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2. - 8. September 2023

Mirimiri and Romiromi is a traditional Māori healing modality, that is used to whakatau/calm the tinana/body, hinengaro/mind, mauri/lifeforce and wairua/spirit. We shift trapped energies that may be causing pain and discomfort. Within our philosophies all pain and dis-ease felt within the body has whakapapa, so we work to treat the catalyst to assist with long term recovery and intergenerational healing.


Mirimiri being the tuakana - an energetic form of healing, which can be delivered in numerous forms; Korero/counselling, Waiata, Takutaku, Karakia, Taonga Puoro, breathwork, connection to wairua and Tupuna/ancestors, energetic and vibrational stimulation and shifts. Mirimiri is the non physical aspect and is the energetic alchemy that happens before the physical touch of Romiromi.


Romiromi is the physical aspect that is used to re-align, re-adjust, the physical body. Using our hands/arms/elbow, kohatu/stone or raakau/sticks to stimulate haemata and haematua which are accupressure and acupuncture points to shift and relieve aches, pains and traumas trapped within the body. 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.

​What to expect:

During your session you will remained fully clothed. We use a kaupare and a spray of wai-tai for spiritual protection. You will be encouraged to use your breath to assist in allowing blocked energies to flow. For some there will be an emotional release, and we will korero/discuss with you when and as things come up during your session.

Afterwards you are encouraged to take sometime in nature, rest and honour the shifts you are going through. Drink lots of water and you may continue to feel the affects over the coming days as your body recalibrate and re-adjusts to the shifts that happened.

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.

​"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."

After settling in Te Waipounamu, Ruatau and Hannah were led to start Te Arateatea Trust in 2019 and open a Whare Hauora in Ōtautahi.

Exchange: 125,-

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