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Gather together with like-minded people to bring in this new year with positivity, plant seeds to carry forward into the New Year and nourish yourself with practical tools of Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation, Mantra Yoga, Karma Yoga, Fire Ceremony and Akhanda Kirtan. 


Welcome the New Year in an inspiring community environment with traditional yogic lifestyle practices that will raise your spiritual vibration, strengthen the immune system and allow you to reconnect to yourself, the yogic community and your higher powers. Discover your heartfelt desires, learn how to manifest them and create a positive direction for your life in 2022. Enjoy space to relax and honour the sacred in a stunning nature sanctuary.

The Programme Includes

4 nights, shared accommodation (unless camping), all meals and the full programme.

  • Hatha and Yin Yoga classes
  • Guided Meditations
  • Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Group Discussions
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Practical tools to support immunity, resilience and balance  
  • Exploring Sankalpa- Planting seeds for positive transformation
  • Sound Journey
  • Time for reflection and connection
  • Sauna
  • Bring in the New Year with Akhanda Kirtan (chanting mantras to music) and Fire Ceremony (Havan)
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New Year’s Yoga & Sankalpa Gathering

Wednesday 29 December, 2021 - Sunday 02 January, 2022

Additional Information

Start Time: Wednesday 29th  December evening (Bus pick up and Dinner) or arrival from 5pm
Finish Time: Sunday 2nd, 12pm drop off after Brunch

Complimentary pick up: 29th Dec 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, 2nd Jan 12pm back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre, where the Golden Bay Coachlines bus will pick you up from if traveling from Takaka to Nelson.


Suggested Donation:

4 nights accommodation, transport to/from Takaka to retreat, meals and practices all-inclusive

Standard Suggested Donation: NZD $645
Camping Suggested Donation: NZD $605 

We have limited spaces so pre-registration is essential to ensure your spot. To book now and make a donation, please email us


  • 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: Available by appointment. 
  • NO Private rooms
  • 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.




Swami Anandakumar teaches with a wisdom, authenticity and generosity of spirit born out of over 35 years of practicing yoga and meditation. He encourages, inspires and gently guides you. With his warm down-to-earth manner, he makes the mystery of meditation clear and accessible. There comes a time when you realize that what you have been looking for doesn’t in fact lie in the places you’ve been looking. The mind can be tricky. It will present distractions and diversions along the way. With well-timed, intuitive guidance Sw. Anandakumar can skillfully help you navigate these detours bringing you back to connection with awareness so your practice continues to deepen.

Yin Culture. 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.

Sw Kailash at Anahata

Swami Kailash has studied and lived in yoga ashrams in New Zealand and India from an early age. From this background he brings a practical, simple and joyful perspective to all aspects of yoga. He is a warm and engaging teacher and has been teaching yoga for twenty years, most recently in Australasia, India and Korea.

New Year’s Yoga & Sankalpa Gathering

Wednesday 29 December, 2021 - Sunday 02 January, 2022

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