We handcraft bespoke yoga and wellness experiences.
We bring together premium yoga and wellness experiences, inspirational yoga teachers, wholesome cuisine, and breathtaking venues. We support like-minded local businesses, who share our passion for sustainable travel, health, and wellbeing. And we create unforgettable retreats that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and reconnected with New Zealand.
Meet our founder
Bridget first discovered yoga in 2013 when her inner guide led her on a solo adventure to India. She attended her first yoga class in the spiritual town of Dharamshala, home to the Dalai Lama, an auspicious beginning, for certain.
Since then, under the guidance of skillful teachers and the lens of her own devoted curiosity, Bridget’s practice has deepened and evolved. She has studied in both India and New Zealand and is currently completing her advanced 300hr teacher training with The New Zealand Yoga Collective. Bridget’s teaching draws on various styles of yoga and the wisdom gained from nearly a decade of experience in her field.
Bridget founded the Yoga Travel Co. in 2018 with a vision to share the healing power of yoga with the world. She believes that we are all connected through the universal power of love and can all experience divine moments of truth, healing, and transformation through these ancient practices. Known for her accessibility, humour, and ability to empower students, Bridget teaches and lives from the heart. Her messages are ones of love, light, kindness, and compassion.
Meet our talented team
Maria owns the iconic Hot Yoga Wellington, with two studios across Wellington. She has co-facilitated 200hr Teacher Trainings for the last 4 years, and in 2018 led her first overseas yoga retreat in beautiful Sri Lanka. Maria is deeply passionate about the yoga community, and believes life is a constant journey of connection, growth, and learning.
Angela is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher, with years of experience behind her. She’s co-facilitated a number of 200hr Teacher Trainings over the years, and has trained with the likes of Sarah Powers, Joe Barnett, and Jo Phee. Angela loves nothing more than sharing all she’s learned with curious and open-minded people.
Kayla is a catalyst in merging and embodying the space in between indigenous and western worlds. Her unique upbringing, speaking Te Reo Maori has shaped her worldview through two contrasting perspectives and has nurtured a deep connection to both our land and people, the seen and the unseen. Her energy is shared through her business, Awhina Wellness, as a Holistic Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Yoga, Sound and Meditation teacher, as a source of inspiration to help others embark on the journey of self-enquiry, truth, love, creativity and authentic expression.
Kirstie Cleary teaches the practical art of nourishing self-care through the eastern modalities of Ayurveda (diet & lifestyle), yoga and tantra; how to enliven the body | mind through the senses, and find the sweet spot between being and doing.
Lotty has been coaching people to lead themselves through change and uncertainty for over 20 years. After discovering Mindfulness to help manage chronic pain and stress, Lotty trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher so she could bring the practice to others. Lotty is a registered (200YTT) yoga teacher, certified emotional culture facilitator, host of the podcast ’The Vulnerability Project and founder of ‘Mind U’ a business dedicated to helping people mindfully navigate both the challenge and opportunity change provides.
Gabrielle is the best-selling, award winning author of The Language of Yin. She’s been sharing her passion for yoga with students for more than a decade, and has over one thousand hours of training in the field. Her unique, powerful, and thoughtful approach to the practice is loved and enjoyed by students of all levels and backgrounds.
Victoria Sheridan is our incredibly talented photographer, videographer and cacao queen! She’s been part of The Yoga Travel Co. journey from the very beginning, filming our first NZ retreat – Sadhana for the Soul. Vic also guides our cacao ceremonies and many that have experienced this sacred ritual have said that it was the highlight of their retreat. We’re so grateful to have such a talented, creative, adventurous and whole-hearted soul as part of our teaching collective.
Experienced chef Matt Cooper specialises in wholesome and nutritious food. He’s managed a number of successful eateries – including the award-winning The Wood Box winery and restaurant in Mystery Creek and owned Cambridge’s Pony tapas bar and Paddock Café. His latest venture, Social Eats, brings weekly meals to people at home, while his food truck brings delicious dishes to events and festivals.
Britt is an award-winning graphic designer, with her work recognised both locally and internationally. Britt’s approach to design is considered, analytical, and research-based; helping her see brands as systems. 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.
I can't speak highly enough, about how Bridget runs this business. She was so responsive in the organising phase, and on meeting her at the airport - the most accommodating 'can do' woman you could hope to meet. The accommodation and food were top-notch, and the environment of the retreat really reset me for the final lead up to Christmas. I will be following Bridget's retreats from here on in, as she ensures a top-quality experience.Amadee Parker-Wadham
I've just returned from the most amazing yoga holiday. This wouldn't have been possible without Bridget. From my very first enquiry until a few days after my return home, Bridget has been with me every step of the way. Her personal and professional approach has been outstanding and I wouldn't hesitate recommending The Yoga Travel Co. to anyone.Megan Northcott
Incredible service and attention to detail in the planning of my yoga holiday. The skill and knowledge of Bridget from The Yoga Travel Co was second to none and I can't endorse her service and expertise enough. Thank you Bridget for the incredible experience you curated for me.Hayley Alexander
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