Training Retreat Feedback

“On behalf of the Auckland Sphere group and all those who attended the teachings, I would like to formally thank you for your generous support of Lama Marks’ visit. Both the Shanti Yoga studio and the Prema Meeting Room proved to be fantastic venues and the grounds are beautiful … Lama Mark … mentioned how smooth and restful his stay had been and how he had enjoyed the excellent teaching spaces … with sincere gratitude and best wishes.”

Rafael Hoekstra, Auckland Sphere Group


“This was our 28th Camp held in New Zealand and most successful to date. Your chef and assistants did a marvelous job. The food was lovely … our invited guest teacher said it was one of the best retreats he had been to in his considerable years of tutoring and training around the world … we look forward to booking our next retreat with Kawai Purapura”.

Danny McIntyre, Riai Association (Auckland, Wellington and Motueka)


“Thanks everyone at Kawai Purapura for another fantastic three weeks using your training venue. Close enough to Auckland for commuting, and yet surrounded by the most beautiful bush, Kawai Purapura is a truly inspiring venue. Bush walks, a swimming pool and spa bath add to the ambience.

“An atmosphere of tranquillity and support is enhanced by the cooperative staff who set up and cared for our needs in the training room, organised the delicious lunches to our requirements, and were on hand to ensure the smooth running of our events.

“We have held both residential retreat-style events and day trainings at Kawai Purapura now, and we recommend the venue, accommodation and staff, especially for those involved in personal development training.”

Richard Bolstad, NLP Trainer, Transformations International

 Yoga Getaway Feedback

“Very productive weekend and good value. All tutors were of high quality.”

“The instructors were all excellent. Massage was exceptional, food incredible, the environment just wonderful. I arrived feeling tired and stressed and I am leaving very relaxed. Shian did an excellent job of organizing everything. Thank You.”

“Excellent instructors.”

“Great teachers, very inspiring. 10 out of 10, great value for money.”

“The grounds are beautiful, staff are friendly, great range of classes, overall a very positive experience.”

“Instructors were very, very good, informative and patient.”

“The Shanti room is a great space, very peaceful.”


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Fast & Detox Retreat Feedback

“Ruthie is a wonderful facilitator and supported everyone really well … interesting speakers and onsite massage therapists top notch. Also like variety of yoga on offer.”



“Very gentle detox retreat. Ruthie is a very caring facilitator. I enjoyed all the speakers that were organised for our group.”



“Amazing, tranquil place to have discovered. Loved the experience.”



“We have dined like kings and lazed like pussycats in the sun. A 5-day detox retreat at Kawai Purapura is as good for the soul as it is for the waistline. Thanks Ruthie!!”



“Ruthie is such a beautiful person and wonderful retreat leader. She is supportive, encouraging and a wonderful listener. A gifted healer.”