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Mantra, Meditation & Reflection Retreat


Sat 20 Oct 2012, 6:00am–9:00pm
Sun 21 Oct 2012, 6:00am–9:00pm
Mon 22 Oct 2012, 6:00am–9:00pm
Tue 23 Oct 2012, 6:00am–9:00pm
Wed 24 Oct 2012, 6:00am–2:00pm

Where: Anahata Yoga Retreat, 727 Bird Road, Bird's Clearing, Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand, Golden Bay, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird if paid in full by Sep 20th.: $540.00
  • Standard price - shared accomm: $595.00
  • Day price: $90.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Mantra meditation influences your overall well-being, touching on emotional, mental and physical health. Open your heart and discover a deeper connection with your highest self. Experience techniques for healing, relaxation and integration of human experience.

"Mantra is a combination or assembly of powerful soundwaves. As such the intellectual understanding of the mantra is not at all necessary. It is not the meaning (...), but the soundwaves created by the mantra which influence the cosmos, internally and externally." (Swami Satyananda, Sankirtan 1993)

Sound is energy and has an explosive force like dynamite. As a Mantra is repeated it begins to explode the knots held in the unconscious mind, making space for energy to move and expand. As the mantras begin sprouting seeds of transformation, they uproot deep-seated patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you.

• Ancient fire ceremonies (havan) daily
• Mantra meditation
• Yoga classes
• Simple, nourishing diet
• Periods of silence for reflection
• Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)

This powerful 9 day period of astrological significance, is deemed most auspicious to do any spiritual practice (sadhana). It is said an hour of sadhana during this time is equal to 100 hours of sadhana any other time of the year. This retreat follows a slightly lighter schedule than the Navaratri retreat in April.

Anahata Yoga Retreat provides a supportive yogic environment, allowing you the opportunity to dive deeper inside and explore all aspects of your Self. Discover a sacred space within and open to personal transformation and expansion.

Swami Gyan Dharma is a direct disciple of Paramahamsa Satyananda and lived with him in India for over 12 years. He offers the benefit of his many years of personal sadhana training in a very down to earth and practical way. He specialises in mantra, kirtan (chanting) and harmonium, which leaves one feeling deeply inspired.

Investment covers 9 nights shared accommodation, all meals & programmes.
20% non-refundable deposit to secure your place

Registration at 2pm.

Day Price - NZ$90 (incl. 1 night accom)
Optional extra $50 per night to stay the evenings of the 14th and/or 24th

A Life of Choice - Labour Day Weekend Retreat
This (3 night) retreat is running concurrently with Navaratri over Labour Day weekend. You are welcome to join in and take part in this retreat as well at an additional cost of $150 extra for the weekend.

For bookings & information:
Contact Anahata on
or call +64 03 525-9887