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 300hr PROGRAM
ADVANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE
We are thrilled to announce our residential 300hr Yoga Teacher Training held in beautiful 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.
Our 300hr is designed for you to take a deep dive into specific areas of interest to further educate and inform the teacher within that you want to develop, and lead with confidence as you embark into the next stage of your teaching. We believe the role of a well educated and passionate yoga teacher can make a large impact on the overall health and wellness of our communities which is why this program is designed for individuals who want to lay the foundations of a career in this incredible industry.
This majority of this training will be accomplished in the one month we spend together, where you will find your days moving between practice, lectures, teaching, and study. The training will also require the completion of Pre and Post training assignments, and the development of a final project that will be presented at the end of the month.
Our trainings will always 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 hope to give your teaching and practice a new found authority.
Trust yourself to take the trip, walk through the hillside in the late afternoon, ride a horse, surf, meet likeminded individuals and spend time with the person you are now. You will see for yourself why the New Zealand way of living will make an everlasting impact on you and your practice!
Our 300hr Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance approved course, that will enable you to register as 500hr Teacher when combined with your previous 200hr certification. This training consists of In-Person Learning, Pre-Training Requirements, Post-Training Requirements, and Independent Study. There are only 18 spots available for this course to ensure quality time and connection.
IN - PERSON LEARNING:
The majority of this training will be accomplished during the one month we spend together at the Farm, where you will cover 200hrs of content. Our incredible curriculum is a combination of traditional practices and studies, current topics and themes and the development of you as a teacher. Please see full curriculum list here.
PRE - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
There are 2 online courses that will be required to complete as part of the Pre-Training Requirements:
*The cost of the training INCLUDES these courses* You will be sent a link upon enrollment to the course.
Intro to Bhagavad Gita (6hrs)
Intro to Mobility (20hrs)
Our list of Pre-Reading material will be hugely helpful in the understanding of the content we will cover over the month. We ask you to locate and review these books before our time together. You can find the full list here.
*The cost of these books is NOT INCLUDED in the cost of the training*
3. Class Creation:
Each student will be required to design a 2 hour practice that they will teach to the group during one of the morning practice slots. There needs to be a minimum of 1hr of asana (of any style), but the remaining time can be the any combination of more asana, breath work, Kriya, mantra or meditation.
POST- TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Throughout the month each student will work on the creation of a final project they will present at the end. The project will be developing the next stage of their teaching, or career.
After the training in NZ commences each student will be given an assignment that will need to be completed within a month of the training. This assignment will be dependent on the final project and therefore individual to each student. Examples are a written thesis, video content, teaching or even web design, but something that will help put in motion the ideas that were developed throughout the month.
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.
RATES AND INCLUSIONS:
The rates for our 300hr cover the training fees, and all listed inclusions. The price difference will depend on the room style you choose.
Training Fees - Certification
Pre-Training - Online Courses
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 sessions
RATES for 300hr YTT
CAMPING ONSITE - $4800usd
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 - $5250usd
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 - $5500usd
OUTSIDE TWIN HUT (shared) w/ DOUBLE BED - $5650usd
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 - $5500usd
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.
ORIGINAL PRIVATE HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $5900usd
NEW PRIVATE HUT w/ DOUBLE BED - $6250usd
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 ENQUIRE HERE**
**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.
The Farm offers surf lessons as well as shuttle's 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 surroundings.
There are around 40 horses on the farm which are managed by Ellen Bennett, a renowned horse trainer who specializes in natural horsemanship.
300hr TEACHING TEAM
Our teaching team for this course is a collaboration of teachers who are true professionals in their field. Individuals that are living authentically through their teachings, and making great impacts on communities and students combined. We believe a great course starts with a great teaching team, and we are so proud to have you learn under their guide.