Gold Coast Maori Healing Workshops
Ancient Maori healing in Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD
Our venue is Gecko Hall in Currumbin - Southern Gold Coast - situated in a stunning park-like setting close to the banks of the Currumbin Creek. It is easily accessed from both the Gold Coast Highway, Gold Coast airport and M1 motorway.
Gecko hall is environmentally friendly and appropriate for the Mirimiri Workshops - providing a stress-free space, a relaxing and harmonious vibe and minimum distraction to maximise learning and ensure you get the most out of the weekend.
2 Day Mirimiri & Romiromi Workshop
Traditional Mirimiri and Romiromi acknowledges the human person consists of energetic systems. When these systems become blocked or dysfunctional, Maori bodywork releases blockages, correct dysfunction and restore health and vitality. These blockages may be a result of trauma (emotional, physical, spiritual), accumulated stress, toxin overload, sedantary lifestyle and other causes.
Jolie Davis; traditional practitioner and founder of Manawa Ora Mirimiri and Workshops says “the responsibility of the Kaimirimiri (practitioner) is to maintain their own health and wellness first. And the second is to ensure the Whai Ora (person seeking healing) takes responsibility for theirs also.”
Some of the concepts covered on the Mirimiri Workshop include working intuitively (Whatumanawa), and also working with and understanding energy. We teach that MAURI is an energy or life force that exists in everything and freeflow of Mauri is essential to wellbeing. The workshop includes group exercises to practice working with - and being guided by - energy.
You will be introduced to Rakau (Stick work) as a process of self care and maintenance. We also use the Rakau in specific ways to release tension in our own bodies as well as working on others. Incorporating the rakau into a daily movement and stretch routine is encouraged.
Jolie Davis; traditional practitioner and founder of Manawa Ora Mirimiri and Workshops says “the responsibility of the Kaimirimiri (practitioner) is to maintain their own health and wellness first. And the second is to ensure the Whai Ora (person seeking healing) does the same.”
Other subjects covered in the Mirimiri workshop include:
Haemata (Maori Pressure Points)
Introduction to floorwork
Working the waewae (feet)
Waiata (traditional Maori song)
The importance of grounding
Using Karakia and Takutaku (intentional prayer) to support the work at all times
Concepts of health and wellbeing from a Te Ao Maori perspective
Jolie covers the foundational terminology of Mirimiri and Romiromi: what it means, how it works, and the various different aspects of each practice. She states: “It is vital to understand the aspects of Mirimiri and Romiromi as systems of Rongoa Maori - in terms of correct cultural understanding. Whether you are Maori or non-Maori, maintaining integrity and respect for the mahi (work) is important to ensure a high level of competency, quality learning and engagement with others”.
Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei
See that which is precious - if you should fail; let it be to a lofty mountain
Due to our busy work schedule in 2019 we currently have no confirmed dates for Gold Coast. Please contact us and request to be put on the contact list for our next Workshop in the GC - click on the link below: