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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”
– Aristotle

Delve in to your yogic journey and become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.

Give yourself the space and time to learn more about yourself in this holistic and practical introduction into the Yogic Lifestyle. Experience bringing together different yoga and meditation practices for an enhanced level of understanding. Receive a broad range of tools to take away with you in order to start supporting yourself through the hustle and bustle of life.

This is an opportunity for self-discovery and development in a supportive environment surrounded by some of the most stunning nature NZ has to offer. No previous yoga experience necessary – everybody is welcome!

Read all about our Explore Your ‘Self’ retreats on the blog here.  Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.

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Explore Your ‘Self’ Yoga Retreat

Monday 09 January, 2023 - Sunday 15 January, 2023

The Retreat Programme Includes

6 nights, shared accommodation (unless camping), all meals and the full retreat programme.

  • 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)


Additional Information

Start Time: 5pm onwards Monday – arrival/registration
Finish Time:
11am Sunday

Complimentary pick up: Monday 9th January 6:10pm Golden Bay Visitor Centre, where the Golden Bay Coachlines bus will drop you off if traveling to Takaka from Nelson.
Complimentary drop off:
Sunday 15th January 11am back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre, where the Golden Bay Coachlines bus will pick you up from if traveling from Takaka to Nelson.


Standard Price: NZD $1008
Camping Price: NZD $950

Early-Bird Discounted Price: NZD $900 – if full payment is made by 12th December 2022.
Early-Bird Discounted Price + Camping: NZD $840

*Prices include Shared Accommodation (unless Camping), all meals and the full Retreat Programme.

Locals Discount**: Golden Bay Residents are eligible to receive 20% off this retreat.

** Terms & Conditions Apply – This cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or special offer.

  • Sauna and healing treatments are available. Please contact us to book an appointment in advance.
  • Private Sessions: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations, Bodywork and Nutritional Guidance are available by appointment. Click here to find out more.
  • Camping: Tent hire is available for an additional cost of NZD $30.  If interested in hiring a tent, please enquire with us at the time of booking as we have a limited amount available.

To book now, please email us.

This retreat will also be available to attend in March 2023. For more info, click here


Swami Karma Karuna, lead trainer, is a senior teacher of Yoga NZ, Yoga Australia, IAYT Yoga Therapist, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 and YACEP registered. She offers 30 years of expertise delivered in a multi-faceted way using lectures, PowerPoints, practical experience, group exercises, personal reflection, teaching practice, readings, latest research, case studies and guided practices to take away.

Explore Your 'Self' Yoga Retreat

Monday 09 January, 2023 - Sunday 15 January, 2023

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