Monthly Events

Chanting of the Mahamrityunjaya healing mantra


Dates for next practice:

New Moon: Fri 16 Feb,

Start time: 8am

venue: 28 Kinsella Cres, Halswell

Full Moon: Fri 2 March '18

start time 5.30pm

Venue: 58B Arlington St, Burnside

Mahadevi and Karmavidya warmly invite you to join them in chanting 108 rounds of the Mahamrityunjaya mantra twice monthly, on or very close to the full and new moons. This means the gathering will be on different days of the month giving everyone who chooses, the opportunity to come at some time.

The Mahamrityunjaya mantra is an ancient and very powerful mantra used for healing, nurturance and relief from suffering on all levels, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.  It facilitates courage and transformation in the face of life's difficulties

Contact Mahadevi for more info

Kirtan and Chai

every 2nd Friday of the months, rotating venues between Halswell, Burnside, Rangiora & South Brighton

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Date: Friday 9 February 2018

Time: 7.00 - 8.30 pm

Venue: 28 Kinsella Crescent, Haswell

followed by a shared cup of chai (optional)

any koha received will be donated to YEPT (Yoga Education in Prison Trust)

Give space for spirit to soar and the body mind to rest,
and bathe in the nourishing resonance of music and mantra from the ancient traditions.

Kirtan is the singing of simple sacred chants in a call and response format. It is a very simple & powerful way to meditate, that by passes the mind and easily reaches the heart.  It is effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody & rhythm. The ancient chants contain powerful renewing & transformative energy that helps us reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us.

All Welcome, no previous experience in chanting or yoga necessary.

Workshops & Retreats

Mantra Meditation - Navaratri Retreat

A Transformative Chanting Retreat with Atmavidya

Date:  18-26 March 2018

Venue: Anahata Yoga Retreat, Golden Bay

The turning of the seasons can be a time to turn inwards and gather strength from the experiences of life.  It is a powerful time to clear away what is complete and open space for a way of being that is more attuned to, and nurturing of the growing awareness/consciousness within. Read more ... 

Autumn Retreat: Self-Care through the Seasons

Vista of Mt Somers at Staveley Camp

Vista of Mt Somers at Staveley Camp


please notice the change of date to April

starts:  Friday 13th April at 6.00pm with dinner

Ends:  Sunday 15th April after lunch

Venue: Staveley Camp - 90min from CHCH

This weekend is for YOU! 

We invite You to take time away from your weekly routine ... have space to be with yourself ... be nourished ...  spend time with like-minded people ... relax in the beautiful presence of Mt Somers ... and learn some new skills to navigate the changes of life.

The weekend offers a balanced program of practices, discourse, and unstructured time.

Suitable for all, from beginners through to experienced practitioners of Yoga


Teachers:  Jane (Gyananidhi), Uschi (Pavitra), Nicky and Atmavidya

More info regarding cost and enrolments coming soon.