Retreat Venues

We offer five different indoor and three outdoor 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 seats 1-30 (Prema Lounge) and our largest up to 150. In the warmer summer months we also have 2 additional outdoor tents to hire.

Free WiFi is available to retreat participants (our WiFi covers most of the indoor areas in Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre).

We can foster smaller or bigger groups, take care of catering and help you with technical set up for your presentation.

We offer competitive rates for high quality venues in convenient location near Auckland.

For more information, please contact our Retreat Manager.

Venues hire

Looking for a venue to hire for your workshop or a seminar? Look no further than Kawai Purapura.
For more information about hiring a venue please contact our Retreat Manager at retreat@kawaipurapura.co.nz

Prema lounge

Prema Lounge is a large, carpeted workshop space that offers an open fireplace, sunny bush-clad outlook and opens out onto the expansive deck. The room has two levels; the second level is conveniently elevated few steps above the first level.
Size: top level 10 x 3m, bottom level 10 x 5m

Week Day & Weekends
$175 – Week day
$285 – Weekend day
$480 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$30 – per hour weekdays
$40 – per hour weekends

Whare Kahikatea

Whare Kahikatea is our beautiful new workshop space – a large open space looks out on a grassy plain sheltered by a large tree canopy and gently flowing stream. Ideal venue for larger seminars and workshops and physical activities such as yoga, tai chi and dance. It has a high ceiling, expansive windows, and wood-burning fireplace.
Size: 12 x 12m

Week Day & Weekends
$185 – Week day
$295 – Weekend day
$500 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$30 – per hour weekdays
$40 – per hour weekends

Shanti Yoga Studio

Nestled in amongst the native forest, Shanti Yoga Studio provides 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 Yoga Studio is equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, beautiful traditional mandala and spiritual altar.
Size: 14 x 10m

Week Day & Weekends
$185 – Week day
$295 – Weekend day
$500 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$30 – per hour weekdays
$40 – per hour weekends

Yoga Shala

The Yoga Shala is our newest workshop space – a light spacious venue located in the bush. It has a wooden floor, wall-mounted heater and a beautiful acoustic for kirtan and singing. Features a broad range of Kawai Purapura yoga and meditation classes.
Size: 9.30 x 8.50m

Week Day & Weekends
$185 – Week day
$295 – Weekend day
$500 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$30 – per hour weekdays
$40 – per hour weekends

Lotus Yoga Studio - Carpet and Pillows Setup

Lotus Sanctuary

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 bathroom facilities. Pleasant atmosphere and comfortable surface for you to practice yoga, meditate or dance.
Size: 8 x 15m

Week Day & Weekends
$195 – Week day
$305 – Weekend day
$520 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$30 – per hour weekdays
$40 – per hour weekends

Tee-pee Outdoor Workshop Space on Plains

Teepee

We’ve had our very own teepee made which we use as an additional workshop venue during the festival season. The teepee is a powerful space which has hosted a wide range of activities. We’ve used it for sit-down music concerts, stand-up poetry, African dance and drumming workshops, yoga and story telling. Chairs and/or mats can be provided. Only available to hire in February and March.
Size: 9m diameter

Week Day & Weekends
$130 – Week day
$215 – Weekend day
$360 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$22 – per hour weekdays
$30 – per hour weekends

Beduin Tent Backside at Night on Kawai Purapura Plains

Bedouin Tent

Perfect for adding a touch of Arabian magic to your event, Bedouin Tent is the newest addition to our retreat venue family. Oozing character and charm this tent is great as a secondary break out space and also available to hire for weddings and parties throughout the year. It can be set up with chairs, mats or cushions if required.
Size: 12 x 8m

Week Day & Weekends
$130 – Week day
$215 – Weekend day
$360 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$22 – per hour weekdays
$30 – per hour weekends

Glade Outdoor Workshop Space at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

Marquee in the Glade

Up the path from the main centre, Glade provides a unique spiritual setting surrounded by trees and a gentle flowing stream for your special outdoor sacred activities, such as circle dancing, ceremonies, weddings and celebrations. If you take a walk at dusk, you can enjoy an extraordinary display by the glow worms as the evening begins.

Week Day & Weekends
$130 – Week day
$215 – Weekend day
$360 – Weekend Sat & Sun

Per Hours
$22 – per hour weekdays
$30 – per hour weekends

Setup & cleaning fee
If setup is required a $50 setup fee may apply for bookings less than $200. If the venue is not left clean and tidy a cleaning fee will be charged.

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Natural Sauna

A Sweatlodge is a sacred site consisting of a rock fire circle, spirit-line bridge, and non-traditional willow sweatlodge structure set amid tall kahikatea forest. The healing process of this natural purification ceremony can cater for up to 15 people.
Retreat groups may wish to incorporate guided, natural, spiritual/ritual sauna experience as part of their retreat. Further information upon enquiry (retreat@kawaipurapura.co.nz). The Rock Fire Circle (23 rock seats around a firepit) can also be hired for an outdoor event.

Swimming Pool and SPA

All guests, residents, retreat/workshop participants or festival visitors are welcome to use Kawai Purapura’s facilities such as swimming pool, sauna and SPA pool. You can unwind or exercise in the 25-meter, non-chlorinated, solar-heated pool during the summer season. We sell a seasonal pool pass for the general public, $100 per season, available at reception.

The sauna seats comfortably up to 4 people and spa pool seats up to 6. Both can be hired out for $15 per hour.

We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please contact our Retreat Team at retreat@kawaipurapura.co.nz for more details or to book your venue.