Kawai Purapura Yoga School offers courses & immersions each year that invite you to deepen your relationship with Yoga. These courses are designed for yoga practitioners, yoga teachers (Continuing Education accredited) and health professionals. In 2021 the following courses will be coming up:

  • Yoga Nidra training: 1 week in May 2021 – with Swami Karma Karuna
  • Tantrik Hatha: 2 weeks in June & July 2021 – with Amy Bassett
  • Sound Yoga: monthly event – with Tracey McKay
  • Pranayama, Mantra & Advanced Hatha: 1 week in October 2021 – with Sannyasi Pragyadhara

Select the course in the dropdown menu for more information or email the coordinator: yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

Sound Yoga workshops
Yoga Nidra training 2021
Tantrik Hatha 2021

Accommodation at Kawai Purapura

It is highly recommended to book accommodation onsite for the immersion experience. Students choose from the following accommodation options:

Private Room: $50 / night

Communal bathroom facilities. Use of the retreat guest kitchen included.

Marae style: $25 / night

Sleeping in the yoga venue. Mattress, fitted sheet, pillow, pillow case provided. Bring your own sleeping bag / blanket. Fee of $5 / day applies for the use of the retreat guest kitchen (optional).

Camping: $20 / night

Camping on the grass area in the orchard. Bring your own equipment. Fee of $5 / day applies for the use of the retreat guest kitchen (optional).

Enjoy the facilities such as outdoor pool, spa & sauna while you’re here! Go for a stroll in the native bush or visit the glow worms at night. Book a treatment with one of our wellness practitioners onsite and enjoy connecting with like-minded people.


A small retreat guest kitchen is available for self-catering. Like the rest of the Retreat Centre, this space is vegetarian and alcohol free. Kawai Purapura is just a stroll away from Westfield Albany, a shopping mall with various supermarkets, food shops and organic stores.

Prema cafe onsite prepares healthy options for breakfast and lunch. There is always a vegan and gluten-free option available. Please let us know in advance to the Yoga Teacher Training what your dietary requirements are. Our team at the cafe is passionate about creating nourishing, soulful food that provides you with enough energy to keep up with your training. Visit Prema Resident Cafe on Facebook!

A catering package for breakfast and dinner might be available during the training. Details will be emailed out to students closer to course start.