Annual International Yoga Festival and Conference in New Zealand

Yogic Practices, Meditations, Dance Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Paddleboard Yoga and More

Join Kawai Purapura for New Zealand’s Annual International Yoga Festival and Conference, a full weekend of yoga and wellness immersion for all ages in our beautiful retreat centre.

Held at Kawai Purapura, Albany, North Shore, conveniently situated just 25 minutes from Auckland CBD and 45 minutes from Auckland International Airport.

The visitors of our Yoga Festival can select from 100 inspiring sessions – hearing, meeting and practising with world-class teachers, both local and international.

These workshops and seminars cover the full range of yogic practices, from silent and mindful meditations right through to dance-yoga, aerial-yoga and paddleboard yoga.

Each full day of seminars and workshops ends with a joyous musical celebration!

We invite you to join us for New Zealand’s only homegrown yoga festival! Check the Yoga Festival website for details and tickets or contact us directly.

Kahikatea Yoga Studio Meditation Class

Three Main Yoga Studios

Early morning meditations and personal practice are followed by classes and tutorials for all levels of yoga. Sessions are 60 to 90 minutes in length.
Bedhouin Tent at Kawai Purapura Plains

Bedhouin Tent

Specialist sessions that focus on the history and philosophy of yoga and ayurveda.
Kids Yoga inTee Pee

Kids Teepee

Scheduled activities for all ages include storytelling, hula hooping, dance, and laughter yoga and children’s yoga.
Acro Yoga at Kawai Purapura Plains

Marquee, Glades & the Plains

Experience fusions of yoga with dance and music or try out aerial-yoga!
Kirtan Stage at Yoga Festival

Continuous Kirtan Stage

From quiet acoustic kirtan through to energetic evening drumming, there can be surprises at any hour of the day.
Massages at Kawai Purapura Festival

Wellness Pagoda

In between the lunch and dinner breakouts, naturopaths and nutritionists will explain the benefits of organic and vegetarian foods, recipes and treatments.

“Our festival allows everyone to experience and dive deep into the Inner Wisdom of Yoga through practical workshops and spiritual teachings. The variety of activities will benefit the whole family. Learning to listen to our bodies can bring many insights — physically, mentally, and emotionally — and that learning helps us to become stronger and healthier.”

Yoga Festival Coordinator Prema

Feedback from festival goers at 2015 International Yoga Festival

“Thanks for being so kid-friendly, it was really incredible being able to share this with my new baby girl”

“The festival was great, I had a lovely time singing Kirtan with different groups, meeting old friends and making new ones”

“Nice environment, very friendly people, very good energy and just over all feels healthy – physically, mentally and spiritually. Thanks”

“Great vibes, great classes, wonderful people”

“Food was delicious and energetically beautiful”

“Lovely atmosphere, well organised, great venue. Thank-you everyone!”