Swami Karma Karuna Saraswati is an engaging, intuitive yoga and meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, writer, and IAYT certified Yoga Therapist with over 30 years of experience in the yoga field. Her journey began with significant training in India, where she studied under esteemed teachers from the Bihar School of Yoga. With a deep passion for sharing the transformative power of yoga, Swami Karma Karuna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Psychology, which reflects her early interest in working with groups and individuals.

Specialising in a range of areas including stress and emotion management, Restorative Therapeutic Practices, Yoga Psychology, Women’s Health, Chakras, and Prana, Swami Karma Karuna brings a holistic approach to her teachings. Her extensive knowledge and expertise make her a sought-after teacher and mentor in the yoga community.

In addition to her role as a yoga teacher, Swami Karma Karuna is a co-founder and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand. This retreat center serves as a sanctuary for individuals seeking spiritual growth and personal transformation. Swami Karma Karuna travels throughout the world, leading workshops, training yoga teachers, presenting at international events, guiding retreats, and offering therapeutic one-to-one yoga sessions.

As an inspirational speaker and writer, Swami Karma Karuna has touched the lives of countless individuals, guiding them on their path to holistic well-being and spiritual awakening. Her teachings encompass not only the physical aspects of yoga but also the deeper dimensions of meditation, mindfulness, and self-reflection.

Join Swami Karma Karuna on a journey of self-discovery and transformation as she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience. Prepare to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered as you embark on a profound exploration of yoga and its transformative potential.

The Art and Science of Mindful Breathing: Unlock the Power Within

Friday 4:00 – 5:30pm
Swami Karma Karuna will guide you through the profound connection between the breath and our overall well-being. Discover the transformative potential of conscious breathing techniques to optimize oxygen intake, enhancing vitality and rejuvenation.

Explore the powerful impact of the breath on relaxation response, enhanced immunity, regulation of emotions, improved focus, and the cultivation of self-awareness.

Through ancient wisdom and modern research, Swami Karma Karuna will support you to use your breath to transcend unconscious boundaries and limiting beliefs. Embrace the art and science of mindful breathing and unlock the power within to cultivate presence and a life of profound fulfillment. Take away a treasure trove of simple practical techniques to enhance for conscious living, empowering you to embrace a life of mindfulness and vitality.


Yoga Nidra: Release Old Patterns & Build New Brain Pathways

Saturday 4:00 – 5:30pm
Join Swami Karma Karuna for an enlightening presentation on the transformative power of Yoga Nidra Relaxation, as we explore its profound impact on releasing old patterns and building new brain pathways. Embrace the opportunity to create optimal mental, physical, and emotional health, and unlock your true potential.

Discover how the unconscious programming we acquire as children influences our perception, relationships, life focus, health, and overall well-being. Delve into the science and art of Yoga Nidra and learn how it can help us access the subconscious mind, where old patterns reside. Through guided relaxation and visualisation, we can rewire our brain, creating new neural pathways that align with our desired outcomes.

Explore the power of Sankalpa, a powerful tool within Yoga Nidra, to support manifestation and the creation of new habits and perspectives. Discover how setting a clear and positive intention can amplify the transformative effects of the practice.

Join Swami Karma Karuna on this journey of self-discovery and transformation, to empower a life of greater purpose and fulfilment.


The Art and Science of Gratitude

Sunday 2:00 – 3:00pm
Join Swami Karma Karuna for an enlightening presentation on the transformative power of gratitude. Delve into the science behind gratitude and its profound impact on our overall well-being. Discover how practicing gratitude can enhance our physical and mental health, improve optimism, and release feel-good hormones, leading to increased happiness and a stronger sense of self-control.

Explore the art of gratitude as we uncover its ability to deepen relationships and foster a greater sense of connection with others. Learn practical techniques to cultivate gratitude in your daily life, allowing you to experience the profound benefits it brings.

Through this presentation, you will gain a deeper understanding of the art and science of gratitude, empowering you to embrace a more fulfilling and joyful life. Discover how gratitude can transform your perspective, enhance your well-being, and create a ripple effect of positivity in your relationships and the world around you.

Bring a pen and paper for a gratitude exercise, experience a gratitude meditation and some heart opening yoga practices.