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Join an inspired group this New Year’s Eve to bring in the new year using sound vibration practices and an ancient fire ceremony. Focus on inviting positive change into your life immersed in yoga, meditation and mantra practices.

Bring in the new year with and Akhanda Kirtan and Havan, 4 hours of inspirational chanting and ceremonies to set your intentions for the year,

Afternoon, evening and overnight options available.

The afternoon workshop shares powerful yogic techniques to help you discover your innate resolutions and ways to focus the mind for manifestation. Invite in transformation, clarity and one-pointed focus. Immerse in a yoga class and meditation to help create practical change, strengthen affirmation and support positive direction within your life. Open your heart with a loving kirtan throughout the evening.

Add on camping if you wish to wake up to a yoga class, meditation and delicious vegetarian brunch.

If you are interested in attending the Creating Change New Year Retreat – visit our Creating Change New Year Retreat event page.

And, check out our Moving into the Holiday Season with Mindfulness Blog to learn more about how you can support yourself during an often busy & stressful time of year and mindfully engage with the holidays. Or read our New Year’s Eve Celebration Blog – A personal experience by Katyayani Heeramaneck.

The Options

Evening NYE option: 7:30pm – 12:30am – NZD $25
Includes Kirtan (call and response mantra with music), Havan (fire ceremony) and candle ceremony.

Afternoon/evening NYE option: 3:30pm – 12:30am:  – NZD $75
Includes Inspirational talk, Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Dinner, Kirtan (call and response mantra with music), Havan (fire ceremony) and candle ceremony.
Add to your booking in the extras section at checkout

If you wish to stay overnight, due to high popularity of the event, we’re only able to offer camping. This comes at an additional charge of NZD $75 for either of the options above. This includes a delicious brunch and Hatha Yoga session the next day.

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New Year’s Eve Celebration

Tuesday 31 December, 2019

The Celebration Includes

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Guided Meditation
  • Practical tools to help understand your mind & personality
  • Planting seeds for positive transformation
  • Candle Ceremony
  • Chanting (healing sound vibration)
  • Kirtan (singing mantras to music)
  • Fire Ceremony (Havan) to bring in the new year

Additional Information

Complimentary pick up: Tuesday 31st December 2pm Golden Bay Visitor Centre.
Complimentary drop off:
Wednesday 1st January 11am 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 NZD $5. Please add this to your booking at checkout.
  • Private Sessions: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations and Bodywork are available by appointment. Click here to find out more.

For more information or to request any extras, please email us.



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.

New Year's Eve Celebration

Tuesday 31 December, 2019

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