NEW ZEALAND

2021 DATES:
NOV 7 - DEC 5

2022 DATES:
FEB 27 - MARCH 26
more dates TBA

LOCATION:

The Farm,Whangaruru 

The farm is a 1000 acre idyllic country setting nestled far away from any busy city center on the
Northeast coast of New Zealand, filling the gap between the stunning Whangaruru harbor and the
mighty Russell forest.

 

We are surrounded by arguably the most beautiful and untouched beaches of  New Zealand, and a half-hour drive from the bay of islands and Russell town, with its beautiful historic buildings and seaside setting full of cafes, restaurants and art galleries.

Our place is a beautiful getaway for anyone
treasuring harmony, connection, creativity, and joy, in the lap of mother nature. 
At The Farm, you will be received with open arms and hearts, no matter who you are or where you come from, into a warm and homely atmosphere.

Explore the vast Russell forest, hike the diverse range of tracks, kayak the mangrove waterways, or grab a surfboard, fishing rod and snorkel gear and beach hop your way along the amazing East coast.  Visit Russell or Pahia to experience their historical towns, go for a coffee at the famous Helena bay café and art gallery, there is no shortage of adventure here on the Northland.

THE PROGRAM

BECOME A TEACHER WITH A DIFFERENCE

YogaKoh is offering an amazing opportunity for you to experience your teacher training on the pristine and awe-inspiring coast of Northeast New Zealand. A dreamscape built with love by a community of family members, longtime crew, volunteers, and travelers from all over the world. An actual working farm that will become your home away from home. 

This training is designed to challenge you from Day 1. We delve deep into the most important elements of the practice. Philosophy, asana, pranyama, meditation, energetics and specialty topics, but most importantly we focus on the art of teaching, finding your voice and the confidence to lead your own class by the end of the month. We combine the importance of tradition with the beauty of creativity and the support of modern science. Your experienced teachers are hands on and 100% invested in your success. We want you to shine, and will give you the tools to make this dream a reality.

Yoga is a way of life, and with our YTT program we give you the tools to find your own way, and encourage you  to share it with others.

 

Find out for yourself why this is a training with a difference. We laugh, share, grow and learn together. You might come on your own, but trust us, you will leave as part of a koh-mmunity.

 

Step out of your comfort zone and learn to ride a wave. Trust yourself to come into a handstand. Walk through the hillside in the late afternoon and see for yourself why the New Zealand way of living will make an everlasting impact on you and your practice!

Join us today

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ACCOMODATIONS

There are a variety of room types to cozy up in. Our dorm-style, private and shared huts have a rustic charm with an artistic edge to them and are simple but comfortable accommodation.

All the huts share the toilets and hot water showers which are close by.

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ACCOMMODATION

PACKAGES

In addition to the yoga teacher training, The Farm and YogaKoh will be offering room and board packages for students to choose between.

INCLUSIONS IN ALL PACKAGES: 

  • Course certification with manuals 

  • 28 nights accommodation at The Farm

  • 3 organic healthy meals a day + tea and coffee

  • Horse Trek and Horse back riding lesson

  • Unlimited use of Wood Sauna

  • Kayak Excursions 

  • Free wifi

  • Towels and linens

  • Hangi Feast (traditional New Zealand BBQ)

  • Airport Transfer to and from Whangarei

  • Continued guidance from YogaKoh faculty

  • Yoga photos 

AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COSTS:

  • Surf lesson

  • Motorcross farm tour

  • Natural horsemanship free work sessions

RATES: 

CAMPING ONSITE - $5260nzd - 

This is for the student who will be traveling to the Farm with the intention to stay in living arrangements they bring like a camper-van or living tent. You will have full access to the shared bathroom amenities and all other inclusions for the month.

DORMITORY SINGLE BED -$5460nzd

The Dorm is located in the heart of the home and has five single beds, one shared wardrobe, and a chest of draws for clothes storage. The dorm is an open and flowing room with a high ceiling, loft for bag storage, and french doors that open up to the main porch. The nearest bathroom is just across the hall. The Dorm is simple and cozy and is an affordable option for those who don't mind the company of others.

 

OUTSIDE TWIN HUT (shared) w/ SINGLE BED - $5550nzd

OUTSIDE TWIN HUT (shared) w/ DOUBLE BED - $5640nzd

The twin huts are simple but cozy and have been renovated using recycled materials. The huts have both a single and a double bed and were constructed inspired by tiny living, making the most out of the 12.5 square meter.
Each bed has an electric blanket and each room has a heater. The doors opens up to a small cozy porch and the rooms are within 20 m from shared toilets and shower. 

INSIDE TWIN ROOM (shared) w/ SINGLE BED - $5550nzd

The twin inside room is in the main house and perfect for people who like the cozy nature of indoor spaces. This room is closest to bathrooms and kitchen.

 

PRIVATE SIMPLE FARM HUT w/ DOUBLE BED -$5900nzd 

PRIVATE BAMBOO HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $6150nzd 

PRIVATE SURF HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $6200nzd

Select one of our Private room options, all with a double bed, own porch space, and clothes storage.These rooms have an electric blanket, heater, under-bed storage for bags, drawers and hanging rack for clothes and personal belongings. The hut opens up to a small private porch and the nearest shared bathroom are within 20 m.

 

**Please note: Rates do not include

airfare or pre-reading material. ***

MORE ABOUT THE INCLUSIONS

YOGA

What was once an old wool-shed has been upcycled and now serves as our place of peace and yoga studio. The wooden floor and high ceiling make for a beautiful space for practicing, learning and teaching yoga. Step outside of the studio and you have spacious porches with cozy seatings and hammocks looking over the calming view of the kiwi farmland.
Away from the wool-shed area, there is an abundance of relaxing nature environments perfect for
practicing and studying, whether it may be surrounded by our beautiful gardens, horses in the
paddock, kauri trees in the native forest, or one of our nearby beaches.

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FOOD

Yogis can expect three wholesome and nutritious vegetarian meals a day.

These meals are prepared
onsite and by our private chef.

 

Sustainability is what we believe in at the farm and is reflected in our food. Our permaculture gardens provide us with the majority of our vegetables and what we can't
grow ourselves we are looking for locally, following seasonal produce and sustainable packaging to

keep quality high and environmental impact low.

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SURFING

Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced surfer our east coast playground has got you covered.

 

Surfing is a major part of the farms past time and we find it essential to share it with our yogis.

 

Therefore, all bookings come with a surf lesson and shuttle to the beach, making it possible
for everyone to experience why we love this coastline so much!

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HORSE RIDING

Bookings come with a truly unique horsemanship and trekking experience.

 

Whether you are a
seasoned rider or a complete beginner this is a beautiful opportunity to explore the farms
surroundings.

There are around 40 horses on the farm which are managed by Ellen Bennett, a
renowned horse trainer who specializes in natural horsemanship.

FACULTY

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Xinia Alderson

Xinia is a body nerd who has extensive experience in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates, and performance coaching. Xinia has had a steady Yoga practice since 2006 and is continuously studying the practice.

 

She regularly visits India to study in Mysore with Ashtanga Guru Sharath Rangaswarmy, at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and in December 2017 received her blessing to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method - Authorisation level 2.

 

In 2014 Xinia also completed her Diploma in Yoga from the Wellpark Natural

Therapies Collage in New Zealand. She graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Dance from AUT University. 

 

She has performed and choreographed in many festivals and companies in NewZealand and Canada including; Black Grace Dance Company, Tempo Dance Festival, and the Auckland and Dunedin Fringe Festivals for the AUT Dance Company and under her own dance collective Trip Stumble Fall Productions, established in 2010.

 

XinYoga travels and freelances, working with a range of people, from ballerinas to body-builders. Loving the way each body is totally unique!  

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Hedda Björck

I first discovered yoga as a 18 year old ‘retired’ ice hockey player, lost in the teenage jungle, eventually accepting my mothers offer of joining yoga. I quickly realized I had little body awareness - perhaps little awareness overall. I found the stillness and slow speed of the practice deeply challenging, yet I knew this was something i needed to explore with patience. With Ashtanga being my first introduction to yoga, it holds a dear place in my heart. However, through practicing other styles such as Vinyasa and Yin, I have been able to connect more to my feminine side and feel more free in my body.

My gratitude to the practice is never ending as I reap the benefits every single day. In 2017 i traveled to India to complete my 200hr in Ashtanga Vinyasa. While my intention with the YTT was to deepen my own practice, I also found a love for teaching through this experience. In 2019, I studied Peace and Conflict studies in Nepal as a part of my bachelor in sustainable development. here, I took the time to dive deeper into the philosophy of yoga as well as meditation, sound healing, Kirtan etc. Combining these two studies made me realize the importance of yoga - in all of its many shapes - and how it improves the connection to ourselves, others and to Nature.

When I arrived in New Zealand in 2020, I was honored to help arrange the first YTT at The Farm and have since moved on to be more involved. To officially join the Yoga Koh team and support the students throughout the forthcoming months is an amazing opportunity. I hope to bring the same feeling of humility, empowerment and curiosity as I have received through my own journey.

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TESTIMONIALS

Catalina De Host

Catalina De Host

I am super grateful for the hole experience at the Farm with YogaKoh, it was more that I could have hoped for. Being trained in such beautiful surrounding and learning under such amazing teachers was incredible. I will treasure this time for the rest of my life. I feel so grounded and more myself than I have in a long time. Massive thank you to everyone!

Anna Churton

Anna Churton

I had the most incredible experience at the Farm over the past month. I learnt so much about yoga and about myself, and it made me excited to continue to learn and grow as both a teacher and student! It was an intense month with a lot of content to cover, but I wouldn't change a thing. The teachers were amazing - so knowledgable and supportive. I left feeling confident to teach. Would highly recommend the training to anyone!

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Scarlett Lily

I want to thank you and all of the team for such a life changing incredible experience. This training was more than I could have ever asked for. A life changing month that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.