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Thu, 01 Aug


St Peters Village Hall

Term 3 ~ TUIA TE MUKA TANGATA - Thursday Night Ongoing

* note the change of date for starting Our theme for this term is ~ Te Pō Tūāuri: Anchoring in the Darkness Every Thursday night ( except Sept 11th ) This is our committed group for the term time here in Kapiti.

Term 3 ~ TUIA TE MUKA TANGATA - Thursday Night Ongoing
Term 3 ~ TUIA TE MUKA TANGATA - Thursday Night Ongoing

Time & Location

01 Aug 2024, 6:30 pm – 26 Sept 2024, 9:00 pm

St Peters Village Hall, Beach Road, Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand


About the Event

As we transition into the depths of winter and the beginning of the Māori New Year, we invite you to join our closed group to explore the profound connection between our emotions and the seasonal rhythms. Together, we will anchor ourselves through embodied movement practices, finding stability and grounding in our bodies.

In this term, we will:

  • Embrace the Darkness: Delve into the introspective nature of winter, asking ourselves what we are sitting with in the dark. This season of reflection and stillness provides an opportunity to confront and understand our deepest emotions.
  • Embodied Anchors: Utilize movement practices to create anchors within ourselves, helping us navigate emotional turbulence and find a sense of peace and stability.
  • Weaving Decolonisation: Integrate the principles of decolonisation into our practices, challenging and unlearning ingrained systems of oppression while fostering a community rooted in respect, understanding, and growth.
  • Celebrate Matariki: Honor the Māori New Year, a time of renewal and rebirth. As we dance through the winter, we will align our movements and intentions with the themes of Matariki, embracing the light and new beginnings it brings.

Let me be your space holder and facilitator during this time. 

Let the Open Floor curriculum resource you for the time ahead. 

Let us be guided by this maramataka, this season of the year, and be witness to the journey of our lives. 

In deep gratitude for all that Te Ao Māori lends us as we exist here in Aotearoa. 

What to expect.

Embodied wisdom and relationship with ngā whetu o Mātariki

Each week will continue and build from the week before. 

Movement as mihi. 

Support, connection, depth. 

Acknowledgement of life and death

The dance of remembrance and release.

Art in Motion


Consent, Confidentially, Radical Self Responsibility Practice

Matauranga Māori

Pūrakau ~ Māori Mytholigy around Atua/Deitiy

If this sings to some part of you I encourage you to come along. 

If you know of someone who resonates with this mahi, please invite them to come along. 

We have a limited number of places, so please do not hesitate to move towards this, 

I say this not out of scarcity, but out of knowing that our hall is only so big. 

If you are to attend this wānagna you are required to pay for the complete series, even if you miss a night. 

There is a tiered payment approach, if it's not possible to meet these and/or you would like to pay weekly, please reach out.  

If you have any questions or pātai, please reach out

With kindness



  • Sustainability Rate

    This ticket allows for the program to continue and for us to be part of something special. Thank you x

    +Service fee
  • Supporting rate

    This ticket is supportive to all who are not as financially abundant right now, thank you for your tautoko, support.

    +Service fee
  • Access Rate

    +$5.00 service fee
  • Generosity Rate

    Your generosity at this rate allows for those who are not as financially secure to take part. It also allows Kaia more space for the creative process and therefore helps with all of her classes and wānanga. For this we are all great full x

    +$12.50 service fee



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