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The word Hatha comes from the Sanskrit “ha” (sun) and “tha” (moon). The basic principle being to unite the opposite forces: the positive and the negative, the sun and the moon, in order to promote balance in the body and mind.

During this retreat we will explore both the modern approach to Hatha Yoga, whilst also being exposed to the historical elements of Hatha Yoga through the theory and guided practice of Shatkarmas (cleansing techniques). These practices restore your physical system and lighten the body and mind; leaving you feeling revitalized with a set of practices to take away and integrate into your daily life.

Beginners to yoga will get an introduction to yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques, while the more experienced will be guided in how to deepen their practice. All participants get to experience the wider range of yogic tools available to support you moving forward in your life.

The retreat programme Includes:

• 2 Hatha yoga classes per day
• Cleansing practices
• Group discussions
• Guided meditations
• Daily Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
• Karma Yoga (action with meditative awareness)
• Havan (fire Ceremony) & Chanting (healing sound vibration)


Start Time: 3 pm Monday - arrival/registration
Finish Time: 11am Sunday
Complimentary pick up: Monday 10th October 2.00pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Sunday 16th October 11am back to Takaka I-site

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Payment is for 6 nights*
Super Earlybird Price:If full payment made by 12 August 2016 15% discount
Early Bird: If full payment made by 12 September 2016 10% discount
Full Price: NZ$695
Camping Price:NZ$605

*Prices include shared accommodation, all meals and the full retreat programme. A discounted rate of $50 applies for the night before the retreat begins. Limited private room options are available, to find out more, please email us directly.

Private sessions with a Swami/teacher are available by appointment:
Private sessions provide a unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personal needs. This takes into consideration your personality, body type and possible health challenges so you walk away with a programme tailored specifically for you.

For more information, a booking form and payment information please email yoga at anahata-retreat.org.nz or call 03 5259887.