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Havan – Every Saturday (CANCELLED)

Saturday 17 August, 2019 - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Hari Om Anahata Community,

In the wake of CV-19 and the unique situation the world is now in, Anahata will no longer be open to the public for community drop-in events.

In order to do our part and be socially responsible at this time Anahata Yoga Retreat is following the recommendations of the Health Ministry and trying to limit the amount of public contact that takes place in our community. To this end we are requesting that people do not attend our weekly Yoga Buffet and Saturday Havan. These events will still be held for those Residents and Guests at Anahata, but we are closing them to the general public.

We are taking extra measures of safety and hygiene for those currently on property and wish to minimize their risk of exposure from people visiting.

We thank you for your understanding and your help in keeping our community safe. We look forward to seeing you all back in the future!


Event Overview

Every Saturday Afternoon

Havan is a traditional fire ceremony to bring balance & healing to our environment as well as to ourselves.


“Fire allows for rapid transformation. It provides the avenue to let go of the old story and drama, to transform, to renew and to be reborn.” 

– Dr. Alberto Villoldo


Every Saturday, in the Satyananda Yoga Tradition all over the world, 108 rounds of the Maha Mrityunjaya Healing Mantra is chanted during the practice of Havan, an ancient Fire Ceremony, using mantra and fire for means of transformation.

This particular mantra is chanted to offer healing to people in need and to assist those who are in transition after death. We read the names of all those we know in need of healing before making offerings to the fire with those names in our hearts.

Come experience this powerful practice of healing & transformation, followed by uplifting vibrations at our heart-opening Kirtan.

Everybody is welcome to join us and no previous experience is necessary.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat


OM. We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Shiva.
You are sweet gladness, the fragrance of life, who nourishes us,
restores our health, and causes us to thrive.
As, in due time, the stem of the cucumber weakens,
and the gourd if freed from the vine, so free us
from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.


Additional Information

Winter Period (1st April to 31st Oct)  – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Summer Period (1st Nov to 31st March) – 5:00pm – 6:30pm


This event is by donation/koha and there is also an optional delicious vegetarian Dinner following the practice for NZD $10.

Please ensure to bring lots of layers with you due to the higher altitude.  A carpool option from Clifton Crossroads is available for Koha.

Please RSVP before 1pm on the day of the event by email or by phone on 03 525 9887.

And, if you would like to add somebody to the Healing Book, which is read out before the practice,  please contact us and we can add this on your behalf.


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