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Power of Awareness Silent Meditation Gathering

Monday 10 January, 2022 - Sunday 16 January, 2022


This 6-day meditation gathering with Swami Anandakumar & Swami Kailash provides an opportunity to travel to your own centre, to find the stillness within, discover that your own inner nature is unchanging and connect to your higher source.

The gathering offers the unique opportunity to explore tools that will help you to truly find peace, happiness, clarity, perspective on the whole of life and spiritual transformation.

This silent meditation gathering offers a unique chance for you to go into a space of silence to begin or deepen your meditation practice depending on your previous experience. Let your mind rest and enjoy a different, deeper kind of reflection and relaxation that will leave you wiser, and more ready for the challenges of life. Whilst Power of Awareness can be attended as a stand-alone gathering, we highly recommend attending our Traditional Hatha Yoga Shuddhi Gathering to prepare the body, mind and energy to go deeper into meditation. If you choose to book both the Traditional Hatha Yoga Shuddhi & Power of Awareness Gatherings as a package, you will receive one free night of meals and accommodation in between the two gatherings 

Renowned meditation teacher, Swami Anandakumar, takes a fresh and direct approach to meditation which is effective for both the beginner and advanced practitioner. The combination of ancient yoga techniques with well-timed, intuitive guidance, aimed at the modern mind, helps each person to find their way to deeper levels of awareness through access to their own intuitive experience.

These meditation practices will be balanced with Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Karma Yoga, Kirtan and Havan (fire ceremony) to actively encourage a self-explorative approach to meditation and provide a gentle way to balance the mind and realign the awareness toward your own inner nature.

With more than 35 years experience Sw. Anandakumar helps to bring harmony to meditation practice, outlining a working ‘road map’ in order to harmonise any conflict with the body-mind and find your way forward. This allows your meditation practice to come from a place of inspiration rather than a feeling of obligation, which is uplifting even as you begin to face up to yourself. It’s a jumping-off point for a deeper self-discovery.

The focus of this inspiring gathering is on Awareness in Meditation. And it will help to answer some essential questions.

  • What is meditation?
  • What is its purpose?
  • How do we practise it properly?
  • How do we maintain our meditation practice
  • What are the benefits that meditation can accrue for us in daily life?

This gathering is suitable for:
• For all sincere students, seekers, and spiritual adventurers.
• To develop and extend your regular meditation practice of finding the answers within the self.
• Each meditation experience is unique with the potential to go deeper each time.

If you are interested, read our 5 Reasons to attend a Silent Meditation Gathering, check out our interview with Swami Anandakumar or our Silent Meditation Gathering Reflections blogposts. 

Additional Information

Start Time: Monday, 10th Jan, evening.
Finish Time: Sunday, 16th Jan, 12pm drop off after Brunch

Complimentary pick up: Monday, 10th Jan 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, 16th 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

Standard Suggested Donation: NZD $850 

Camping Suggested Donation: NZD $790 

If you choose to book both the Traditional Hatha Yoga Shuddhi & Power of Awareness Gatherings as a package, you will receive one free night of meals and accommodation in between the two gatherings. 

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: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations are available by appointment. 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.

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


Swami Anandakumar

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.



Swami Kailash

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.

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