Join us for this enriching weekend retreat to gain insight in to the practice and benefits of the Gayatri Mantra, considered a sacred sound vibration. This valuable practice also helps to awaken inner luminosity, wisdom, and intuition.

Participants will be guided through the Gayatri Sadhana through the use of asanas (body postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (gestures), mantra chanting, meditation and trataka (practice of steady gazing of an object).

The purpose of practising Gayatri Mantra and Meditation is to: 
  • Create a protective vibration around yourself
  • Purify yourself and enlighten your mind
  • Empower yourself with material and spiritual benefits to further your spiritual practice

Alongside these practices, you will be welcomed to join in the day-to-day activities at Anahata such as Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), Karma Yoga (actions with meditative awareness) and a fire ceremony for healing, peace and wellbeing. 
The powerful natural setting of Anahata, overlooking Golden Bay and the nearby Abel Tasman National Park, inspires and deepens your sense of place and helps you to go deeper into the practices.

This retreat is open and suitable for people of any level of yogic experience.

Start Time: from 5pm Friday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Friday 9th February 5.45pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 11th February 11am back to Takaka I-site

Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati is considered internationally to be a leading exponent of classical yoga and meditation and has been honoured with the title of Acharya (master) of yoga. She has achieved international renown for her commentary on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (the original, authoritative text on hatha yoga). She has also authored Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing and Energy: The Spark of Life & Universal Goddess a book about yoga and personal growth for men and women, which is an eminently practical guide to these sometimes mystifying and esoteric practices.



Payment is for 2 nights*
Full Price: NZ$395
Camping: NZ$375

Super Early Bird: If full payment made by 11th Dec 2017 15% discount (use promo code SEB15 on booking form)
Early Bird: If full payment made by 10th Jan 2018 10% discount (use promo code EB10 on booking form)

  • Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme.
Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly.

Private sessions with a Swami/teacher are available by appointment:

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