a 7 day spring revitalization retreat

We are all looking for our ‘WHY’. Why are we here? What is our purpose? How do we connect with our authentic self?
We are all perfectly placed on our path. We are all where we need to be at this moment. And when the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Everyone is going through something. From the outside it might be hard to tell what that person struggles with, what pressure or stress they are under. Perhaps they are simply discontent with a life that seems to have no purpose. Perhaps there has been a major trauma or loss they are dealing with. Perhaps they are overwhelmed by commitments or perceived demands from others. Yet they may appear to function quite normally. Perhaps they have been working through their issues as best they can or maybe they have become numb, or perhaps they are in denial of their feelings. Maybe if you find out something about them, you think differently of them, judging them or feeling compassion for them, or thinking of advice to try and help them. This is their path, and you are on your path. Everyone has a path.
Healing begins from within. But it needs space and often it can be accelerated by a trigger. What may be the catalyst for one person will not work at all for the next. Keep going, seeking, experiencing, learning, doing.

Whangarei Heads Yoga is WHY.

The work we do here helps people connect with their authentic selves and move along their path.
WHY Retreat offers a sanctuary to safely explore your own inner depths. Yoga, meditation, healthy nourishing food, the beauty of nature, time to rest and personal coaching all contribute to a gentle unwinding so that we might find the space we need to heal. The teachers at WHY come from a variety of different modalities. We have an exchange program for visiting Yoga teachers and each has something to offer to the retreat and its guests. No two retreats will be the same. The mixture of guests and teachers will bring a new dynamic to each experience. We are passionate about our purpose, and trust that whoever arrives at our retreat is perfectly placed on their path at that time.
Bring your dreams. Bring an open heart and an open mind. Bring your baggage too but take the opportunity to open it up and examine while you are here. Maybe there are some things there that no longer serve you, and you can go home lighter without them. Come without expectations and delight in the surprises that you find here. Come to relax, rejuvenate, and rejoice in your own unique being.

Whats Included:

Your retreat includes 6 nights accommodation, meals and yoga, and one complimentary 60 minute private session of your choice (holistic coaching, personal training, yoga, massage or reiki). Additional therapeutic sessions are available. The Whangarei Heads area has a number of natural health practitioners and sessions can be arranged for Acupuncture, Bowen therapy, Craniosacral therapy, EFT Tapping, Massage and natural skincare and cosmetic consultations. There will be plenty of free time to read, enjoy the fabulous views from your room, curl up with a book in the cosy guest lounge or set off on one of the awesome scenic hikes around our area. Meals are inventive and nutritious, but if you prefer to have a meal out there are café’s nearby. Breakfast ingredients are provided (seasonal fresh fruit, home made yogurt and museli) for you to enjoy in your own time. Vegetarian lunch and dinner with vegan and gluten free options are served to you. A maximum of 5 guests means the retreat has a family feeling to it. Some of the yoga classes are community classes so you will meet neighbors and make new friends from the Whangarei Heads community at these larger classes.


please note class schedule is subject to change
Monday – arrival and orientation
Tuesday through Friday – morning yoga or pilates, afternoon hiking or private sessions
Wednesday evening guided mediation
Saturday- sunrise beach yoga, workshop (something different each week)
Sunday – morning restorative yoga, check out.


Arrival for the 7 day spring retreat can be any Thursday from 17 September through 22 November 2018

What people say about WHY RETREAT

I really enjoyed my stay at Jo’s place. The view and landscaping around the home is ideal for relaxing. This is the perfect spot for easy access to several amazing beaches and the Te Whara Hike – Jo offered great tips for the hike! You may be sharing a bathroom with one other room but the bathroom is beautiful and modern. The downstairs area (bedrooms, kitchen, living room, outside seating areas) are dedicated to guests staying at the home so each room has its own key. I would definitely come back at stay at Jo’s place, it is the ideal location and I am in love with Whangarei Heads!

Costs :

Bayview or Rosella’s nest (private room) $1440
Rosella’s nest (twin share) $1099 – shared bathroom
Manaia (couple – queen room) $2199 – private ensuite bathroom

The Spring 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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