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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.

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

Thursday, 26 October 2017
  • Master Qigong Practitioner, Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Peter Caughey workshop 27-29 October Thursday, 26 October 2017 from 8:00 pm-Friday, 27 October 2017 from 4:00 am

    Master Qigong Practitioner, Acupuncturist and Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Peter Caughey, will be returning to Taruna this October over the weekend of 27th to the 29th to teach a follow up Qigong Teacher Training course to last years. Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome.

    To join and for more information email: info@forestrock.com or go to www.petercaughey.com

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Friday, 10 November 2017
  • Burnout - Rekindling the Flame Taruna Workshop Friday evening and Saturday all day Friday, 10 November 2017 from 4:00 am - 5:00 am

    This Friday evening and full day on the following Saturday is designed to sensitively nurture and restore you with a range of artistically inspired activities and discussions.

    Our aim is to let you have rich 'me' time as you gently experience Taruna's wisdom and wonder, more ready for all that life is asking of you.

    On Friday we explore:
    · The context that creates both burnout and the potential for health
    · Story as powerful medicine
    · The soul food of colour painting, as well we
    · Begin to experience the healing force of plants.

    On Saturday we:
    · Begin with movement
    · Continue our journey experiencing the healing power of plants
    · Experience the potency of relationships and social interaction
    · Lap up the warmth of hands on self-nurturing
    · Take time to observe nature and experience wonder
    · Work with the alchemical mandala and
    · Experience the magic of form drawing.

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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.

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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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