After completing our foundation course we will delve deeper into our learning. In this wānanga, we will begin to activate the healer that is within us all. We will learn takutaku, haemata (pressure points), how to access and connect to the whatumanawa (spiritual heart) and the importance of maintaining our spiritual space. If you are already practicing in the field of healing, this wānanga will give you tools and knowledge to keep yourself safe and grounded while working in the spiritual realms.
*Note – Prerequisite: Completed our 1-day foundation wananga, please book for this 1 day program first, if you haven’t completed it. 1 DAY ROMIROMI FOUNDATION COURSE ⇒
Romiromi is a powerful indigenous healing modality that has many benefits. It is often passed down from generation to generation and taught in the process of wananga. Our traditional practices including romiromi are an important part of reclaiming our wellness, of knowing and understanding our Tinana, our Hinengaro and our wairua. Romiromi is another way to work in wairua to support whanau to release blocked energy, trauma, and dis-ease. In our wananga you will be taught about the importance of safety when working within wairua with practitioners who have extensive experience in this healing modality. Learn the Foundations of authentic Māori Healing and Bodywork. This workshop is for everyone, whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner – Māori or non-Māori – you are welcome to attend.
2-day Romiromi wānanga – face to face only
Location: 7 Ronwood Ave, Manukau – Turuki Health Care Manukau building
4th + 5th February 2024
Time 9am to 4pmBOOKING OPTIONS
Prerequisite: Completed our 1-day foundation wananga
Cost: $400+gst Please note this is a 2-day workshop (not a sleep-over) Fees do not include accommodation. If you are traveling from out of town please be sure to arrange your own accommodation.
- Spaces are strictly limited, and this is a child-free event.
- You will need to wear comfortable clothing – notebooks and pens will be provided.
- Start time is 9am sharp – please come 20- 15 mins beforehand to ensure we can start on time. If we proceed face to face then lunch will be provided but if you have certain food requirements please feel free to bring your own kai along.
In our wananga we cover the following:
• Haemata – pressure points
• How to establish and maintain spiritual safety for yourself and the whanau
• Working within the whatumanawa
In this safe and sacred space we will dive deep into learning about the realms of the atua, whakapapa of energy and vibration, holistic wellbeing, waiata and takutaku. We will learn traditional tools and knowledge of our ancestors to help us navigate our way through this modern world.
Our facilitator is Hera Cotter.
Iwi: Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa, Nga Puhi,
Hera is of Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa descent, an experienced Kairomiromi with a passion for our traditional healing arts and education. She comes from a long line of healers.
Hera was involved in the world of education when everything changed and she began her own healing journey. Hera learnt a lot about many different healing modalities on this journey which eventually led her to our traditional healing practices. It felt like coming home and Hera couldn’t get enough. She immersed herself in this world, living and breathing wānanga during these years.
She learnt a lot about herself along the way. As Hera says, one of the most important aspects in healing others is to first look at ourselves.
“I had to reflect on myself and see the traits that were causing my dis-ease, my inability to be my true self. I had to evolve, I had to heal.” Raised within the esoteric teachings of the Sufi tradition meant learning from a young age the importance of opening ones heart and being of service in the pursuit of truth.
Hera is driven to create change in our world, uplifting and empowering people to heal themselves and those around them and believes that the knowledge and tools of our ancestors is a very powerful way to heal, release trauma and set ourselves and others free of the past.
Hera trained for several years, under the guidance of Ruatau Perez – a student of Papa Hohepa Delamare – to practice the art of romiromi/mirimiri and also to hold space for healing. Be it working with groups in wānanga or one-on-one.
They travelled around the motu over the years of her training. Sharing wānanga from Otangaroa in the far north, to Hastings – all the way down to Te Wai Pounamu, Australia and Europe.
Once you have completed our 1 day foundation, you can proceed to the 2-day practitioner wananga and begin learning the traditional healing arts or the mau te rongo wananga to take another step along your personal journey of healing.