Total relaxation holidays. Combine beautiful views, good food, yoga, hiking in nature and meditation to encourage mental clarity and inspire lifelong change.
Yoga Retreats (3)
Jo Woollacott is the owner of WHY Retreat and offers retreats from her yoga studio and B&B at Whangarei Heads. She has been teaching yoga for over 35 years and is also a certified Pilates instructor. She is a Kaizen holistic health practitioner, a REPS registered personal trainer, and endorsed by the Exercise Association of New Zealand to provide SMEAEP tax deductible stress management programs.
from Canada, January 2020
This retreat had the perfect balance. Every day there was enough yoga that I felt like I had done yoga, enough hiking that I felt like I had hiked, enough meditation that I felt totally relaxed, and enough time to sit in a hammock doing nothing but look at the ocean that I felt like I was on vacation. It was truly a perfect stay in the perfect location surrounded by lovely people.
from New Zealand, March 2019
Beautiful area with its many amazing walks & beaches. Jo & Tommy (who did a lot of the teaching) are lovely. The different practices of yoga. Treetop session - beautiful aspect. Food incredible.
from United States, March 2019
"Stunning stay "
The location and walks were beautiful
The accomodation and food were relaxing and nourishing
The walks and beaches were invigorating
We also had Tommy as our yoga instructor and Jessica who were both great
I enjoyed all the classes and would definitely go back
Thank you Jo
from United Kingdom, December 2018
Fantastic scenary, great yoga, beautiful hikes,, refreshing swims and gorgeous food. A great detox.
from United States, September 2018
"Unique and wonderful"
I was really made to feel part of the community by Cameron and Jo. The location of the Whangerai Heads Yoga Retreat Center/B&B is superb. The accommodations and grounds are lovely - comfortable, cozy, welcoming and offer breathtaking views of McLeod Bay, Mt. Manaia and Mount Albans. All the meals provided were delicious and great care was taken to cater to multiple dietary restrictions. The yoga classes were excellent. The hiking paths are glorious.
from Germany, February 2019
"Thank you for a wonderful and balacing week!"
This was a really balancing week with yoga, hiking and swiming and in between a lot of time to relax and renew.
Thanks a lot for a perfect stay!
from Switzerland, December 2018
I had an awesome and relaxing time at the yoga retreat. The meals were healthy and fresh. The hiking trips amazing. Jo told us so many things about our beautiful environment, the nature and the animals. During the nights we heard the Kiwis and Morporks what was really cool.
from French Polynesia, December 2018
"Une fabuleuse retraite à recommander!!!"
L'accueil, le confort de l'hébergement et ses superbes vues, le sauna, les cours de yoga, le chant nocturne de kiwis, la proximité de la mer, les bains matinaux, les points de vue imprenables sur les chemins de randonnées, la diversité des essences végétales rencontrées...
from Switzerland, February 2018
Gutes Essen, Zimmer mit Blick direkt aufs Meer.
from New Caledonia, December 2017
"Very beautiful spot on earth"
I had a great time a WHY yoga retreat. If u are need to calm down and reconnect to nature. This is the place for you. There are many beautiful tracks with breathtaking views in this area. Some of them are just a couple of footsteps away from the retreat. The rooms are very comfortable and the food is delicious and healthy. Oh yeah and not to forget about the view from the terasse and from two of the three bedrooms. Beautiful! I had a really great stay and would love to come back. In the end I would have liked to stay more than 6 days. But it was time to move on for me.
from Canada, February 2018
Enjoyed having a variety of yoga instructors, hiking and sailing. Mt Mania was a very picturesque hike.
from New Zealand, January 2018
"Beautiful location and mix of yoga and nature"
Good yoga, awesome hiking and amazing unspoilt beaches and great people and place with stunning views.
from New Zealand, June 2017
The food, hospitality and yoga was amazing, I felt welcomed and really got to relax