Brisbane Maori Healing Workshops
Ancient Maori healing workshops return to Brisbane!
Manawa Ora Mirimiri & Workshops are hugely excited to bring our Maori Healing & Bodywork Workshop to one of our favourite venues; the historical Brisbane Bayside Sea Scouts Hall - a local icon in Wynnum-Manly. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting and only a stone’s throw away from the beachfront.
Brisbane is a location where many of our whanau (extended family members) choose to live and work, which is just one of the reasons we chose to hold regular Maori healing workshops in this beautiful bayside location.
Running our workshops in Manly gives Maori living and working in Brisbane the opportunity to access and reconnect with tikanga (customs) and cultural knowledge and practices.
We welcome people from all backgrounds or cultures in addition to Maori, and it is a source of great pride that we often see a wide diversity of people at our workshops. Maori culture is inclusive and, as Hohepa Delmare (renowned Tohunga and Romiromi expert) would say – “healing and knowledge is for everyone”. We strive to adhere to the teachings of ‘Papa Joe’ and other wise healers who have passed both their knowledge and spirit of inclusiveness down through the generations.
2 Day Mirimiri & Romiromi Workshop
Weather permitting, much of the workshop is facilitated outdoors on Papatuanuku (the earth), as we do traditionally in Maori healing. Connecting with the natural energy of our environment is important to align energetically, enhance wellbeing and support the learning process.
Our Brisbane workshop begins with Powhiri (formal welcoming) from your host Jolie Davis, followed by introductions and Waiata (song and it’s uses with regards to vibrational energy and the work that we do). We explore the concept of Whatumanawa (working and dianosing intuitively) and explore working with energy in group exercises.
Rakau (stick work) and floorwork increases flexibility and energises the body. In group demonstrations, Jolie often selects volunteers with presenting issues so that the group can observe how Mirimiri and Romiromi looks, feels and works in practice.
Different aspects of Maori healing and bodywork are then introduced and discussed.
The traditional philosophies and concepts around everything we do is outlined and explained over the course of the weekend, and Jolie will also clarify some of the misconceptions around Mirimiri and Romiromi (ie; it’s not just a massage!)
Forthcoming dates for our Brisbane workshop dates are: October 26th-27th and November 2nd-3rd 2019.
We will be returning to Brisbane every year.
To enquire or reserve your place for the next Brisbane Workshop, click on the button below to get in touch, or to view all of our currently scheduled workshop dates, visit our workshop events page.