2 weeks immersion June & July 2021

The Tantric Hatha immersion will help you deepen your personal relationship to yoga, will add Tantric empowerment to your practice and guide you another step inward on your teaching path.

Blending the cartography of the Yoga Sutra and the empowering practices of Tantrik Yoga, this immersion will teach you fluency directing prana in your practices and empower you to ‘teach energy’ through a deep study of the vāyu and their corresponding practices.

This course introduces you to the qualities; characteristics; location; movement and sensation of each of the vāyu channels, then shows you how to create the most effective sequences to amplify the qualities of that vāyu. Learn to align the vāyu with the practices of āsana, prānāyāma, savāsana, bāndha, mudra, mantra and kriya. This degree of entrainment makes your classes Tantric and takes your practices to a new level. Guide your students to a more potent and reliable energetic experience intentionally.

Rather than tucking ourselves away to devote ourselves to spirituality, tantra insists that we empower ourselves, illuminate our lives and thrive! Taken with dedication, tantric hatha is a stable, sustainable transformation modality that has a lasting effect. This three week course begins and ends in the heart.

Kawai Purapura is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) that offers 500 hours of training in three different modules: 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training + 300 hours Advanced Training of which the Tantric Hatha module is part of. The modules can be taken back to back or as a stand-alone. Together they build up to the RYT500 qualification with Yoga Alliance U.S. Let us know upon enrolment if you attend the immersion for self-development only! For questions email yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

12 – 20 June & 17 – 25 July 2021

The first week of the Tantric Hatha immersion starts on Saturday 12 June 2021 and finishes on Sunday 20 June. Students focus on self-practice over a period of 4 weeks before coming back on 17 July. The daily start and end times for training days are 7am – 5:15pm, including meal breaks. We highly recommend to book accommodation on site to enjoy a full immersion experience & increase receptivity to the practices. Indicate your accommodation preference on the enrolment form. The coordinator will be in touch.

The Early Bird price of NZ$ 1995 applies to enrolments before 25 April 2021. After this date the full course fees of NZ$ 2’295 apply. Included in the price is a NZ$ 500 registration fee. Please read our Payment & Refund Policy.

This course is about deepening your relationship to prana, gaining fluency in the more subtle practices and learning to give your students a tangible, reliable experience of energy. Learn to teach Vinyasa Krama and refine your sequences into the most efficient, elegant arrangements that will brighten the light of self-knowledge and propel your students and your teaching onto the highest path. Email the course coordinator to receive more information & for the course info booklet: yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

Teaching Methodology:

  • Vinyasa Krama and the elements of Yoga
  • Energetics of Asana
  • The Vayus
  • Teaching Pranadharana; Pranayama; Kriya

History & Philosophy:

  • Samkhyan philosophy
  • 7 stages of Hatha progression
  • Four stages of the Solar path
  • Key figures in Yoga
  • Historical timeline
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The Deities
  • Yoga Sutra & the Bhagavad Gita

Anatomy & Physiology:

  • Fascia
  • The Spine & The Pelvis
  • The Energetic Body
  • The Koshas

Asana & Sequences:

  • Surya Namaskar A & B
  • Vayu Namaskar
  • Peak Vayu Asana from each pose category
  • Selected Vayu sequence

Kriya – Channeling Consciousness:

  • 5 key Vayu Kriya Meditations
  • Rudrani Kriya


  • Bandha Triam

Pranayama – Breath Control:

  • Mukha Bhastrika
  • Kapalabhati
  • Sa Vriti
  • Sama Vrtti
  • Surya & Chandra Bhedana
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Prana Dharana

Mudra – Energy Direction:

  • Anjali Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra
  • Dhyana Mudra
  • The 5 Vayu Mudra

Mantra – Science of Sound & Vibration:

  • Gayatri Mantra
  • AUM Mantra
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We highly recommend students to book accommodation onsite for the immersion experience. Students choose from the following accommodation options:

18 nights in Private Room: $900

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

18 nights Marae style: $450

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).

18 nights Camping: $360

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).


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.

Lead Trainer Amy Bassett is passionate about the philosophy and practices of Tantric Hatha. Through her explorations into tantric hatha, she is now a Senior Graduate of world-class school, The Practice in Bali. Amy dedicates her life to giving both students and teachers a solid format for energetic exploration and to sharing these teachings that brighten the light of self-knowledge. She is also one of the Lead Trainers of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura.

Amy Bassett‘s life has been permeated with unusual experiences of energy. Discovering Tantric Hatha gave her the ‘language’ to put these sublime experiences into words and a format to be able to use them in a functional way. Yoga helped to heal Amy from childhood traumas, substance abuse and ancestral pain. Tantra has set her life on fire! She has now committed her life to learning the tradition, becoming fluent in this language of energy and guiding others on their path and in their studies. She has a particular passion for helping others, especially women, to find their voice and speak their truth.

After gaining her first qualification in 2016, Amy taught in studios and privately in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, where she had the good fortune of teaching a diverse range of Yogis from all walks of life and levels of practice. Alongside 730 hours of certified training and over 2000 hours of teaching, Amy is E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.