Kawai Purapura Staff

Unity in Diversity


Jenny has a long history in natural therapies, and now concentrates on building Kawai Purapura into New Zealand’s leading centre for well-being education and spiritual unfoldment.

Love All – Serve All


Dyana had been part of the management team of Wellpark College and Kawai Purapura for over ten years. She has been dedicated to helping students, tutors, residents and workshop leaders achieve their goals.


Ashley couples her holistic worldview with her experience in event planning and the arts to inspire the visions of retreat holders and ensure that those visions become reality here at Kawai Purapura.


Roz brings high energy and the ability to juggle multiple tasks. A spiritual journey that began with 4 months in India in 2009 at the Satyananda Ashram was life changing, and Roz continues her path with utmost professionalism in her new role here.”


Brian has an international career in media and broadcast, but says he has never been happier than with the range of work and creativity available at Kawai Purapura.


Melissa has lived many years in a spiritual community teaching meditation classes and organising community events.  She now brings her love of communication and problem-solving to pull together a great team in reception and accounts.


Tony, property maintenance manager extraordinaire, has been with us since the birth of Kawai Purapura in January 2009. He manages a sensational team of woofers to ensure the gardens and buildings are all in top condition.


For Jaynee, food is her art and passion, combining great love of food with love for people. Twenty years as a chef includes inspiration at retreat centers and uplifting the lives of many through her food creations.


Ortrude  has a passion for gardening. Her inspired craftwork can be seen all around Kawai Purapura in the flower beds and shrubbery. During her time as a resident at Sai Baba’s ashram in India this passion really took hold.


Terry comes from a long ancestry of cottage gardeners. Passionate about community gardens, he transformed the grounds of a 15th Century pub into community gardens for all the local villagers. Terry’s also a folk singer, comedian and story teller.