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9-Day residential – Total 125 Hours – including 3 months training package, or a personal retreat option (5 days)

A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions, inducing a deep state of relaxation.

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip aspirants and practitioners with yogic skills and techniques for self support, as well as for clients and/or students. The methods taught in the training will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a state of being in which the mind lets go of the external world and turns inwards giving the senses a deep rest from the activities of contemporary society. The mind is gradually trained to connect into tranquility effortlessly. Yoga Nidra systematically releases tension experienced in the muscles, the breath, and the nervous system. Ultimately the practice works directly on the mind to release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.

Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga
The benefits of Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga include the dismantling of chronic tension patterns, enhanced immune function, effective cellular respiration, reduced hypertension in the cardiovascular system, reduced mental and emotional tension, a body-mind returned to a natural state of ease and equilibrium.

Applications in professional life
These tools are being by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical and health professionals and yoga teachers in a variety of settings including schools, offices, community centres, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prisons and nursing homes. They may be effective in the management of:
* Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Addictions
* High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
* Respiratory conditions
* Neurological conditions and motor impairment
* Chronic disorders
* Digestive Issues
* Asthma and Diabetes

There are two options:

Option 1: A 9 day Professional Development retreat which is followed by course work undertaken at home.

Option 2: A 5 day personal retreat – Practice Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative yoga and immersion into the the yoga lifestyle, with plenty of time for reflection and optional sessions.

Option 1 Includes a 9-Day onsite module – Total 125 Hours – 3 months training package

This comprises a minimum of 2 months of personal practice combined with periods of instruction and theoretical study in both face-to-face and online learning environments.
Once the foundations of personal practice are set, teaching methodology, skills and teaching practice are introduced, working towards a final teaching assessment.

Start Time: 10am Friday, 13th Apr – arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday, 22nd Apr
Complimentary pick up: 5.45pm Thursday 12th Apr, Golden Bay Visitor Centre Complimentary drop off: 11am Sunday 22nd Apr, back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre

Swami Karma Karuna at Anahata

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 prank practices and shares in a simple and practical way, inspiring people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.

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Yoga Nidra Professional Development Retreat – 9 day option

Friday 13 April, 2018 - Sunday 22 April, 2018

The Retreat Programme Includes

Option 1: A 9 day Professional Development retreat which is followed by course work undertaken at home.

Option 2: A 5 day personal retreat – Practice Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative yoga and immersion into the the yoga lifestyle, with plenty of time for reflection and optional sessions.

Includes a 9-Day onsite module – Total 125 Hours – 3 months training package

This comprises a minimum of 2 months of personal practice combined with periods of instruction and theoretical study in both face-to-face and online learning environments.
Once the foundations of personal practice are set, teaching methodology, skills and teaching practice are introduced, working towards a final teaching assessment.

9 nights, shared accommodation with meals and all retreat inclusions.

Private yoga and therapeutic consultations, bodywork and nutritional guidance are available by appointment – please email us for more information.

Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly

Yoga Nidra Professional Development Retreat - 9 day option

Friday 13 April, 2018 - Sunday 22 April, 2018

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