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
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.
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!
Sarah came to yoga at university – studying human nutrition. With continued practice, she began to notice the way yoga rippled into all facets of her life, bringing increased awareness into lifestyle choices, eating habits and relationships. “It was difficult to try to explain to people how much just practicing yoga changed the way I looked at the world and myself, this magic has kept me curious ever since”
With an appetite to delve deeper and immerse herself in the practices of yoga she has undertaken trainings and intensives in India, Bali, Australia and New Zealand completing her 200hr in 2014, 300hr in 2016 and 100hr Yin in 2019 - she loves nothing more than sharing these learnings and experiences with others. With a strong foundation in Ashtanga Yoga Sarah has a deep appreciation for the subtle practices of meditation, pranayama and yin yoga and works to weave these into her classes encouraging students to move and think in different ways. Sarah teaches the way she practices, slow, consistent and without expectation.
With a warm, patient and nurturing personality she joins the YogaKoh team to support our trainees to be confident and compassionate students and teachers of Yoga.
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.