Learning at Taruna

Taruna College is the home of holistic adult education, offering both professional and personal development opportunities. What happens here is purposeful and aspirational. Learning programmes and approaches are contemporary, informed with current thinking and ideas, and at the same time grounded on the robust foundation that anthroposophy instils. Students experience lively, artistic and imaginative ways of learning that are both experiential and affirming. What happens at Taruna connects spiritual, social and practical aspects of life and work in ways that are contemporary and relevant. Tutors are companions for development in the learning process so that students experience a journey that is rich, personal, engaging and where they shape their own learning outcomes. Through what is taught and learned, students can expand and develop a new sense of curiosity for the world around them.

Learning processes are robust and professional. High standards of tuition, delivery and course review are followed so that there is a consistently positive and valuable learning experience.

Taruna College is a special and truly unique place of learning. The well-loved homestead on the slopes of Te Mata Peak carries a sense of special, even sacred energy for all who come here. It is connected to nature, to the seasons, to the land. It is a welcoming place of peace and plenty.

Courses and Workshops

Art of Well-being

Find new ways to refresh your sense of well-being and give you new heart for life and work. The Art of Well-Being focuses on three themes that renew our well-being: Art, Life-story (Biography) work and Contemporary ideas about what it is to be truly human.
The gentle yet enquiring programme opens up simple daily practices such as journaling, observation, the use of poetry, verses and meditations, engaging in art, doing eurythmy, appreciating art, having good conversations, and practising home nursing treatments. All develop our heart connection, our artfulness and our discernment and lead us to well-being.

Rudolf Steiner Education

Taruna offers professional development and preparatory courses 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.

Anthroposophic Nursing

Taruna College, with the endorsement of the Anthroposophic Nurses Association in NZ, offers the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing (FCAN) which will prepare nurses to work with external treatments including working with the parts of the Rhythmical Einreibung (Rhythmical Body Oiling).

Movement for Education

Equipping teachers to work with movement in the classroom for children’s Self-awareness, Self-mastery and Joy of Movement.

Short Courses

Taruna offers a range of short courses that create opportunity for both personal and professional development and the chance to experience what is special about Taruna. Our courses vary with the seasons as we seek to continually offer a fresh and dynamic range of learning topics. All courses are led by experienced adult educators who make the learning experience engaging and memorable. Click here to see what is available.

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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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