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).

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia: Free Public Seminar Thursday 2 October

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia: Free Public Seminar Thursday 2 October

‘Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia – The Long Awaited Cure’ * Free Public Seminar Auckland With Kim Knight, multi-award nominated health and wellbeing coach. Have you been struggling with chronic fatigue, debilitating pain or inexplicable symptoms and been told there is no reason or solution? Have you had to give up living a normal life because symptoms have got so bad? Are you afraid you will never get well? That was my story too. For over 10 years I was unable to work, lost my house and nearly gave up hope. Fortunately I didn’t, and...

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Hands of the Shaman: 5 October 2014

Hands of the Shaman: 5 October 2014

This one day workshop is an opportunity to explore the world of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing in a safe and well contained environment. The day will work for you whether you are completely new to Shamanism or whether you are familiar with the Shamanic world. It is also for those who are drawn to energy healing work of any kind and want an opportunity to experiment and gain experience with their healing abilities. There will be information and discussion around Shamanism and its place in the world; exercises to enhance your access to Spirit...

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The Deep Relax: Sunday 5 October

The Deep Relax: Sunday 5 October

Finding Your Balance through Conscious Relaxation  Relax, Restore & Rejuvenate – Join Us for 3 Wonderful Hours of Restorative Yoga Sunday 5th October 2014: 1pm – 4pm Lotus Sanctuary, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, North Shore, Albany, Auckland $39 – Early bird $30 (before 19th September) Spaces Limited – Bookings essential. Bookings & Inquiries: Contact Ra on 021 866 767 or...

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Yoga Studio Classes

Yoga Studio Classes

Timetable for week commencing 20 October 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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500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2014-2015

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2014-2015

All 200-Hour accredited training can follow on to the: Kawai Purapura 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training We are now taking applications for the 500-Hour Yoga Teachers Training Program. This program runs as four distinct modules, each consisting of two 4-day weekends. Prerequisite for the training: a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. The additional 300 hours in this program are structured to provide advanced experience and understanding in all aspects of yoga, and to facilitate teaching to all levels and conditions of students. On completion you may...

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Living In Your Centre: 10-12 October (Fri-Sun)

Living In Your Centre: 10-12 October (Fri-Sun)

Living In Your Centre & Group Healing with spiritual teacher Peter Levie from England LIYC retreats offer a sanctuary of stillness in which you may learn to embrace the inner peace and power of your own presence. Learning how to remain connected to your innermost self – regardless of the position you find yourself in – you gradually reclaim the ability to choose wisely and purposefully. This leads to greater happiness and contentment as you live ‘in tune’ with your true nature. Group Healing is a special opportunity to reconnect to...

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Spring Refresh Detox Retreat: 10th-12th October

Spring Refresh Detox Retreat: 10th-12th October

Come alive after your Winter hibernation … We invite you to join us on a 2 ½ day retreat including yoga, meditation, vegetarian cuisine, and bushwalks on our 19-acre sanctuary near Albany Village for only $350! Benefits include: Learning how to eat healthily without starving yourself; tips for yoga at home and at your desk; connecting with likeminded people; and a respite from a hectic lifestyle. Friday: Arrive anytime. Restorative Yoga class to get into the retreat mindset. Delicious full dinner and dessert and meet-and-greet with...

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One-day Yoga in Action Workshop: Sunday 12 October

One-day Yoga in Action Workshop: Sunday 12 October

Embody Your Purpose This workshop combines yoga postures, mindfulness techniques and experiential exercises with practical tools for getting clear on your purpose, your vision and your path. Be inspired to live a more purposeful, courageous and meaningful life. No previous yoga experience is required. This day also provides a taster of the more in depth seven session Yoga in Action course. Off the Mat, Into the World harnesses the power of yoga to inspire and support conscious, sustainable activism, and to ignite grassroots social change....

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Fire Poi Workshop: Saturday 12 October

Fire Poi Workshop: Saturday 12 October

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. Please note for safety reasons the workshop will be instructed with practise poi – you can then take your new moves and transfer to Fire Poi. Date: Saturday 12th October 2014 – SOLD OUT – Book now for November 15th. Time: 11am – 1pm Venue: Lotus Sanctuary, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore,...

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Awakening the Spirit Within: Special Weekend Sessions 17-19 Oct (Fri-Sun)

Awakening the Spirit Within: Special Weekend Sessions 17-19 Oct (Fri-Sun)

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear wisdom from one of the most gifted spiritual teachers in the world today. Nayaswami Asha has helped thousands of seekers worldwide over the past forty years through her lecture tours and a treasury of online talks and class recordings made available for free. She found the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda through his disciple Swami Kriyananda, who she met in 1969. Since then, she was closely trained by Swami Kriyananda and has devoted her life to bringing spiritual understanding to others through...

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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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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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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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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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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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Activation of the Diamond Light Body: 6-7 December 2014 (Sat-Sun)

Activation of the Diamond Light Body: 6-7 December 2014 (Sat-Sun)

Join Anrita Melchizedek and the Elders in the beautiful weekend workshop as we experience the activation of the Diamond Light Body/Merkaba field of Melchizedek Consciousness and the five levels of Christ Consciousness.  Due to the increased Light frequencies and New Earth Templates within the Unity Grid of Divine Love, and in particular, the activation of the Diamond Flame of Transcendence, Purity and Innocence through the Unity Grid of Divine Love in this sacred year of 2014, we now have the ability to activate our Diamond Light Body/Merkaba...

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Pathways to Freedom: January 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Pathways to Freedom: January 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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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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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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