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.
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
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.
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
Towels and linens
Hangi Feast (traditional New Zealand BBQ)
Airport Transfer to and from Whangarei
Continued guidance from YogaKoh faculty
AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COSTS:
Motorcross farm tour
Natural horsemanship free work sessions
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 - SOLD OUT
PRIVATE BAMBOO HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $6150nzd - SOLD OUT
PRIVATE SURF HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $6200nzd - SOLD OUT
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
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.
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.
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!
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
There are around 40 horses on the farm which are managed by Ellen Bennett, a
renowned horse trainer who specializes in natural horsemanship.
NOV / DEC FACULTY
Bruce believes yoga is a practice of doing and being. In the months following his first yoga class in 2005, Bruce started to see major shifts in his life which he can only attribute to yoga. He stopped smoking, he became kinder to others and to himself, he realised that there was more to life than his 9 to 5 in banking.
In 2009, Bruce emigrated from Canada and in the years since then has lived and taught yoga in Singapore, Bali, Dublin, Bangkok, Hong Kong and San Francisco. An international yoga teacher and bona fide traveling yogi, Bruce has had the privilege of leading workshops, retreats, and trainings across Asia, Europe and Southern Africa.
Bruce has thousands of hours of trainings and has been lucky enough to study with renowned teachers like Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein, Jason Crandell, and Tiffany Cruickshank, to name a few. He believes that every teacher has something to share, and as a result of the many teachers he’s practiced with, his practice is as varied as it is colourful.
Bruce’s practice and thus teaching is multi-layered and influenced by the ongoing studies, both with teachers and through self, and uniquely the experiences and connections he has had through his globe-trotting.
Amy discovered yoga in 2017 after moving out of the city in search for a home in the wild coastlines of Piha NZ.
What first started as a way to “stay fit” from home, quickly evolved and transformed into a practice that brought her closer to Source and Self, that allowed space for self enquiry and compassion and the profound realisation that the home and sense of belonging that she longed for was with her all along.
After a few years of self taught discoveries, In 2021 she realised that her passion for yoga was unfolding beyond being a mere hobby and longed to deepen her understanding of the practice that was transforming her life. She also knew that this was something worth sharing and felt a deep desire to share it with others.
It was at this point, she decided to take the plunge and attend her first teacher training in her home country at YogaKoh's 200hr YTT.
Since then she has been focused on primarily teaching 1:1 yoga, retreats and building and sharing with her community online. To encourage and help facilitate space so that others can experience and discover the peace of being in their own divine nature.
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!
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!
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.