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‘The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.’
– Rumi

In deep listening you will be invited and guided to pay attention to your inner world.

Retreat Overview

In ‘Deep Listening’ we will surrender to the movement that flows inside ourselves. We will listen to what is alive in us at all levels, and surrender to the dance of the soul.

The retreat offers deep daily explorations combining OpenFloor Movement practice with Restorative Yoga. This unique combination will create a moving spiritual experience allowing a deep dive into yourself.

Using the practice of OpenFloor movement – we invite you to feel fully embodied – physcially, emotionally and crucially, mindfully. OpenFloor encourages us to use or bodies to feel alive, to enable us to feel present and more connected with life. This natural embodiment helps us come to our senses and raises our perspective as we learn to stay with our experiences regardless of whether we deem them good or bad.

To learn more about Openfloor movement, click here:

When we live an embodied life we are fluid, flexible, and free to experience all of the wild and subtle moments that go by, the ones that are heavenly and the ones that drop us to our knees.

We will be integrating traditional Yogic practices with the OpenFloor dance, to bring us into balance and harmony, giving us the ability to enjoy life, fulfil our potential and uncover our true nature. Practices include Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Havan and Meditation.

The Retreat Programme Includes

3 nights, shared accommodation (unless camping) with meals and full retreat programme, including:

  • OpenFloor International practices
  • Daily Restorative Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Guided Meditation
  • Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Daily chanting, Kirtan (singing mantras to music) and Fire Ceremony (Havan) and Chanting (healing sound vibration)

Additional Info

Start Time: 11:30am Thursday 16th May arrival / registration
Finish Time:
12pm Sunday 19th March

Complimentary pick up: Thursday 16th May 10.45am pick-up at Golden Bay Visitor Centre
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 19th May 12pm back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre

  • Special Dietary Requirements: All meals provided are vegetarian. Vegan, Dairy Free & Gluten Free can be provided for an additional $15. Please advise us at time of booking.
  • Private Sessions: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations, Bodywork and Nutritional Guidance are available by appointment. Click here to find out more.
  • Private rooms: Limited options are available on request, subject to availability.
  • Camping: Tent hire is available for an additional cost of $30. Add this to your booking at checkout.


Sybille bio pic

Sybille Feint, Sybille is a dedicated dancer and movement lover. She is an accredited Openfloor dance teacher, one of a handful in NZ/Australia. She has passionately explored embodied movement for the last 15 years, and has offered retreats and workshops in Golden bay for the last 5 years. She weaves her practice in Vipassana meditation and non-violent communication as well as her experience from living in an intentional community in New Zealand for more than 15 years, into her offering of transformational dance journeys.

To learn more about Sybille & her offerings, visit her website here >

‘Sybille totally rocked it, in such a beautiful way. Thank you so much, this is such powerful, transformative stuff and makes a difference that is immeasurable.’
Annabelle Edmond, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Swami Karma Karuna at Anahata

Swami Karma Karuna, founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, NZ, is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of training and experience. She specialises in therapeutic applications of yoga, yoga nidra relaxation and pranic practices and shares in a simple and practical way, inspiring people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.

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Deep Listening: OpenFloor Movement & Yoga Retreat

Thursday 16 May, 2019 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Deep Listening: OpenFloor Movement & Yoga Retreat

Thursday 16 May, 2019 - Sunday 19 May, 2019

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