Visit us at our outside stall or join one of our inspiring workshops: Come and see us at the Anahata space and learn more about our upcoming retreats and events.

Our workshops at Evolve this year include

YOGA NIDRA DEEP RELAXATION Saturday 11.45am - 12.45pm in the Theatre

With Swami Karma Karuna
Relax and recharge your entire system with a 30 minute Yoga Nidra session, equivalent to 3 to 4 hours of deep sleep. This proven relaxation technique will leave you feeling grounded, rested and rejuvenated. Learn about the transformative and therapeutic benefits of this ancient practice, perfect for today’s needs.

AWAKENING THE HEART CHAKRA Saturday 2.00 - 3.00pm in Natural Living

With Swami Karma Karuna
Inspiration and practices for the heart chakra; self-love, positive emotions, compassion, manifestation, immune system and the breath.

THE POWER OF AUM Saturday 4.45 - 5.45pm in The Theatre

With Swami Muktibodhananda
Explore the AUM Mantra said to be the source of all other sounds. Chanting this powerful and sacred sound influences the brain waves and the flow of energy within the body and mind. Aum is the source of all mantras including the famous Gayatri mantra, the healing energy of the sun, which can be used for clearing the mind and body as well as lead to deep states of meditation.

KUNDALINI AND THE CHAKRAS Sunday 10.30 - 11.30am in the JC Room

With Swami Muktibodhananda
Needs, pleasure, power, love, creativity, wisdom, inspiration, awakened brain. A journey through the chakras to understand how these energies create our daily experiences, condition of health, and our mental perceptions. Explore yogic techniques to transform and refine the subtle energy centres and to become aware of our dormant potential in the Kundalini force.

IGNITE THE INNER FIRE Sunday 3.30 - 4.30 pm in Natural Living

With Swami Karma Karuna
Light your inner fire with breath, energy locks and meditation; increase digestion, inspiration, vital energy, personal power and health.

Our Presenters:

Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and the director of Anahata Yoga Retreat in Golden Bay, and is an engaging, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of training and experience. She specialises in therapeutic applications of yoga and yoga nidra relaxation and shares in a simple and practical way, inspiring people to access and apply yogic practices in their own lives.

Swami Muktibodhananda is considered internationally to be a leading exponent of classical yoga and meditation and has been honoured with the title of Acharya (master) of yoga. She has achieved international renown for her commentary on the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (the original, authoritative text on hatha yoga). She has also authored Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing and Energy: The Spark of Life & Universal Goddess, a book about yoga and personal growth for men and women, which is a practical guide to these sometimes mystifying and esoteric practices.

This year you will need to purchase an extra Workshop ticket to attend any of the workshops available - one ticket gives entry to all workshops on one day.

Get your tickets and join us there!

Evolve Festival is a celebration of health, music and wellbeing in the heart of Nelson. It is a fantastic few days to be inspired, have new experiences, network with like-minded people and of course have fun. A diverse range of workshops are offered, as well as healing sessions, and a chance to talk to health professionals about their products and services. The Friday evening is also a beautiful sharing of music and food. Come for a day, the whole weekend or bring your tent and stay for the entire event. Camping options are available.

Evolve Festival incorporates a health, wellbeing and sustainable living expo.
There is also a fantastic program of musicians and performers throughout the weekend. So come along!

Further information on Evolve Festival