In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ means a form of connection. To join, or unite.

That’s why conscious connection is at the core of the Yoga Travel Co.’s philosophy. We connect people with meaningful experiences. With travel that enhances consciousness, challenges perspectives and increases wellbeing.

Meet our Founder & Yoga Travel Specialist

Bridget Schaeffers

I first discovered yoga in 2013, on a solo adventure to India. It was a chance encounter that began a life-long connection to India, and to yoga.

Over the next few years, I developed a passion for yoga that I just had to share with others. So I made the journey back to India, to complete my 200hr teacher training certification.

During my time in Dharamshala, my belief in yoga’s capacity to heal and transform was crystallised.

After coming home to New Zealand, I soon found myself looking for ways to help others find their own version of my profound experience.

It was then that I decided to connect my 6 years of tourism industry experience, with my love for sharing yoga with the world.

And the Yoga Travel Co. was born.

A true synergy of my passions – yoga, travel, and people.

We create journeys that connect you to the environment, the community and your personal wellbeing.

ENVIRONMENT

We care about sustainability, and protecting our precious environment. We only partner with like-minded suppliers, who are equally passionate about the world we live in.

COMMUNITY

We care about the yoga community, and the communities of the suppliers we work with. That’s why, on your return, 1% of our commission on your booking will be donated to a local charity of your choice.

WELLBEING

We strongly believe in the healing power of yoga and travel. We’re dedicated to bringing you transformational experiences, for both your body and your mind.

Meet Our Team

The Yoga Travel Co. team is filled with like-minded people, who are passionate about what they do.

Elo Jack

Content Specialist

Eloise (or Elo, for short), is an award-winning copywriter based in New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty. Her work’s been recognised at some of the ad industry’s biggest local and international award shows – like Axis, the Effies, Caples, Spikes Asia, and the Webbies. After almost 10 years in the advertising industry, working in both Auckland and London, she was hungry for a change. So she and her partner packed their bags, and made the move down to Ohope.

Elo saw leaving the city as the perfect opportunity to do her own thing. So she started a boutique copywriting studio; HelloElo Copywriting. Today, she spends her time walking her dog, bumming around on the beach, and helping brands like the Yoga Travel Co. find their unique voice, and share it with the world.

Britt Collard

Branding Specialist

Britt is an award-winning graphic designer, with her work recognised both locally and internationally. She’s a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers, and has been awarded by the elite Type Directors Club. After three years working in London and enjoying tripping around Europe, she’s back home in Auckland freelancing as a Design Director, specialising in publication design and branding.

Britt’s approach to design is considered, analytical, and research-based; helping her see brands as systems. When she’s not busy making magic on the pottery wheel, Britt loves building beautiful brands like the Yoga Travel Co. from the ground up. So far she's been to two yoga retreats – one in Spain, one in Bali – and she can't wait to tick a few more off her to-travel list.

Amy McGill

Social Media Specialist

Founder and Director of E. Lane Collective, Amy is passionate about growing brands in a more genuine, sustainable way and has close to a decade’s experience in strategic brand marketing, social media management, content creation and communications. Amy has visited more than 500 cities and 60 countries in the past 20 years, is globally minded and likes to give back to local communities and businesses wherever she goes.

These are the values we live and breathe.

COLLABORATION

We see our suppliers as like-minded partners, and we work personally with our customers to bring them the experiences they’ve been searching for.

INTEGRITY

We’re honest, genuine, and fair. We’re completely transparent with everyone we work with, and are deeply loyal to both our partners and customers.

CARE

We care genuinely and passionately about what we do. We love sharing the healing powers of yoga with the world, and bringing people one step closer to wellbeing.

GROWTH

We’re always looking for ways to grow and improve. Not just in our own business – but also for the communities we work with, and the people we help.

Talk to us about your next yoga and wellness adventure.

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