* 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 Training modules each year. The 150 hour Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga course in February and March runs over 4 weekends, starting with a 5 day immersion. We are very excited about the new 150 hour module Tantric Hatha that we will offer for the first time in October 2020!

All our trainings are certified with Yoga Alliance U.S. and registered with Yoga New Zealand. The two Advanced Teacher Training 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.

Join us for the training taster events on 20 November & 11 December 2019 for Yoga Nidra! Meet the teachers, ask questions & experience deep relaxation and meditation with Yoga Nidra. Start 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Kahikatea venue at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre. Questions? Email yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

  • 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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Registered Yoga School 200 300 hour

Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga – 150 hours module

Dates 2020: 

Tue 11 – Sun 16 February 

Fri 21 – Sun 23 February 

Fri 13 – Sun 15 March  

Fri 20 – Sun 22 March

12 days of instruction (135 hours) spread out over 4 weekends. 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.

Tantric Hatha – 150 hour module

3-22 October 2020

18 days of training, running over a 20 day immersion. Completion of 150 hours Advanced Teacher Training in Tantric Hatha. Email the course coordinator under yogaeduction@kawaipurapura.co.nz to receive the course information booklet.

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Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga: Enrol before 16 December 2019 for the new Early Bird price: NZ$ 2’295*

After 16 December 2019 the full course fee of NZ$ 2’595* applies.

*Price includes NZ$500 non-refundable deposit.

Tantric Hatha: Early bird price is NZ$1’995 and applicable to enrolments before 8 August 2020.

After 8 August 2020 the full course fee of NZ$ 2’295 applies.

Enrol for both Advanced Teacher Training modules & save $300!

Enrol before 1 January 2020 for both modules & pay NZ$ 3’990* in total.

*Price includes NZ$500 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. The scholarship covers the course fees only. A total amount of $100 for the core text book, student manual and neti pot will be raised prior to course start. Accommodation is not included in the scholarship. Please submit your application three months prior to the course at yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz.

The handpicked teaching faculty of the Advanced Teacher Training embodies decades of experience. Click on the teacher’s profile below for more information. Some teachers of our faculty run weekly community classes at Kawai Purapura. We encourage future students to attend community classes and events in order to get familiar with the training environment and the community living at Kawai Purapura!

Experience Senior Lead Teacher and Programme Director Sannyasi Pragyadhara  during her community class at Kawai Purapura or at an event with Pure Yoga.