Anahata Trust

show_image.php?id=98 The Anahata Yoga Health & Education Trust has been established as a non-profit organisation, enabling us to expand our capacity in sharing the yogic lifestyle for the well-being of individuals and families of all walks of life.

Our vision includes promoting health, personal growth and wellness. We are committed to providing experiential learning opportunities and accessible yoga education for all.

We are actively working towards preservation of the natural environment and sustainable development of the retreat infrastructure.


Under the Trust we seek to live the yogic lifestyle and share our knowledge with all who come to the Retreat. We are committed to practicing and teaching Yoga and living ecologically and sustainably. We endeavour to be able to include all levels of the socio-economic population and are in the process of developing a scholarship program.


We agree to live by and comply with the following Code of Ethics below

Code of Ethics

1. Ahimsa: acting with care
2. Satya: speaking truth in the service of all
3. Asteya: behaving honestly
4. Brahmacharya: being wise and caring in sexual conduct
5. Aparigraha: accepting only that which is freely given


Anahata welcomes people from all walks of life who are interested in long-term training in living a yogic lifestyle.

An application, interview process and integration period are required.

To further our growth, we are particularly interested in volunteers who have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Admin skills and the ability to run our online bookings system
  • IT/computer support
  • Cooking and kitchen management
  • Building and maintenance
  • Marketing
  • Graphic design

Please contact us for more information.

ANAHATA YOGA RETREAT has a number of long and short term development projects underway, or in the pipeline.

Our main house, named “Surya”, meaning the sun, offers views of spectacular sunrises and is very much like the sun at Anahata. People receive nourishment in the form of incredible meals, a warm space to be, knowledge through gems in the library and our on-site shop. It is the heart of Anahata Yoga Retreat which all guests and residents visit at least 3 times a day!
In 2015, we had the generous donation of time from two wonderful builders Nirakara and Rameshwar, who were able to complete Stage 1 of Surya building repair. The side of the house was reclad, inside rooms painted, windows replaced with double glazing and a long time leaking issue fixed. The Surya bedrooms have been comfortable and warm and housing short-term volunteers all winter!!!! Thanks to kind donations of time and money, we are able to be sustainable by repairing, maintaining and upgrading our main house.

We are now planning Stage 2 of the Surya rebuild – to re-clad and repair the front as well as replace the windows - this has been estimated at a further $10,000, with an eventual Stage 3 to repair the kitchen as time and resources allow. Your support of this rebuild is needed and greatly appreciated so we can make sure our main house is healthy, strong, and sustainable for all who come. Everything small or large is of help.

Donations can be made via ‘GoFundMe’ or contact yoga at anahata-retreat.org.nz directly for other options.


1. Raising funds for a new Anahata Vehicle
We are continuing to raise funds for a new Anahata workhorse vehicle as the trusty "Grey Surf" has reached the end of its working life. Everything helps. Please use the Donate button below or contact us.

2. Yogic Studies Student Support Fund
We continue to raise funds to support students who wish to pursue Yogic Studies training either in Australia or India as well as those who would like to do courses such as our Yoga Nidra Instructors Training

3. Protected Ridgeline Project
Golden Bay Natural and Linked (GBNL) is an Incorporated Society formed to preserve the rare natural landscape of Golden Bay for people to have a space to retreat away from visual and electro-magnetic pollution, and we wish for future generations to enjoy nature's playground.

At Anahata Retreat we strive to uphold this vision to maintain the natural beauty of the landscape and provide a place where our guests can retreat from the stress and stimulation of work, modern technology and the impact of city life. We have intentionally chosen to be in a remote area, sustainable and off the grid. In light of new rules being passed by the government, giving tele-communciations groups liberal rights to place cell phone towers anywhere, we are continuing to take actions to protect the surrounding ridgelines

Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/cellphonetowerfree
Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/GBNaturalandLinked


1. Donate your time
2. Donate books to our library
3. Donate tools, seeds, plants
4. Give a regular monthly donation to any project you believe in or for general use
5. Contact us to discuss Bequeathing to Anahata in your will.

Thank you for your support of Anahata’s on-going work!

To support any of the above needs, click on the "Donate" button below and pay online using Paypal's secure payment system or contact us directly for other options.

Email yoga at anahata-retreat.org.nz to designate your donation towards a specific purpose.

Please contact us for more information.


show_image.php?id=187 Koha is a Maori term for selfless giving. It is a genuine sharing that demands nothing in return.

In order to further the goals of Anahata Yoga Health & Education Trust, we welcome donations of any amount. Donations by New Zealand residents of over $NZ5 are tax deductible. Please contact us for more information.

You can make a donation now to support the work of Anahata Yoga Health & Education Trust. Contact us at yoga at anahata-retreat.org.nz to find out how.