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4 Day Natural Healing Retreat – with Reiki, Yoga & Essential Oils

Posted 29 October 2019 by Jo Woollacott

NATURAL HEALING RETREAT With Jo Woollacott and Theda Hall Available 14 to 17 February 2020 and 28 February to 2…

6 Day Yoga and Thai Massage Retreat

Posted 27 September 2019 by Jo Woollacott

6 Day Yoga and Thai Massage Retreat With Tommy Condon Available for arrival on selected dates in 2020: 19 March…

HOLISTIC YOGA, MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS RETREAT

Posted 25 September 2019 by Jo Woollacott

HOLISTIC YOGA, MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS IN NATURE a 7 day intensive retreat Surrounded by one of New Zealand’s best examples…

Yoga TherapyClasses

Posted 24 September 2019 by Jo Woollacott

Mondays at 9 am at WHY RETREAT Learn ancient techniques for the prevention and management of pain, injury and illness.…

Winter Wellness Retreats

Posted 30 June 2019 by Jo Woollacott

Explore & Reset the me…..Button perfect for groups (2 to 6 people) 4 days 3 nights Winter Wellness, Mind Body…

WHY TRAVEL Philippines Yoga Retreat

Posted 16 November 2018 by Jo Woollacott

WHY TRAVEL – COLLABORATIVE DESTINATION YOGA RETREATS Join us in the Philippines WHY Retreat is taking yoga to exotic locations…

How I Use Essential Oils

Posted 25 May 2018 by Jo Woollacott

This page will be updated with new blends and recipes that I find using essential oils. For the basic uses…

Essential Oil Basics

Posted 23 April 2018 by Jo Woollacott

Here are a few of my favorite essential oils, and the ways they can be used. For more information, or…

7 DAY SPRING RETREAT – FINDING YOUR WHY

Posted 7 April 2018 by Jo Woollacott

FINDING YOUR WHY a 7 day winter or spring revitalization retreat We are all looking for our ‘WHY’. Why are…

WHY has a Health4You Award for 2017

Posted 20 January 2018 by Jo Woollacott

Health4You Most Popular 2017 Award Hi Jo, The Health4You Team is excited that your business has been listed in our…

6 day Yoga and Hiking Retreat

Posted 24 August 2017 by Jo Woollacott

5 Nights with Yoga, Hiking, Delicious meals and Beautiful Views! for Arrival on most Thursdays After your morning yoga class,…

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.…

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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…

WHY Meditate?

Posted 11 April 2016 by Jo Woollacott

Science has begun to study the effects of meditation. Free your body and clear and calm your mind. What yogis…

Winter Wellness Week Retreat

Posted 17 February 2016 by Jo Woollacott

WINTER WELLNESS WEEK FOR 1 TO 6 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…

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 …

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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 …