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28. March - 2. April 2024

For those who feel the call to learn the traditional way come and join us!

From the Tuupuna maatua the ancients, began the healing practices that have flourished over the mileniums and these ideologies have been past down as living tools through tribal knowledge, to family knowledge some are closer to the sea others inland, and those in forests, on mountains, why the knowledge changes and so too do the roles.

Where deep tissue bodywork is required romiromi is activated. To Romi is To work (internals; organs,blood,tissue,muscles etc.) Mi is to stimulate te Ha (Breath) within the body to move the obstacles created. Both of these modalities are symbiotic, they live and play hand in hand. He aha Te Rongomau – What is Healing When you are able to hear the universe sing their songs of pain, and hear your own recovery.

Miri Miri:
Miri Miri a context of healing that does not always involve touch. It’s perceptive in it’s delivery, intuitive, in it’s knowing and powerful when one allows it to permeate the body.
When you are able to hear the universe sing their songs of pain, and hear your own road to recovery.

This Waananga is to introduce and awaken you to the philosophies and practices of Whare Waananga Lore and Traditional Māori Healing. This four-day foundational certificated course will cover the dynamics of Takutaku, Kaupare, Mirimiri, Romiromi and the Whatumanawa, as well as the awareness and importance of self-reflection and healing. This Waananga builds the foundation in order to enter these sacred healing realms. The four days together are about developing spiritual awareness and the importance of spiritual safety for both the practitioner and the client. It will provide you with tools to understand, navigate and stimulate your own spiritual growth and consciousness, not only within the Mahi of Mirimiri/Romiromi, but also within your everyday life.

You will learn:
- A basic Romiromi (bodywork) alignment and have the opportunity to build your skills and confidence over our days together.
- Puuraakau (stories) of Atua and Māori esoteric Wisdom.
- The Whakapapa of energy and how it flows.
- How energy becomes infused within the Kaupapa of Mirimiri and Romiromi.
- The physicality of energy - how it is sourced, how it’s channeled and how it is absorbed from the Kaimahi (practitioner) through to the Whaiora (client).
- Understanding the energies of doing the Mahi (work), the intentions that go into doing what we do and the application.
- Accessing the Whatumanawa (spiritual heart/third eye), strengthening our own connection to self and intuition to enhance healing.

These four days provide a foundation of Level 1 crossing into Level 2, where the physicalisation and transition from Mirimiri into Romiromi is enhanced. This Waananga will provide you with the tools you need to reflect on self-healing and practice safely when working with whaiora, Wairua, Tūpuna and Kaitiaki, whether that be in Mirimiri and Romiromi or your daily life and interactions. The philosophies are taught and translated in Te Reo Māori, English. You do not need to have any prior understanding of the Māori language.

You will be in a shared room, with shared bathroom facilities.

All Kai will be provided over the four days, catered by the venue. This is included in the overall price. Dietary requirements can be catered for - please indicate your preferences in your registration.

Ruatau Perez (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi)
Privileged to have trained under Papa Joe for 10 years until his passing, Ruatau has been a Rongoaa practitioner and run wananga/workshops under Te Maurea both in Aotearoa and around the world since the year 2000. First introduced to mirimiri as a child by his grandmother and later training under Papa Joe, Ruatau continues to practice and share the art of our sacred healing traditions.

About Ruatau:
"It was an honour to have studied under Papas tutelage while he was alive and with my partner Hannah (Ngāpuhi) we continue to be guided by him through wairua/spirit. Weaving the threads between Papatūānuku and Ranginui, guided by the Whare Wananga Lore, Nga Atua/gods and our own Tūpuna/ancestors we are humbled to weave the ancient Māori philosophies into this modern ever changing world."​
Personal healing sessions can be bookefrom 2- 7 Sept. from 10.00 on.

A one off session, will uplift your energy and wairua. However for long term pain, illness and mamae a series of treatments may be required to shift and clear through the layers of trauma housed within your hinengaro/mind and Tinana/body.
Exchange for an individual session 125,-

​For more information or sign in:

Exchange course; 1555,55 including 4 days of Full program, organic bliss meals and spirited stay at Magical Kura Waka.

Starting 28. March 16.00.
Closing 2. April 16.00.

We are looking forward to share this precious ancient healing work with you....
Ruatau, Hana May and Michaela

You can buy your ticket here.

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