Professional Development Retreat - Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga & Breathing Practices

  • Anahata Yoga Retreat Anahata Yoga Retreat
  • 727 Bird Road, Clifton, New Zealand
  • Apr 13 - 22, 2018 (10 days)
  • Full Course Price: $NZ 2,295.00 Camping Option: $NZ 2,205.00. Super Early Bird & Early Bird Available

About us

9-Day residential - Total 125 Hours - including 3 months training package, or a personal retreat option (5 days)

A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions, inducing a deep state of relaxation. 

Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga are key practices to equip aspirants and practitioners with yogic skills and techniques for self support, as well as for clients and/or students. The methods taught in the training will assist in the release of deep muscular, mental and emotional tension, inducing calmness and clarity for a range of life and health situations.

Yoga Nidra:

Yoga Nidra is a state of being in which the mind lets go of the external world and turns inwards giving the senses a deep rest from the activities of contemporary society. The mind is gradually trained to connect into tranquility effortlessly. Yoga Nidra systematically releases tension experienced in the muscles, the breath, and the nervous system. Ultimately the practice works directly on the mind to release impressions from the past and anxieties about the future.

Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga:

The benefits of Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative Yoga include the dismantling of chronic tension patterns, enhanced immune function, effective cellular respiration, reduced hypertension in the cardiovascular system, reduced mental and emotional tension, a body-mind returned to a natural state of ease and equilibrium.

Applications in professional life:

These tools are being by psychiatrists, psychotherapists, medical and health professionals and yoga teachers in a variety of settings including schools, offices, community centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, prisons and nursing homes. They may be effective in the management of:

* Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression

* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

* Addictions

* High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

* Respiratory conditions

* Neurological conditions and motor impairment

* Chronic disorders

* Digestive Issues

* Asthma and Diabetes

There are two options:

Option 1:  A 9 day onsite module Professional Development retreat which is followed by course work undertaken at home.  (Total 125 Hours - 3 months training package).This comprises a minimum of 2 months of personal practice combined with periods of instruction and theoretical study in both face-to-face and online learning environments. Once the foundations of personal practice are set, teaching methodology, skills and teaching practice are introduced, working towards a final teaching assessment.

Option 2: A 5 day personal retreat - Practice Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods and Restorative yoga and immersion into the the yoga lifestyle, with plenty of time for reflection and optional sessions.


Full Course Price:  $NZ 2,295.00

Camping Option:   $NZ 2,205.00

Super Early Bird Price - a 15% discount if full payment made by 13th Jan 2018 - use promo code YNISEB15

Early Bird Price - a 10% discount if full payment made by 27th Feb 2018 - use promo code YNIEB10

Non-refundable deposit $NZ 450.00

Prices include shared accommodation (except camping option), all meals and the full retreat programme.

A discounted rate of $50 applies for the night before the retreat begins (12th April).

Start Time: 10am Friday, 13th Apr - arrival/registration

Finish Time: 11am Sunday, 22nd Apr

Complimentary pick up: 5.45pm Thursday 12th Apr, Takaka I-site

Complimentary drop off: 11am Sunday 22nd Apr, back to Takaka I-site

Private Sessions - a unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personality, body type and health challenges. Receive therapeutic applications, life direction or a personal program according to your needs.


  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Tags: breathing practices meditation pranayama professional development course restorative yoga yoga yoga nidra yoga teacher training

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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