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Sat, 01 Jun


Taruna College


A four-fold connected series. Te Kore, Te Pō, Te Whai Ao, Te Ao Mārama locations; Kapiti, Whanganui, Matua a Māui/Hawkes Bay


Time & Location

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01 Jun 2024, 6:30 pm – 02 Jun 2024, 9:30 pm

Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

About the Event

Whakarongo, Mārama, Rongo, Whakawhiti!

Mā te rongo, ka mōhio

Ka mōhio, ka mārama

Ka mārama, ka matua

Ka ora!


The dance of deep dissolve, is not one of a harsh cathartic release, it is one of awareness and understanding,

it is one of trusting that your true nature will help you through and that you will be supported along the way.

Will we re-centre as we go! Of course.

Will we resources as we go! 

Of course...that is the whole point of this connected series.

Join us for a transformative four-fold process:

Te Kore is the void, the infinite potential before creation. It is the metamorphic state where things break down, where the unknown is present. It's a time for intentional dissolve, for change, for some decolonization!  Decolonization is a process of dissolve, we become aware of something that needs to change,

and don’t just discard it but to dance, investigate, explore with it, to see what potentially could be on the other side.

Explore all three of these spaces.

The known, the hopeful, and the messy bit in the middle where it all exists, before change.

This wānanga with Te Kore is here to help us with the messy part in the middle.

After Te Kore the cycle is as follows…

Te Pō: The realm of darkness, the night, the unseen, symbolic of the unknown or unconscious state. It's a time of deep listening, of calling the sacred fire closer to us, to be part of this softening, part of this deep listening.

Te Whai Ao: The pursuit of light, the transition from darkness to light, the seeking of knowledge and enlightenment. It signifies the journey towards understanding and awareness.

Te Ao Mārama: The world of light, the world of understanding and enlightenment, the illuminated world of consciousness. It represents a state of full awareness and enlightenment. This will be our Summer Wānanga 2025, held over four days in Kapiti.

Each of these stages can be seen as a metaphorical journey of transformation and awakening. Moving from a state of potential through darkness and seeking light, to a place of full understanding and consciousness. Throughout the workshops, expect a supportive and inclusive environment that honors diverse perspectives and experiences. 

Each session is designed to offer a holistic and transformative experience, inviting you to embrace the fullness of your being and awaken to new possibilities.

As a connected series, each wānanga will continue to build from the other. 

For depth of practice and participation come to them all…And if life dictates another pathway, each can be attended separately.

What to Expect:

The dance of your human expression

Common good

Embodied Movement

Awareness practice

Mahi a Atua

Decolonisation process

Cultural sensitivity

Art in Motion exploration

Resources for the Revolution 😉

Movement as Mihi

Open Floor Syllabus

Manahau Embodied Movement Facilitation.

A hearty community of humans and full full-flavoured dance floor.

Each wānanga starts Friday Night and then continues all day Saturday.

No, you won't be dancing solidly for this time, this wā is open to all abilities.

If you wish to pay for the full series that ends this Summer in Paekākāriki there is a discounted rate.


  • Sustainability Rate

    This contributes to the continuation and creation of these wānanga. Gratitude x

    +$3.75 service fee
  • Supporting Rate

    This supports the creation of content, the wānanga, and is why we can have an access rate. Thank you to all those who are financially flowing right now, we all appreciate you.

    +Service fee
  • Access Rate

    For those who are not financially flush atm. We got you x

    +$2.50 service fee

    For those who are here for all four wānanga at a discounted rate, includes our four day Summer Wānanga.

    +Service fee



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