Retreat Venues

We offer a range of 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.

s-L-premaPrema Centre

The Prema Centre, at the heart of Kawai Purapura, encompasses two clinic rooms, our reception, dining area, kitchen and lounge. This space has a wonderful ambiance with open fireplaces, sunny bush-clad outlooks and expansive decks.

Relax in the lounge, or chat with other guests.

Catch up with family, friends and the internet with free wi-fi.

Enjoy a refreshing, fresh herbal tea from our organic gardens.

s-L-Prema-LoungePrema Lounge | Size: Top level – 10m x 3m Bottom level – 10m x 5m.

The Prema Lounge is a large, carpeted workshop space that offers an open fireplace, sunny bush-clad outlook and opens out onto the expansive deck.

  • $175 Week day
  • $285 Weekend day
  • $480 Weekend Sat & Sun
  • $30 per hour weekdays
  • $40 per hour weekends

s-L-shanti-yogaShanti Yoga Studio | Size: 14m x 10m

Nestled in amongst the native forest, the 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. It currently features a broad range of community yoga and other classes, including the new Kawai Purapura Yoga Studio teachers. The Shanti Yoga Studio is equipped with a wood-burning fireplace, beautiful traditional mandala and spiritual altar.

  • $185 Week day
  • $295 Weekend day
  • $500 Weekend Sat & Sun
  • $30 per hour weekdays
  • $40 per hour weekends

s-L-lotusThe Lotus Sanctuary | Size: 8m x 15m

The Lotus Sanctuary is a 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 new ablution facilities have recently been added to this space.

  • $195 Week day
  • $305 Weekend day
  • $520 Weekend Sat & Sun
  • $30 per hour weekdays
  • $40 per hour weekends

kahikatea-01-258pxWhare Kahikatea | Size: 12m x 12m

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. The 12m x 12m polished wooden floor space makes it an 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.

  • $185 Friday
  • $295 Weekend day
  • $500 Weekend Sat & Sun
  • $30 per hour weekdays
  • $40 per hour weekends

s-L-PoolSwimming Pool, Sauna and Spa Pool

You can unwind or exercise in the 25-metre, non-chlorinated, solar-heated pool during the summer season.

The infrared sauna can be hired on an hourly basis.

The spa pool seats up to 6 and can be hired out on a per hour basis.

s-L-gladeThe Glade

The 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.

Up the path from the main centre, the Glade offers a unique and spiritual location for our community. Criss-crossed by walkways, Kawai Purapura is connected to the adjacent Council Reserve land with streams and mature native trees, including the magnificent Kahikatea. If you take a walk at dusk, you can enjoy an extraordinary display by the glow worms as the evening begins.

earthlodge-01-258pxThe Sweatlodge

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 groups of up to 15.

Retreat groups may wish to incorporate the guided, natural, spiritual/ritual sauna experience as part of their retreat, by request and offer of koha. Further information upon enquiry. The Rock Fire Circle (23 rock seats around a firepit) can also be hired for an outdoor event.

Bedouin Tent | Size: 12m x 8m

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Teepee | Size: 9m diameter

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Discounts are offered for non-profit and charity organizations.

Discounts are offered on Retreat room hire for large bookings (by number of days), for fully catered and accommodated retreats.

We offer one workshop leader free accommodation and catering with every 15 participants on a fully catered and accommodated retreat.

Please contact us to discuss rates based on special circumstances.

We hire out massage tables at $10 per day.

All prices are inclusive of GST.


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