45 hours online Self-development course

Looking for a solid foundation for your yoga practice? Wanting to learn more about yoga and its philosophy? – Join our 5 weekend online course for self-development! This course is also suitable for future Yoga Teacher Trainees who want to get ready for the training!

The course is designed to give you a solid foundation for your yoga; Classical Hatha yoga practices are being explored.

You learn about:

  • postures (Asana): alignment & safety
  • breathing techniques (Pranayama) & concept of Prana
  • meditation: practice & theory behind the techniques
  • history and philosophy of yoga: different traditional forms of yoga
  • anatomy & physiology of body systems most relevant to yoga


16 & 17 May | 6 & 7 June | 20 & 21 June | 4 & 5 July | 18 & 19 July

Classes will be online on Saturdays and Sundays at the following times:

8-9:30AM morning class | 10:15-11:45AM theory 1 | 1:30-3PM theory 2

Study over 5 weekends with a small group of students. The course will be interactive & personal. The teachers are there to answer your questions & help you take the next step on your yogic journey.

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You will need a mobile device with a stable internet connection, a camera & microphone, a yoga mat & a quiet space.

The price for 5 weekends is $650! Enrolled Yoga Teacher Trainees get a special discount on this course.

This course is prerequisite for the 150 hours Tantric Hatha immersion in October 2020 for those who don’t hold a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate. Enrol now for both and save $150!

Questions? Email yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

Our faculty is passionate about sharing their knowledge and tools with you.


Amy Bassett

Amy is trained in Vinyasa, Yin and follows the Sri Vidya lineage as a Tantrika. It is her goal to provide a life of service to those who seek clear seeing and compassion.


Leza Schwab

Leza is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist based in Auckland, New Zealand. As an experienced practitioner of yoga Leza encourages her students to explore and interact with the potential of yoga, using yoga to improve the quality of life every day.


Ceremony Woods

Ceremony is the Yoga Education Manager at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre and teaches on the 200 hour trainings. She is passionate about working with the body and listening to the messages it brings forth when we are moving & breathing with awareness.