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Guided Retreats to India 2020

“You are invited to join us on a unique fully guided journey to India, to discover traditional yoga through authentic yoga practices whilst experiencing a taste of ashram life.”

You will be led by Swami Karma Karuna and Anahata representatives on this spiritual immersion that will start in Kolkata and move onto Rikhiapeeth Ashram.

Travelling to India with Anahata you have the opportunity to experience the true essence of Yoga in an environment rich in culture and diversity, taking your practice to a much deeper level with the guided support of a highly experienced teacher.

The advantage of travelling with us is all your hotel accommodation and travel arrangements in India are taken care of, giving you the space to allow your journey to unfold.

This year, there are three retreat stay options which means depending on your time commitments, you are able to join us from minimum of 13 or up to 25 nights. Outside of these retreat stays, there is also the opportunity to participate fully in ashram life through seva and also experience the yajnas.

Prices starting from $NZ 1795 – 10% Early bird Discount available


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Your extraordinary journey begins in Kolkata, then we travel together to Rikhia, located in rural India for the in-depth yoga retreat, Chakra Shuddhi (1 – 10 Nov) where you have the opportunity to develop and deepen your knowledge of Kundalini Yoga with the primary focus on the Chakras.

Chakras are energy centres in the body that regulate the circulation of energy which then influence all of our expressions.

Throughout this 10-day course you will experience the chakras through daily asana, pranayama, mudras, bandhas and meditation sessions. During your daily theory sessions, you deepen your knowledge of these fascinating energy centres and discover how the chakras influence all levels of your personality: physical, energetic, mental and emotional harmony as well as psychic and spiritual development.

The retreat will include light daily seva duties and there will be the chance to participate in some of the ashram’s daily schedule.


Option 2: Evolving through the Chakras Retreat and Diwali

Dates: 29 October – 15 November 17 nights

Includes: Chakra Shuddhi Retreat and Diwali plus hotel and return travel to Kolkata

For bookings and further information visit the event page

Option 1: Full Package

Evolving through the Chakras Retreat, Prana Vidya Retreat & Diwali 

Dates: 29 October – 23 November, 25 nights 

Includes: Chakra Shuddhi Retreat, Diwali & Prana Vidya Retreat guided by Swami Karma Karuna, Diwali (Festival of Lights) plus hotel and return travel to Kolkata.


Afterwards you have a wonderful opportunity to join Diwali, festival of lights celebration on 14 November before joining the Prana Vidya Retreat. Diwali is an opportunity to connect with the inner luminosity and experience the joy of India aglow with thousands of flickering lights. Here you will participate in the festival alongside guests and ashram residents.

Prior to the start of the Prana Vidya retreat, you will have the chance to integrate into the daily ashram activities which includes Karma Yoga and may include kirtan, chanting or other programs alongside the ashram residents.

Take your practice and understanding of the Pranic body deeper by participating in the Prana Vidya Retreat (16 – 22 November). Prana (energy) Vidya (knowledge) is an ancient and powerful meditation that deals with the system of prana for healing and spiritual awakening. Knowledge of Prana is knowledge of the universe. Everything moves because of Prana, it is source, means and destination.

During this 7-day course you will be introduced to the pranic system through daily asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and Prana Vidya meditation sessions, including practical techniques for awakening the fields of energy present in the human structure.

Throughout your daily theory sessions, you will deepen your knowledge of this vital life force, discovering how the aspects of prana within the physical body and through regular sadhana can help you to develop the sensitivity required to feel and experience the nature of prana as a living flow of energy within one self. And how it can be directed to improve health and vitality.

For bookings and further information visit the event page


Igniting Inner Fire retreat

Option 3: Evolving through the Chakras Retreat ONLY

Dates: 29 October  – 11 November 13 nights

Includes: Chakra Shuddhi Retreat Only plus hotel and return travel to Kolkata                    

For bookings and further information visit the event page


All guided options include:

1 night in Kolkata Hotel, Return travel to Kolkata, All Accommodation, Transport and Food within the group plan, and course support materials during the retreats.

Does not include international airfares, insurance etc.

These are enriching and transformational retreats that will give you an opportunity to find greater depth and understanding in your practice, irrespective of your level of experience.

Early Bird Pricing ends 1st May 2020

Booking closing date is 1st August, 2020

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“An experience of Ashram in India, specifically a Satyananda Yoga Ashram, is an essential component of experience, if you desire to have a full yogic experience and understanding of the spiritual element in one’s life.  When one travels with ‘Anahata,’ you are received with warmth and loving openness upon arriving in India. You will feel that all your needs will be taken care of with respect and most importantly to you can begin to embrace the ‘India experience’ knowing that someone is looking out for you.  I heartedly recommend that if you visit the ashram do think about participating in either or both of these courses, your experience will be the deeper and richer for it!”  ~Sannyasi Savita Saraswati

“I enrolled for the Chakra Sadhana course with Swami Karma Karuna and now at the end of the course, I am not sure I want to go back home. Swami Karma Karuna is bursting with knowledge and is so ready to share it all with the utmost gusto and humility.  Every session left the participants asking for more. I consider myself truly privileged and lucky to have this opportunity to be here and I pray to God that I keep coming back to enrich myself over and over again.” ~Nilufer

Personal Experiences

“The experience is a true one, one that will touch you, one that will probably be different for you, but different is good.  As is said:  All roads lead to Rome OR in this case, Rikhiapeeth. This place has truly left an impression.  I haven’t even spoken about the work that is done in conjunction with the villagers. The Ashram is not just running courses, it’s involved in the up-liftment and empowerment of an entire village… It must be seen to be believed.  So, come see, come, experience, come and shake up your chakras!”  ~Gemma

“I felt a distinct increase in my energy levels within a couple of days. The facilitators guided us step by step and supported us, insuring learning. I intend to take this up very seriously.” ~Sandip G.




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