Come and experience:
- embodied mindfulness (awareness of body, awareness of feelings, awareness of states of mind and other more subtle states)
- asana (postures)
- pranayama (breathing practices)
- yoga nidra (deep relaxation)
- meditation

Expand your capacity:
- for releasing deeply held tensions and patterns
- to experience balance and harmony in life
- to give space for the experience of ease, joy, freedom and spontaneity to arise

- that in moving consciously, less is more
- the freedom and joy that comes with experiencing your wholeness
- the grace and equilibrium to be present with what arises

This Retreat is suitable for all body types and levels of mobility and experience.

Sn Atmavidya:
Sn Atmavidya has been teaching Yoga and Meditation for the last 18 years (including yoga centres, ashrams, retreats, schools, tertiary institutions and businesses). Since 2014 she has been running The Vishuddhi Yoga Centre in Christchurch. Sn Atmavidya gently supports discovery of the different ways that practices can be experienced, to liberate and expand well-being of body, mind and spirit. Her aspiration is to assist the birthing of deeper aspects of self to conscious awareness, to appreciate each moment and live deeply from inner truth, for the well-being, freedom, happiness and consciousness of all beings.

Nicky Woodward
Nicky Woodward is a registered Awareness Through Movement (ATM) teacher. She is also a NZ Registered Nurse and a NZ Guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She has been involved with yoga, mindful movement practices and their relationship to learning, self-development and rehabilitation for over 30 years. Nicky teaches conscious movement classes in Christchurch and embraces a gentle natural process of embodied learning in a holistic way to expand and enliven the felt experience of joy and wellbeing.


3 nights, shared accommodation with meals and all retreat inclusions

Start Time: Friday Evening arrival / 9:30 am Saturday -registration
Finish Time:Finish Time: 11am Monday

Payment is for 3 nights*
Full Price: $450
Camping: $375
Super Early Bird: 15% reduction if paid 60 days before retreat start
Early Bird: 10% reduction if paid 30 days before retreat start
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.

Camping and limited private accommodation options are also available - pricing varies.


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.

Getting to Anahata

We offer a complimentary pick up service from Takaka for full retreat guests. This is timed to meet the daily bus to/from Nelson.
Complimentary pick up: Friday 21 October 5:45pm Takaka I-site
Complimentary drop off: Monday 24 October 11am back to Takaka I-site
Private transfers from Nelson or Takaka can be arranged with Golden Bay Coachlines
Or you can drive - the road is a steep mountain road suitable for most 2WD vehicles - directions will be included.
Full travel details from your home city can also be arranged.

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