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.


Investment:

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.




Venue Highlights

ASHRAM PRINCIPLES

Anahata Yoga Retreat is based on the principles of an ashram, which is traditionally a place dedicated to personal transformation through regularity of yogic practice and self enquiry with the support of a community of aspirants.

The rhythmic environment helps an individual to find more clarity and peace as well as form healthy habits and bring yoga into daily life. An ashram provides the foundation for self growth and development of inner potential.

The resident community practices acceptance, compassion and equanimity in the different activities in life, through the yogic principles of karma yoga meditation in action and Seva selfless service. All visitors are welcome to join in these practices.


SUSTAINABLE LIVING

A healthy lifestyle and environment go hand-in-hand. Sustainable living is intrinsic to the yogic tradition. At Anahata we practise energy efficiency, water conservation and waste management. We use solar power, composting toilets and unique eco-friendly earth and straw buildings. We are also caretakers of the ecologically significant flora and fauna of Golden Bay with an active interest in conservation in the region.


ORGANIC GARDEN

Our organic garden is an ongoing project. It is being developed along Permaculture Design principles and is largely bio-dynamic. The garden produces a range of herbs and vegetables that are used daily in our delicious vegetarian meals. All scraps from meals are used to make compost or fed to our worm farms, where the worms happily transform bits of fruit and veggies into worm castings, which are then used, along with the compost, to mulch trees and the garden.


ALTERNATIVE POWER

Anahata is off the electrical grid and relies on solar power, minimizing impact on the environment. Other alternative power options to complement our solar power is a future project.


ECO BUILDINGS

At present, we have two different types of straw bale structures and an earth yurt. These buildings have excellent insulation, staying warm in the winter and keeping cool in the summer. They were also built using primarily natural materials.


COMPOSTING TOILETS

Anahata uses primarily composting toilets, helping to minimize water usage. The compost from these toilets is used to mulch trees around the property.
Green Cleaning

We use biodegradable, environmentally friendly cleaners. We ask that guests also use biodegradable soaps, shampoos and laundry detergent when visiting.


WHITE ZONE

At Anahata Yoga Retreat we strive to maintain the natural beauty of the landscape and provide a place where our guests can retreat from the stress and stimulation of work, modern technology and the impact of city life. Anahata aims to minimize electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) by limiting cell phone use, consolidating computer use to specific areas and choosing low EMF options wherever possible.
Caretakers of Native Bush

Anahata is committed to caring for the land and preserving old growth indigenous forest that covers most of the property, taking into account the environmental impact of any new buildings or developments.


NATIVE BIRD LIFE

The bush at Anahata is alive with many native birds, including:

Bellbird / Korimako
Fantail / Piwakawaka
Morepork / Ruru
NZ Falcon / Karearea
Parrot / Kea
Riflemen / Titipounamu
South Island Robin / Toutouwai
Tomtit / Miromiro
Tui
Waxeye / Tauhou
Weka
Wood Pigeon / Kereru

Amenities

  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

LOCAL & ORGANIC MEALS

Food nourishes us and provides our physical body with the energy it needs to go about its daily activities.

All meals provided are vegetarian – simple, nutritious & satisfying. Much of our organic food is sourced from local growers or picked fresh from our garden, which is developed along permaculture design principles.

We provide 3 Vegetarian meals per day:
Breakfast: a light meal to break the fast from the previous night.
Lunch: the main meal of the day, when our digestive fires are the strongest.
Dinner: a light meal to ensure that all food is completely digested before going to sleep.

The water at Anahata is from a pure mountain spring and is absolutely safe to drink.


VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE & OTHER NEEDS

Eat to live, don’t live to eat.

The kitchen is not to be used for personal cooking. However the option of cooking alongside one of the retreat residents and learning about sattwic food preparation and prasad is a possibility during your stay if you choose.

If you have medically related food requirements or allergies, please inform on booking.

Food is not allowed in the bedrooms. We can cater to vegan and gluten free requirements, for other required speciality foods or snacks you may wish to bring your own supply. Please confirm when booking if in doubt.

YOGIC DIET

At Anahata, you will get the chance to experience a yogic diet, a vegetarian diet that is based on principles of simplicity, and that supports our being in the process of positive transformation. A proper diet that is pure, simple and as natural as possible is essential for progress in yoga. If one eats pure food, then the system is revitalized again and again.

Our state of mind affects the subtle vibration of the food we cook as well as our ability to digest it. In the ashram, we call food Prasad, which is an offering from the heart. Any kind of food that we prepare to offer someone else is Prasad, as is all food that is offered to us.

Accommodations

A range of lodging options are available from shared rooms to a private straw bale round house with stunning views of Golden Bay. Tent sites and camping are also available.

Retreat rates are priced separately and include shared lodging, meals and all programs.

Chakra Guest House – Private Straw Bale Yurt or other Private Rooms are subject to availability and additional cost.

Directions

LOCAL TAXI SERVICE

You can hire the local MaxiCab Shuttle service. Book online or ring the freephone number or text 0800-MaxiCab (0800-6294222) to book a taxi service. It is essential to pre-book in advance (limited rural service).


BY BUS

Golden Bay Coachlines offers daily services from Nelson to Takaka departs Nelson daily at 3:30pm, arriving in Takaka at 5:45pm.


BY AIR

There is an airport in Nelson, and there is a small airport in Takaka. Nelson is the main national airport for the region and is a 2 hour drive from Takaka. Or fly directly from Wellington to Takaka.

Golden Bay Air offers scheduled flights from Wellington directly to Takaka all year.This is a gorgeous flight over Cook Strait and Abel Tasman National Park.
Air New Zealand offers daily flights to Nelson.


SELF- DRIVE DIRECTIONS

From Nelson, which is the main city in the north part of the South Island, travel west through the town of Motueka. Note that there are no petrol stations
available between Motueka and Takaka, so best to fill up in Motueka. Stick to the speed limits to avoid traps!

After crossing the Takaka Hill from Nelson, you will drive towards and into Takaka. Turn Right immediately past the Visitors Centre (Don’t go through Takaka!). Follow the road to the roundabout at the dairy factory and turn Right. Drive towards Pohara Beach for about 10 minutes. The road curves on a big right and then a big left. You will pass Motupipi School (on left), then take the next turn right at the Clifton ‘+’ crossroads. Turn right at the next ‘T’ Junction at Carlyle Street. Follow this road to the next T-junction and turn LEFT continuing on Clifton Road. As you turn you will see an orange “Anahata Retreat” sign. You will come to a gravel road and a sign saying Bird Road. Follow the gravel road (Bird Road) up to the top of the mountain (7km). You will notice a sign part way up the hill with several family names on it. This is a private driveway/road to their house. Continue on past this drive. There are some shallow fords and various gates. Please leave the gates as you find them (closed if closed). When you are half way up you will come to 2 gates side-by-side. Go through the left gate (not the one going down the hill to thefarm).

When you arrive at the top after approx. 30 minutes driving you will see a little sign on the other side of the top gate to the right that says Abel Tasman Wainui Hut. Go through this gate and follow the same gravel/dirt road heading a little left. On your left (a hundred metres or so) you will see a row of big Pine Trees, a house and some gardens. There is an “ANAHATA” sign on the fence to the right of the gate. You have arrived. Welcome to Anahata Yoga Retreat!

Park outside and walk through the Anahata gate to the office (in front of and attached
to the building you see).


DISTANCES

Nelson to Takaka – 2 hour 10 minute drive
Motueka to Takaka – 1 hour drive
Takaka to Anahata – 30 minute drive (15 km)

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