Te Ahi Kōmau – “The sacred fires”
A 12 day residential journey traveling through ancient Maori landmarks
in New Zealands beautiful North Island.
Come and join
Embark on a sacred 12 day journey of spiritual learning and healing that will take you from Auckland to the beautiful Bay of Islands and beyond. You will pass through sacred Maori sites, learn ancient native rituals, live among local Maori communities and immerse yourself in a spiritual journey of learning and healing like no other.
Join our journey and forge your pathway with our exceptional Maori Healing Course called Te Ahi Kōmau – “ The sacred fires” In the eternal embers of ancient Maori wisdom, we ignite the sacred flame within.
Journey with us
The quest begins at Auckland’s Kawi Purapura retreat centre (New Zealand). Here you will partake in a Powhiri (welcoming ceremony) then 5 days travel to the north of NZ to visit sacred sites of Kai iwi lakes, Tane Mahuta and Ngawha springs. You will live among local communities staying at a local marae where you will learn marae protocol. You will be led on spiritual journeys through our ancient forests where you will learn ancient chants, karakias (prayers) and waiatas,(songs) as well undertaking traditional Maori bird dances before returning to Auckland for much more.
Throughout you will be working towards a Level 1 and Level 2 certification in the ancient Maori healing of Mirimiri and Romiromi. You will see hear and work with tutors that will give you a better understanding of Traditional Maori Philosophies, and indigenous ways of healing that will stay with you forever.
Course Options – Level 1 or Level 1 & 2
Te Maurea is about enlightenment.
Our core purpose is to awaken and effect spiritual consciousness and awareness by using ancient traditional Maori esoteric and spiritual teachings and philosophies handed down through the ages to ground us within today’s modern world.
Taking ourselves into the fire – becoming immersed within the fire so we can be re-connected to our physical, spiritual and emotional selves and elements.
Learning traditional Maori philosophies and techniques that include esoteric and spiritual teachings
Connecting in to self – the environment – the client
Facilitating and navigating emotional, psychological and ancestral trauma through ones pathway around self healing and healing of others
Using incantation and bodywork techniques, to help facilitate change
Restore harmony and balance – to re-harmonize the body and its soul being
We will cover a level one and two certification workshop to introduce students to the philosophies and practices of Traditional Māori Healing and Whare Wānanga Lore. This course will cover the dynamics of karakia (prayer), takutaku (incantation) and kaupare (shield of protection). All tools needed to shift blocked energies that have a causal effect on the bodies holistic well-being with wairua (spirit), tupuna (ancestors) and kaitaiki (spiritual guides).
The philosophies are taught in both Māori and English.
It is about developing spiritual awareness, the importance of safety for both the practitioner and the client. It will provide you with the tools to understand, navigate and stimulate your spiritual growth and consciousness not only within the mahi of Mirimiri/Romiromi but also in our everyday lives.
You will meet…
My name is Ruatau Perez and Te Maurea is the development and evolution of my Mahi as a Kaiako and practitioner of Maori healing over the past 17 years. My specialities include Māori Rongoa, romiromi, mirimiri, koomirimiri and whare wananga lore. I currently run two weekly wananga clinics in Auckland and there are many of my past students practising in Auckland and throughout New Zealand and Australia. Te Maurea is a Karere for upcoming wananga workshops, puure, romiromi and mirimiri clinics. I was privileged to have trained under Hohepa Delamere affectionately known as Papa Jo for ten years, and have been running his wananga since his untimely passing. Papa Jo was a highly renowned and internationally respected practitioner of Mātauranga and Rongoa Māori. I am proud to contribute to the continuation of his teachings and good works in the hand to hand way that keeps Māori healing alive.
Prem Morunga is practicioner and student of Mirimiri, Romiromi, Taonga Pūoro and Whakairo. He is an arts and wellbeing practitioner working extensively in Aotearoa and the Pacific with whakairo, performing, and creative arts. Prem facilitates workshops exploring Mātauranga Māori philosophies, and delivers movement & dance, taonga pūoro, taiaha, and art workshops. He is inspired by the desire to support the holistic wellbeing of people from all cultures. Prem has been studying traditional Māori healing practices for some time including romiromi, mirimiri and whare wānanga lore under Ruatau Perez for the last 3 years.
Ko Huruiki te maunga
Ko Whangarūrū te moana
Ko Māhuhu ki te rangi te waka
Ko Ngāti Wai te Iwi
Ko Tangi-Metua Takie ahau.
I am of Cook island and Māori descent, born and raised in the south of Auckland.
My journey as a kaimiri began under the guidance of my kuia, who I trained under for 4 years. I have then spent the last five years working under Ruatau Perez – teaching, living and breathing our traditional Māori healing practices in service of healing our communities – both in Aotearoa and abroad.
My specialties include Romiromi, Mirimiri, Haputanga and whare wānanga lore
Ko Taratara tōku maunga
Ko Mangawhero tōku awa
Ko Whangaroa tōku moana
Ko Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa tōku iwi
Ko Sarah-Rose tōku ingoa
I am a passionate educator of young and old and have been involved in alternative forms of teaching and learning, in one form or another, for the last 15 years. I have been studying romiromi, mirimiri and whare wānanga lore under Ruatau Perez for the last 4 years.
I am a poet, artist and student of life. I am a practitioner and student of romiromi, mirimiri, haputanga and whare wānanga lore.
I am of Cook Island Māori and Scottish descent.
Debbie owned and operated an early childhood centre and Oscar programme for 14 years and works well with young people. She has been working with alternative healing practices for a long time including kinesiology and holistic pulsing. For the last 4 years she has been an integral part of Te Maurea traditional Maori healing studying Romiromi, Mirimiri and whare wānanga lore.
Her specialties are Romiromi, Mirimiri, and Haputanga.
Alana has performed in competitive kappa haka since she was 7 years of age. She travelled to South Africa with a Kapa haka roopi and performed for the world indigenous conference.
She tutors and choreographs for Peowhairangi Kapa haka as well as still performing in a northland competitive kakapa haka group.
Alana is also an amazing Romiromi practioner.
“From the shades of desert night
Coming out of sky blue flaming tails of orange reds
Destiny brings out the blooms
Showing us the ancient times
Keeping the rules of mystery
Healing the wounds of time passed on
Abdicating the throne but ‘not the earth ‘
Indigenous to the plans of austerity
Mana tau is the ‘one and only’
Whakatauki by Papa Hohepa