Workshops, Retreats, Classes and Practitioner Training 2014

Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre Events 285px Workshops, Retreats, Classes and Practitioner Training 2014Time to plan for the Festival Season 2015

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

Kawai Purapura has two major Festivals for 2015:

The Third Voices of Sacred Earth Festival, which runs Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, 27th Feb-1st March 2015

The Fourth International Yoga Conference & Festival, which runs Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon, 27th-29th March 2015

Both festivals feature exclusive Music nights on Friday and Saturday.

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Disclaimer: The content of all event listings is presented in good faith, as submitted by the event organiser(s). Kawai Purapura is not responsible for the details, statements or claims presented in any event listing. If you have any queries about any event, please contact the event organiser(s).

Yoga Inversions: 6-Week Course from Monday 3 November

Yoga Inversions: 6-Week Course from Monday 3 November

Exclusive new 6-week yoga workshops on the North Shore with Vincent Bolletta  :: NOTE DATE CHANGE :: From Forearm Stand to Headstand and everything in between – including Handstand, Plow and Shoulder Stand – Vincent Bolletta will examine the issues of building strength, ensuring safety and enhancing your enjoyment of Yoga. Six Monday Evenings from Monday 3 November Learn the poses and sequences that will help you build the necessary strength, including for upper body and hamstrings. Tutorials will also cover balance, assisting others,...

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Yoga Studio Classes

Yoga Studio Classes

Timetable for week commencing 17 November 2014 Residents and friends of Kawai Purapura conduct many weekly classes to which members of the public are warmly invited to attend. NOTE: Please remember to not eat for at least 2 hours before class. Bring something warm for relaxation, a yoga mat, and a water bottle. Any new students to arrive 10 minutes early to class to meet with the teacher to discuss their experience, special needs, injuries etc. COST: $15 per class (10 class concession card $100) – general public. $6 per class – Unwaged...

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Pellowah Healing Weekend: 7-9 November (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pellowah Healing Weekend: 7-9 November (Fri, Sat, Sun)

with Michelle Sinclair If you are looking for personal and spiritual expansion or seeking to learn a new healing modality or require healing with long-lasting results, Pellowah is an effective, powerful Energetic Healing technique that is relatively new and currently not widely available in New Zealand. At the Pellowah Healing weekend you will have an opportunity to choose to: Learn about this amazing form of healing at a free Pellowah Information evening Experience a Pellowah Healing by booking a 1-hour treatment Qualify as a Pellowah...

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Pathways to Freedom: 8-9 November (Sat-Sun)

Pathways to Freedom: 8-9 November (Sat-Sun)

Understanding Peace of Mind through Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy This is a weekend of meeting ourselves with friendliness and interest.  with Dyana Wells MA (Hons); BSc; Cert Counselling; Dip Yoga Therapy The combination of yoga asana, meditation and philosophy is a powerful, practical path that can transform our everyday lives and change the way we are in the world. By slowing down traditional yoga sequences, and paying attention to alignment and movement we will explore the more subtle stories in the body. Through cultivating...

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Daily Practices for a Happy Life: Saturday 8 November

Daily Practices for a Happy Life: Saturday 8 November

Small but powerful tools for mindful living and a happy heart. Enjoy an afternoon retreat with coach and trainer Karen Ross, sharing valuable and practical ways to bring more enjoyment and energy into every day, along with much loved yoga teacher, Karla Brodie, offering simple and restorative practices to enhance vitality. The afternoon is a blend of savvy nlp tools, mindfulness and restful yoga practices to give you an overflowing toolkit of calm. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Suitable for men and women, the afternoon will leave you...

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Movie Fundraiser: Sunday 9 November

Movie Fundraiser: Sunday 9 November

From New Zealand to the Children affected by Fukushima disaster The House of Rising Sun The Great East Japan Earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on 2011 has caused, and still is causing, considerable damages to the people in the region. Even today, to avoid radioactive exposure, children of certain regions in Fukushima can stay outside only for the limited amounts of time. To support the children of Fukushima from New Zealand, we organized this Movie Fundraiser. This Japanese film almost never saw the light of day. “The House of Rising Sun”...

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Poi Workshop: Saturday 15 November

Poi Workshop: Saturday 15 November

Learn a New Skill to Funk Up your Summer!! Explore The Beautiful Art of Fire Poi. Learn Techniques, Transitions and Combinations. Develop Existing Skills to Expand your Range of Movement. Find & Improve your Flow. Date: Saturday 15 November 2014. Time: 10:00am – 12 noon Venue: Lotus Sanctuary, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland Cost: $29 (Early bird $20 before October 31) Spaces Limited – Bookings essential Bookings & Inquiries: Contact Ra 021 866 767...

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Yin Yoga Workshops: 15-16 November (Sat-Sun)

Yin Yoga Workshops: 15-16 November (Sat-Sun)

Amber Wilson explains: “In these workshops we will be exploring the fundamental principles of Yin Yoga by approaching the practice in two distinct ways. First by understanding the physical benefits of the practice then by focussing on the subtle body. Understanding these practices and how they can be effectively integrated into a regular Yoga practice can have profound and lasting effects on a persons overall health and wellbeing. With 80% of the Western world experiencing some form of chronic back pain in their lifetime, greater...

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Applied Yoga Therapy: 21-24 November (Fri-Mon)

Applied Yoga Therapy: 21-24 November (Fri-Mon)

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Module 2 The Kawai Purapura 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is for Professional Development, plus All Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training hours are valid for your Yoga Alliance accreditation. You can be an accredited International Yoga Teacher. Join us for Two 4-Day Weekends – Enhance your Yoga Teaching. Focus on biomechanical principles and functional impairment scenarios. Part 1: November 21–24 / Part 2: December 5–8 Bring Bodies Back To Their Natural Function learn to “see” a student or...

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Te Rongopae: Nov 23-Dec 7 (Sun-Sun)

Te Rongopae: Nov 23-Dec 7 (Sun-Sun)

TE RONGOPAE: A Clear Bright Horizon Join us on a very unique Maori Bodywork Training Event through Aotearoa, New Zealand, featuring the ancient arts of Romi Romi and Miri Miri. This 14 day training includes body work training, cultural immersion, time with Maori Elders, accommodation, most meals, and private tours through the surrounding area. Date: November 23rd ‐ December 7th 2014 Venue: Auckland, New Zealand Registration: Spaces are limited. $3,500.00 NZD before September 1st, 2014 $4,200.00 NZD after September 1st, 2014 Price does...

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Soul Cleanser: Saturday 29 November

Soul Cleanser: Saturday 29 November

Removing all the Heavy Karma: Level 1 Workshop Introducing Barbara Hurley, Priestess of the 8th Ray Hi, my name is Barbara Hurley and I am a Soul Cleanser. I work with the Lords of Karma in cleansing away the heaviness from the soul that has been attached with karma for a long time. I am drawn to help others here on the planet to cleanse and clear Karmic issues that we carry in our everyday lives from other people, past lives, ancestral issues, attachments, broken bonds and DNA which affect our relationships with our families and personal...

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Presence Through Movement with Kim Eng: Saturday 29 Nov

Presence Through Movement with Kim Eng: Saturday 29 Nov

Join with Kim Eng, partner and associate of Eckhart Tolle, as she guides you on a journey to experience the joy of being — a state of vibrant aliveness and inner peace — realized through inner alignment with the present moment. Presence Through Movement is a unique workshop created by Kim Eng that uses her practice of Qi Flow Yoga to focus on the transformation of consciousness through the integration of mind, body and spirit. Inspired by t’ai chi, yin yoga, and qigong, Kim fuses these ancient practices with meditation to focus your...

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Pathways to Freedom: January 24-25, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Pathways to Freedom: January 24-25, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Reconnect to your true nature through Meditation and Yoga Exploring the Psychology of Yoga & Meditation Explore core Buddhist teachings and meditation practices in combination with yoga and movement awareness exercises. Combine breathing exercises with creative visualisation. This is a weekend of practical exploration and discovery. Everybody’s path in life is unique and yet we are all on the journey of waking up to our true nature. We will be investigating the teachings of the Buddha in relationship to living in the modern world. The...

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive: Jan 28–Feb 16

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive: Jan 28–Feb 16

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. All course modes are held at Kawai Purapura, Albany, North Shore, just 20 minutes from Auckland CBD and 40 minutes from Auckland International Airport. Kawai Purapura Integrated Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour 20-Day...

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The Supportive Psoas: 31 Jan–1 Feb 2015 (Sat-Sun)

The Supportive Psoas: 31 Jan–1 Feb 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Yoga Therapy for the Spine, Pelvis and Legs with Leila Stuart RMT “Leila has exceptional skills as a Yoga teacher and therapist with a strong emphasis on practical, experiential anatomy. Leila is one teacher who I would like to study with more often.” – Donna Farhi The psoas, a truly yogic muscle bridges the body back to front, top to bottom, core to periphery, spine to limbs and Heaven to Earth. Though hidden deep within the body the psoas can be considered one of the most important muscles of the human structure and has a...

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Voices of Sacred Earth Festival: Feb 27–March 3 (Fri-Sun)

Voices of Sacred Earth Festival: Feb 27–March 3 (Fri-Sun)

Awakening the Global Heart – Ancient Wisdom Rising A Gathering of Indigenous Wisdom Keepers, Elders, Healers, Ceremonial Leaders, Medicine people, Caretakers and Guardians of Sacred Teachings. THE EARTH IS ALIVE! “There is a voice that is coming from the land. It wants to tell its story, and this is the time. Now the time has come for the land to tell its story” - Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) Ancient prophecies speak of the destruction of many of our indigenous cultures, and also of their rising up to become part of a...

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Restorative Yoga: 6–9 March 2015 (Fri-Mon)

Restorative Yoga: 6–9 March 2015 (Fri-Mon)

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Module 3 The Kawai Purapura 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is for Professional Development, plus All Kawai Purapura Yoga Teacher Training hours are valid for your Yoga Alliance accreditation. You can be an accredited International Yoga Teacher. Join us for Two 4-Day Weekends – Enhance your Yoga Teaching. Focus on Theory, Practice and Teaching of Restorative Yoga. Part 1: March 6–9 2015 / Part 2: March 20–23 Restorative yoga is now a key component in many yoga classes: learn the benefits of...

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International Yoga Festival: 27–29 March (Fri-Sun)

International Yoga Festival: 27–29 March (Fri-Sun)

From Australia to India, and from the USA to NZ, inspiring teachers and masters will share their understanding of the inner wisdom of yoga – plus yoga and the creative process. New Zealand’s 4th Annual International Yoga Festival and Conference, located on Kawai Purapura’s beautiful 19-acre native bush on the outskirts of Auckland, provides a full weekend’s worth of yoga and wellness immersion for all ages. The weekend will kick off with a celebration of life and yoga on Friday 27th March featuring music, dance, and food. Festival...

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Paper Puppetry Workshop: April 9–12, 2015 (Thur-Sun)

Paper Puppetry Workshop: April 9–12, 2015 (Thur-Sun)

‘Three-Days in New Zealand’ – an intensive puppetry workshop presented by master-puppeteer, Gary Friedman from Melbourne. Participants – the workshop is designed for puppeteers, animators, school educators, drama & psychotherapists, community workers, theatre practitioners, as well as anyone interested in using the puppet to communicate a message to change their world. Content – workshop teaches puppetry skills with an emphasis on skilful story telling and delivering a message using the most subtle and basic elements of...

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