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Connect, nourish, sustain

Taruna is above all a place of connection – to others, to what matters, and between the threads of the spiritual, social and practical.  Taruna is also a place to be nourished – to learn about what nourishes and how we can nourish others. As well it is a place that sustains – sustains people to serve the world around them, and to work in ways that sustain the earth.

Courses and Workshops

Art of Well-Being

Meet yourself, know yourself, be yourself. A foundational year to explore well-being through art and biography.

Rudolf Steiner Education

Tarana offers professional development and training course for teachers, would-be teachers and others wanting to explore a new educational environment – one that honours and addresses what it means to be fully human.

Holistic Health

Taruna’s holistic health courses work out of an anthroposophic approach to the human being extending and enriching therapeutic understandings.


Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition based on the living connection between earth and cosmos.

Short Courses

Taruna partners are independent adult educators who work out of the Taruna approach to adult learning and the understandings of anthroposophy.  Their work is endorsed by Taruna.

Upcoming Events at Taruna

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
  • Art for Beginners Wednesday, 17 October 2018 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am Taruna College
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  • Art in the Garden Wednesday, 17 October 2018 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Taruna College
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Saturday, 17 November 2018
  • Finding Healing Saturday, 17 November 2018 from 8:30 am - Sunday, 18 November 2018 from 1:00 pm 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

    Finding Healing is an invitation to nurses and other health professionals.
    Come and join us at Taruna for a weekend experience deepening and broadening your relationship to the healing aspect of your work.
    this is an introduction to the anthroposophic perspective on what it is to be human, and how we can optimize our capability and effectiveness in the nursing and therapeutic fields.
    We will share concepts, engage in plant study and artistic activity, learn some new external treatments, and experience how integrative and immensely practical this work is.
    Cost $250 includes Saturday lunch and refreshments.

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Friends of Taruna

If you strongly believe in Taruna and would like to help the organisation to prosper we ask that you consider taking up the opportunity to become a ‘friend’ by donating annually to us.

Become a Friend of Taruna

Looking for a different course?

If you would like to enquire about or suggest another learning programme or course, we would welcome your comments and ideas.

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