Anahata Yoga Retreat


To inspire the development of the whole being by providing a supportive environment for yoga education and a high quality yogic experience. See our full mission statement


Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand is situated in the midst of native beech forest with spectacular ocean views bordering the Abel Tasman National Park. It is a residential eco-­yoga retreat using alternative power, composting toilets, eco buildings and nutritious organic vegetarian meals.

Anahata Yoga Retreat is a supportive, inspiring and dynamic environment that welcomes everyone regardless of age, background and level of yoga experience. We live, share and teach the yogic principles.

Our integral approach provides inspiration to enrich your life as well as valuable skills to bring into your day­to­day activities. It is draws from the traditional branches of yoga such as Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti & Mantra Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Raja Yoga and Yoga Nidra The benefits can be experienced on a mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual level. All guests are invited to participate in the variety of activities.

Find out about the different levels of immersion and training for individuals and groups on your retreat options and about our daily schedule and other Daily Schedule

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.

Our facilities accommodate up to 30 guests at a time, with extra space available for tent sites. Families and children are welcome to visit Anahata, however due to limited facilities, we encourage families to bring a tent or stay in our private guesthouse, Chakra, which will give you more privacy.

Please understand that some scheduled sessions are not appropriate for younger children, and it is important to be mindful of other guests’ experiences. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times.

Three healthy, nutritious vegetarian meals (organic as much as possible) and afternoon tea are provided daily. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with prior notification. Click here for more information on the food at Anahata. Click here for information on a Yogic Diet.

The yoga room, located in a straw bale yurt, can be used for your personal practice or meditation when not in use for private sessions or scheduled programmes.

Our weekly schedule includes a range of practices, including: Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Satyananda Yoga Nidra, Meditation and Mouna. Click here for more information.


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 yourself in nature

Walk to the waterfall

Enjoy a book from our yoga library

Receive personal guidance from our resident Swamis/Teachers

Meet like-minded people

Work alongside retreat residents

Use the tranquil surroundings for your own practice

Use the musical instruments

Learn to sing a kirtan (chant)

Learn to cook ashram-style

Colour in or create Yantras (geometrical patterns)

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