2 weeks June & July 2021

Kawai Purapura Yoga School is proud to be the first Yoga School in New Zealand to offer a complete Tantrik Hatha teacher training. Amy Bassett is a Certified Senior Trainer with The Practice in Bali and has been involved in teacher trainings in Australia before coming home to New Zealand to share these teachings with us. Tantra insists that we empower ourselves and thrive, rather than tucking ourselves away to devote ourselves to spirituality. Taken with dedication, Tantrik Hatha is a stable, sustainable transformation modality that has a lasting effect on our relationships, our immunity and our ability to manifest and live the life we are destined for. Kawai Purapura clearly distances itself from Neo-Tantra that is associated with sexual practices.

Enrol now for 2021

The course is an advanced module as you develop a refined awareness of the subtle body and uplevel your teaching skills. The completion of a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is therefore pre-requisite. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training. 300 hours Advanced Training together with 200 hours foundational Teacher Training build up to the RYT500 qualification with Yoga Alliance U.S.

A scholarship will be given out for this training! The scholarship covers half of the Early Bird course fees. Email yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz to apply! Deadline for applications is 25 April 2021.

A free online info evening with Amy will be held on Saturday 24 April at 7pm. The Zoom ID is: 432 369 1195.

12 – 20 June & 17 – 25 July 2021

The first week of the Tantrik Hatha immersion starts on Saturday 12 June 2021 and finishes on Sunday 20 June. Students are welcome to arrive on Friday 11 June to settle in. 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. Private rooms can be booked straight via reception, Marae style can be booked through the course coordinator after enrolment.

Applications are open now. The Early Bird price is NZ$ 2250 and applies to enrolments before 25 April 2021. Please read our Payment & Refund Policy. We expect this course to be fully booked. You can join us for the free online info evening with Amy on Saturday 24 April at 7pm. The Zoom ID: 432 369 1195. You can shoot us an email beforehand or join spontaneously: yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

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 Vayu
  • Teaching Pranadharana; Pranayama; Kriya

History & Philosophy:

  • Samkhya 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 Kosha

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
  • 11 day Pranayama purification technique
  • 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

This course introduces you to the Tantrik Hatha teaching methodology of Moon / Sun / Fire. This methodology uses the vāyu as access points to the energetic world. You learn the qualities; characteristics; location; movement and sensation of each of the vāyu channels, then understand how to create the most effective sequences to amplify the qualities of that vāyu. Aligning this vāyu knowledge with the nine elements of bhav, āsana, prānāyāma, savāsana, bāndha, mudra, mantra, kumbhaka and kriya makes your classes Tantrik and you are able to guide your students to a more potent and reliable energetic experience intentionally.

Enrol now for 2021

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

Private room: $50 – $110, depending on room type

Communal bathroom facilities. Use of the retreat guest kitchen included. Book through reception:

Rooms at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

18 nights Marae style: $450

Sleeping in the yoga venue. Mattress, fitted sheet, pillow, pillow case provided. Bring your own sleeping bag / blanket. Book through the coordinator.

18 nights Camping: $360

Camping on the grass area in the orchard. Bring your own equipment. Book through the coordinator. Not recommended in winter.

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 Tantrik Hatha. Through her explorations into this system, she is now a Certified Senior Instructor 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 Tantrik 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 800+ hours of certified training and over 2000 hours of teaching, Amy is E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.