Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, and a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher with more than 25 years of experience. From an early age, she travelled worldwide exploring diverse spiritual traditions, including in depth yoga certificate trainings in Nepal, India and Australia and 18 years living in and developing an integral yoga retreat centre.
Swami Karma Karuna shares a unique and practical approach, drawing on personal experience of living as a sannyasin with a foot in the world of motherhood and modern western life, thus imparting and inspiring the integration of yogic principles and practice into everyday activities.
Her wide range of teaching spans varying settings and cultures, including therapeutic and social areas, training yoga teachers, guiding spiritual sadhana retreats and working one to one addressing individual needs. She spends several months each year in India and travelling internationally, dedicated to imparting simple and powerful techniques for transformation.
Swami Karma Karuna has released 3 practice CDs; Yoga Solutions for Life – Essential Daily and Deepening Practices designed to develop a simple daily practice enhancing health and relaxation, Seeds of Creation, practices using the chakras and seed sounds and Yoga for Women, yoga designed for a woman’s body, and including Yoga Nidra-deep relaxation and Inner Silence Meditation.
Session 1: Yoga Nidra – Yogic Recharge
Relax and recharge your entire system with “Yoga Nidra” or Yogic Sleep. With a 30 minute Yoga Nidra equivalent to three-four hours of deep sleep, this proven relaxation technique will leave you feeling grounded, rested and rejuvenated.
Explore the different stages of the practice and how they work on the body, mind and prana as well as the therapeutic effects of Yoga Nidra for different needs such as insomnia, anxiety, stress related conditions, chronic fatigue, digestive issues and more.
Session 2: The Joy of Being
“There is no peace in the Himalayas and no noise in the city, both are within you.”
Joy is an inner quality accessible to all. Join Swami Karma Karuna for an inspirational talk and meditation practice to inspire the development of presence and inner joy.
The attitude of the ‘witness” is rooted in the Tantric tradition and allows the practitioner to use all experiences of life to release negativity whilst simultaneously awakening expansive qualities of inner freedom. As the mind becomes lighter, positivity and joy emerge naturally.
Session 3: Nourish Your Self
Ever feel like you are JUST getting through each day? Never quite enough time to do everything AND feel truly alive? Feeling exhausted or constantly wired or over-stimulated?
Nourish your self with a practical yoga class designed to enhance the relaxation response. This is an important key to healthy organs, optimal endocrine system, balanced weight, mental and emotional clarity and equanimity.
Experience spaciousness and simplicity in action. Explore conscious breath and receive inspirational takeaways for daily life.
Session 4: Explore the Third Eye- Presence, Focus and Intuition
Theory, Hatha Yoga and Meditation to access Ajna Chakra-the third eye, also called the command centre. Learn how to enhance clarity, focus, and intuition. Awaken the witness awareness.
The energy centre of Ajna chakra, once developed and purified by practices of yoga and meditation, ultimately enable us to receive inspiration and knowledge from deep within. Intuitive insights transcend all mental processes and are simply a feeling or a vision that we know is just right.
These qualities help us to manifest our personal vision, move through daily life with ease and navigate the spiritual path.