Aro Hā is unique from other retreats in that we occasionally invite international educators to feature as part of a retreat.  These Ambassadors add flavour to our programs by infusing them with exceptional teachings.  Try one of our Ambassador lead retreats if you find their expertise entices you.

Regardless of the retreat you choose, you’ll always benefit from the core elements of wellness, which our programs provide.


Charlotte Thaarup Owen

Charlotte Thaarup-Owen

Mindful Transformations

Charlotte leads Mindfulness workshops, retreats and corporate trainings all over the world and has over 20 years experience in facilitating change. She has been the mindfulness expert for Danish Magazine Femina, produced mindfulness training CDs and numerous Mindfulness programs.

Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell

Heart of Yoga

Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a life long relationship with the teachings of Professor T. Krishnamacharya “the teacher of the teachers,” notably BKS Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois and T.K.V. Desikachar. Having studied since 1973 in the home of Krishnamacharya Mark is committed to communicating the timeless yoga principals with compassion and clarity.

Jason Bennett

Jason Bennett

Eat Less Live Long

Jason is an international health researcher, speaker, and soon to be published author, who inspires and educates people all over the world about how to completely transform their health. He is the creator of thelifeplan, a revolutionary 12-month health mentoring system that has been used by doctors, pharmacists, naturopaths, ex-All Blacks, business people, and everyone in-between, to dramatically and powerfully improve their health and wellbeing.

Jo Brown

Jo Brown

Move Your Mojo

Jo draws from over two and a half decades of helping people to get back on track with their lives. Formerly the Program Director at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Jo is an expert facilitator offering programs, events and retreats for women in both the public and private sector throughout Australasia.



Lee Holmes

Supercharged Food

Lee Holmes is a food and nutritionist, wellness coach, yoga teacher, wholefoods chef and author of seven bestselling titles: Eat Your Way to Good Health & Heal Your Gut. Lee nows firsthand how important the gut is to feeling your best, and focuses on logical methods to heal it as the gateway to other health issues.


Dustin Brown

Warrior One Yoga

Dustin is the visionary and founder behind Warrior One Yoga. He grew up in Kauai, Hawaii and after travelling the world as a professional surfer he settled in Melbourne with his wife, Nova. Dustin is a qualified yoga teacher of Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Acrovinyasa® and Yoga Tune Up®. As a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt athlete training, coaching and competing within Australia and Internationally, Dustin brings his martial arts and surfing background to his yoga practice.



Kate Kendall

Active Yogi

Lit up by yoga philosophy, energetics and the art of alignment, Kate is passionate about teaching the art of slowing down. She gets a kick out of creating soul-expanding experiences for her students to explore the depth, beauty and richness of life and has been teaching for over ten years, having completed various trainings with the world’s most established international teachers.