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We handcraft bespoke yoga and wellness retreats
We bring together premium yoga and wellness experiences, inspirational yoga teachers, nutritious 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 talented team
Bridget first discovered yoga in 2013, on a solo adventure to India. A few years later, she returned to complete her 200hr teacher training certification – and her belief in yoga’s capacity to heal and transform was crystallised. She decided to connect her 6 years of tourism industry experience with her love for sharing yoga with the world, and the Yoga Travel Co. was born. A true synergy of her passions – yoga, travel, and people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandey became 500hr RYT registered in 2014. She specialises in Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra, and is a lead teacher and mentor of Om Yoga Studio’s Teacher Training Program. With a creative and inspiring teaching style, Sandey loves to challenge her students. Giving them the time and space to transform at their own unique pace.
After almost 10 years in the Auckland advertising industry, Elo was hungry for a change. So she moved down to the Bay of Plenty, and started her own copywriting studio; HelloElo Copywriting. Over the years, Elo’s work has been recognised at some of the ad industry’s biggest award shows. These days she loves helping brands like the Yoga Travel Co. find their unique voice and share it with the world.
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.
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