Transform Yourself, Transform the World.

Taruna is the home of holistic adult education in New Zealand.

At Taruna we offer NZQA-accredited professional and personal development programmes and short courses across teaching, organic and biodynamic farming, nursing and art. We have unique courses, world class tutors and beautiful surroundings. Our strong community lives and breathes the Taruna philosophy, which is based in anthroposophy, the study of human wisdom, developed originally by Rudolf Steiner.

Our students come from all over New Zealand and around the world to study with us.

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Vision Statement

Provoking individual, community, and global freedom.

Enrol now for 2016!

Certificate in Art of Health

Begins on the 26th February

Immerse yourself in a year of artistically-inspired study while you explore the foundations of anthroposophy, human development, and biography.

Applications Close: Friday 12th of February, 2016.

Winter intake starting soon

Certificate in Applied Organics & Biodynamics

Begins on the 22nd April

Discover a new relationship with the land and sustainable food production. Explore practical methods using organics and biodynamic principles to grow truly nutritious food.

Applications Close: Friday 8th of April, 2016.