Supplied by Anahata Yoga Retreat Centre It is that time of year again where we are about to enter a significantly beneficial astrological period. In India, these months are at a time of changing seasons, and it is a time set aside for practicing sadhana - a set period of intensified yoga practices. Traditionally the main part of that sadhana involves chanting. We have the pleasure of welcoming back Swami Muktimurti of the Satyananda Yoga Academy, Australasia. She will share with us how … [Read more...]
Upcoming yoga events all over the country, plus interviews and profiles from some lovely and inspiring yoga teachers.
An Interview with Prajnaparamita, an awakened Master Prajnaparamita is leading a retreat at Kawaipurapura on Feburary 16 and 17. Find out more here. 1. There seems to be a big shift in the way businesses are being run and in the way people are reconsidering their lives. What do you see happening? Globally, structures are breaking down on all levels. They can no longer hold themselves. The banks, politics and many corporations, the way they were used to operating is no longer … [Read more...]
Supplied by Anahata Yoga Retreat Anahata Yoga Retreat, just outside of Nelson, warmly welcomes Kalikamurti Suich from Alice Springs, Australia over the Labour Day Weekend to share with us her experience, insights and knowledge. She is leading “Life of Choice”, a retreat offering a fusion of traditional yoga and modern psychology aimed at helping participants choose their lives. We asked her a few questions to gain a deeper understanding of what she offers and how it can benefit … [Read more...]
by guest author Peter Fernando, A Month of Mindfulness This interview is part of a one hour conversation I had with Zoë, a former Buddhist nun, in April 2012. You can the rest of her insightful and heartfelt reflections on the Month of Mindfulness blog, here. Peter: You seem to have a fluidity in terms of your relationship to spiritual forms. Looking at your path so far, there seems to be a real sense of an understanding of the transparency of forms, as well as a great respect for them. … [Read more...]
Article courtesy Anahata Yoga Retreat Swami Samnyasananda is a consultant neurophysiologist whose research explores the effects of pranayama, meditation and relaxation on the heart, brain and autonomic nervous systems. He is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Life Member and Fellow of the World Society for Clinical Yoga (Lucknow, India), and has over 30 years of experience in classes, personal tuition & clinical counselling in yoga, meditation, relaxation and stress management (M.B.T.I. … [Read more...]
Supplied by Anahata Yoga Retreat Anahata Yoga Retreat, just outside of Nelson, is once again hosting Swami Muktimurti from Mangrove Mountain, Australia during the Navaratri (9 nights) celebrations. An expert in Mantra, ancient Sanskrit and singing, Swami Muktimurti and Swami Muktidharma (NZ Acharya) are presenting a retreat focused on Nada Yoga, or the yoga of sound, during this auspicious astrological time. We caught up with her during this retreat to gain some more insight on this … [Read more...]