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Celebration of Yoga and Consciousness: Maha Shivaratri

Friday 12 March, 2021

An Evening of Fire Ceremony, Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan and Sound Healing.  

Join us at this auspicious time of Maha Shivaratri for a special evening of celebration.

 

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Overview

Maha Shivaratri literally means ‘the great night of Shiva’

Shiva is considered the first yogi and the embodiment of high consciousness so on this night, one connects with their own dedication to the yogic path and the unfolding of awakening consciousness.

It is said to be the day when Lord Shiva drank poison, representing negativity, in order to protect the world. However, instead of killing him, he was able to absorb the poison and integrate it, symbolizing facing the ups and downs of life without being influenced.

In this time of great global challenge, gathering together to create high vibrations, awaken positivity and inner strength is highly important.

Join us in ceremony, celebration and yogic practice to uplift and raise the vibration within us and around us.

 

Program

Yin Yoga Session, Pranayama and Meditation with Nikolas from Yin Culture: The mission of Yin Culture is to be a harmonizing force in the world. Yin Culture is based on Taoist and Tantric philosophy applied to modern culture. The practices draw from two sources: The modern practice of Yin Yoga, as taught by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. The ancient practices of Pranayama, and Meditation from Tantric Hatha Yoga.

Sound healing with Romy & Nassib: Our class aim to guide our participants to surrender into layers of blissful soundscapes consisting of a wealth of instruments such as singing bowls, didgeridoo, mouth harps, sensulas, strings intruments, handpan, and buffalo drum. Our intention is to carry people on a journey back to the core of our true self.

Swami Karma Karuna will guide a Havan, an ancient fire ceremony from the Indian Vedic tradition where we use mantra and fire as a means of transformation.

Joined by Andrew Grey for Kirtan, a joyful and uplifting mantra practice that originates from the Bhakti yoga tradition. In Kirtan we sing the mantra in call and response, it is a practice that brings connection to our hearts and to the present moment through sound.

 

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Additional Information

5pm Onwards
Bring a vegetarian dish to share
Suggested KOHA $25

Enquire for limited accommodation options

Please: RSVP before 12pm Friday

Please make donations here or pay with cash on the night

Phone: +64(3)525-9887
E-mail: yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz

 

Teachers

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Swami Karma Karuna Saraswati is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, writer and Yoga Therapist with 30 years of experience.

A co-founder and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, she also travels throughout the world, leading workshops, training yoga teachers, presenting at international events such as Bhakti Fest, USA, the International Yoga Festival, NZ, Yoga Australia Conference, Melbourne as well as guiding spiritual sadhana retreats around the world and offering therapeutic one to one yoga sessions.

She is passionate about sharing an authentic and down to earth approach, weaving together the ancient practices with a touch of psychology and brain science aimed at motivating people to live their yoga here and now.

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The mission of Yin Culture is to be a harmonizing force in the world. Many Souls are finding it difficult to maintain their centre in this time of rapid change. Many yearn to return to the harmony of nature. It is these Souls for which Yin Culture is medicine. Yin Culture is based on Taoist and Tantric philosophy applied to modern culture. The practices draw from two sources: The modern practice of Yin Yoga, as taught by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers. The ancient practices of Pranayama, and Meditation from Tantric Hatha Yoga.

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Nassib is as sound engineer graduate and avid multi-instrumentalist, with over a decade of practice and research in ethnomusicology and sound therapy. Nassib takes a modern approach to ethnic and ritualistic music by blending ancient instruments with the latest sound technology, delivering you a bath of multicultural and ambient soundscapes to transport the audience consciousness far beyond and back. He has held sound baths, ethnomusical concerts, and lessons in multiple retreats, festivals, and gatherings.

Romy is a well-traveled certified Naturopath Herbalist and yoga teacher.  She has been dedicated to gain knowledge and share the art of healing through meditation and yoga. Finding herself most at home either on a mat or as a counselor for wellbeing, she finds it of second nature to hold yoga and guided meditation classes after six years of refining her practice and teaching techniques.

Our class aim to guide our participants to surrender into layers of blissful soundscapes consisting of a wealth of instruments such as singing bowls, didgeridoo, mouth harps, sensulas, strings intruments, handpan, and buffalo drum. Our intention is to carry people on a journey back to the core of our true self.

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