Melbourne Maori Healing Workshops

Ancient Maori healing comes to Frankston, Melbourne in 2019. 

We are thrilled to announce the first Manawa Ora Maori Healing & Bodywork Workshop to be held at the Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Association, Frankston; Melbourne, VIC (providing programs, activities and events for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders and indigenous people). 

This will be the first workshop of its kind to be held in Melbourne and it is an honour to be able to hold our event at this special venue.  We expect that we will have many members of the Nairm Marr Djambana attend to share knowledge, learning and healing.  Mauri Ora!

Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Association, Frankston, Melbourne, VIC

Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Association, Frankston, Melbourne, VIC

As always, we will be introducing people to Mirimiri and Maori Healing and teaching the basic aspects, concepts, understandings and techniques that provide the foundations of successful practice. 

Mirimiri was gifted to Tane from Io and Rikoriko to heal the wounds of Papatuanuku after the separation of Rangi and Papa.  Since then, Mirimiri has been passed down through the generations: established as a powerful healing modality for humankind.

One of the core tenets of Mirimiri is that all things can be healed through the physical body.  With Romiromi especially, we are working at a deeper level - even deeper than what is commonly known as ‘Deep Tissue’.  Romiromi works at the level of the bone where the majority of stress and trauma is held, and therefore the level where healing takes place.

The Manawa Ora Support crew, Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Association, Frankston, VIC

The Manawa Ora Support crew, Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Association, Frankston, VIC

Some key aspects we will explore over the 2-day workshop include:

  • Mauri (life-force or life essence), which connects all things

  • Whatumanawa (working intuitively / working in a state of neutrality)

  • Self care and daily maintenance protocols

  • Working with natural tools of Papatuanuku such as:

    • Rakau (sticks)

    • Kohatu (stones)

    • Haemata (master pressure points)

    • Wheekau (gut)

  • Floorwork

  • Waiata (traditional song)

  • Energy work

  • Group exercises

Our workshops are hands-on and experiential in nature. There will be many opportunities for attendees to gain hands on experience practicing everything shown and taught, from korero (discussion), to demonstration and then further practicing of techniques to increase confidence. 

Anyone can practice and benefit from Mirimiri almost immediately, given the proper teachings, foundations and support (it is so easy, even a child can learn).

We recognise the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment to facilitate maximum learning, and believe that the historic Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Association Centre will prove to be the ideal base from which to empower others to use Mirimiri and Romiromi in their daily lives.

Currently next scheduled workshop dates for Melbourne are: Sept 28th-29th and October 5th-6th 2019

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