NEW ZEALAND


2023 DATES:
FEB 26th - MARCH 26th
NOV 12th - DEC 9th

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 for 2023: 

CAMPING ONSITE - $3500usd 

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 - $3800usd

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 - $4000usd

OUTSIDE TWIN HUT (shared) w/ DOUBLE BED - $4100usd

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 - $4000usd

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 - $4250usd

PRIVATE BAMBOO HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $4350usd - SOLD OUT

PRIVATE SURF HUT w/ DOUBLE BED -  $4500usd - 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.

**FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS PLEASE ENQUIRE HERE** 

**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.

FEB / MARCH 2023 FACULTY

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Xinia Alderson

Lead Teacher

Xinia has found herself to be an absolute mind and body nerd.

Over the past 15 years she has had extensive experience in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates, and performance coaching. 

 

She has had a steady yoga practice since 2006 and is continuously studying the practice.

 

She visits India regularly to study in Mysore with Ashtanga Guru Sharath Rangaswarmy, at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute and in 2017 received her blessing to teach the Ashtanga method: Authorisation level 2. She has become dedicated to learning and sharing the practice and committed to keep the ancient traditions alive in today’s modern world.

 

In 2010 she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Dance from AUT University. Here is where she started to learn applied anatomy through movement. She has performed and choreographed in many festivals and companies around the world and formed her own dance collective: Trip Stumble Fall Productions in New Zealand.

In 2014 Xinia completed a Diploma in Yoga from the Wellpark Natural Therapies Collage in New Zealand. This integrated more Hatha yoga and therapy practices into her teachings and personal practice.

 

Her work has allowed her to teach internationally in Australia, Bali, Egypt, Singapore, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. She has acquired an E-RTY500 teachers status and is a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.

She loves how every body is unique and each soul comes to the practice of yoga a little differently than the last.  

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Hedda Bjorck

Assistant Teacher

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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