Transformative 25 day immersive yoga teacher training in Whangarei Heads

 Friday 24th May - Monday 17th June 2024

Welcome to the transformative journey of a lifetime!

This 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training takes place amidst the natural splendor of Whangarei Heads from May 24th to June 17th 2024, and is an experience like no other. In the intimacy of a small group, you'll work closely with highly experienced yoga trainers, Manouk Tideman C-IAYT and Jo Woollacott C-IAYT who will guide you through a month of profound self-discovery and growth. Get ready for an unforgettable and life-changing adventure!

This 200hr Yoga Teacher Training teaches students all the knowledge and skills required to be effective and compassionate Yoga Teachers in today’s modern world and it does this in a collaborative, inspiring and supportive environment with a therapeutic and trauma-informed perspective of yoga. Our distinct quality is that we effortlessly blend the ancient intuitive wisdom of Yoga with a contemporary perspective of the mind and body.

Whether you intend to enhance your teaching skills, embark on a new career as a Yoga teacher or are looking for a deeper and more meaningful personal practice, this Yoga Teacher Training offers the knowledge and skills you need.

What makes this training so extraordinary?

Learn from highly qualified and experienced trainers. Learn from certified Yoga Therapists with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Both Jo and Manouk have built successful careers as yoga teachers.

All inclusive price. Accommodation, meals and the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training are all included. This makes planning and preparing for the training so much easier, and you don’t have to worry about unexpected costs!

Small group size. The group will be 3 to 8 students per training, thereby ensuring you receive plenty of attention to your personal practice and also have the ability to develop yourself as a highly skilful  yoga teacher through plenty of feedback and support from your trainers.

Incredible location. Nestled on the stunning North Island of New Zealand, Whangarei Heads is a coastal paradise waiting to be explored. With its pristine beaches, lush forests, and unmatched natural beauty, this hidden gem offers the perfect backdrop to your Yoga Teacher Training journey. You will be invited to join one of the local world class guided hikes each week to immerse yourself in this incredible nature.

The Curriculum

The curriculum is built around six main topics, each of which is designed to give you a comprehensive and practically-applicable understanding of essential subjects related to the teaching of yoga. The main style of yoga taught during this 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is Hatha Yoga, which offers an opportunity to explore each pose in great depth and create a solid foundation for practicing and teaching yoga safely and appropriately. We will also look at other styles of yoga including Vinyasa Yoga and Restorative Yoga.

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

  • Origins of Yoga

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Practice & Evolve

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Beyond The Mat

Your Trainers

Manouk Tideman

Manouk is the Lead Trainer for this programme. She is a certified Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher Trainer, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the realm of therapeutic and remedial yoga.

Jo Woollacott

Jo is the co-trainer for this programme. She embarked on her yoga journey at 16, and has served as the owner-manager of WHY retreat, infusing it with her passion for well-being.

Costs :

NOTE – Prices are per person, in NZ dollars. Group size for the retreat is 3-8 people

Rosella’s nest room -
2 spots. twin share, shared bathroom room: $4199

Bayview room -
2 spots. twin share, shared bathroom room: $4399

Manaia suite queen room and ensuite bathroom) -
one person, private room: $6199
2 people, shared room: $4699

The ‘Penthouse’ Caravan (Can be booked for 1 private or 2 shared spots)

This is the perfect option for those who would like some more privacy and space for themselves. The ‘Penthouse’ Caravan offers a rustic and cozy home-away-from-home, and has twin single beds, its own kitchen and living area, sink and toilet. It is available as a private room or shared with one other person. Shower facilities are available in the main house (20 meters away). 

one person, private room: $5299
2 people, shared room: $3999

WHY Retreat can offer tax deductible options for NZ employees under the SMEAEP program. Conditions apply. Please contact us to find out if your retreat will qualify.


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