Workshops, Festivals, Retreats and Practitioner Training 2014

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Time to plan for the Festival Season 2014

The Festival Season in New Zealand runs through to April. What are your plans?

Kawai Purapura has two major Festivals for 2014:

The Second Voices of Sacred Earth Festival, which runs Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, 21st-23rd Feb 2014

The Third International Yoga Conference & Festival, which runs Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, 11th-13th April 2014

Both festivals feature exclusive Music nights on Friday and Saturday.

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Auckland Spiritual Interest Group: Wednesday 2 April

Auckland Spiritual Interest Group: Wednesday 2 April

Palmistry Jocelyn Alexander, also known as Mareka, has been doing palmistry and tarot readings for almost 30 years. During our meetup, she will make us work in pairs with identifying hand shapes, and reading life lines, islands, dots on our palms. Time permitting, we may even go through the heart line, head line and fate line. Please bring your glasses or a magnifying glass so that you can see the finer details. I would like you to move around and partner up with different people throughout the evening so you can evaluate the different hand...

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Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Introduction to Buddhism: Thur 3 April

Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Introduction to Buddhism: Thur 3 April

Tour of H.E. Choden Rinpoche and his Heart Disciple Geshe-Gyalten The guru to many of the world’s gurus, H.E. Choden Rinpoche is regarded as one of the great masters of our day. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wisdom & compassion of this renowned great yogi, scholar, and teacher. Led by H.E. Choden Rinpoche the evening talk will give an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and a chance for questions and answers. Date: Thursday 3rd April Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Venue: Kawai Purapura, 14 Mills...

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Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Medicine Buddha Initiation: Friday 4 April

Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Medicine Buddha Initiation: Friday 4 April

Tour of H.E. Choden Rinpoche and his Heart Disciple Geshe-Gyalten The guru to many of the world’s gurus, H.E. Choden Rinpoche is regarded as one of the great masters of our day. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wisdom & compassion of this renowned great yogi, scholar, and teacher. H.E. Choden Rinpoche will bestow the medicine Buddha initiation. A full explanation of the practice and visualisations that are involved will be transmitted, creating a secret space where the healing can take place....

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Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Oral Transmission Medicine Buddha Sutra, Mantra & Sadhana: Sat 5th April

Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Oral Transmission Medicine Buddha Sutra, Mantra & Sadhana: Sat 5th April

Tour of H.E. Choden Rinpoche and his Heart Disciple Geshe-Gyalten The guru to many of the world’s gurus, H.E. Choden Rinpoche is regarded as one of the great masters of our day. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wisdom & compassion of this renowned great yogi, scholar, and teacher. HE Choden Rinpoche will give Oral transmission of the Sadhana and Mantra. The Medicine Buddha the Sadhana is a visualisation and meditation practice used in conjunction with the mantra which is held to be extremely...

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Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Medicine Buddha Retreat with Geshe Gyalten: 6-9 April (Sun-Wed)

Awakening Vajra NZ Tour: Medicine Buddha Retreat with Geshe Gyalten: 6-9 April (Sun-Wed)

Tour of H.E. Choden Rinpoche and his Heart Disciple Geshe-Gyalten This retreat will be led by Geshe Gyalten with a very dynamic and enriching style of practical teaching that speaks to where we are right now, today in our lives. The format of the retreat will be a very effective experiential combination of teaching and guided meditation, enabling us to learn about Rinpoche’s teaching and empowerment into tangible, concrete, beneficial action for ourselves and others. The practice of Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer is not only a very...

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International Yoga Festival: 11-13 April (Fri-Sun)

The Third International Yoga Festival at Kawai Purapura A festival weekend created for yogis, yoginis and anyone curious about yoga. Friday night to Sunday night, 11-13 April 2014 With over 75 different workshops and seminars to choose from, and over 40 facilitators – spiritual leaders, masters of asana, creators of fun – we offer yoga in all its brilliance, wisdom and intrigue. Discover a love of yoga that is inexhaustible. Immerse yourself in the creative flow of asana and breath. Surround yourself in the fun of a festival, with...

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Homegrown, not-for-profit Yoga Festival: 11-13 April (Fri-Sun)

Homegrown, not-for-profit Yoga Festival: 11-13 April (Fri-Sun)

Now into its third successful year, the Kawai Purapura International Yoga Festival continues to bring local and overseas leaders to its North Shore campus. Set in 19 acres of native bush and yet just 15 minutes from downtown Auckland, the festival is very family-friendy. Being no alcohol, no drugs and smoke-free makes the festival unique in its attraction and purpose. This year, we are delighted to be hosting Swami Atmamuktananda, much loved teacher from Satyananda Yoga in Australia, Mark Whitwell, international teacher of the Heart of Yoga,...

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A Food Feast Too @ Yoga Festival 12-13 April

A Food Feast Too @ Yoga Festival 12-13 April

With over 50 workshops and seminars, plus activities for everyone – from yoga practice to meditation to the kid zone – keeping the brain and body well nourished is essential. The 2014 International Yoga Festival has plenty to tempt your taste buds. Indigenous Foods (wrapped in ancient wisdom) Organic Foods (enlightening to tantalise your soul) Vegetarian & Vegan Options (delicious wholefoods) Superfoods and Powerfoods – AND Smoothies The range of food on offer from our Festival restaurant and cafes will...

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Isotopes at Yoga Festival: Saturday 12 April

Isotopes at Yoga Festival: Saturday 12 April

All is one! Three sacred forms harmonised: sound, movement, spoken word – forming “Isotopes” (Zane Lazos, traditional and invented acoustic instruments; Siri Embla, movement/kinetic-sculpture; Gus Simonovic, poetry) “Isotopes” welcome you on a zen-like journey into the meta-universe where air is filled with a virtuoso magic of Zane’s middle-eastern sounds – forming a soundscape that gives space for the velvety words of poetry by Gus, to linger … while Siri´s kinetic-sculpture brings you to the pure presence –...

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SAMA workshop: Sacred Movements and Dance: Sat 12 April

SAMA workshop: Sacred Movements and Dance: Sat 12 April

This practice blends the spiritual arts of Qi Gong, Tibetan breath meditation, yoga, pilates and chakra toning, with free form dance and live music with a strong African flavor Sama’s musicians use intricate and spacious instrumentals, waiata, kirtan and toning to create an experiential and experimental journey through the elements that celebrates our unique expression as human beings in these New times and our ultimate connection to Source. The Sama represents a mystical journey of spiritual ascent through mind and love. Turning towards the...

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Yoga Studio Classes

Yoga Studio Classes

Residents and friends of Kawai Purapura conduct many weekly classes to which members of the public are warmly invited to attend. Weekly Schedule of Yoga Studio & Community Classes COST: $15 per class (10 class concession card $100) – general public. $6 per class – Unwaged (retreat guests, residents and Wwoofers). $7 per class – Waged (retreat guests, residents and Wwoofers). $180 One month unlimited yoga – great if you’re practising 3 or more times per week. NOTE: Please remember to not eat for at least 2 hours before...

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Bana Kuma: April 15 & 16 (Tue-Wed)

Bana Kuma: April 15 & 16 (Tue-Wed)

Transform Your Self, Transform Your Reality - Experience The Core Of All Possibility with Music, Story, Ceremony And Direct Council With Spirit Bana Kuma refers to our power as creators and the process by which our thoughts become reality. The Bana Kuma calls us to expand into our greater selves and to create our own realities. This is a living wisdom engaged through music, story, art and ceremony. The Bana Kuma does not claim to have the answers. Instead it is a means of guiding ourselves. It is not a religion or a belief system from any...

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The Art of Silence (Part 2): 17-21 April (Thur-Mon)

The Art of Silence (Part 2): 17-21 April (Thur-Mon)

The Art of Silence (Part 2) The Art of Silence Course provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting our mental chatter, and experiencing deep rest and inner peace. By participating in various course processes specifically designed to take us beyond our usually active “monkey minds”, we experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed energy that we carry home with us. The course features:  Rejuvenating yoga & Advanced breathing techniques  Two to three days of guided silence practises  Unique guided...

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Trance Sitar & World Reggae: Friday 18 April

Trance Sitar & World Reggae: Friday 18 April

with Prosad Canadian Sitarist and Multi-Instrumentalist Looping: electric sitar, guitar, didgeridoo, saxophone, vocals and more … Join us for a night of uplifting music & dancing – ALL WELCOME. Date: Friday 18 April Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door. Venue: Kawai Purapura, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland Contact: bookings@prosad.net for advanced tickets More info:...

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Mother Earth Day: Easter Tuesday April 22

Mother Earth Day: Easter Tuesday April 22

A spiritual celebration of Mother Earth Day Facilitators: Murray Stentiford, Adrienne Grace Programme (on time start 10 .30 am) 10.30 am Sowing the seeds of healing for Mother Earth 11.00 am A blessing “Blessed is the Mother Earth” 11.15 am Break 11.30 am The ocean of life – visible and invisible 11.45 am A blessing “Blessed are the Thanksgivers” 12.00 am Break 12.10 pm Visualisation of the Elements 12.25 pm Creation through art and song 12.45 pm Gratitude sharing 1 pm Finish Date: Easter Tuesday April 22 Times:...

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Nia White Belt Training: Apr 25-May 1 (Fri-Thur)

Nia White Belt Training: Apr 25-May 1 (Fri-Thur)

The Nia White Belt Training is a personal powerful journey of experiential body mind education; a sensation-rich week of self discovery which will change your body, your thoughts, your emotions; how you live, dance and play. Step into Self-Awareness through your body. The Nia White Belt is the first step into the movement, music and magic of a somatic education that inspires, motivates and educates through your body-mind-emotion-spirit. Experience incredible personal growth and fitness in this lifestyle training. During the Intensive 50+ hours...

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Embody You – Organs and Glands Workshop: 26-27 April (Sat-Sun)

Embody You – Organs and Glands Workshop: 26-27 April (Sat-Sun)

Join Olive and Otto for a weekend of kinesthetic awareness through embodied anatomy. Together we will investigate how Body-Mind Centering® can support our asana practice. We will take a holographic exploration of the human body to understand self and increase physical potential through movement and hands on study. We will explore the dimensionality of our organs, the magic of our glands and the sequencing power of our developmental movement. In studying somatics we not only learn about ourselves but come to understand how we learn. Bonnie...

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One in the Field workshop: Sunday 27 April

One in the Field workshop: Sunday 27 April

Using his beautiful music in a natural Surround environment, Jeffree facilitates this One-Day workshop that opens the inner portal for hyper-communication and group alignment consciousness. Jeffree explains: “Dancing the inner pathway through Stillness and Movement meditation arrives at the field of combined intentional healing and the profound centering of the inner self – all in the key of music. “As many of you will be aware, One in the Field is the title I have given to my new CD album. It also succinctly describes the...

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – next weekend mode begins May 3rd

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – next weekend mode begins May 3rd

The Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training allows you to: embark on a flexible and meaningful career, enabling you to help others enhance personal development and deepen your transformational journey gain international recognition to optimise worldwide opportunities The 200-Hour Training is a foundation-for-teaching program. The 500-Hour 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...

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Living Love Kundalini Yoga & Sacred Voice Naad Yoga: 3-4 May (Sat-Sun)

Living Love Kundalini Yoga & Sacred Voice Naad Yoga: 3-4 May (Sat-Sun)

Dangerously good for you! Fun & Loving Life-Changing Event to Rock Your World! Transformational Self -Healing Techniques – Organ-Meridian Training – Sound Healing – High Energy Chant Experience – Yoga Therapy Training – Dynamic Group Healing. Release old limiting beliefs & emotions which no longer serve you. Journey to Unite with your Divine Self! Dates: 3rd & 4th May 9:45 – 17:30, Venue: Shanti Yoga Studio, Kawai Purapura, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland Book NOW Email:...

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HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method: 6-9 May (Tue-Fri)

HypnoBirthing, the Mongan Method: 6-9 May (Tue-Fri)

The Wave of the Future in Birthing Education Offering the Most Comprehensive Educational Programs for Birthing and Beyond Join the international network of HypnoBirthing® childbirth professionals, who are finding it professionally exciting and rewarding to work with the most remarkable technique to appear on the birthing scene in several decades. Enjoy the rewards that come from teaching relaxation, visualization, fear release, and guided imagery to assist pregnant couples in achieving a gentle, normal, safer, and more comfortable birthing...

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Children Massaging Children: Saturday 10 May

Children Massaging Children: Saturday 10 May

Children Massaging Children Programme: Short Professional Development Course This workshop is for people who work directly with children. It will give them tools and skills expanding their professional portfolio with methods to teach children empathy. Schools and ELC teachers Early Childhood Centres Holiday Programme Providers Home-Based Care Centers owners Events for Children providers Award winning & scientifically proven programme … resulting in children becoming calmer, happier and friendlier towards each other. When: 10 May...

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Cancer, Healing & Wellbeing: May 16-23 (Fri-Fri)

Cancer, Healing & Wellbeing: May 16-23 (Fri-Fri)

8 Day Residential Program with Drs Ruth and Ian Gawler Accessing the heart and science of Lifestyle Medicine - Offering genuine hope for all those affected by cancer. With cancer comes many challenges. The obvious health issues, the potential life changes, treatment regimes, adapting to a new way of living, maybe even a new way of being. There is hope. What you do, along with those around you can make a huge difference; maybe even the difference between life and death. Ian Gawler overcame a particularly difficult cancer that began in 1975....

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Reiki First Degree Seminar: 23-24 May (Fri-Sat)

Reiki First Degree Seminar: 23-24 May (Fri-Sat)

with Sandra Daubney BA(Psych) Reiki Master-Teacher (1990) Reiki enhances your natural healing ability, harmony and well-being. Topics covered include how to treat yourself and others, the nature of dis/ease, how Reiki works on the casual level and the 7 chakras. The other uses of Reiki (on animals, plants, food etc) and how Reiki complements all other therapies will also be covered. Extensive practical time is included. Seminar Times: Friday 23rd May 6.30-9pm and Saturday 24th May 9.30-5pm   Cost: $225 with an Early Bird Special of $199...

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Oncology Massage Module One: 27-29 May (Tue-Thur)

Oncology Massage Module One: 27-29 May (Tue-Thur)

Three day training programs for Massage and Bowen therapists Oncology Massage Module is a competency based, certificate qualification (CPE points are awarded by Massage New Zealand) for qualified Massage and Bowen therapists who are working with people with cancer and other complex health issues in their private practice. On completion, and the with appropriate qualifications, you will be eligible for Module II. Module II graduates can then join our International Therapist Listing, S4OM and advertise as an Oncology Massage Therapist in...

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Body Psychology: Saturday 7 June 2014

Body Psychology: Saturday 7 June 2014

Join International Presenter Mya Breman in a one day workshop to learn about the profound healing powers you can use on yourself, your loved ones and with your clients. Learn many effective methods to heal both physical and emotional pain at the same time. This workshop teaches any therapist how to help clients and themselves when emotions come up in a session or in private. “Imbalance on any level is not a problem to be solved; it is a journey to be embraced”. Resistance and fear can feel threatening to your client and yourself as...

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Craniosacral and Autism: Sunday 8 June

Craniosacral and Autism: Sunday 8 June

with Susan Kratz Autism rates are clearly increasing on a world-wide scale. In Australia the recorded numbers have doubled over a 7 year span. Even if the numbers reflect a change in diagnostic methods, the fact remains that an increasing number of children present with a disorder that impairs areas of brain function and adaptive skills. Kratz has worked clinically with the autism spectrum for 30 years and has witnessed changes in treatment approaches as well as the emergence of biomedical approaches. She has utilized CranioSacral Therapy and...

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