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Maori Healing Course

Kawai Purapura

Friday, 5 January 2018 at 9:00 am - Monday, 15 January 2018 at 3:00 pm (NZDT)

Maori Healing Course

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
DEPOSIT Maori Healing Course 2018
The balance after the deposit is due 30 days before the course starts, on the 5th of December 2017.
Ended $500.00 $17.99
EARLY BIRD BALANCE Maori Healing Course 2018 if $500 deposit is paid
Only use this if you have previously paid the $500 deposit. The early bird rate ends the 5th of December 2017.
Ended $2,650.00 $93.24
EARLY BIRD Maori Healing Course 2018
The early bird rate ends the 5th of December 2017.
Ended $3,150.00 $110.74
FULL PRICE Maori Healing Course 2018 4/01/2018 $3,400.00 $119.49
Accommodation: twin-share room (4 nights)
This is only available for your stay at Kawai Purapura in Auckland. Gives access to a shared bathroom and a nearby lounge area. Includes towel and bed linen.
3/01/2018 $200.00 $7.49
Accommodation: private room (4 nights)
This is only available for your stay at Kawai Purapura in Auckland. Gives access to a shared bathroom and a nearby lounge area. Includes towel and bed linen.
3/01/2018 $260.00 $9.59
* Prices include GST

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Event Details

Tatau Pounamu – “Greenstone Door”

A Journey through the Greenstone Door to Māori Spiritual Wellbeing
The Spiritual Warrior of Peace
5 – 15 January 2018 (11 days)

We invite you to join us on this rare opportunity to experience the highest level of Māori learning.  Tatau Pounamu “A Journey Through the Greenstone Door” will take you on a sacred, spiritual journey of learning and healing like no other.

Pathway to Healing and Sacred Journey

This 11-day quest begins and is, based at Auckland’s Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, includes five days where we travel to the East Coast, visiting hot springs and caves, to the magical land of Lake Waikaremoana and the mystical beauty of Tuhoe’s Uruwera Forest. We will experience learning in a traditional wānanga of the ancestors, at times right in the ngahere (bush) during the day and night. Staying at a local marae, we have the great honour of learning from two of Māoridom’s most renowned and respected teachers/healers (Shamans) resident in this region – Tohunga, Rehua Kereama and Tohuna Tipuna,

Dr Rangimarie Rose Pere, together with other well-respected key teachers, sharing their wisdom and knowledge of the importance of the re-connection of the spirit with the land, environment, and self.  After five days in this rich East Coast, we return to Kawai Purapura to continue to consolidate our experience of how we may incorporate change into our lives and practices in a more natural, yet meaningful way.


In Maori tikanga – All Is One. Pounamu speaks of the interconnectedness of all things and beings, and Tatau Pounamu “Greenstone Door” offers a doorway to this unmoveable, unbreakable place of peace.  This requires an inward journey of healing, foregiveness and awakening.

Māori tikanga offers a more holistic model for health and wellbeing incorporating taha wairua (the spiritual dimension).  One model, “Te Whare Tapa Whā,” speaks of the four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori health, incorporating all aspects of healing, the tinana (body), hinegaro (emotions), oranga wairua (spirit) and, to know where you came from and who you are, teha whaanu (geneology/DNA) – our pillars of the House of Wellbeing, giving you the sense of connection and Oneness.   It is from this foundation that all subjects will be taught from.   Another, “Te Wheke” used by Dr Rose Pere, is based on the eight tentacles of the octopus that collectively contribute to total wellbeing.

This journey of learning and healing is suitable for anyone without any prior knowledge to Te Reo or Māori culture, and for those who truly wish to expand their knowledge base in the areas of healing and wellbeing, especially for the deeper connection and understanding of Self and all living things around us, the re-connection and balance to Earth, and the Cosmos.  To know who you are, where you came from gives you a sense of connection and Oneness

Components of the Programme

- Rongoa (healing with native plants)
- Practical medicine making with the native plants
- Whaikairo (greenstone carving)
- Mirimiri and romiromi (body therapies)
- Waiata (song)
- Karakia (ritual chanting)
- TaMoko (traditional tattooing – a spiritual awakening)
- Puoro (creating and playing traditional musical instruments)
- Raranga (weaving using natural materials)
- Haerenga (sacred journey, including marae stay, hot pools and caves where tohunga were initiated in early times)

Through all your journeying and crafting you will encounter and experience a new shaping that is compelling and profound.

The Kaiato (Teaching Team)

We are very honoured and fortunate to offer this amazing course and sacred journey of learning and healing with the highest calibre of wisdom keepers, teachers and healers in their craft! We hope you will feel inspired to join this truly amazing expansive authentic Māori Healing course. Come and experience yourself in your wholeness!

Presenters:  Anaru Paine (Traditional Romi Romi and Maori Healing Protocols), and Te Kaha (Pounamu Carver)

Featuring:  Tohunga, Rehua Kerema, and Tohuna TipunaDr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere, CBE;  including other prominent teachers from other iwi (tribes) from Aotearoa, will guide you and hold you as family, on an immersion in tikanga (cultural ways) and the application of these practices – introducing traditional ways of healing and strengthening the mind, body and soul.

Course Details


Early bird $NZ3,150 – closing date 5 December 2017
Full price $NZ3,400
Deposit $NZ500 Balance to be paid by 5 December 2017

Includes all tuition, meals, accommodation (marae-style), and travel to/from East Coast.
Private single/twin-share Retreat Rooms available at extra cost – see Registration form for this option


This is a fully catered and accommodated event. During stay at Marae will include meat, prepared especially for the occasion. Please advise in advance if your preference is for a vegetarian option.


Please also fill out the registration form

We reserve the right to alter content and presenters on this course without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.  If travelling from out of town, please consider travel insurance. We reserve the right to cancel the course at any time. No refund if you cancel within 30 days prior to the course.

For more information about the course,
please contact our Tatau Pounamu Co-ordinator

Have questions about Maori Healing Course? Contact Kawai Purapura

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When & Where

Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre
14 Mills Lane
Auckland, Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Friday, 5 January 2018 at 9:00 am - Monday, 15 January 2018 at 3:00 pm (NZDT)

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Kawai Purapura

Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre has grown steadily over the past five years, becoming one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations for retreats, conferences and seminars in natural health, environmental awareness and personal development.

Our name:
Kawai Purapura’s name signifies the nexus point between the past and the future. Kawai is the memory, ancestry, and tracing of the lineage from the past. Purapura is the seed of the future.

Our Vision:
Our vision is to create a healing space wherein people can find their own potential for being well. This vision will develop into focused healing programmes that not only serve those who lack privilege, but contribute to natural health taking a significant place in overall health care delivery.

The Retreat:
The call to retreat is the call to spirit, authenticity, and joy. It is the call to step away from the many forms of busyness in our everyday lives, to find sanctuary, time for deep reflection and to nourish the body, mind and spirit. It is the call to be in community with others who are also on a path of self-discovery. Every moment spent in meditation, yoga, and sacred community are moments that bring insight and clarity to our lives. Retreats infuse your being with inspiration on the path, which makes anything seem possible.

At Kawai Purapura we have designed a range of yoga retreats from healing and rejuvenation, to deep transformation. We bring together outstanding mentors, guides, way-showers and inspirational facilitators from around the world.

Our Philosophy:
The underlying philosophy that guides development of our retreat centre is one of harmonious living with the land. We believe the omniscient consciousness is to be found within the human heart where all is synthesised into oneness. We aim to manifest ideals of natural health and healing, spirituality, sustainable lifestyle and social responsibility.

Residental community:
At Kawai Purapura we have a residential community that offers the opportunity to live and work in harmony with each other and the environment. The residents contribute greatly to the overall vision for the land.

Workshop venues:
We offer 5 different workshop spaces varying in size, character and charm. The spaces provide an ideal environment for retreat participants to pursue self-exploration, growth and re-discover personal peace and wellbeing. Our smallest space seats 1-30 (Prema Lounge) and our largest up to 150. In the warmer summer months we also have 2 additional outdoor tents to hire.
Free WiFi is available to retreat participants with laptops in designated areas (our WiFi covers most of the indoor areas in Kawai Purapura retreat centre).

For more information about hiring a venue for your next workshop or seminar please contact

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