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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

Friday, 27 April 2018
  • 5Rhythms Wellington - Movement meditation/dance Friday, 27 April 2018 from 7:00 am - 8:00 am

    Alex Rodriguez is visiting Taruna for an evening workshop. For more information contact Alex: alex@5rhythms.co.nz

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Saturday, 5 May 2018
  • Living in the Present Moment with Dr Hetty Rodenburg Saturday, 5 May 2018 Taruna College Havelock North

    Dr Hetty Rodenburg will facilitate a full day workshop focusing on living in the present moment. For more information contact info@taruna.ac.nz

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Saturday, 9 June 2018
  • The Art of Well-Being - Seminar 1 Saturday, 9 June 2018 from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    For more information visit the Taruna website: http://www.taruna.ac.nz/courses-and-workshops/art-of-well-being/ Enrollments are open

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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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