What to Bring

Sleeping bag/duvet* Anahata provides a pillow, fitted sheet & wool blanket.
  • Jacket (and rain gear is useful)
  • Warm, comfortable clothes (bring clothes for all seasons - as Anahata is located up a mountain, the weather is very changeable)
  • Slip-on shoes and walking shoes if required (gumboots are useful)
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Washing powder/soap for hand-washing essential clothes (ecologically friendly please)
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (important) & extra batteries
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal CD players/MP3 players with head-phones only
  • Cash (in NZ$). You may want to bring a little extra for private sessions or items from the Yoga Shop (e.g. books, CDs, incense, etc.)
  • An open heart and mind

*Linen/bedding is available to hire for $30 for your stay; linen provided when staying in Chakra Guest House.


  • Specialty dietary foods or snacks (We cater to vegan and gluten free diets)
  • Phone card (0800 card if you wish to make long distance calls)
  • Writing material or notebooks
  • Any pharmaceuticals/medications needed for your stay
  • Garden gloves

What NOT to Bring!

  • Alcohol and recreational drugs
  • Pets
  • Hair dryers (unfortunately our solar power system cannot handle them!)

Other considerations

  • Cell phones to be turned off unless checking messages in free time only.
  • We are smoke free. Please abstain from smoking on the grounds during your stay.
  • In consideration of others, please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or cologne.
  • Please note that we do not serve coffee at Anahata but we do have several nice tea options including black tea.

Thank you!