Visit us at our outside stall or join us for 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 Practice - with Sw Karma Karuna
  • Kundalini and the Chakras - with Sw Muktibodhananda
  • The Power of AUM - with Sw Muktibodhananda
  • Epigenetics - How Food Influences Our Genes - with Nityatma

YOGA NIDRA DEEP RELAXATION Saturday 11.45am - 12.45pm

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. (Saturday morning)

THE POWER OF AUM Saturday 4.45 - 5.45pm

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

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.


With Nityatma
Epigenetics is a new type of science that is growing in popularity and promise in the scientific world. Learn how lifestyle and inner and outer environmental factors can turn our genes on and off, and in turn, define how our cells actually read those genes. See the true potential of the human mind on the cells in our body.

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.

Nityatma/Niels Kloumberg is a certified holistic nutritionist and has managed restaurants, created menus and nutritional programs for food intolerances, special diets and all sorts of diseases and imbalances. He has been at Anahata Yoga Retreat since Jan 2016, managing and evolving the Anahata holistic kitchen, helping develop the sustainability talks and retreat programs. His diverse cultural experiences have given him a depth of understanding in the importance of Holistic Nutrition for transforming energy levels and overall health. Nityatma has a passion for empowering and educating clients to enhance their connection to their body's innate wisdom.

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