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.
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.
Shian Perawiti has a yogini’s sense of balance for her Retreat Coordinator role. With a background in festivals, fashion, yoga and events, Shian is passionate about inspiring others to live healthy happy lives. She is also a part time yoga teacher and wellness blogger.
Megan came from Tiritiri Matangi, a leading conservation island in the Hauraki Gulf. She is passionate about fostering a unique eco-system and nature sanctuary here at Kawai Purapura.
Natasha’s teaching is based on a holistic approach to the body, including Ayurvedic medicine & therapeutic bodywork, using movement and the body’s healing process to achieve vital health & well being.
Akiko has a zen master’s patience and equanimity, perfect attributes for her many roles in “the hub of Kawai Purapura”. As anyone knows who’s worked in hospitality, Reception means Solutions – solutions for all things for all people!
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.
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.
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.