Certified Integrated Yoga Teacher Training in Auckland, New Zealand

Are you passionate about yoga and ready to take the next step toward further personal transformation? Is it your dream to make a living by doing what you love? Would you like to deeply understand the teachings and practices of the ancient traditions of yoga or become more specialised than you already are? And does being a part of an inclusive and wholesome yogic environment sound good to you? Then the certified Integrated Yoga Teacher Training at Kawai Purapura is for you.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundation for teaching that covers all aspects of yoga practice and prepares you to start a flexible and meaningful career to help others. The training is designed to trigger your development and transformation, facilitating you to emerge as a practitioner and teacher of skill and wisdom.

The 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training runs as two distinct 150 hour modules that can be taken together or separately upon completion of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. The modules are structured to provide advanced experience in techniques, methodology and to evolve as a teacher.

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The Yoga Teacher Training at Kawai Purapura is certificated with Yoga Alliance US. Graduates of the training can apply for international accreditation through Yoga Alliance US, becoming either a RYT200 or a RYT500, depending on the level of training completed.


The Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura draw from a range of traditions, branches, paths, approaches and yoga teachers’ specialty skill sets. The range and scope of the curriculum is holistic; covering asana, pranayama, meditation, different styles of yoga, lifestyle, home practice and mentorship. The trainings are infused with yogic tradition alongside evolutionary sciences.


The Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura evolve the personality, resulting in positive transformation. They touch and refine the different dimensions of Being, move with modern trends in psychology and human development and facilitate you to reach higher levels of expression and to expand on all levels.

Life changing

The Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura improve the quality of life by relinquishing patterns that limit your potential and by fostering in you an empowered sense of who you truly are. Furthermore, the trainings invoke inner wisdom, greater peace, clarity and the ability to help others.

200 hr Yoga Teacher Training
500 hr Advanced Training

Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 March 2020

Each year Kawai Purapura organizes the International Yoga Festival and is host to a plethora of different yoga practices & styles, international presenters, experienced teachers & inspiring workshops. Join us for the Yoga Festival celebration & connect to the Yoga community!

Together, we will create a connection to a deep flow state, to our personal and planetary evolution, through immersion in the full spectrum of yoga traditions, asana practice, ecstatic dance, kirtan, breathwork, sacred ritual, kriya, chanting, meditation, Vedic and tantric talks.

First, we practice yoga, we experience it, then we become yoga.

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Specialised and supportive

Taking on yoga teacher training, whether foundational or specialised, is embarking on an inner journey that is only limited by time and setting. It is a life-changing experience that allows you to travel inside, discover, have breakthroughs and open you to previously unfound pathways, insights, understandings and potential.

Moreover, when in training, the quality of any student is greatly dependent on the quality of his or her teachers. Under these circumstances, both specialist support, stable and experienced, passionate and understanding teachers are essential in a yoga teacher education.

The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kawai Purapura provides for experienced and passionate Lead Trainers who guide you through the training, hold the space for the group and ground you in the practices. There are a range of excellent Guest Trainers who support your learning and lift you to the highest level possible. The 500 hour Training modules have a few specialised Senior Lead Trainers.

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Our Retreat Centre

Kawai Purapura is the Maori term for that eternal oneness that exists within the heart of all peoples and all creation. As a whole, it signifies a haven where nature abounds with mature trees, indigenous birds and flowing streams and brings a sense of being at peace with ourselves and the world surrounding us.

The Yoga Teacher Training is held and accommodated at Kawai Purapura, Albany, Auckland – a 20-minute drive from Auckland CBD, 40 minutes by car from Auckland International Airport and, while set in native bush, is just a stroll away from a large shopping mall.

In addition to being a yoga school, Kawai Purapura is both a retreat centre and holistic village located in native New Zealand bush, that offers a natural and tranquil setting for many energetic yoga and spiritual practices, alongside music, dance, healing and natural therapies.

The holistic village consists of a community of 90 residents that live permanently at Kawai Purapura and an ever-changing group of volunteers that live and work in harmony with each other and the environment. The village contributes greatly to the overall character, atmosphere and mainstay of Kawai Purapura.

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