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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

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

Partnership 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, 27 June 2018
  • Spine Work Shop Wednesday, 27 June 2018 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

    This workshop led by Barbara Mawson author of "Becoming the Shape of the Chair You Sit In" gives expert advice on spinal care.

    Learn to treat your back and neck pain yourself.

    Cost: $55 (includes a copy of the book and interactive workshop)

    A workshop for all ages

    Enquiries and registration to contact@ barbaramawson.com

    See more details
Saturday, 7 July 2018
  • Winter Art Warmers - Ceramics, Felting, Hand-painting on Silk Saturday, 7 July 2018 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

    We have these fabulous three workshops to choose from:

    Sophie Lankovsky - running a 4 week ceramics beginners workshop from 07 July - 28 July
    https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/ceramics-with-sophie-lankovsky/havelock-north

    Sabine Laakman running a one day Felting Workshop 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/2041480582772997/

    Jean McGavock - (Artistic Therapist)  running a one day Hand-painting on Silk Workshop

    One Day Workshops:
    $125 (plus materials)

    4 Week Workshop:
    $395 (includes materials)

    All workshops include morning,afternoon tea and a light lunch
    Limited to 10 per class. Book at: info@taruna.ac.nz

    See more details
Saturday, 14 July 2018
  • Winter Art Warmers - Observational Drawing & Painting, Silver Jewellery Making Saturday, 14 July 2018 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

    We have these two fabulous workshops to choose from:

    Jean McGavock - (Artistic Therapist) Observational Drawing & Painting. Learn to sketch and paint in nature, a pencil and water colour approach.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1763745463714558/

    Ingrid Schloemer - Silver Jewellery Making. This introductory class will teach you the basics of making beautiful and unique jewellery with "art clay silver."
    https://www.facebook.com/events/984128088432591/

    Both workshops cost:

    $125 (plus materials)
    Morning,afternoon tea and a light lunch included.

    Limited to 10 per class. Book at: info@taruna.ac.nz

    See more details
Saturday, 21 July 2018
  • Winter Art Warmers - Visual Journalling, Mixed Media Printing Saturday, 21 July 2018 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

    We have these two fabulous workshops to choose from:

    Rei Lambert - Visual Journalling. Working with a vast array of materials; clay, paint, pastels, beads etc to better understand your intuition. Participants will be coached in finding the  meaning of their creation.

    http://www.hawkesbayhealthcollaborative.nz/rei-lambert-hawkes-bay-art-therapy.html

    Ingrid Schloemer - Mixed Media Printing without a Press. introduction to printing and experiment with paint on a printing plate to create collages, backgrounds for scrapbooking or art journalling or card making.

    https://www.unio.co.nz/pages/ingrid-schloemer

    Both workshops cost:
    $125 (plus materials)
    Limited to 10 per class. Book at: info@taruna.ac.nz

    See more details
Saturday, 11 August 2018
  • An Introduction to Mindfulness Saturday, 11 August 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
    See more details
Sunday, 12 August 2018
  • Mindfulness Practitioners Training Sunday, 12 August 2018 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Taruna College, 33 Te Mata Peak Rd, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
    See more details

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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