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Fri, 23 Oct


Anahata Yoga Retreat - NZ

4-days Deep Ecology & Yoga, Golden Bay

ACTIVE HOPE: Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment through Deep Ecology & Yoga. With Inna Alex & Noa Parker * Optional facilitation training hui add-on. *

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4-days Deep Ecology & Yoga, Golden Bay
4-days Deep Ecology & Yoga, Golden Bay

Time & Location

23 Oct 2020, 11:30 am – 26 Oct 2020, 12:15 pm

Anahata Yoga Retreat - NZ, 727 Bird Road, Takaka 7142, New Zealand

About The Event

ACTIVE HOPE: Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment through Deep Ecology & Yoga 



During this 4-day/3-night residential retreat we will be touching our innermost responses to the condition of our world and reconnecting with our sense of wonder for the web of life.  Strengthened by generations past and encouraged by those yet to come, we can tap our own deep awareness and creativity to chart a course for taking action in a way that brings us alive.

Inna will guide us through experiential practices, poetry, ritual, song, movement and silence to guide our journey through the four stages of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects. These four stages support one another and help us experience first hand that we are larger, stronger, deeper, and more creative than we have been brought up to believe.

We will support our journey with yogic practices lead by Noa Parker. Guided practices include Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation.

Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess this workshop will empower you to act on behalf of Earth with clarity, love and direction.

No previous experience in Yoga or Deep Ecology necessary.



2 sessions: Friday 23 October, 9-11.30am, plus Monday 26 October, 1-4.30pm

This add-on option is available for retreat participants wishing to step into facilitating The Work That Reconnects or those already facilitating who wish to join a community of facilitators for experiential sharing.

Two co-creative sessions (one pre- and one post-workshop) support your own transformational Deep Ecology journey as well as to gain confidence assisting others on the path to coming back to life.

The first session will offer theory about the four successive stages of the work, group facilitation basics, and pointers for observing and learning from workshop facilitation during the weekend. Following the workshop completion, we will have an extensive de-brief, involving both practical aspects of facilitation and workshop layout as well as reflections on our personal journeys.


Standard Price: NZ$480-590 (shared indoor accommodation)

Camping: $450-560 (with own tent or van)

Facilitator Hui add-on option: $75-90

You can choose an amount within the sliding scales above according to your means. Your generous contribution supports us to keep offering this work. Thank you. If you need to request help with payment, please email us suggesting an arrangement.


Early Bird Discount: You may take off $50, if completing payment by October 2nd.  


Registration via Google form here: 


Cost covers...

... 3 nights shared accommodation (unless camping) with vegetarian meals and full retreat programme, including:

  • Guidance through the four stages of the spiral of The Work That Reconnects: experiential practices, poetry, ritual, song, movement and silence
  • Hatha yoga classes
  • Guided meditation
  • Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Fire Ceremony (Havan) lead by Anahata residents


Special Dietary Requirements: All meals provided are vegetarian. Vegan, Dairy Free & Gluten Free can be provided for. Please advise us at time of booking.



Deep Ecology retreat

Start Time: 11:30am Friday 23rd October arrival / registration 

Finish Time: 12pm Monday 26th October

Optional pick up: Friday 23 October 11am pick-up at Golden Bay Visitor Centre (+$15) 

Optional drop off: Monday 26 October 12.15pm back to Golden Bay Visitor Centre for 1pm bus (+$15)


Deep Ecology retreat with Hui Option 

Start Time: 9:00am Friday 23 October arrival / registration 

Finish Time: 4.30pm Monday 26 October


For enquiries please contact: 


THE IMPORTANCE OF PLACE: Our host, Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay, South Island

We are fortunate to be able to immerse ourselves in a quiet, pristine natural setting for this four-day retreat: Anahata Yoga Retreat, situated in the midst of native beech forest with spectacular ocean views bordering the Abel Tasman National Park, offers a supportive and inspiring environment that welcomes everyone regardless of age, background and level of yoga experience. It is a residential eco-­yoga retreat using alternative power, composting toilets and nutritious organic vegetarian meals. Accommodation options include shared accommodation in eco-buildings or camping.

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