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Introduction to Sanskrit Weekend Gathering

Friday 11 February, 2022 - Sunday 13 February, 2022

This weekend gathering is an opportunity to pay respect to the ancient tradition of yoga and begin a permanent connection to the beauty and energy of Sanskrit.

 

Overview

The first step in learning Sanskrit is to develop an intimacy with each letter’s force, the unique way it engages the breath and vibrates one of the four natural tongue placements extending from the back of the plate forward towards the lips, the fifth position.

Simply by enjoying the process of applying variations of resonance and breath to 5 mount positions, you will find to your joy and delight that you have learned the Sanskrit alphabet! By the end of the weekend you’ll have the alphabet transferred to your palate and not only will you chant as never before, but you’ll also have a rock-solid foundation for learning the language in depth.

The 50 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet are reflected on the 50 petals of the chakras. Therefore, speaking or chanting Sanskrit supports the flow of the Nadis (energy lines) which are connected to the chakras. When we chant Sanskrit sounds we are chanting in vibration and harmony with the universe and resonating with the energies of the divine.

Swami Karma Karuna will be teaching the following on this gathering: Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Havan/Kirtan.

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The Programme Includes

Friday and Saturday Itinerary

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Sanskrit session
  • Yoga Nidra and lunch break
  • 2 Sanskrit sessions in the afternoon/evening broken up with a mid-afternoon break
  • Dinner

Sunday Itinerary

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Sanskrit session
  • Depart

You are also welcome to stay an extra night to join our Bhakti Celebration on Valentines Day! We are offering a special price of $75NZD, inclusive of accommodation on Feb 13th, meals on Feb 13th & 14th, and any practices included in the Bhakti Celebration program. 

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Additional Information

Standard Suggested Donation: NZD $545
Camping Suggested Donation: NZD $515

To book now and make a donation, please email us.

Start Time: Friday early morning, 11th Feb (arrive Thursday 10th Feb evening)
Finish Time: Sunday mid-day, 13th Feb

Complimentary pick up: Thursday, 10th Feb 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, 13th Feb 12pm 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 donation of NZD $15.
  • Private Sessions: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations. Click here to find out more.
  • Private rooms: Limited options are available on request, subject to availability.
  • Camping: Tent hire is available for an additional donation 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.

You are also welcome to stay an extra night to join our Bhakti Celebration on Valentines Day! We are offering a special price of $75NZD, inclusive of accommodation on Feb 13th, meals on Feb 13th & 14th, and any practices included in the Bhakti Celebration program. 

Teachers

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Lalita is a qualified Yoga teacher trained in Classical Yoga having ties to the Satyananda lineage.  A Sanskrit scholar through the American Institute of Sanskrit studies, and a Vedic lifestyle consultant with the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

Let Lalita guide you on an inner journey with the beautiful dharmic ancient sounds of the classical Sanskrit language. Through the alphabet, mantra and passages from the ancient texts we resonate with the vibrations of Sanskrit and tune into the universe that surrounds us.  Sanskrit can bring us deep states of Relaxation and Meditation. Find inner peace beyond your busy mind within your heart, in your Divine Soul.

Experience the beauty, uplifting and calming effects for your inner being through the ancient vibrations on Sanskrit.

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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 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.

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