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
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
Kayak Excursion and free use of Kayaks
Towels and linens
Hangi Feast (traditional New Zealand BBQ)
Airport Transfer to and from Whangarei
Access to on-line digital manual
Continued guidance from YogaKoh faculty
Package #1: Dorm Style Accommodation $3800usd
The dormitory has five single beds and is an open and flowing room with a high ceiling and a big loft for bag storage. There are wardrobe spaces and big french doors that open up to the main porch, letting plenty of light in. Shared bathroom
Package #2: Twin Hut Accommodation $4300usd
The style in each room differs but all are artistic and cozy, with dimmable lights and windows. The twin rooms are equipped with two single beds. Twin rooms are within 20m from shared toilets and showers.
Package #3: Single Hut Accommodation $4700usd
Private room with a queen size bed, own porch space, and clothes storage. Shared bathroom
**Please note: Rates do not include airfare and 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.
Phoebe started taking Yoga classes for extra strength and flexibility while she was studying dance full time in Melbourne Australia. Through discipline and practice Phoebe realised the other side to Yoga, it made her calm, it opened her eyes and it taught her how to be content….she was amazed. She wanted to share the joy of Yoga with others and help them feel that joy for themselves. Phoebe did her teacher training with Yoga Works in Bali. After completing her Yoga Training she continued to deepen her anatomy knowledge by studying Musculoskeletal therapy for two years before she started travelling the world to continue her Yoga journey. Phoebe’s teaching method is influenced by a blend of Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow with a big emphasis on breath and alignment.
Nichola Spain, has never known any other way than to move and use her body as a form of therapy and self-love. A dancer for 15 years and Yogi for 10. However, Nichola focused most of her adult life within the Professional Communication realm. She worked for the TV and Radio producer before moving into Digital Strategy and Marketing for a range of business across Australia. After many years of feeling unfulfilled in her chosen profession, Nichola went full circle and became a Yoga Teacher. Her most rewarding ‘job’ yet, is to be able to share what is a completely healing medium with others. Nichola always envisaged creating her own space to share the magic of Yoga with a community of people who wanted more from their lives. From there, Exalto Flow was born.
Nichola together with her partner own a holistic centre, Exalto on the Sunshine Coast.
Bruce believes yoga is a practice of doing and being. A Canadian yoga teacher who has lived and taught yoga on 4 continents since he started teaching in 2008, Bruce believes in the potential of yoga to transform any practitioner.
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.
His teaching style varies depending on the class he’s leading, the energy of the students, and his own frame of mind on that particular day. But whether the class is dynamic and energising, or grounding and nurturing, you can be assured that Bruce offers intelligence in his offerings that encourage awareness and introspection.
The Founder of YogaKoh, and teacher of over 15 years, 2020 will be Jolie’s 9th year leading Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has graduated hundreds of students and can truly say she is happiest guiding people into new discoveries of their mind and body.
Her classes blend her love for the strong physical practice inspired by the West, with the spiritually rich traditions inspired by her time in the East. Her love for anatomy, energetics and philosophy inspire her continued studies and she is thrilled to be in a place to share and receive knowledge with such an incredibly community of people!
Watching this koh-mmunity of open minded, large hearted, passionate individuals expand across the globe has been a true gift and one she is dedicated to seeing thrive!
YogaKoh has a beautiful spirit with gifted teachers! They encouraged openness and curiosity, allowing each of us to express our individuality and find the level of depth we were seeking. The information was presented in a thoughtful way that left me feeling fully prepared to step up to the challenge at hand be it the exam, teaching, or opening up to something new. It is difficult to put into words the gratitude I feel having been a part of this beautiful and thorough training. This course exceeded all hopes and expectations!
Studying with YogaKoh was a better experience than I could have even imagined. I felt loved and guided, but also challenged and pushed. I feel ready to instruct yoga and motivated to continue learning about this community.
I loved the in depth study of asana - not only how they are aligned, but why. I also loved learning to chant and opening our days with it every once in a while. The community and sisterhood we created over the thirty days was also a very special part of the program.
An outstanding learning experience. From the physical practice, the theory, the history and philosophy, and the profession, Jolie and YogaKoh were extraordinary guides through a comprehensive, integrated course. I would strongly recommend YogaKoh’s program to lifelong students of yoga.