Swami Karma Karuna, Swami Kailash, Lis Martinac and Caitlin present a 3 day journey into the heart of the devotional traditions. Sound and mindfulness workshops to soothe the soul and heal the body, yogic sound meditation practice, Nada Yoga, Hatha Yoga sound journey, and ancient devotional chanting and Kirtan. Set on a crystal mountain top 2000 feet above sea level at the beautiful Anahata Yoga Retreat in Golden Bay, NZ.

The retreat will include the following:

- Inner Voice Meditation
- Embodied Resonance- finding your voice
- Kirtan chanting Fundamentals - deepening your practice
- Nada Yoga
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Hatha Yoga Sound Classes
- Empowerment of Self Love workshop
- Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation
- Lots of Kirtan!

This fully catered 3 day retreat will feature a one day Bhakti Fest celebration on the Saturday. Workshops, yoga, music and beautiful food will fill the day and there will be an epic heart-opening 5 hour Ahkanda Kirtan chanting in the evening featuring guest musicians.
Join us for the full three day program for an uplifting weekend of music and sound. Or just come for the Bhakti Fest on Saturday and sing powerful kirtan into the night.

Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat. She is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of training and experience in a range of areas such as therapeutic applications of yoga, Yoga Nidra relaxation, prana, chakras, women’s health and applications of yoga into daily life. Swami Karma Karuna shares in a simple and practical way, creating an inspiring environment for people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.

Swami Kailash Saraswati has studied and lived in Yoga ashrams in New Zealand and India from an early age. From this background he brings a practical, simple and joyful perspective to all aspects of yoga and particularly shares his love of Mantra, Nada Yoga and Kirtan. Swami Kailash is a warm and engaging teacher and has been teaching yoga for more than twenty five years, most recently in Australasia, India and Korea. He is the Founder of Srinivasa Yoga House in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Lis Martinac has visited us before as part of The Gaya Tree - remember last year's Bhakti Fest? She is returning this year, bringing her beautiful blend of song and Kirtan, yoga and sound workshops. Based in the North Island, Lis runs many workshops on mindfulness, self-love, the divine feminine, and the joyful singing of Kirtan.

Caitlin sings from the heart with a big collection of mostly self-written music. Based in Golden Bay, Caitlin sings at festivals around the world and inspires with her gentle sounds and soothing Kirtan.



Full retreat - 3 days - 2 nights, shared accommodation (or camping) with meals and all retreat inclusions

Start Time: Friday morning 10.00am arrival / registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Thursday 18th January 5.45pm at Takaka i-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 21st January 11am back to Takaka i-site

Full Retreat Price: $NZ 395
Camping: $NZ 375
Super Early Bird: 15% reduction if paid before 20th Nov 2017
Early Bird: 10% reduction if paid before 20th Dec 2017
Use Promo Code SEB15 for Super Early Bird and EB10 for Early Bird on the bookings page

Limited private accommodation options are also available - pricing varies.

1 Day Bhakti Fest Celebration $95 - on Saturday 20th January 2017
- 10am-11.30pm
- Full day Event with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner included
- Hatha Yoga Sound Journey with Swami Karma Karuna
- Sound and Yoga Workshops
- Fire Ceremony and 5 hour Akhanda Kirtan chanting
Please book ahead for this fabulous day

Saturday evening option: $25 Please let us know you are coming beforehand
Fire Ceremony and Akhanda 5 hour kirtan chanting on Saturday evening 20th January 6pm-11.30pm
Includes Havan (fire ceremony)and 5 hour Akhanda kirtan chanting

Saturday Overnight Camping Option available - $50 extra for the night, includes 1 night camping, Sunday morning Hatha Yoga class and brunch

For more information, a booking form and payment information please email yoga at or call 03 5259887.