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



6 nights, shared accommodation with meals and all retreat inclusions

Standard price: NZ$695
Super Early Bird price: 15% discount if paid in full by 9th November, 2016
Early Bird price: 10% discount if paid in full by 9th December, 2016
Use Promo Code SEB15 for Super Early Bird and EB10 for Early Bird on the bookings page
Camping price: NZ$605

A discounted rate of $50 applies for the night before the retreat begins - Sunday 8th January.

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

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

Getting to Anahata

We offer a complimentary pick up service from Takaka for full retreat guests.
Complimentary pick-up: 2.00pm Monday 9th January 2017 at Takaka i-Site
Complimentary drop-off: leaves 11am Sunday 15th January 2017 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.

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 or call 03 5259887.