Sun Hyland and Swami Karma Karuna present a 4 day journey into the heart of the devotional traditions. Cooking workshops to enliven the soul and heal the body, yogic sound meditation practice, hatha yoga sound journey and ancient devotional chanting and kirtan. Set on a crystal mountain top 2000 feet above sea level at the beautiful Anahata Yoga Retreat in Golden Bay, NZ.

The retreat will include the following:

- Inner Voice Meditation
- Supersonic Salads
- Embodied Resonance- finding your voice
- Sensational Sauces
- Kirtan Fundamentals - deepening your practice
- Hatha Yoga Sound Classes
- Yoga Nidra Deep Relaxation
- The Sound of Yoga with The Gaya Tree
- Lots of Kirtan!

This fully catered retreat will conclude with a one day Bhakti Fest celebration on the Saturday. Special guests, The Gaya Tree, will be joining us for the day and there will be an epic heart-opening 5 hour Ahkanda Kirtan in the evening featuring a host of guest musicians.

Sun Hyland, author of the vegetarian cookbook ‘Loving Good Food’, is a well known chef-of-choice to the yoga and meditation community in Australia. At the retreat he will share some secrets of creating mouth-watering vegetarian delights in hands-on workshops and presentations. Sun is also an acclaimed Kirtan artist who performs regularly in Melbourne.

Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat. She is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of training and experience in a range of areas such as therapeutic applications of yoga, yoga nidra relaxation, prana, chakras, women’s health and applications of yoga into daily life. Swami Karma Karuna shares in a simple and practical way, creating an inspiring environment for people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.

The Gaya Tree is a conscious world music group from Mangawhai, New Zealand. Their music is a fusion of various cultural musical influences including our native Maori language, Hindi, Gurmukhi, English and Sanskrit. They perform a tranquil blend of traditional kirtan as well as spirit rock'n'reggae original music, creating an incredible contagious energetic vibe.



Full retreat - 4 nights, shared accommodation (or camping) with meals and all retreat inclusions*

Start Time: Wednesday Evening 5.30pm arrival / 9:30am Thursday -registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Wednesday 8th February 5.45pm at Takaka i-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 12th February 11am back to Takaka i-site

Full Retreat Price: $550*
Camping: $475*
Super Early Bird: 15% reduction if paid before 10th Dec 2016
Early Bird: 10% reduction if paid before 9th Jan 2017
Use Promo Code SEB15 for Super Early Bird and EB10 for Early Bird on the bookings page

Non-refundable deposit of NZ$100 required to hold your place.

Limited private accommodation options are also available - pricing varies.

I day option:$95 - Please book ahead
1 Day Bhakti Fest Celebration on Saturday 11th February 2017 9.30am-11.30pm
- Full day Event with lunch, afternoon tea and dinner included
- Loving Good Food Workshop with Sun Hyland
- Hatha Yoga Sound Journey with Swami Karma Karuna
- The Gaya Tree ‘Sound of Yoga’ Workshop
- Fire Ceremony and Akhanda 5 hour kirtan

Saturday evening option: $25 Please let us know you are coming beforehand
Fire Ceremony and Akhanda 5 hour kirtan on Saturday evening 11th February 2017 6pm-11.30pm
Includes Havan (fire ceremony)and 5 hour Akhanda kirtan

Saturday Overnight Camping Option available - $50 for the night, includes 1 night camping, Sunday morning Hatha Yoga class and brunch

For more information, a booking form and payment information please email yoga at or call 03 5259887.