About The Teacher
“Whaka” is the spiritual heartbeat of Koha Yoga and the Acro Revolution tribe. Having always been a warrior and athlete, Whaka found the healing power of acropeutics and the joy of acrobatics when he was living in the US as a rugby player.
In 2005, he started his healing journey after giving up his perception that yoga “was for girls” and not for tough guys. A few months into his practice, Whaka noticed his body recovered from tough rugby matches without the usual drugs or surgery. Through the path of yoga, he learned to heal himself. Whaka began to give this gift of healing to others by becoming a certified yoga teacher and thai massage practitioner.
Whaka found acro serendipitously on a beach when a women approached him and asked him if he wanted to fly. That woman became his wife, Sara. In one day Whaka found his life long passion and the person he would share that gift to the world with for the rest of his life. Whaka and Sara founded Koha Yoga in 2009 with the intension of sharing their passion and knowledge as ‘Koha’ is the Maori word for gift. Whaka and Sara travel around the world with their daughter Tahi, helping people discover the gifts of trust, joy, laughter, play, balance and release through acro, acropeutics, yoga and paddle-boarding.Source: thetravelyogi.secure.retreat.guru