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Fri, 13 Mar


Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat

Punaōra Rongoā Retreat 2020

Set in the foothils of the mighty Tararua Ranges & next to the Otaki River, this breathtaking place provides the ultimate space for our Punaōra Rongoā Retreat. Cost $300 includes 2 nights accommodation.

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Punaōra Rongoā Retreat 2020
Punaōra Rongoā Retreat 2020

Time & Location

13 Mar 2020, 5:00 pm – 15 Mar 2020, 2:00 pm

Waihōanga River Lodge and Retreat, 32 Waihoanga Road, Otaki 5582, New Zealand


You came here to fulfil a purpose. Do you remember?

I am deeply humbled to be able to deliver a Rongoā Retreat in the foothills of my tipuna maunga the Tararua Ranges. I'm grateful to have the mauri of the Otaki river flowing alongside as we work with rākau for deep healing, transformation and expanding consciousness.

Ko Tararua te maunga

Ko Otaki te awa

Ko Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga te iwi

Have you ever wanted to learn how to read the mauri of plants? Or how to work with them on a spiritual level?

The higher principles of rākau (plants/trees) were passed onto me as scared dimensions of space woven and bound together with mauri (life-force). They are dynamic. 

Rākau will reveal their healing properties when we connect to them on a deeper level. We must be an empty vessel to receive tapu (sacred) information. Our hearts must be free from pain, sadness and anger for it is through the heart that one perceives what nature is communicating. 

The Rongoā Retreat is a space where we will work with rongoā to assist us in purifying the tinana (body), hinengaro (mind & emotions) and wairua (spirit).

You will learn some of the medicinal properties of plants that are specific for our space but primarily, you will learn the deeper aspects of the healing power of plants.

We will connect with rākau to enable profound healing and transformation.

Ko Wai Au? 

Who Am I?

When you can move to the core of knowing who you truly are, life takes an amazing turn.

This wānanga is for those who wish to go deeper in knowing who they are. It is open to everyone who feels the call. If this karanga (call) pulls at your heart strings then it is for you. Your tipuna (ancestors) have led you here.  Wairuatanga and mauri are the essence of the wānanga. Anyone from any culture are welcome. This retreat is about you 'emptying the vessel' to move deeper into the kingdom of nature. Nau mai haere mai.

To support you on your journey of transformation and expanding consciousnes you may be interested in my latest book RĀKAU The Sacred Flow of Light. 


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    This ticket provides access to the retreat with accommodation and all meals.

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