500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Evolve as a Teacher; Yoga Therapeutics

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February 11, 2018 @ 7:00 am - February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Are you passionate about yoga and ready to take the step toward (further) personal transformation? Is it your dream to make a living by doing what you love? Would you like to deeply understand the teachings and practices of the ancient traditions of yoga or become more specialised than you already are? And does being a part of an inclusive and wholesome yogic environment sound good to you? Then the certified Yoga Teacher Training at Kawai Purapura is for you.

Kawai Purapura is a Yoga Alliance registered and recognised yoga school that applies yogic wisdom in all areas of life. It offers both 200 Hour and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, that prepares you well beyond the mat, enabling you to actually live yoga rather than learning how to teach a series of postures. The supportive and nourishing environment encourages you to reach your full potential and experience true unification with the Self, the Supreme and the Universe.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundation for teaching that covers all aspects of yoga practice and prepares you to start a flexible and meaningful career to help others. The training is designed to trigger your development and transformation, facilitating you to emerge as a practitioner and teacher of skill and wisdom.

The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training runs as two distinct 150-hour modules, that can be taken together or separately upon completion of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. The modules are structured to provide advanced experience and understanding in all aspects of yoga, to evolve as a teacher and to facilitate teaching to all levels and conditions of students.


This 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is dedicated to deepening the practice, refining teaching skills and continuity of the journey of self-mastery in order to help others. It trains you in chakra awareness and purification methods, the practical application of yoga and ayurveda as therapeutic sciences and meditational techniques that support deep relaxation on all levels of being. You will gain enough in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of yoga to become an empowered yoga teacher, authentic yoga therapist and/or yoga nidra specialist.

Prerequisite for this training is a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 Hour Teacher Training. The additional 300 hours are offered in two distinct modules of 150 hours each. The two modules can be taken back to back as one continuous training, or separately over a number of years. Graduates of both modules can apply for international accreditation through Yoga Alliance, becoming a RYT 500. The modules can also be used individually to upskill and develop professionally.

Course Options
You can choose from our modules:

  • Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga – 150 hours module
    28 January – 8 February 2018
    Cycle of 12 continuous days of instruction, followed by three months of home practice and reflection, in which 150 hours are completed on the subject of meditation techniques and healing yoga.
  • Evolve as a Teacher; Yoga Therapeutics – 150 hours module
    11 – 22 February 2018
    Cycle of 12 continuous days of instruction, in which 150 hours are completed on the subject of the science and art of health.

Course Content Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga
Your learning will include:

  • Meditation techniques for healing on all levels
  • Creative visualisation techniques
  • Basic Breathing Methods
  • The PM series
  • Teaching restorative practices
  • Integrating restorative yoga in class
  • Inducing the free flow of energy
  • Effective use of props

Evolve as a Teacher; Yoga Therapeutics
Your learning will include:

  • Re-educating the body to greater health and wellbeing
  • Postural analysis and assessment tools
  • Tools for an effective therapist
  • Traditional yoga therapy techniques
  • Designing yoga therapy plans
  • The subtle body: Chakras, Tattwas, Pranas, Gunas and Koshas
  • Ayurveda as a therapeutic science
  • Mantras for healing and wellbeing

For more information, have a look at our website dedicated to the Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura:  http://yogatraining.nz

For any questions about our trainings or to receive the course information pack, please contact our Yoga Education Coordinator via: yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz