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Explore Your ‘Self’ 1 Month Immersion

Monday 12 February, 2024 @ 8:00 am - Monday 11 March, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Are you seeking a profound transformation in your life? Do you long for a healthier, more conscious existence?
Are you yearning for valuable life skills that lead to lasting growth?

This 4 week training programme is designed to support you on the journey of self-realisation with a 4 week easy-entry path in to a more conscious lifestyle.It begins with the Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat immersion continued with a 3 week residential stay of yogic lifestyle learning and experience.

The 4-week programme offers:

The introductory Explore Your ‘Self’ Retreat makes up the first week
The following 3 weeks allow you to immerse yourself in an inspiring yogic lifestyle
Being part of a community, living a life of simplicity, mindfulness and service to support the growth and well-being of all
Supported introduction to new areas of growth, responsibility and learning in a supported and accepting environment
3 healthy vegetarian meals per day

Mentorship & life skills development in areas such as:

  • Healthy cooking and kitchen management
  • Organic gardening and landscape design
  • Maintenance and eco building
  • Admin and office assistance
  • Caring for a small retreat centre

Regular weekly schedule including:

  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Small group discussions
  • Guided meditation
  • Daily chanting Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
  • Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
  • Fire Ceremony (Havan) and Chanting (healing sound vibration)

Standard Price: NZD $1550
Camping Price: NZD $1280

10% discount is available up to 30 days before the retreat start date if payment made in full by 12th January 2024.


(use EB10 discount code at checkout for 10% off )


Start Time: 3pm onwards Monday 12th – arrival/registration
Finish Time: 12pm Monday 11th March

Complimentary pick up: Monday 12th February 3pm at Golden Bay Visitor Centre, where the Golden Bay Coachlines bus will drop you off if traveling to Takaka from Nelson.
Complimentary drop off: Monday 11th March (time to be arranged) back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre, where the Golden Bay Coachlines bus will pick you up from if traveling from Takaka to Nelson.

Special Dietary Requirements: All meals provided are vegetarian. Vegan, Dairy Free & Gluten Free can be provided for an additional NZD $10 per week.

Private Sessions: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations, Bodywork and Nutritional Guidance are available by appointment.Click here to find out more.


Swami Karma Karuna Anahata Yoga Retreat

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. Lakshmi has been teaching yoga internationally for over 10 years. She has a Diploma of Yogic Studies, is a qualified teacher in the Bihar School of Yoga tradition, and is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga New Zealand. She is dedicated to guiding others in the powerful practices of traditional yoga and bringing the teachings to life on a practical level. Her dharma as a teacher is to give students yogic tools for everyday life, to empower people to create positive change on a realistic timeline, and to inspire people to live with an attitude of selflessness, compassion, and gratitude.


Siddheshwari is a Senior Teacher on the Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and the Meditation & Pranayama Teacher Training at Anahata. Her passions are yoga for everyday life, ritual, manta, and storytelling.

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