Tā te Manawa

Professional development (PD) Canterbury

Posted: 10 June 2022
Notice reference #: 1HAUcD

Tā te Manawa is a retreat aimed at looking after kaimahi Māori who work hard to support the wellbeing and empowerment of our communities, and who tend to get overstretched by the huge amount of work that is needed. The wānanga are carefully designed to nurture the hauora of these leaders so that they can return to mahi with new energy and dedication, and a greater understanding and appreciation of their own strengths and purpose in life. Described as "a journey of self discovery and healing from a Māori perspective" by participants, the retreats offer a range of benefits:

  • Professional development with a focus on vision and leadership from within
  • A nurturing space with practical activities to restore wellbeing through connection to wairua, nature, culture and community
  • Powerful personal development and deeper self awareness, especially around purpose in life
  • Practical tools to help maintain Te Whare Tapawhā in daily life after the retreat
  • All activities are grounded in a deep understanding of te ao Māori, reo and tikanga

Tā te Manawa includes fun, hands-on and accessible arts activities that connect us to the taiao, each other and our innate playfulness and intuition - the inner child. These connections lead into deeper wānanga exploring the personal meaning and embodied understandings within our rich cultural heritage and the pathways to healing these provide. The carefully facilitated sessions help participants unlock the courage and trust to journey beyond ego and what is known to get a sense of the taonga within, the vulnerable inner voice beyond hurt and trauma who holds the keys to our wairua and the understandings and direction that come from our tūpuna. Thus the intent is to engage participants ā-tinana, ā-hinengaro, ā-wairua, ā-whānau hoki, and bring these towards alignment to help whānau achieve their deepest aspirations in life.

Events summary


29 July 2022 – 31 July 2022


16 September 2022 – 18 September 2022


25 November 2022 – 27 November 2022

Further information

Contact: Makaira Waugh

 (021) 180 7316