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Guided Retreat In India 2019  |  Full Package – 51 nights


You are invited to join us on a unique fully guided journey to India to discover traditional yoga through authentic yoga retreats as well as getting a taste of ashram life. We hope the experience will touch your heart, open your mind and inspire your actions.

Guided retreats will be led personally by Swami Karma Karuna, beginning in Kolkata and travelling to Rikhiapeeth Ashram. 

Participate in this year’s Chakra Sadhana Retreat (deepen your knowledge of Kundalini Yoga with chakra focus during asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and sound practices). After, enjoy the Navaratri chanting program, where you’ll get the opportunity to integrate in ashram activities during this powerful 9 day period of astrological significance, that is said to increase the benefits of any spiritual practice. Afterwards, spend time experiencing the Ashram Lifestyle (volunteering yourself in the spirit of seva-selfless service) before deepening your experience with the Prana Vidya Retreat (a system to realise and expand prana for healing and spiritual growth). 

These are enriching and transformational retreats that will give you an opportunity to find greater depth and understanding in your practice, irrespective of your level of experience. 

Option 1: Full Package

18 Sept – 8th Nov  –  51 nights

Join us for this full immersion guided journey, which incorporates the Chakra Sadhana Retreat and Navaratri chanting program, Ashram lifestyle stay, Diwali (festival of lights) and the Prana Vidya Retreat.

Chakra Sadhana Retreat in Rikhia

21st – 27th September 2019

Deepen your knowledge of yoga and how the chakras influence all levels of your personality: physical, energetic, mental and emotional harmony as well as psychic and spiritual development. Chakras are energy centres in the body that regulate the circulation of energy which then influence all of our expressions. Experience depth using chakra focus during asana, pranayama, meditation, theory sessions and more. Be inspired by deep insights from the Senior Swamis of Rikhiapeeth.

  • 7 day retreat in Rikhia
  • Includes hotel and return travel from Kolkata

Ashram Stay

29th September – 7th October

Integrate the experience of Chakra Sadhana by immersing yourself into the Navaratri program and the daily activities of the ashram, which include Karma Yoga and may consist of yoga programs, kirtan and chanting, alongside the ashram residents. Volunteer your self in the spirit of seva-selfless service. An opportunity to serve, love, give and learn skills for daily life while helping others.

Diwali Celebration

Conclude your journey with Diwali, a traditional celebration of light, which offers an opportunity to connect with our inner luminosity and experience of joy, as India glows with thousands of flickering candles.

Prana Vidya Retreat in Rikhia

1st – 7th November 2019

Prana (energy) Vidya (knowledge) is an ancient and powerful psychic practice dealing with the system of prana for healing and spiritual awakening. Experience the scientific and esoteric aspects of the subtle breath and body, including practical techniques for awakening the fields of energy present in the human structure. Awaken and direct prana consciously, develop subtle awareness to perceive and gain knowledge of the nature of prana which in turn leads to expanded understanding of one self, as well as learning to direct this subtle energy for personal healing.

  • 7 day retreat in Rikhia.
  • Includes hotel & return travel from Kolkata

Other India Options:
Option 2: Chakra Sadhana, Navaratri & Ashram Stay
Option 3: Chakra Sadhana Retreat
Option 4: Prana Vidya Retreat

India Retreats packages Anahata


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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Guided Retreat In India 2019: Option 1 – Full Package

Wednesday 18 September, 2019 - Friday 08 November, 2019

The Retreat Programme Includes

  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha practices – theme based
  • Yoga Nidra or Prana Nidra
  • Kirtan (singing and chanting of mantra)
  • Karma yoga (working with meditative awareness)
  • Support pack
  • As well as additional specialised practices pertaining to each retreat
  • Live in an authentic Indian ashram integrating with the culture during the program
  • Possibility of Satsang (spiritual truth talk) with Swami Niranjanananda or Swami Satyasangananda
  • Experience esoteric practices such as havan (fire ceremony) and chanting of ancient texts
  • Expand your experience, be inspired and live a yogic lifestyle in a sacred environment

Option 1 Full Package

51 night stay  –  18th September – 8th November  $NZ TBC

Includes Chakra Sadhana, Navaratri, Ashram Stay, Prana Vidya and Diwali

Guided Retreat In India 2019: Option 1 - Full Package

Wednesday 18 September, 2019 - Friday 08 November, 2019

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