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Retreat Overview

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” – Aristotle
Begin your yogic journey and become immersed in the beauty and simplicity of a yogic lifestyle on our signature retreat.
Use it as a stepping stone to our 4 week Yogic Life Skills program.

These Explore Your Self retreats are available most months throughout the year so check our calendar for more info.

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!

The programme includes:

• Hatha yoga classes
• Small group discussions
• Guided meditation
• Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Daily chanting
• Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
• Havan (ancient Vedic fire ceremony)

The Explore Your ‘Self’ retreats are also an easy-entry point for our longer, 4 week Yogic Life Skills program. Learn to live a more conscious life while increasing your knowledge and participation in a yogic lifestyle.

Start Time: from 5pm Monday – arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Monday 11th June 5.45pm Golden Bay Visitor Centre
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 17th June 11am back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre

Swami Anandakumar at Anahata

Swami Anandakumar is an internationally respected teacher who specialises in meditation. He has studied a wide variety of yogic disciplines for over 30 years, training and teaching in ashrams in Australia and India, as well as conducting courses on meditation internationally.


Sw Kailash at Anahata

Swami Kailash 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. He is a warm and engaging teacher and has been teaching yoga for twenty years, most recently in Australasia, India and Korea.

Sn Chintamani Anahata

Sn Chintamani is a yoga teacher and therapist who has studied and taught yoga in Australia and New Zealand. Her teaching experience includes workshops, community classes, school programmes and yoga for those undergoing rehabilitation as well as sessions for their carers. 

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Explore Your ‘Self’ Yoga Retreat

Monday 11 June, 2018 - Sunday 17 June, 2018

The Retreat Programme Includes

• 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)

6 nights, shared accommodation with meals and all retreat inclusions.

Private yoga and therapeutic consultations, bodywork and nutritional guidance are available by appointment – please email us for more information.

Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly

Explore Your 'Self' Yoga Retreat

Monday 11 June, 2018 - Sunday 17 June, 2018

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