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Yoga and Creativity Retreat


Thu 23 Oct 2014, 9:00am–9:00pm
Fri 24 Oct 2014, 6:00am–9:00pm
Sat 25 Oct 2014, 6:00am–9:00pm
Sun 26 Oct 2014, 6:00am–9:00pm
Mon 27 Oct 2014, 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 rate (if paid in full by 5th Oct - incl shared accom & meals): $450.00
  • Standard rate (incl shared accom & meals): $495.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Yoga and Creativity can work together in all kinds of mediums, from writing, to painting, to music, or just dealing with issues coming up in whatever work it is you do. We need creativity in all aspects of our lives.

While yoga is often thought of as a tool to help us find ease in the body, quiet the mind, and get in touch with our true nature, it can also be a way of helping us tap—and mine—our creative selves. Meditation and yoga grant us access to the deep places of our psyche and consciousness that inspire creative ideas to emerge, while simultaneously offering us tools to work with in our every day lives.

Yoga practice can more fully connect you with your creative mind, body, and soul. As we become more perceptive in our yoga practice—by examining our thoughts, movements, and breath—we become more perceptive in other areas of life. When we are more relaxed (using tools such as Yoga Nidra), the creativity can flow and with creativity we can access solutions to life's challenges

Become inspired with Hatha yoga, learn to develop your writing skills, and discover the voice you have been holding back. Explore sound vibration (mantra) and the corresponding geometrical forms (yantra) to access and manage the different layers of the mind. Or just tap into your creative energy and see which expression is needing to be nurtured, be it dancing, singing, writing, painting, movement etc.


Creative Hatha Yoga classes
Karma Yoga - action with meditative & creative awareness
Yoga Nidra - deep relaxation
Meditation to tap into your creative wealth
Yantra creations
Kirtan (chanting and singing of mantras to music)
Mala making - learn how to make your own mala (prayer beads)

Join Swami Kriyaratna and Sn Mangalananda on this 4 day retreat and discover your creative potential!

Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati, has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. His journey began with the Satyananda Yoga lineage in 1981 where he first went to live and teach yoga at the Mangrove Yoga Ashram NSW. Until recently, he has lived mostly full time in ashram environments in NSW and also Rocklyn Ashram Victoria, in the spirit of seva (selfless service) sharing his exceptional commitment to yoga and its teachings to others. Kriya believes that in all instances, yoga creates change in the individual, restoring one to a state of balance and calm. He feels that yoga is a very dynamic tool in itself, with many avenues to explore for the student and teacher alike. Its postures, breathing, deep relaxation and meditation help the person to act and think in the best possible way and are a worthwhile tool for everyone to know.

Mangala, or Mangalananda Saraswati, has been practising yoga for over 25 years. She is initiated as a Sanyassin (one who has dedicated their life to the path of yoga) in the Satyananda Yoga lineage. Since 2001 and until recently, she has been a full time resident at Mangrove Yoga Ashram NSW, training under the dedicated spiritual guidance of her teacher Yoga Archarya Hridayananda. Mangala is a fully qualified and accredited yoga teacher and has been actively involved in teaching yoga classes, retreats and teacher training with the Satyananda Yoga Academy in NSW since 2005. Mangala is a Registered Satyananda Yoga teacher as well as a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia. Mangala enjoys sharing her love of yoga to people in the community through her artwork, teaching yoga and singing kirtan

NZ$450 Early Bird if paid in full by 5 Oct
NZ$495 Standard price
Includes 4 nights shared accommodation, all meals and programs

Private Sessions:

A unique opportunity to receive practices and insights to suit your personality, body type, health challenges and get direction or a personal program, therapeutic applications and health consultations according to your needs. Available by appointment.

Booking Information:

Anahata Yoga Retreat
PH: +64 (3) 525 9887