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Asana and Chakras & Tattwas

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A stunning topic for an energised yoga workshop to be held in the beautiful YWCA hall, Whangarei. Also available on Zoom.


Laksmi from Moonlight Healing in Hokitika is flying up to co-facilitate this workshop. A highly experienced yoga teacher, healer, and home-based producer of amazing hydrosols and other remedies using herbs from her garden, we will be fortunate to have Laksmi there to share her energy and wealth of expertise.

Collage of Laksmi and Radhe at Guru Poorrnima in Hokitika

We will also run this workshop at Moonlight Healing, 90 Hall St, Hokitika the following week on Saturday July 1.

Chakras, the psychic energy vortexes relating to the nerve plexuses in the spinal column, are ever present and ever popular to explore. The Tattwas, or symbols for the elements that make up our existence, tie in perfectly with this exploration. Deepen your asana practice in this process.

"How do we become more aware of the chakras?
Awareness of the chakras depends on one's spiritual evolution. When the consciousness has been purified by spiritual efforts, awareness of the chakras is greatly enhanced."
Swami Satyananda.


1. Akasha— ether; responsible for void and space.
2. Vayu— air; responsible for perpetual motion.
3. Agni— fire; responsible for heat.

4. Apas— water; responsible for fluidity.

5. Prithvi— earth; responsible for cohesion, weight."

Swami Satyasangananda. Tattwa Shuddhi. Bihar School of Yoga. 2016.

No previous experience necessary. This workshop will be a blast for beginners to advanced.

As asana (postures and exercises) are a focus, which we will be practising at around 10.30/10.45 or so (with the chakra/tattwa visualisations), please either have breakfast at 7 or make sure that it is just a light one if you have it later than that.

Note that we will stop for a shared vegetarian lunch at 12.45. This break time is always great for socialising/networking as well as a bit of 'downtime' from doing the energy practices. Even if only coming for the morning or the afternoon workshops rather than for both, you are most welcome at lunch too. For those who are staying for the afternoon as well as the morning, please bring something to share, if you can.

Investment: $60 in advance (purchase through Humanitix if you want to be in to win either a 10 + 1 yoga class concession card or 2 future half-day workshops for free, or directly through Shraddha Yoga and Meditation internet banking, If space allows, you can still come for $70 cash on the day but pre-payment is recommended to secure a space.

As Shraddha Yoga and Meditation is a registered charity, buying through Humanitix does not result in the standard additional fees. You may also make a donation, which is tax deductible for amounts over $20 NZ.

The Whangarei based instructor, Radhe, is a registered Level 4 teacher with Yoga NZ. Here is her bio from there:

I teach regular weekly yoga classes in the Whangarei district, also running workshops and retreats. Each year, I also travel to Hokitika several times to offer yoga workshops there, based at Moonlight Healing. I expect to be broadening the number of regions of NZ that I offer teachings in over the next few years. A 200-hour teacher training course is now planned to be commenced in the near future. The scope of what I offer covers a range of yoga techniques, from cleansing practices through to the more esoteric, including asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation practices largely based on the teachings of Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati. I welcome enquiries and invitations to teach. As I made some free (homemade) videos on various practices for my students to use during lockdown, you are most welcome to access these on

Radhe at Te Wharekura o Huiarau, Ruatahuna


An 'altar' in one of the buildings at Anahata Retreat, featuring Swamis Satyananda and Niranjanananda
Laksmi on a visit to Anahata Retreat

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