Integrated Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour & 500-Hour: Auckland


The Kawai Purapura Integrated Yoga Teacher Training Programs are flexible, affordable courses designed for the working person. We have chosen specialist teachers and designed the programs to support you in an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of each of the eight limbs of yoga.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training provides excellent foundations in human anatomy 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. The 500 Hour Teacher Training refines and expands your expertise and proficiency in teaching and deepens your personal practice.

All course modes are held at Kawai Purapura, Albany, North Shore, just 20 minutes from Auckland CBD and 40 minutes from Auckland International Airport.

Your Questions Answered … Come to our Meet The Teachers … dates to be announced for August open classes.


Kawai Purapura Integrated Yoga

Your learning will include:

  • The value of experiencing and investigating Functional Yoga
  • Spinal Awareness and practices for Spinal Health
  • Fluid Support – Breath and Vinyasa Flow – The Art of Salute To the Sun
  • Finding The Ground – Yielding, Gravity, Breath. Theory and Practice
  • Stability, Balance, Neutrality – Foundations and Moving through the Field of Stillness
  • Teaching Inversions – Fundamentals, Safety, Contra-Indications, Set up.
“It has been such a wonderful experience and journey for me to learn from the teachers, and everyone else in the class. I have gained lots of confidence. I see the kindness, caring and other great qualities from each teacher – these have influenced me daily. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to learn from them – thank you very, very much.” – Ariel

Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training

Graduates of Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training courses can apply for international accreditation through Yoga Alliance:


We offer training in two segments, 200 hours and 300 hours, permitting teachers that complete their trainings to become either a RYT 200 or a RYT 500, depending on the level of training completed.

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Key Benefits of Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training

  • Flexible Training options. Weekends and intensives available.
  • Experience the synergy of a team of highly experienced teachers
  • A thorough and comprehensive holistic curriculum
  • Transform your yoga practice through investigation and enquiry
  • Strengthen your teaching skills through a mentored apprenticeship
  • Yoga Alliance accreditation for both 200 Hour and 500 Hour
  • Grow your qualification level: Option to build on the 200 hour foundation to become a 500 hour teacher, and cross credit into an 720 hour NZQA Yoga Qualification with Wellpark College


Dates for 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2014/16

You can choose from our Weekend or Intensive Modes.

Weekend Mode (9 weekends over four months) – 2015


Intensive (two 9-day intensives) – Winter /Spring 2015

PART 1: July 11th–19th, 2015

PART 2: September 12th–20th, 2015

“I have gained lots of confidence.”

Intensive 20-Day – Summer 2016

January  12th–January 31st, 2016

“The enthusiasm, passion and excellence of this enquiry and approach to learning. The wealth of knowledge and fun, the animated teaching. A huge and steep journey of wonder and magic. I am so thankful for the guidance and wisdom offered. Amazing library.” – Haidee

Weekend Mode (9 weekends over four months) – 2016


“A huge and steep journey of wonder and magic.”

International Yoga Teachers coming to Kawai Purapura

Kawai Purapura’s Yoga Teacher Training – both 200-Hour and 500-Hour – is pleased to announce advanced negotiations with international teachers, who will join the training sessions as guest tutors.


Leila Stuart from Canada teaches a three year Yoga Therapy course in Vancouver which always has a wait list. Leila is a close associate of Donna Farhi, who has said “Leila has exceptional skills as a Yoga teacher and therapist, with a strong emphasis on practical, experiential anatomy. Leila is one teacher who I would like to study with more often.”

Leila Stuart was at Kawai Purapura on the weekend of 31st Jan – 1st Feb 2015 as part of our 200-Hour training program.

Costs and Payment

All 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs at Kawai Purapura are the same price, whether Weekend mode or Intensives.

$3,450 full price BUT $2,950 early bird

Save $500 with Early Bird on any course!

Early Bird closes 4 weeks prior to any course start date.

PLUS: all Early Bird tickets can be used for Half Price registration for the International Yoga Festivals at Kawai Purapura!

You can make payment online via Eventbrite (click here) or bank transfer.


Neal Ghoshal

Neal Ghoshal: Focusing on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.

Dyana Wells

Dyana Wells: When meditation is the rule of your existence rather than the exception, you will be able to make great progress.

Dates for 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 2015

Modules can be taken individually for Personal Development and as Advanced Training by experienced students and teachers.

The 4 modules in this program are designed to provide a deeper understanding of all aspects of yoga, with emphasis on Yoga Therapy, and to facilitate teaching to all levels and conditions of students.

The 500-Hour program is run in module mode, each being a set of two 4-day weekends.

Restorative Yoga

March 6th-9th and March 20-23rd, 2105
  • Leading Restorative Yoga classes
  • Deeper into the Bhagavad Gita
  • The Nervous System
  • The Breathing Body
  • Yoga Nidra

Fuyuko-Toyota-portrait-150pxThis workshop included a weekend with Fuyuko Toyota, a certified iRest Yoga Nidra® teacher and Hatha Yoga teacher. Having directly learned from inspirational teachers like Richard Miller, TKV Desikachar, Judith Hanson-Lasater, and Donna Farhi, Fuyuko has developed a unique Hatha yoga style that reflects the broad spiritual application of yogic philosophy, beyond mere physical exercise.

Applied Yoga Therapeutics

April 17th-20th and May 1st-4th, 2015
  • Working with individual Clients
  • Voice-Sound workshops
  • Case studies
  • Applied Tantric practices
Lisa Petersen

Lisa Petersen

This module includes a special weekend workshop with Lisa Petersen, a Yoga Teacher, Therapist, Somatic Movement Educator and Body Mind Centering expert based in Ireland. With over a decade’s teaching experience and a BSc. (Hons) in Communications, Lisa is known for her clarity, presence, humour and passion. Lisa offers workshops and Advanced Teacher Training in Yoga, Somatics and Embodied Anatomy internationally. She co-teaches Donna Farhi’s Advanced Teacher Training and originally trained at Vivekenanda Kendra, India’s most reputable Yoga Therapy Hospital.

Developmental Movement Patterns

June 12th-15th and June 26th-29th, 2015
  • Deeper explorations into primary movement patterns
  • Relating yoga practices to the organ systems of the body
  • Deeper into Patanjali’s Sutras
  • Meditating with the body
  • Body-Mind centering practices

Applied Yoga Therapy

October 9th-12th and October 30th – November 2nd, 2015
  • Structural, postural and muscular aspects of asanas
  • Functional impairement scenarios
  • Buddhist Tantra philosophy & practice
  • Applied teaching practice

 Costs and Payment

Early Bird price for each Module is $1,237.50.

meditation yoga R 300px 148x150 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2014 2015Combined Price for any four modules if paid in advance: $4,450 – Save $500!

(Early Bird closes 4 weeks prior to any course start date.)

$500 deposit required with all registrations.

Karla Brodie

Karla Brodie: Through consistent practice of yoga we may experience our life with ease and grace, and throughout difficulty feel well resourced to survive and accept any challenges free of fear.

Vincent Bolletta: Bio-Mechanics

Vincent Bolletta: The practice of yoga must be adaptable, relevant and aimed to cater for all learning styles and abilities so that the most effective practice can be developed.


Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour, May-Sept 2013


Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour, May-August 2014

Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour, May-August 2014


July-September 2014 intensive students

Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour, July-September 2014 intensive students