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Community Meditation Events

Meditation Sadhana retreat

May 16 - 20th,

7 am - 7.30/8 pm

Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland.​

Prices based on Room types listed below.


meditation sadhana retreat

Welcome to our upcoming Meditation Retreat, a transformative journey into the depths of inner exploration and awakening your inherent strengths. From May 16th to 20th, immerse yourself in a powerful container designed to guide you inwards and dive deeper into the art of meditation.

Led by Swami Anandakumar, an esteemed international retreat leader with decades of experiential knowledge and wisdom in meditation, this retreat promises to be a profound and enriching experience. Swami Anandakumar's warmth, clarity and sense of humour coupled with his extensive travels sharing the gift of yogic wisdom, makes him a trusted transmitter of the depth of  Meditation & Yoga.

During this retreat, Swami Anandakumar will skilfully reveal the intricacies of the meditative process, enabling you to map a clear pathway to navigate your inner world with confidence and clarity. Each session will offer valuable insights and practical techniques to deepen your meditation practice and cultivate home practice commitment.

In addition to the transformative meditation sessions, you'll have the opportunity to recharge with Yoga Nidra and Mantra chanting sessions.  Stargaze while soaking in the spa, ease any aches in the sauna, and float effortlessly to your next session, feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Nourish your body and soul with wholesome, seasonal Ayurvedic meals catered throughout the retreat, ensuring your holistic well-being is nurtured in the winter season.

Places for this retreat are limited, so be sure to secure your spot quickly to avoid missing out. Prices are based on room type, and number of occupancy. 

Join us for this life-changing Meditation Retreat and embark on a journey of self-discovery through inner connection. Reserve your place today and take the first step towards a deeper connection with your authentic sattwic nature - luminosity.

Joined by Swami Kailash Saraswati & Sannyasi Pragyadhara.

We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Aum shanti Swami Anandakumar & Sangha

Hatha Yoga Class

Morning hatha
Chanting & kirtan

Gayatri Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya mantra
Durga Path (32 Names)
Opening & Closing Shanti Path

Guest kirtanists

Cooking Class

Ayurvedic recipes

Meditation Retreat Class

sadhana schedule

Day One 

Arrival & Check in.

Dinner & Evening Session

Days Two - five

Hatha Yoga


Meditation Session

Mantra Chanting


Yoga Nidra

Karma Yoga/Rest/Walk

Meditation Session


Meditation Session before Dinner.


Evening Session:


Day  five

Same as previous days with final satsang, integration & closing and pack up.  Departure 2 - 3 pm on Monday 20th May. 

Meditation Group
  • Are the classes suitable for Beginners?
    Yes, Pure Yoga offers local and online beginner yoga courses for those new to Yoga. Courses focus on building foundational skills in alignment and conscious breathing. Courses are designed for newcomers over a series of weeks which allows for individual attention and practices that build confidence, flexibility, mobility and strength. These courses will set you up to progress further into the Hatha system and to be able to continue at home if that is your goal. For entry level students the Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra courses are the best fit.
  • What is included in the Yoga Classes?
    Each class is holistic in nature including physical postures (Asana), guided breathing (Pranayama) & Meditation components. Pure Yoga is passionate about supporting people to integrate Yoga into daily life so shares tips and resources to help you build sustainable tools.
  • Does Pure Yoga offer Teachers Training?
    Yes, Pure Yoga has been training teachers for the last 10 years in the classical based Hatha, Raja, Mantra, Bhakti Yoga systems, mentoring students and is currently the Program Advisor for Kawai Purapura Yoga School (RYS), 200 Hr & 500 Hr Programs.
  • Do you run Yoga classes outside of Auckland?
    Yes, Pure Yoga travels to locations around NZ bringing speciality workshops, masterclasses & yogic lifestyle events to communities, Yoga studios & corporate settings.
  • What type of meditation do you teach?
    Pure Yoga is grounded in years of meditation practice and training in the classical forms of meditation that are aimed at building the specific skills of meditation and extending these into everyday life so that transformation occurs in a gradual yet lasting way. The techniques include both dynamic and static forms of meditation that prepare the body and mind for inner work. Specific techniques that help to embody relaxation, stillness, witnessing the mind, utilizing breath and energy include; Yoga Nidra, Body stillness, Steady Gazing (Trataka), Inner silence (Antar Mouna). How to use a mala for meditation and gaining a clear understanding of different energy systems and its influence on mental patterns (Vrittis, Samskaras).
  • What format does the meditation class take?
    The classes begin & end with centering in the present moment. Yoga Nidra a deep relaxation practice and one that embeds the essential skills of meditation is used to release tension. A seated meditation practice follows which builds and hones awareness from the gross (body) to more subtle layers of your being (mind, prana & subtle bodies).
  • What aspects of Meditation are included?
    The essential skills of meditation are highlighted in these courses, working to build up from simple to more complex. These skills are broken down each week and linked with lifestyle integration. The techniques are the building blocks of these skills and vary from Yoga Nidra to body based meditation. Some techniques include breath & energy as the main focus. More advanced practices work more directly with the mind & psychic bodies.
  • Where is your studio located?
    Pure Yoga Home studio is located in Torbay, Long Bay on the North Shore of Auckland. It is a fully equipped studio space next to the ocean with high quality Manduka Yoga Mats, custom hand-made bolsters, blankets & meditation cushions. Pure Yoga strives to source eco friendly, natural based products and support local businesses.
  • Do you offer one to one yoga guidance?
    Yes, Pure Yoga has experience working with clients with health challenges, psycho-somatic based imbalances, anxiety, depression, common injuries, beginners through to advanced practitioners. I have trained Yoga teachers since 2009. I combine my vast yogic knowledge and experience plus 20 years of dedicated practice and yogic living to create a session that works for you.


I have been a student of yoga & meditation for many, many years and a teacher now for the last 7 years. I've been blessed with the most amazing teachers from various traditions who have each given me special gifts. I was so lucky to begin my 500 hour teaching journey with Pragyadhara this January in a restorative yoga, breathing and yoga nidra course at Kawai Purapura. This and the proceeding study have provided the gateway to the most phenomenal shift in my personal practice and teaching. 


Pragyadhara embodies yoga for me. A font of traditional wisdom imparted with deep humility and expertise. 


I am grateful for the opportunity I had in working with Pragyadhara. I will be back for more. You should too.

Kate McLeay (Hawkes Bay)

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