Kawai Purapura is set in 19 acres of native New Zealand bush.
We offer four different workshop spaces varying in size, character and charm. The spaces provide an ideal environment for retreat participants to pursue self-exploration, growth and re-discover personal peace and wellbeing.
Our smallest space is Prema Lounge, a carpeted workshop space that offers an open fireplace, sunny bush-clad outlook and opens onto the expansive deck. Prema seats up to 30 people comfortably and is also used for film evenings, company and organisation team days, and small yoga and meditation classes.
Shanti Yoga Studio is nestled in amongst the native forest, providing a large floor space that is ideally suited to a diverse range of movement-based activities such as yoga, tai chi, dance, meditation retreats and body therapies. Shanti is equipped with a wood-burning fireplace and beautiful traditional mandala across the floor.
Lotus Sanctuary is a large workshop space located a sufficient distance from the Prema Centre to offer seclusion for those requiring extended yoga, meditation or fasting retreats. It has its own built-in kitchen and new ablution facilities have recently been added to this space.
Whare Kahikatea is our beautiful new workshop space, the 12m x 12m polished wooden floor looks out on a grassy plain sheltered by a large tree canopy and gently flowing stream. The space makes it an ideal venue for larger seminars and workshops, plus physical activities such as yoga, tai chi and dance. It has a high ceiling, expansive windows, and wood-burning fireplace.
Swimming pool, spa and sauna
You can unwind or exercise in the 25-metre, non-chlorinated, solar-heated pool during the summer season. The spa pool seats up to 6 and can be hired out on a per hour basis. The sauna seats 3 and can be hired on a per hour basis.