500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training2019-05-10T11:15:46+00:00

* As I became immersed in this yoga training I have learned the magnitude of yoga- it is a way to exist. Stirring in me a deep curiosity – about who I am, what this life is and how we can approach the deeper meaning of our life force. I feel deeply grateful – Hannah

Thank you Kawai Purapura, Pragyadhara and Becca for creating a programme that allows full immersion into the realm of yoga, integrating mind and sould with the physical practices. Through your teaching my appreciation for yoga has grown incredibly and I feel prepared for the next step in my journey – Cait

I have seen and felt transformations physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually in a way that I never got from any other workout or form of activity. I have learnt more about really listening to the body, the value of breathing; really breathing! I learned how important the breath is and that quite often less is more! – Aleshia

I am leaving with so much more than I anticipated. I have a head full of knowledge, skills, techniques, options, mantras. More importantly, I have an awakening, awareness and an appreciation of what it really means to live the life of a yogini. I feel so grateful to have had this experience – Leisa

Course Content

Kawai Purapura offers 2 Advanced Teacher Trainings each year: 150 hours Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga and 150 hours Evolve as a Teacher; Therapeutic Elements of Yoga. All our trainings are certified with Yoga Alliance U.S. and registered with Yoga New Zealand. The two modules can be taken back to back as one continuous training, or separately over a number of years. Graduates of both modules can apply for international accreditation through Yoga Alliance, becoming a RYT 500.

Registered Yoga School 200 300 hour
  • Completion of 200 Hour Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Training
  • Commitment to learning with a high level of self-discipline required for home study and home practice components
  • Ability to read, speak and understand English proficiently
  • Deposit of NZ$ 500 after enrolment to secure your spot
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Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga – 150 hours module – February & March 2020 tbc

12 continuous days of instruction (135 hours), including 1/2 rest day. The training is followed by 4 months of home practice and reflection, in which the 150 hours are completed on the subject of yoga nidra, basic breathing methods & restorative postures.

Evolve as a Teacher; Therapeutic Elements of Yoga – 150 hours module
Dates for 2020 tbc

12 continuous days of instruction, including 1/2 rest day. 150 hours are completed on the subject of the science and art of health.

  • 12 days of face to face instruction per module (135 hours each)
  • Homework component (20 hours)
  • Senior Lead Teachers, various specialist guest teachers (EYT500)
  • Holistic program of training incorporating yogic lifestyle components
  • Professional development and upskilling as a specialised yoga teacher
  • Optional: purchase healthy yogi food at Prema cafe or use the retreat kitchen for self-catering
  • Optional: accommodation on-site at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

Cost per 150 hours module

  • Early Bird Price NZ$ 2,595*
  • Full Price NZ$ 2,995*

*Price includes NZ$500.00 non-refundable deposit.

Cost for the 300 hours module – book both modules combined and save $590!

  • Early Bird Price NZ$ 4,995*
  • Full Price NZ$ 5,400*

*Price includes NZ$500.00 non-refundable deposit.

Price covers course tuition fee only. Various accommodation and catering options are available, please visit our Accommodation and Catering pages for more information.

The Prema Charitable Trust has approved a scholarship programme for 1 applicant per Yoga teacher training intake, who can show that they could not complete the course without financial assistance. Please submit your application three months prior to the course at yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz.