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Nestled in a sea of development in the heart of Albany is a jewel. Once a part of a wider, greater forest, it is now the sole remaining large tract of mature bush land within the surrounding area, creating a special haven. Nature abounds with mature trees, native birds and gently flowing streams that add to the tranquillity and sense of being within nature. This brings us back to a sense of being at peace with ourselves and at peace with the world around us. The retreat centre offers a place to learn within an environment that fosters the inner journey and inspires the outer expression of the inward changes that retreat participants experience. Click here for the local map of Kawai Purapura – Retreat Centre and Holistic Living.
The centre is suitable to a wide range of retreat activities, residential or day retreats. The centre caters for seminars, conferences and workshops while also available for private retreats.
The availability of several large spaces offers the opportunity for more than one retreat to be held simultaneously.
A variety of natural therapy treatments are available to support your retreat experience, these include:
Please enquire at reception for more information.
If you would like to add value to your retreat by including morning or evening Yoga classes, we have a number of professional qualified teachers available. Please enquire at reception at the time of booking.
All the rooms have polished wooden floors and offer a tranquil space to relax and enjoy the peace. Ample bathroom facilities are provided for the comfort of all participants.There are seventeen rooms offering shared twin facilities, with an additional third person if required. Three of the twin rooms have double beds. Single rooms will be allocated on request, if available. There is a self-contained unit (ideal for workshop leaders).Marae style accommodation can be arranged if required.
We can offer promotion of upcoming seminars, retreats and workshops through our extensive network, Kawai Purapura website and notice boards.
This was our 28th Camp held in New Zealand and most successful to date. Your chef and assistants did a marvelous job. The food was lovely … our invited guest teacher said it was one of the best retreats he had been to in his considerable years of tutoring and training around the world … we look forward to booking our next retreat with Kawai Purapura.
On behalf of the Auckland Sphere group and all those who attended the teachings, I would like to formally thank you for your generous support of Lama Marks’ visit. Both the Shanti Yoga studio and the Prema Meeting Room proved to be fantastic venues and the ground are beautiful … Lama Mark … mentioned how smooth and restful his stay had been and how he had enjoyed the excellent teaching spaces…with sincere gratitude and best wishes.
For more information or to arrange a viewing of the Retreat Centre, please phone (09) 415 9468 or email us at Kawai Purapura. Click here for easy directions to Kawai Purapura Albany.