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Cleanse Your Mind and Body as You Feed Your Heart and Soul


Retreat Overview

In the same way that a room collects dust and clutter and needs regular cleaning, the body and mind can collect toxins or blocks that create imbalance or sluggishness in our systems, eventually leading to ill health. A regular inner clean up and the development of positive lifestyle habits are key to maintaining health and wellbeing at all levels and developing resilience.

In this retreat learn Hatha Yoga, traditional detox cleansing practices and mindfulness meditation to activate and purify the body and mind. Discuss nutritional tools to support digestive health and explore the importance of the relaxation response, sleep hygiene and restorative practices to strengthen immunity and digestion for optimal health and well-being.

 To learn more, read our Yoga & Purification Blog or 5 Different Ways to Cleanse and Detoxify with Yoga Blog. 

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Yoga Detox & Immunity Retreat

Friday 21 October, 2022 - Monday 24 October, 2022

The Retreat Programme Includes

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

  • Hatha Yoga classes to activate all the body systems
  • Restorative Yoga for relaxation response to increase immunity
  • Talks on wholesome food, sleep hygiene, resilience and the relaxation response for detox and immunity
  • Small group discussions
  • Heating and cleansing breathing exercises
  • Detox cleansing practices
  • Saunas to support detox process
  • Guided mindfulness meditation to let go of the old patterns
  • Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Fire Ceremony (Havan) and Chanting (healing sound vibration)

Additional Information

Start Time: 3:00pm Friday 21st October – arrival/registration, 4:30pm opening session.
Finish Time: 11:00am Monday 24th October, 12:00pm departure. 

Nelson Airport pickup: 1:00pm Friday 21st October – FEES APPLY.
Complimentary Pickup from Golden Bay Visitor Centre: 3:30pm Friday 21st October.

Complimentary drop-off to Golden Bay Visitor Centre: 11:30am Monday 24th October.
Nelson Airport drop-off: 2:00pm Monday 24th October – FEES APPLY.

  • Special Dietary Requirements: All meals provided are vegetarian. Vegan, Dairy Free & Gluten Free can be provided for an additional NZD $15.
  • Private Sessions: Private yoga and Therapeutic Consultations are available by appointment. Click here to find out more.
  • Sauna: Our on-site sauna is available for use while you stay with us.
  • Private rooms: Limited options are available on request, subject to availability.
  • Camping: Tent hire is available for an additional cost 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.


Standard Price: NZD $595.00
Camping Price: NZD $545.00

Prices include Shared Accommodation (unless camping), all meals and the full retreat programme.

Locals Discount: Golden Bay Residents are eligible to receive 20% off this retreat. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or special offer.

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Swami Karma Karuna Saraswati is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, writer and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist with 30 years of experience in the yoga field including significant training in India including ongoing visits and guidance with her teachers from the Bihar School of Yoga. She is also certified by Yoga Alliance as an Education Provider) and is a senior teacher of Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand.

A Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Psychology determined an early interest in working with groups and individuals. Swami Karma Karuna specializes in a range of areas including stress and emotion management, Restorative Therapeutic Practices, Yoga Psychology and Women’s Health. She is also a co-founder and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand and travels throughout the world, leading workshops on yoga therapy topics, training yoga teachers, presenting at international events, guiding retreats and offering therapeutic one-to-one yoga sessions.

Swami Karma Karuna is passionate about sharing an authentic and down-to-earth approach, weaving together ancient practices with a touch of psychology and brain science aimed at motivating people to live their yoga here and now. Several guided practice MP3 tracks including Hatha Yoga classes, Yoga Nidra and Meditation techniques are available through the Anahata Yoga Retreat website and articles on a variety of subjects can be read in the Australian Yoga Life Magazine.

Lakshmi 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.

Yoga Detox & Immunity Retreat

Friday 21 October, 2022 - Monday 24 October, 2022

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