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Sun 16 Sep 2012, 10:00am–11:00am

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: yogathon

Yogathon 2012: nationwide event, from 16 Sept. to 30 Sept.

To register for the event, please go to or or contact Rajiv (0210795036).

Yogathon New Zealand, a division of Hindu Council of New Zealand, will hold the second nationwide ‘Health for Humanity’ Yogathon from 16th to 30th September 2012.

Yogathon 2012 aims to see participants from all over New Zealand complete 108,000 repetitions of ‘Surya Namaskar’ (a sequence of yoga postures) over a period of two weeks.

Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) integrates simple yoga postures of well-balanced movements linked with easy breathing technique, and provides a quick way to benefit to both body and mind from yoga.

Opening ceremonies will be held on 16th Sept at 10 AM at various NZ locations, where trained instructors will kick off the event for the participants who wish to attend the opening ceremony.

Current list of opening ceremony locations:

Auckland opening ceremony start at 10 AM.
487 Dominion Road

Rotorua opening ceremony start at 10 AM.
Open venue: Lake front greens (remember to bring a mat).
In case of bad weather: upstairs at Ladies Balance Fitnesss Gym.

Hamilton opening ceremony start at 10 AM.
480 Airport Road

Wanganui opening ceremony start at 10 AM
Tulsi Dham
6 Marshall Avenue

Wellington opening ceremony start at 10 AM.
Art of Living Centre,
Level 2 (Above Rebel Sports), James Smith Building,
Corner Cuba and Manners,

Lower Hutt (Note earlier start 9.45 start, finish by 10.20).
Hutt Yoga,
47 Dudley St, Lower Hutt.

Nelson / Takaka (Golden Bay) opening ceremony start at 10 AM.
Location: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Takaka, near Nelson.
For directions to reach the Ashram at the mountain top, please contact (03) 525 9887.

Coordinators list for more information:

National: Rajiv Chaturvedi, 021 079 5036
Auckland: Komal Shah, 021 035 3591
Hamilton: Kavita Parshotam, 07 856 5052
Rotorua: Joyce Childs, 021 023 12523
Wanganui: Jayanthi Sarvanapavana, 06 344 3199
Wellington: Tribhuvan Shreshtha, 021 036 9065
Lower Hutt: Jo Vernon, 04 563 5901, 027 206 8883
Nelson: Mathura, 03 525 9887,
Christchurch: Cecilia Freire, 03 942 4333