Kawai Purapura offers a unique opportunity to live in an environmentally sustainable way with like-minded people on a stunning 19-acre property of bush and streams.
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Kawai Purapura offers a unique opportunity to live in an environmentally sustainable way with like-minded people on a stunning 19-acre property of bush and streams. It is only 15 minutes from Auckland City and a stroll to Westfield Albany and Massey University. We currently have around 90 residents in the village, including a rich and diverse community of natural therapy students, practitioners, artists, musicians and environmentalists. Kawai Purapura is a holistic residential village and retreat centre for those who wish to make a commitment to natural health and healing, sustainable living, spirituality, service and education. Many of our residents also have an interest in the creative arts (music, painting and poetry). There are a variety of accommodation options available to choose from such as houses, cottages, secluded sleep-outs and double and single rooms, using shared kitchen and shower facilities. All are set in a beautiful valley with a bush outlook.
Newly refurbished rooms with beautiful stripped wooden floors
- Non-chlorinated 25m swimming pool and large cedar hot tub
- Outdoor wood-fired pizza oven
- Beautiful bush walks
- Daily classes including yoga, drumming, dance and meditation (see Community Classes under Yoga menu)
- Talks and presentations from visiting teachers
- Community meals
- Laundry facilities
Rooms and suites are available from $135 per week plus $40 expenses per person (covers power, phone, internet, an economy heater in rooms, pool, gas and general household expenses). For more information or to arrange a viewing of the residential opportunities, please phone us on (09) 415 9468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although it is primarily a vegetarian community, there is a dedicated non-vegetarian kitchen.
Community Education Weekly Programmes
Yet another way to experience Kawai Purapura is our weekly community programmes. Enrich your life with a range of activities including Astanga, Kundalini and General Yoga, World Choir, dance and art classes, all of which are on offer throughout the week. Residents and WWOOFers can enjoy gold coin admission to these programmes and the public are warmly welcomed with a suggested koha (donation) of $10.00. Please check the onsite bulletin board or contact reception to confirm existing schedules.
Our village is bound together by the following principles: Care, respect and cooperation (for each other, society and the environment), deep love of the land and its healing power, belief in the power of individuals to bring constructive change to society when acting through a sense of the unity of all, Love, Truth, Peace, Right Living and Non-Violence, a willingness to solve issues and difficulties through open communication, respect and commitment to the common good.
- Natural Health and Healing
- Sustainable Living
- Creative Arts
- Natural Health and Healing
We are exploring a new paradigm of healthcare by providing a place where people can come to restore health and wellbeing on all levels. We are also promoting and fostering the village as the ideal place for natural therapy practitioners to live and practice. Activities include: free natural therapy treatments and natural therapy educational programs offered by residents and others. Facilities will include: An integrative, natural therapy clinic which is open to the public and offers a wide range of therapies, a residential healing centre, a herbal Dispensary
We foster and promote the understanding that humans are intimately connected with the environment. Activities will include: using rain water for gardens, reducing energy consumption, using eco-friendly products where possible, running an organic food co-op, producing organic products, maintaining organic gardens, using Permaculture as a model for sustainable living, producing medicinal herbs.
Through our explorations of consciousness and our spiritual practice, we foster and promote the understanding that divine consciousness is inherent in every human being. Activities include daily spiritual activities such as: meditation, devotional singing, spiritual discussion meetings, specialised groups, talks and retreats by leaders in the field.
We foster the creative spirit of humanity to inspire deeper exploration into who we are. Activities may include: resident artist workshops, classes, concerts, exhibitions.
Kawai Purapura is dedicated to becoming an international leader in education, natural therapies, sustainable living, spiritual practice, healing and consciousness. Activities will include guest speaker appearances as well as a number of educational programs and classes available to residents and the public: yoga, natural medicine, body therapies, Maori healing, conscious living, indigenous medicine conference & workshop, wide range of retreat.s
We realise our potential to become a model for harmonious living. Our village may become a beacon of light for others in New Zealand to follow and draw inspiration from. Activities will include: charitable healing retreats, charitable health centre, community education classes for the wider community, free classes for residents, outreach program.