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Navaratri Seva & Sadhana Retreat

Wednesday 02 October, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - Sunday 13 October, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

In honour of Navaratri, the twice yearly spiritual celebration of the nine nights of the Goddess; Swami Karma Karuna & Anahata Residents will be hosting this event and the opportunity to transform during this auspicious time.  Navaratri is a potent time for spiritual and yogic practices (Sadhana) to amplify their effects. The gathering will focus on progressive daily practices of Mantra, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Meditation alongside Karma Yoga to integrate the transformational process.

Explore the power resources within your own self as represented by three phases in the sadhana:

Day 1-3 Durga, the energy of remover of internal obstacles and mother nature in manifest form
Day 4-6 Lakshmi, the quality of abundance, receiving, giving and openness of heart
Day 7-9 Saraswati, the expression of wisdom, intuition, music and the arts
Day 10 Ram, representing living in our highest ideals



Hatha Yoga Sadhana:

The practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation and mantra. Every morning for the duration of the gathering.
Led by Swami karma Karuna, Sannyasi Siddheswhari & Anahita

Navaratri Chanting Sadhana:

The practice of mantra chanting over the Navaratri period (Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati Gayatri Mantras // Durga Path: The 32 names of Durga // Hanuman Chalisa) and Havan fire ceremony.
Led by Swami karma Karuna, Sannyasi Siddheswhari & Anahita

Meditation and Yoga Nidra Sadhana:

Explore meditation practices to learn to be the witness, calm the mind and energy field and find your inner source.
Led by Swami karma Karuna, Sannyasi Siddheswhari & Anahita

Karma Yoga Sadhana:

The practice of meditative action with awareness to bring yogic attitudes into daily life. Selfless service ‘Seva’ is centred around channelling energy into Anahata Retreat for our own transformation. 3-4 hours per day, 5 days per week.
Led by Anahata Karma Yogis.


Sample daily schedule:

630am – Hatha Yoga Sadhana
930am – Breakfast
10am – Karma Yoga Sadhana
2pm – Lunch + Free time
4pm – Navaratri Chanting Sadhana / Meditation / Yoga Nidra / Offerings
7pm – Dinner + Free time
* Schedule subject to change.

Additional Information

Standard Price: NZ$1008

Camping Price: NZ$ $908


  • Sauna and healing treatments are available.
  • Camping: Please bring your own tent & camping gear.
  • Private Sessions: Private yoga training, consultations and yogic cleansing practices with Swami Karma Karuna are offered online and in-person by appointment. Click here to find out more

To book now and to request any extras, please email us.


Swami Karma Karuna Lead Teacher Anahata Yoga Retreat


Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand. She is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, international speaker and writer with more than 25 years of training and experience in a range or areas. She brings real life experience, years of building knowledge, humility, humour and compassion together to inspire students and share the transformative journey of teaching yoga and growth on the spiritual path.

Swami Karma Karuna is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), a IAYT Yoga Therapist, a Senior Teacher of Yoga Australia and New Zealand as well as a Swami of the Bihar Yoga lineage. Her wide range of teaching includes yoga teacher trainings, Continuing Education courses for various organizations, international events and spiritual sadhana retreats around the world.



Sannyasi Siddheshwari has been teaching yoga internationally for 10 years and is a qualified teacher in the Satyananda tradition. She is dedicated to guiding others in the powerful practices of traditional yoga and is a Course Facilitator on the Yoga Nidra & Restorative Teacher Training at Anahata. Her passions are ritual, storytelling, and manta.

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