Empowering you with Health


Whangarei Heads Yoga (WHY) Retreat is a Holistic Yoga Retreat that was created with the sole purpose of providing an oasis along the journey towards wellbeing where visitors can gather the skills they need for better physical and emotional quality of life.

Nurture yourself with daily yoga, meditation, delicious healthy meals and the healing properties of Nature. Our private and intimate Holistic Yoga Retreat allows you to take time out from your busy schedule to relax and just BE. Surrounded by pristine beaches and some of New Zealand’s best hiking opportunities, enjoy the fresh air, starlit nights and morning birdsong as a guest with us. Your hostess, Jo, has a wealth of knowledge to help empower you with optimal health. Jo’s love of travel and interest in people from other cultures combines with her expertise in promoting well-being through a wide range of modalities from postural alignment to gut health. Jo is passionate about food for taste and nutrition, and grows much of the produce for your meals. Jo is a nature lover, and will lead you on one of the many beautiful hikes around the area.

Holistic health coaching with Jo will set you on the fast track to wellbeing. 

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Whangarei Heads Yoga

Relax and enjoy the views when you visit WHY RETREAT. Jo’s life experiences have driven her towards a multi-faceted and holistic approach to rehabilitation and health transformation. Jo has studied many styles of Yoga in several countries around the world and has been teaching yoga for over 35 years. Jo is a certified as a Pilates instructor, Total Gym Incline Body Weight instructor, Pelvic Floor Specialist, Kaizen holistic health coach, Touch for Health, Reiki and Gaia practitioner and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Our services include –

Community Yoga Classes
Wellness Retreats
Wellbeing Coaching
Personal training (Yoga, strength training and meditation)
Massage and Reiki
Tax deductible options

Our most popular retreat is the 6 day YOGA and HIKING Retreat, available year round.


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