Empowering you with Health


Welcome to WHY Retreat, at Whangarei Heads in Northland, New Zealand 

Whether you visit us for just one Yoga class or for an all-inclusive YOGA RETREAT, we will guide you to develop the skills you need for better physical and emotional quality of life. Your holistic Yoga Retreat at WHY has everything you need for your ultimate relaxation holiday:

Private, intimate setting
Daily Yoga classes
Guided meditation
Delicious healthy meals
The healing properties of Nature
Spectacular scenic views
Isolated, pristine beaches
Sheltered bays for swimming
Some of New Zealand’s best hiking opportunities
Fresh air, starlit nights and morning birdsong
Luxurious amenities including spa pool, sauna and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy the view

Nurture yourself and take time out from your busy schedule to relax and just BE with a holistic Yoga retreat for your well-being. 

This holistic Yoga Retreat will enhance your existing Yoga and meditation practice with a deeper understanding of Yoga philosophy. If you are a beginner, you will gain the basic knowledge and skills that will set a sound foundation for future practice. Holistic health coaching with Jo will set you on the fast track to wellbeing. 


Yoga Classes  - new timetable from 10 June. SEE TIMES

WHY Retreat will be closed for retreats this winter. Please contact us for bookings from 1 October.

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Whangarei Heads Yoga

Relax and enjoy the views when you visit WHY RETREAT. Your hostess, Jo, has a wealth of knowledge to help empower you with tools for 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.  As a nature lover, Jo can lead you on one of the many beautiful hikes around the area. 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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