To inspire the development of the whole being by providing a supportive environment for Satyananda Yoga® education and a high quality yogic experience. To do this we aspire to be aware, present and connected to the higher source.
Anahata Yoga Retreat is an integral residential yoga retreat in New Zealand, and it is a fully affiliated SATYANANDA YOGA® centre. Based on Ashram principles, Anahata is an inspiring & supportive yogic environment. It is a dynamic environment as well; as guests and residents come and go for different lengths of stays – from one night to several years. Everyone is welcome regardless of age, background or level of yoga experience.
At Anahata, yoga is more than physical exercise, it is a way of being, a way of living, an attitude with life and towards life, a yogic lifestyle. Yoga provides the tools to live a balanced, grounded and more centred life. These potentials dwell within you. Discover a stronger foundation of your self, renewed energy and a broader perspective of possibilities for your life.
At Anahata we live, share and teach the yogic lifestyle. Our integral approach provides inspiration to enrich your life as well as valuable skills to take away & incorporate into your day-to-day activities. The benefits can be experienced on a mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual level.
The SATYANANDA YOGA® tradition draws on many paths of yoga, such as Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Raja Yoga, as well as practices developed by Swami Satyananda, such as Satyananda Yoga Nidra™. For information of these different paths see the branches of yoga page. All modalities are not for everyone, but through exposure to many different approaches, each individual can experience a wholistic range of options suited to their body, mind and lifestyle.
Anahata offers varying levels of immersion in yogic lifestyle and training for individuals and groups. People may come for:
• A relaxed stay to recharge their batteries
• For a retreat to learn about or deepen their understanding and experience of yoga
• For personalised health or lifestyle consultations
• For in-depth, long-term training
We encourage guests to participate in the daily activities with Anahata residents. Some of the activities that residents perform as part of their Karma Yoga include cooking, gardening, chopping wood, building and office work.
Three healthy, nutritious vegetarian meals (organic as much as possible) and afternoon tea are provided daily.
Anahata is situated in the midst of native beech forest 1 kilometer from the Western border of Abel Tasman National Park. During free time, you may like to:
• Immerse in nature, walk to the waterfall
• Enjoy a book from our yoga library
• Receive personal guidance from our resident teachers
• Meet like-minded people
• Use the tranquil surroundings for your own practice
We strive to provide an environment for growth and personal development by maintaining a healthy and balanced atmosphere.