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Mon 6 Jul 2015, 10:00am–7:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

The Power of Awareness 7 Day Retreat

With Swami Anandakumar
Starting: Monday 06 July, 2015
Finishing: Sunday 12 July, 2015

Meditation is mind management, so that in our daily lives, when core issues or powerful emotions arise, we can see them for what they are and develop a calm confidence in dealing with them.
Do you experience confusion? Meaninglessness? Is there mess or chaos in your life? Do you wish to strengthen a positive outlook on life?

If you are able to internalize, awaken, and develop your inner awareness, everything in life becomes clearer and more meaningful. This is what happens in meditation.

Over The Power of Awareness retreat you will develop a deep understanding of awareness. You will gain this understanding using techniques that prepare the right inner environment so the "experience" of meditation can unfold naturally. The experience can lead to wisdom and a spontaneous and refreshing perspective on one’s outer life. This is the real power and purpose of meditation.

You will be nurtured towards a personal experience of this awareness. Practices are supported by theory and discussion sessions, yoga classes and participation in ashram lifestyle. This is an extended opportunity to focus on the most important aspects of your life.

In this course you will:

- Come to understand that the purpose of meditation is to develop a working relationship with the mind in order to recognize, accept and find release from the influence of impressions/memories

- Be exposed to classical meditation techniques, such as Antar mouna, Ajapa Japa, Hridayakasha Darshan and SWAN self-analysis

- Learn how not to fight with the mind, nor fear it, but just let it unfold

- Follow a well tested progression of practices, allowing you to advance at your own pace

- Be guided to develop a different relationship with yourself based on observation, acceptance, insight and friendship

Retreat also includes:
- Hatha Yoga classes
- Daily chanting
- Karma yoga (action with meditative awareness)
- Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
- Ancient fire ceremonies (havan) and kirtan chanting
- Periods of silence for reflection

This course is suitable:
- for all sincere students, seekers, and spiritual adventurers
- To develop and extend your regular meditation practice of finding the answers within the self
- Each meditation experience is unique with the potential to go deeper each time. Students often attend the course multiple times

Swami Anandakumar is an internationally respected teacher who specializes in meditation. He has studied a wide variety of yogic disciplines for over 30 years, training and teaching in ashrams in Australia and India, as well as conducting courses on meditation internationally. One of his main teaching duties over the last 10 years has been the four month course held annually in Bihar School of Yoga in India.
 This brought insight into the effect of sustained practise over a period of time.

Early Bird - NZ$695 if paid in full by June 5th
Standard Price – NZ$795
(6 nights) includes shared accommodation, all meals and programmes.
Locals discount available.
$100 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place.

Registration at 10am.

Bookings & Information:
PH: +64 (3) 525 9887