Newsletter December 2009
We’ve had another busy and productive year, and would like to give a special ‘thank you’ to all those who have donated their time, money and most importantly hearts to help Anahata grow.
Anahata Yoga Health & Education Trust is now established and moving into its second year. Our aim is to support the New Zealand Satyananda teachers to go out into the wider community with Satyananda Yoga. We are looking at funding opportunities for all Satyananda teachers who are interested in taking yoga into schools, prisons, and businesses throughout New Zealand.
The office at Anahata continues to be a busy hub of organisation for international programmes, India retreats and our schedule of events here at Anahata. There is much going on behind the scenes, from mailouts to online marketing, and now we even have our very own Facebook page!
A lot of building work has also been done over the past 12 months to upgrade our living spaces. The kitchen and pantry have been upgraded, and we have built a separate washing-up area, a new bathroom and shower cubicles. These improvements will cater for our growing number of guests. In addition, we have rebuilt the deck of the main house, tripled our solar array and replaced the old tired batteries in order to harness more solar energy. We are now running more efficiently and are less dependent on backup from our petrol-run generator.
There are still plenty of projects on the horizon, including building private huts, new accommodation, upgrading our waste-water system and making additional walking tracks in the beautiful beech forest around us.
In spring, the Anahata garden, having supplied us with an abundant crop of dark green leafy vegetables for several months, fell victim to a late, heavy snowfall that took its toll on the netting. Just as we were beginning the laborious task of restitching the old net, we were given a very kind donation so that we could replace it with a new one! Many thanks to all the garden karma yogis who continue to help make Anahata a sustainable, eco-friendly community.