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Whakairatangata, Haputanga, Whakawhanau

Based in Tamaki Makaurau, I provide tautoko with a kaupapa Maori approach in supporting our whanau Maori to incorporate tikanga Maori in the following:

Whakairatangata/ Conception:
Preparing our whare tangata for whakairatangata for our uri isn’t always straight forward & easy as we work through healing but there are many tikanga we can put in place to help prepare for this wananga. This can be done through whakawhiti korero & different forms of rongoa practices.

Haputanga/ pregnancy:
When our uri are in Wainuiatea (birthing waters) they’re in the most important wananga of their life. We can work together to help support that wananga through our own Maori practices.
I also help with the practicalities of preparing for birth.

Whakawhanau/ Birth:
Like our tupuna, let’s weave tikanga Maori practices into your birth plan no matter where you birth!
I’m trained for many forms of birth support, weather it’s advocacy in or out of a hospital, natural pain relief techniques or emotional support.

All my mahi is koha based. If you’d like to get in contact you can either DM or email me at [email protected]

ORO WHAKATAURITE

Taonga Puoro Sound Healing

Oro - Sound, Vibration
Whakataurite - Balance
Tau - To Be Calm

Come get comfortable & close your eyes while I work with Puoro.
Taonga Puoro have been & continue to be used as a tool to assist our healing.
Oro Whakataurite also includes whakawhiti korero.

I’m based in Tamaki Makaurau but do travel out of the city.
At the moment I am only able to work from my whare in Owairaka when in Tamaki Makaurau & can accommodate 1 - 2 people.
The cost for Oro Whakataurite is a minimum koha of $65 for one person & $30 for extra people for 1hr. However I welcome discussing this depending on circumstances. I’m also happy to receive non putea, kaupapa Maori koha in exchange for Oro Whakataurite too. Oro Whakataurite is offered for tangata whenua only.

If you’d like to book or korero more about this please DM me or email me at [email protected]

Taonga Puoro

Commissions

I have opportunity to commission taonga puoro dependent on resource.
If you’re interested in commissioning my mahi please refer to my Instagram @nga.mahi.wainuiatea & check the ‘COMMISSIONS’ highlight OR if you do not have Instagram, email me at [email protected] to find out what I have available or you can ask to be added to my mailing list for when commission for certain taonga does become available.

- If there is something that you’re interested in that isn’t currently available then let me know & I may be able to source what we need.

My mahi is available to tangata whenua only.

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