We look into yogic practices with a focus on the health and well-being of a woman's unique body, mind and spirit. Find new levels of acceptance of your ‘self’, soothe the body, let go of the mind and honour your needs. We will also explore how to build on your self-expression and 'find your voice', as a woman. We will do this using mantra (chanting), voice exercises and asanas.

During the weekend explore aspects of your femininity and the associated cycles, challenges, joys and transitions. Through yoga practice, relaxation, meditation, sacred sound, voice and expression sessions, dance and ritual, see and experience your Maiden (creative force), your Mother (inner and outer nurturing force) and your Elder (innate Wise Woman).

Retreat programme includes:

Swami Karma Karuna specialises in women’s health. By blending yogic lifestyle and Sannyasa tradition with motherhood, she brings a unique and practical approach, inspiring the integration of yogic principles into everyday activities.

Caitlin Halliwell is a mother, gifted local singer and songwriter. She uses mantra and chanting as healing vibrations, finding them the ultimate way to purify mind, body and soul. As she introduces each chant, Caitlin explains the meaning behind the Sanskrit words, painting a highly evocative image and luring us into the world of gods, goddesses and Light.



3 nights, shared accommodation with meals and all retreat inclusions

Standard price: NZ$435
Super Early Bird price: 15% discount if paid in full by 12th Mar, 2017
Early Bird price: 10% discount if paid in full by 11th April, 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.

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

Mother & Daughter; Sisters or Girl Friend’s Special - 15% off total price when two or more of you book together.

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: 5.45pm Thursday 11 May 2017 at Takaka i-Site
Complimentary drop-off: leaves 11am Sunday 14 May 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 and Massages available by appointment:
Private Sessions are a unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personality, body type, health challenges and to get direction or a personal program, therapeutic applications and health consultations according to your needs.

Bookings & Information:
PH: +64 (3) 525 9887
EMAIL: yoga at