Yoga Nidra, Basic Breathing Methods & Restorative Yoga - 9 day Professional Development Retreat Instructor Training or 5 day Personal Immersion Retreat

  • Anahata Yoga Retreat Anahata Yoga Retreat
  • 727 Bird Road, Clifton, New Zealand
  • Apr 13 - 22, 2018 (10 days)
  • Full Price: $NZ 2,295.00 (Shared Accommodation) $NZ 2,205.00 (Camping). 10% OFF 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 centres, 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 Professional Development retreat which is followed by course work undertaken at home.  Includes a 9-Day onsite module - 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.

For full retreat details: please visit our website:  www.anahata-retreat.org.nz


If your looking for a peaceful, spiritual, connected place to retreat and immerse yourself, learn, heal and be nourished then Anahata is the place for you. The people, ceremony, native environment and the knowledge/wisdom that is shared is up there with the best!! Gareth Lamb

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
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Our vegetarian meals are prepared from mostly organic sourced vegetables from either our gardens or locally produced in the area. We can cater for special dietary needs upon request but please advise our Office at time of booking. Our meals are wholesome, nutritious with a larger meal at lunchtime and a lighter meal in the evening.

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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