Position for Satyananda-Trained Teacher

Satyananda Teachers at Anahata Yoga Retreat

Anahata Yoga Retreat, in Golden Bay, New Zealand, is seeking qualified Satyananda Yoga Teachers for the completion of the 2017 autumn / winter season (June – July), as well as looking ahead to the 2017 / 2018 season starting September.

Anahata Yoga Retreat offers a immersion in to a daily yogic lifestyle which includes a healthy vegetarian diet and a most beautiful natural environment. We have a weekly schedule of hatha yoga classes, meditation, Yoga Nidra relaxation, mantra chanting, kirtan and havan (fire ceremony).  You can view our typical daily schedule here and our retreat schedule here.

We are seeking sincere and committed people who are willing to contribute with the attitude of a yogic aspirant, and who can also contribute to the overall running of the Anahata community and retreat centre.


  • Satyananda Yoga trained teacher (or closely related) and/or initiated in the Satyananda Yoga tradition
  • preferably with ashram experience and/or willingness and desire to live in community in a fairly remote location (1/2 hour drive from small town of Takaka)
  • willingness and desire to contribute in spirit of service
  • Helpful other skills include: office and administration, cooking, building/maintenance, garden, marketing and/or graphic design

Job Description:

Opportunities to teach Satyananda-style hatha yoga classes, meditation classes, Yoga Nidra, lead morning circle inspiration and guide other residents and karma yogis plus potential opportunities to lead kirtan, chanting, and havan.  At the discretion of the head teacher or retreat director, there may be opportunities to lead more in-depth themed retreat sessions, including imparting theory, philosophy, and leading group sessions.

The amount of teaching per week is variable based on the number of teachers on-site and activities of the week.  Most teachers could expect to teach between 1-3 hatha yoga classes per week, similar number of meditations and Yoga Nidra sessions in addition to other duties as part of community living and retreat centre operations.

As one of the on-site resident teachers, you will also be part of the daily operations of the centre and, when not teaching, other duties may include cooking, cleaning, gardening, maintenance, administration, co-ordination of karma yogis and volunteers, and other tasks as needed.

Other benefits include the opportunity to live in community in a beautiful environment, learning and growing with like-minded individuals, contributing to something positive, and immersion in a yogic lifestyle.


Short-term: Currently looking for June – July autumn and winter season, with option to extend into next season.

Longer-term: Seeking qualified teachers for 2017/2018 season.  Preference of minimum commitment of 6 months – 1 year after trial period (willing to consider shorter commitments for experienced teachers).

Apply to yoga@anahata-retreat.org.nz or phone 03 525 9887