The new year sees new programs at Kawai Purapura – for personal exploration, career development and professional education.
A festival weekend created for yogis, yoginis and anyone curious about yoga.
With over 75 different workshops and seminars to choose from, and over 40 facilitators – spiritual leaders, masters of asana, creators of fun – we offer yoga in all its brilliance, wisdom and intrigue. Discover a love of yoga that is inexhaustible. Immerse yourself in the creative flow of asana and breath. Surround yourself in the fun of a festival, with treats from the stalls, nourishing food, kirtan, dance and other people.
The 2104 International Yoga Festival is the weekend of April 12-13 (the week before Easter). A great date for your diary.YOGA FESTIVAL 2014
Yoga can be many things to many people – a lifestyle choice, a spiritual practice, a wellness regime, even a philosophy for life. You can see and hear all these options at the 3rd International Yoga Festival at Kawai Purapura.
SWAMI ATMAMUKTANANDA SARASWATI from Australia is presenting four seminars – Patangali’s Sutras, Purusharthas (four aims in life), Yoga and Daily Life, and The Paths of Pravritti and Nivritti (balancing of worldly and spiritual Life).
MARK WHITWELL from USA is leading five workshops: Hridaya (Heart Yoga); Vinyasa Krama (appropriate sequencing), Adapting Asana to individual need, The Healing Power of Intimate Connection, and Breath and Bandha.
SWAMI SUKHIJI from Canada is giving four seminars which cover Ashta Lakshmi (wealth), Patangali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.
There’s FUN YOGA including Aerial Yoga with CONNIE CAUSA, plus Paddleboard yoga and Acroyoga.
And for BEGINNERS and GENTLER PRACTICE you can choose from Melodie BACHELOR (Iyengar), SWAMI YOGAMANI (Satyananda), YOGESHWARAN (Mindfulness), NEAL GOSHAL (Our True Nature), MARTINA GOTZ (Chandra Vinyasa), ELANDRA & ANTION (Living Love Kundalini), ONI McKINSTRY (Yantra) and KARLA BRODIE & NEAL GOSHAL (Restorative).
There are special sessions (also known as games) just for KIDS, as well as MICHAELA & NIKKI’s exciting, exhilarating (exhausting?) Family Yoga.
Along with Kirtan, exclusive concerts by Jeffree, Zane, Georgia Wood & Friends, and Dance in many varieties.A FOOD FEAST TOO
The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training provides excellent foundations in structural alignment and movement, increases your awareness and understanding of the postures, and ensures your teaching is appropriate and safe. The 200 Hour is a foundation for teaching program. Yoga Alliance accredited.
The 500 Hour Training refines and expands your expertise and proficiency in teaching and deepens your personal practice.
Practitioner Training courses and workshops are available at Kawai Purapura, to suit personal & professional development.
Options include: Certificate of Relaxation Massage (6 months), Diploma of Therapeutic Massage (18 months), Certificate of Aromatherapy (6 months) and Diploma of Aromatherapy (12 months).
The above courses are NZQA accredited and approved for loans and allowance. Full-time and part-time options available.
Kawai Purapura, in association with Wellpark, also offer professional development courses for practitioners and community interest courses.Details & Bookings
Māori Wisdom Keepers will guide you on an immersion in tikanga (cultural ways) and the application of these practices – introducing traditional ways of healing and strengthening the mind, body and soul.
On this practical course you will learn to carve, weave, make herbal remedies, create an instrument, play it, and heal with your hands and bodies.
Through all your journeying and crafting you might encounter and experience a new shaping that is compelling and profound. The shaping of Māoritanga.
This is a 200-Hour Certificate course, run over 5 modules of two weekends each.Te Waiwaia Details
Indigenous music from around the world is presented in a structured program, from Africa, Brazil, India and, of course, Taonga Puoro. You’ll learn the rhythms, the dances and the celebrations that make up the history and science of musical cultures from the four corners of the globe.
Discover, Investigate, Explore. Experience the transformational wisdom and power of music!
Note: You do not need to be a musician!
A headlining roster of wisdom keepers, musicians and healers, craftspeople, and eco activists came together to share their passion for the earth, her stories, her music, and her people.
The line-up included Barry Brailsford, Michael O’Donnell, Brant Secunda, Rashani, Gary Cook, Kailash Kokopelli, Sika, Atarangi, Ruth Tai, Tim Lynch, Te Kaha, and so many others.
Photos and Videos are being processed now – stay tuned for updates.Voices of Sacred Earth 2014 Unique Water Journey
Plus Kawai Purapura continues to be a venue of choice for events – seminars, retreats and personal & spiritual development.
“I would like to thank you again for inviting us to the Voices of Sacred Earth Festival. It was a beautiful experience for us to share our art in such a context. We both have truly appreciated the focus and the coherence of the whole event and it has been an honour for us to be part of it. Blessings.
- Luen (of Jaguar & Luen)
“I would like to thank you for the exquisite thoughtfulness with which you are maintaining Kawai Purapura. My time here has been healing for me and I am returning home with a deeper respect for the sacredness of all life.”
- Mirjam (Soul Centred Counselling)Retreat Venues
Discounts on Yoga Workshops
You’ll receive from 10% to 30% discounts on selected Yoga Workshops each year.
Early Bird on Early Bird discounts
You’ll have an “early bird” opportunity for Early Bird discounts for major events and Yoga Teacher Training. You get a grace period before Early Bird goes public.
Half Price on Yoga Getaways
There are always a limited number of places available on our Yoga Getaways. And you’ll be first in the queue for tickets.
Concession Cards for Yoga Classes
Save $$$ on Yoga Concession Cards.
Advance Notification of Events & RetreatsClick the link at top of any page
Your chance to explore, learn, indulge …
From Sports or Thai Massage to Reflexology and Mirimiri …
Exciting Life-Learning that can lead to international travel opportunities.
Lifestyle choices are now as important considerations for you and your family as overall career decisions – take these courses to aid your multi-discipline job goals.
Come and join the exciting roster of tutors and experts who can who lead you through the initial stages of career or personal development.
Foundations of Aromatherapy
Foundations of Body Therapies
Hot Stone Massage
Traditional Thai Massage
Short courses run throughout 2014.
FULL DETAILS SOON!
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