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Whakapapa Yoga Retreat



Join us for a magical weekend in the mountains. Put your technology down and connect with some epic humans, and yourself. 

Jock from @YogAscend will be co-hosting this retreat with Stu & Raquel from Kanuka Yoga.

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Check out the recap from our beautiful Lake Tarawera Retreat on Auckland Anniversary weekend of 2019. 

Water activities on the lake, silent hikes through the forest, natural hot springs, boat rides, yoga and meditation and some lifelong connections made.





The YogAscend winter retreat at Woodhouse Lodge, Rangataua was a warm and homely weekend away.

Fully catered with a fantastic chef, dedicated photographer to capture the memories and a warm crackling fireplace. 

The video will give you a great idea of how it went down...




"Awesome experience that gave opportunities for self development and a deepening passion for yoga and wellbeing.  YogAscend and Kanuka yoga went above and beyond and created something special and I cannot wait to be apart of their next retreat. Highly recommend!"

Akila - Gisborne, New Zealand

"An absolutely wonderful and uplifting yoga retreat at the stunning Lake Tarawera. It really was a heavenly way to spend a weekend. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with big warm smiles, amazing views and a beautiful, thoughtful goodie bag. 


Jock, Raquel and Stu made us all feel so welcome and the level of care was exceptional. We we're spoilt with all the array of activities and delicious food and drinks. 


I still can't believe that in acro yoga I was sitting on someone's hands! Yoga on the lake was so much fun mixed in with tranquil meditation and topped off with a refreshing swim in the lake. The silent hike was beautiful and allowed time for introspection and to reflect on the weekend. 


What a bunch of super lovely people to be surrounded by. So positive and accepting of the whole group. The flow of the weekend was perfect, there was so many connections made, new experiences and lots of laughs. it certainly wont be a weekend I will forget."

Steph - from the chilly north of england

"Having never really done yoga before the retreat, I went not knowing what to expect. After this weekend I can tell everyone that I would gladly go again as it was an excellent experience and will recommend that everybody go try it.


The instructors are super friendly and always there to give support. But the most enjoyable part of the whole weekend had to be the company!! Surrounded by really great people made the retreat even better.

Trevor - 30, Ireland