becoming the best version of ourselves.

During this weekend retreat, you will look at the Koshas, or layers of your embodiment, and learn how your reality is actually born from your own karmic tendencies and patterns of behavior. Using basic Chakra psychology, you will learn to identify and trace the problematic patterns back to the root of their physical expression so you may discover the most optimal tools in asana, pranayama, and meditation to achieve greater understanding and personal healing.

Finally, you will add in an understanding of numerology and the yogic philosophy of the soul’s manifestation in order to reveal a map of the multi-dimensional nature of the soul to see how the human earthly experience fits within it. This will allow you to begin to understand how your own Functional Perspective creates a reality of patterns and karmas.

Instructors

Shivani Howe

Retreat location

Anahata Yoga Retreat is located in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand, in the northwest part of the South Island. It is situated 640 meters above sea level, at an idyllic spot called Bird's Clearing, overlooking Golden Bay and borders the Abel Tasman National Park. The closest town is Takaka.

Distances

  • Motueka - 60 minutes
  • Nelson - 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Takaka - 30 minutes

Food

All meals provided are vegetarian - simple, yet nutritious and satisfying. Much of the organic food is 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.

Anahata Yoga Retreat can cater to vegan and gluten-free requirements, but for other required specialty foods or snacks, you may wish to bring your own supply. If you have special dietary requirements, please advise the office at the time of booking. An additional cost of $15 will apply for this retreat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

A Labyrinth

Anahata Yoga Retreat is offering the experience of a Seven Ringed Labyrinth, as a walking meditation. This is an opportunity to retreat into the deeper layers of Self, seek answers from within and then emerge back into the world anew. Contrary to a maze, which has options and dead ends, the labyrinth is a single path that weaves back and forth on itself giving the illusion that you are getting further away from the source when in fact every step you take is getting closer to it. It is a wonderful metaphor for the spiritual path.

The labyrinth will be occurring on Sunday 23rd after the retreat comes to a close, if you would like to stay an extra night to experience this walking meditation then we are offering an extra night’s stay for just 120 NZD and koha in exchange for Shivani’s facilitation of the labyrinth. We encourage participants to bring a sacred object, like a small or medium sized crystal, to leave on the path inside the labyrinth as an offering of gratitude to the Divine Mother.

During this yoga retreat, you can book private sessions for an extra cost.

Anahata Yoga Retreat is situated by native beech forest and one kilometer from the Western border of Abel Tasman National Park. During free time, you may like to:

  • Immerse yourself in nature
  • Walk to the waterfall
  • Enjoy the spectacular views and sunsets
  • Use the tranquil surroundings for your own practice
  • Reflect in the Contemplation Gardens
  • Color in or create Yantras (geometrical patterns)
  • Enjoy a book from our yoga library
  • Learn to cook ashram-style
  • Receive personal guidance from the resident swamis/teachers
  • Learn to play musical instruments

What's included

  • 3 nights, shared accommodation (unless camping), all meals and the full retreat programme.
  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Small group discussions
  • Guided meditation
  • Daily chanting
  • Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
  • Daily yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness
  • Fire ceremony (Havan) and chanting (healing sound vibration)
  • Complimentary pick up at/drop off from Golden Bay Visitor Centre to meet Nelson Bus

What's not included

  • Linen/bedding or Tent (Additional 30 NZD)
  • Special dietary requirements (Additional 15 NZD)
  • Private sessions (refer to our website for pricing)
  • Transport to and from Golden Bay from your place of departure

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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 Motueka, you will drive towards and into Takaka.
  • Turn right immediately after the Visitors Centre & Fresh Choice Supermarket towards Pohara(Don't go through Takaka!).
  • Follow the road and at the dairy factory follow the road which veers 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 left), then take the next turn right at the Clifton ‘+’ crossroads.
  • Turn right at the next ‘T’ Junction at Carlyle Street.
  • Follow this road to the next T-junction and turn left continuing on Clifton Road.
  • As you turn, you will see an "Anahata Retreat" sign.
  • Follow the sign until 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).
  • Look out for the small Anahata Yoga Retreat signs as you go.
  • There are some shallow fords and various gates. Please leave the gates as you find them (closed if closed).
  • When you are half way up you will come to two gates side-by-side.
  • Go through the left gate (not the one going down the hill to the farm.
  • When you arrive at the top after approximately 30 minutes 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/dirt road heading a little left.
  • On your left (a hundred meters or so), 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. You have arrived.
  • Welcome to Anahata Yoga Retreat! Park outside and walk through the Anahata gate to the office (in front of and attached to the building you see).

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by bus

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 31 days before the arrival date.
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