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Meet our teachers!

Here at Kawai Purapura, community is an integral part of our existence and many of our community classes are repeated weekly. Getting to know the wise teachers and what they offer in their classes will deepen your understanding of what is to be expected.

One can only learn so much from reading. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try classes you may be unfamiliar with, this is how we grow.

Om Shanti

Dynamic Movement

with HUGO

Our body is designed to move. If you don’t move it, you gradually lose the ability to do so. It’s been proven to be the cause of many health and mental issues in modern society. Over the last 17 years I’ve been researching, studying and practising many forms of movement to develop a method that move your body in a natural way, that can prepare it for sports performance but ultimately for life, that doesn’t depend on an specific place or weather, that can be practised anywhere, that has the power to strengthen and heal your body. Dynamic movement contains elements of calisthenics, yoga, weightlifting, functional training, gymnastics, martial arts and the most diverse forms of practice. It’s not only about aesthetics. It’s about being the best version of yourself. It’s about reaching the full potential of your physicality. It’s a sustainable practice for life. Dynamic Movement is a method, is a practice, is a lifestyle.

Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-8:00 PM at lotus, Kawai Purapura.
Contact dynamicmovementnz@gmail.com to book a free trial class.

Dance of Life

with HELEN

Helen’s version of the Dance of Life incorporates sacred earth-healing traditions from the Cherokee, and Hawaai. Slow conscious movements, barefoot, honor Mother Earth, the 4 Directions, 5 Elements, the Universe, and all Beings, seen and unseen. Healing takes place sending Love, Light and Peace from our hearts, and through a powerful Forgiveness process on behalf of ourselves and our ancestors.

Dances are usually every morning (Mon-Fri) from 7:30 to 8:20 AM. Please refer to the weekly community schedule for this week’s days and classes.



AcroYoga combines the fitness and playfulness of acrobatics with the balance and connection experienced in yoga as well as therapeutic movement and healing.

The combination of all of these aspects creates an enjoyable and light hearted atmosphere in the class while also exploring movement outside of our regular comfort zones in a safe space. This allows attendees to grow and learn at a pace comfortable with them while being guided by experienced acro teacher, Thiago.

AcroYoga classes are every Tuesday in the Prema Lounge from 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM.

UpsideDown – Headstands


UpsideDown is designed for everyone; regardless of their level of experience with headstands and handstands. It is a journey for those who don’t believe they can do a headstand and those who want to better their abilities. In this class, you are going to develop your strength, flexibility, mobility and trust within yourself and those around you.

Inversions such as headstands and handstands are both beneficial for your health and fun to practice. Once again, Thiago keeps this class easy-going and light hearted while in a safe space.

Classes are every Thursday in the Prema Lounge from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Vinyasa Flow


A class to let your body flow, to build strength and find stillness from within

We will…

MOVE – allow your breath to become your guide to move mindfully

EXPLORE – allow your movements to become your guide to explore your body & mind

CONNECT – allow the beauty of movement & breath to become your guide to connect with yourself and to find stillness within

I’m looking forward to meeting you in my class.

Janina’s class times change weekly so keep an eye out for her on the community schedule.

Crystal Sound Bath & Healing


Vibrational medicine is based on the idea that all illness or disease is characterised by a blockage in the channels on some level, whether it be the nadis, arteries, veins, nerves, meridians, chakras, bio-magnetic or bio-electrical fields and so on. Sound and light resonance can break-up, dissolve, release, and remove these blockages or disruptions to the divine template.

Annette’s class is one of healing with sound. It requires no physical effort, only you lying comfortably on the floor as she guides the crystal sound bowls. Perfect after a long day, busy week or just for general healing.

Classes are every Monday at 7:30 PM and Wednesday at 6:15 PM in the Lotus venue and run for 60 minutes.