Newsletter July 2015
This year has been one of change and evolution. As seems to be reflected around the world, our little mini uinverse at Anahata also has seen a lot of movement of people, changes to infrastructure, old doors closing and new ones opening. It feels like an important and pivotal time of change.
We have just hosted our first Yoga Nidra Instructors Training course, long awaited and well received (see Events News for more details!). We have 5 students currently undergoing their online work with plans to use this in varying ways; working in prisons, children with learning disorders, general yoga classes and in a healing practice. Very exciting to see this valuable and needed practice moving out into the world.
Evolution is also unfolding with a changing of roles and new input into Anahata. Swami Karma Karuna is aiming to gradually hand over the day to day running of Anahata and head more into her passion of writing, teaching and supporting both those who come to the retreat as well as taking up teaching opportunities in places where she is invited.
As part of this gradual shift, we welcome the Krshnan family to Anahata. Mahesh and Nanditha have moved from Wellington, both originally from India. Mahesh has previously worked in various industries around the world for over 25 years and brings his skills to Anahata management. Nanditha is a writer, yoga teacher and an amazing cook of wholesome meals often with an Indian flavour. Delicious! (See Yogic Diet for a recipe!) They come with their two children, named Anahata (yes! true story) and Arjuna, who bring beautiful playful energy and already a lot of knowledge and wisdom in their young years. They are also both wonderful kirtanists!
We also welcome Rudraroopa, who is one of our new resident teachers over from Australia offering his passion, dynamic energy and creativity to the Anahata team. And can he ever belt out a heartfelt kirtan!
Takaka local, Richard Baker joins us as well, coming on a weekly basis for IT work. He is bringing some much needed stability to the very important behind the scenes systems that make things in the office work! He has also helped us set up a new reliable, FAST and cheaper internet solution with our local valley.net! Yippee, no longer twiddling our thumbs while we wait for the email to open!
We have had many other wonderful volunteers / karma yogis / sevaks over the last months, helping in areas of grounds, gardens, human resources, developments of health and safety, tidying up systems and giving of head, heart and hands. Each of these people are part of the wheels that keep Anahata rolling and able to offer what it has to offer - we are grateful to every one of them.
We are currently accepting applications for new residents and volunteers. Please see the Positions Available page and hope to welcome you to the team.