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Anahata Yoga Retreat in New Zealand's South Island, provides an experience of yogic living in the midst of native bush and expansive ocean views of Golden Bay. It is a residential eco-friendly, yoga retreat offering nightly to monthly stays, private yoga training, daily and weekly programs and ongoing retreats. The environment fosters personal growth and deep relaxation with individualized practices to create a balanced and inspired life. As part of the wider network of the Satyananda yoga tradition and offering Yoga Solutions for Life, Anahata's influence stretches worldwide through international programs and seminars.
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.
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. This course will explore the chakras and energy pathways using the meditation exercises of Kriya Yoga and 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.
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.
Benefits of Kriya Yoga include:
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 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.
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