2014 at Kawai Purapura – Explore, Investigate, Expand

From personal exploration, career development and professional education all the way through to inspiring Festivals – stay tuned to Kawai Purapura for lifestyle wellness.

Voices of Sacred Earth Festival 2015

VoSE is a gathering, a unique opportunity in New Zealand to come together to discuss, learn, teach and discover both the traditional indigenous wisdoms and the necessary ways to incorporate them into our varied, modern lifestyles.

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The theme for VoSE 2015 is:

Awakening the Global Heart – Ancient Healing Knowledge for Modern Times


Music can provide a bridge across many divides – nations, cultures, languages and ideologies – and VoSE 2015 draws on the skills and enthusiasms of musicians, singers, dancers, poets and other creatives from previous festivals, alongside new performers for 2015.

Book the dates now: February 27–March 1, 2015

International Yoga Festival 2015

From Australia to India, and from the USA to NZ, inspiring teachers and masters will share their understanding of the “inner wisdom of yoga” and “yoga and the creative process.”

Our venues will be focussed havens of learning … and fun!

Yoga Studios and Festival Marquees: from Daily Classes to practical workshops on Structure, Alignment and Inversions

Creative Studios: join in with Meditation, Music and Kirtan

Teepee and Bedhouin Tent: Kids Zone, plus Creativity for All Ages

The Glade: Dance and Mantra

Prema Lounge: Spiritual Teachings for Modern Lifestyles

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Book the dates now: March 27–March 29, 2015


The News is New

See the BIG NEWS updates about significant visitors and events at Kawai Purapura, keeping you in touch with the global community.

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Your one-stop link to international visitors, teachers and organisations holding events at our Retreat Centre.

Traditional Maori Healing Program – Te.Waiwaia

Revised dates for January 2016.

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.

This course has been designed to share a pathway to healing, to spiritual reconnection, to realign oneself inward and outward.

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Yoga Teacher Training 200 & 500-Hour

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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.

KP Integrated Yoga Training logo 140px 2014 at Kawai Purapura   Explore, Investigate, ExpandThe 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.

“Really useful, practical information – felt like it was really cemented by the modelling. The teaching practicums were fantastic – so much information – really valuable. Beautiful room for learning. Fantastic library resource.” – Jo


Plus Kawai Purapura continues to be a venue of choice for events – seminars, retreats and personal & spiritual development.

Recent Testimonials

“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)

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Jaguar & Luen, February 2013

“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

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Friendly Benefits:

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.

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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 & Retreats

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Workshops, Retreats, Classes, Festivals and Practitioner Training

From Yoga Teacher Training to Te Rongopae, from Sacred Geometry and Self-Discovery to Stem Cell Healing, you can check all our up-to-date news and events.

From workshops with world-class yoga and meditation teachers, to world-class body-work training, cultural immersion and time with Maori Elders, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre hosts and runs many unique events.

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And, of course, we’re starting to enter into our “festivals season” – all on our beautiful, 19-acre, native-bush surrounded, urban retreat:




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