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WINTER WELLNESS TIPS

Posted 3 June 2017 by Jo Woollacott

The onset of winter means more colds and flus. Here is my prescription for fending off the dreaded lurgy. 1.…

The POWER OF YIN – 8 day Retreat

Posted 8 April 2017 by Jo Woollacott

THE POWER OF YIN 8 days of Yoga and Healing in a Setting of Inspirational Beauty 29 October – 5…

Whangarei Heads McLeod bay

SUMMER PERSONAL WELLNESS WEEK

Posted 26 November 2016 by Jo Woollacott

SUMMER WELLNESS WEEK FOR 1 TO 5 PEOPLE Reset your inner self with a personal retreat combining yoga, therapeutic sessions…

Optimal Health Workshop

Posted 27 June 2016 by Jo Woollacott

Saturday 5 August 2017 10am-1pm Please join me for this holistic health coaching experience and challenge yourself to live better.…

WHY Meditate?

Posted 11 April 2016 by Jo Woollacott

Science has begun to study the effects of meditation. What yogis have known for thousands of years is now being…

Winter Wellness Week Retreat

Posted 17 February 2016 by Jo Woollacott

WINTER WELLNESS WEEK FOR 1 TO 4 PEOPLE Reset your inner self with a personal retreat combining yoga, therapeutic sessions…

24/7 YOGA

Posted 6 February 2016 by Jo Woollacott

The following article appears in New Zealand Yoga Scene Magazine. One of my yoga teachers said “Yoga was once practiced…

The Inspiration of Yoga

Posted 6 February 2016 by Jo Woollacott

Illustrations – “Scorpion”, “Flexor”, “Boat” and ”Determination” ©Heather Hunt 2015 All Rights Reserved If you haven’t caught up with New…

WORLDWIDE FITNESS TRENDS for 2016

Posted 30 January 2016 by Jo Woollacott

Congratulations on choosing a trendy place to exercise! The new International survey of fitness trends is just out. I am…

Stress response in the brain

Posted 25 July 2015 by Jo Woollacott

What happens to us in response to Stress? When we receive a stressful stimulation, the brain triggers a series of…

Recipes

Posted 5 July 2015 by Jo Woollacott

CHIA JAM 2½ cups frozen raspberries or blueberries, preferably organic 2¼ cups fresh fruit (kiwi, feijoa, peaches, pears – whatever…

Pilates and Yoga

Posted 7 June 2015 by Jo Woollacott

Pilates is now available at WHY Retreat. THE SIMILARITIES Both YOGA adn PILATES are considered ‘mind-body’ exercise as they teach…

Enjoy our new Sauna!

Posted 26 April 2015 by Jo Woollacott

  FAR-INRARED SAUNA We are excited to announce the installation of a Far-Infrared Sauna in our retreat. There are many health…

More Guest Teachers

Posted 15 March 2015 by Jo Woollacott

We enjoyed hosting more guest teachers during March and April. 20-27 March – Kate- I teach Sattva Yoga.  (sattva means “harmony” in sanskrit) My classes…

Whangarei Endless Summer Festival YOGA FEST!

Posted 30 October 2014 by Jo Woollacott

Yoga Fest! – Yoga Retreat 20-22 February 2015 YOGA FEST! will be part of the Whangarei Endless Summer Festival Join us at…

Guest Teachers this week!

Posted 5 October 2014 by Jo Woollacott

We are excited to be hosting two guest teachers here this week. Eddie and Ria enjoy both the Ashtanga and flow…

Class change

Posted 3 October 2014 by Jo Woollacott

Our Tuesday morning 8.30 class is now All Levels. So any early birds who don’t want to wait for the…

Yoga Fest – 7-9 November 2014

Posted 8 September 2014 by Jo Woollacott

YOGA FEST! is a New Zealand Yoga retreat in Whangarei Heads, Northland Yoga Retreat 7-9 Nov 2014 We are grateful…

Muesli is not just for breakfast

Posted 12 August 2014 by Jo Woollacott

Great Recipes for Toasted granola, Museli Bars and Fruit Crumble ….

Breakfast equals Break Fast

Posted 12 August 2014 by Jo Woollacott

Upon awakening, the body has likely been without food for up to 12 hours. Hence the term Break Fast. Gently reintroduce food to your body with a light but healthy breakfast. A bowl of …

The Lymph System and the role of diet

Posted 12 August 2014 by Jo Woollacott

Anyone who has popped a blister will be familiar with ‘lymph’ – the clear fluid that forms part of our body’s circulatory system. The lymphatic system is vital to our immune system and ability to fight infection and disease …

Manaia symbol

Our Logo Design

Posted 12 August 2014 by Jo Woollacott

Our logo began with a design from a Maori artist who gave us our own Manaia. We stylized this and…

Tree yoga pose

Tree Pose for Better Balance

Posted 5 August 2014 by Jo Woollacott

What is the Tree Pose? Tree Pose (Vrksasana) is a basic yoga posture for improving balance. The stabilizer muscles in…

The Stream

Posted 4 August 2014 by Jo Woollacott

The stream has much to teach us about life. At times it bubbles and gurgles along merrily. Other times it…

Our Stone Circle

Posted 19 May 2014 by Jo Woollacott

When we excavated for our house, we came across 5 huge rocks that could not be moved. These now form a stone circle around the building. They correspond to the 5 elements …