As above so below
Since opening in 2015, TūRongo Collective has been a holistic indigenous service. Specifically assisting others in finding themselves by providing an honest safe space to understand their difficulties and accomplishments. A learn by doing, learn by experiencing and learn by conscious choices, we, TūRongo Collective invite you to be brave, whole and honest with us but most of all WELCOME.
How we began
By Karena and Milly Grant-Koria.
Our work is about teaching our children that life is about the service of truth to YOURSELF which is reflected in the world outside of you.
In 2015 Karena found that in his Martial Arts, Mau Rakau, Weaponry, Stunts, Performance teachings there was an alignment to the work his wife was doing within RAAH Medicinals previously known as Ritu Anima Alkemi Healing. Multiple occasions occurred where the couple would find themselves performing at the same gig not knowing they would be performing and teaching separately. Their eldest daughter in the pram backstage watching.
They realised as a couple they could do more as a family especially for their children. No matter the language or culture there are fundamentals that can be nourished wielded and grown from the back bone of Husband and Wife to Family, which extended out to the wider communities if the teaching that is shared and grown comes from the equal stance of this relationship of unity, of CONNECTION.
TūRongo Collective has been known for an unparalleled commitment to indigenous practices and teachings.
With a specialty in triggering the unknown, encouraging feeling uncomfortable, growing inner stamina and unlocking an honest stillness, the collective is well known for nurturing bravery within difference.
From youth justice mentoring services to workshops, to ritual activations, to training programs and wellness sessions, to relationship development and holistic spiritual healing we are committed to the wellness of supporting others.
Whakatū Rākau sessions are already underway. As we connect back kanohi ki te kanohi we will be travelling around the Motu, the Auckland region to engage in realigning our bodies through working within the frames of Mau Rākau. Bring a rākau and water. If you do not have a rākau let us know and we will supply one for you.
To take part in our Saturday session please register your spot below and tune into our instagram page for updates on location changes.This is a reoccurring event. Each session is $10
Once you've purchased your sessions, join our FB group and send us a message to join the thread. Follow the instagram page for updates on location changes
TūRongo Collective has earned its positive reputation due to the way in which each individual has been affected by the experiences they have encountered. With a specific focus on Rangatahi(youth) TūRongo C has been highlighted as a collective that delivers experiences that are reflected in the relationships between each other and therefore are easily mirrored onto the youth.
Participants will experience the following
Horse Riding | Martial Arts | Maori Weaponry | Herbal Medicine | Performance | Stunts | Maori and Pasifika dance | Diving, Kai Preservation | Hiking | Mountain Climbing | Community service support
This mentoring service is specifically designed to support the rise of our young Vaine. Our women can often be silenced from being allowed to experience sacred learnings but encouraged to be more masculine then necessary. This service highlights the need for BOTH and encourages our Rangatahi to be brave to the new experiences.
Expressions of Interest
Request to take part
We are travelling organisation that can connect to you and your team/organisation online or in person. Feel free to message us to get in touch with us about having us hold workshops, wananga, healing seminars or training for environments needing indigenous facilitation
*Please note programme fees and wananga fees vary, and are based on participation and risk assessment (juvenile detention).
Our organisation stand by paying our indigenous people their years of training, studies, experiences, time, investment, qualifications and value.
As indigenous knowledge is the most valued and ancient forms of teachings, we uphold the values and therefore request that you please remember that our time given in our organisation is not for free. In times of old we would give taonga, gifts that serve and represent the appreciation of our sharing. Please do not assume because we are indigenous you will get in for free and expect our services to be free to you.
Workshops and training sessions
Our workshops cater to each group we are working with and their core values and goals.
Please feel free to inquire with your specifications and we will adjust our stance to support yours
We are all capable of having these multi faceted conversations in the physical, spiritual and emotional. If you connect to our stance and are drawn to the call please feel welcome to CONNECT with us.
Be brave, be honest, be humble and most of all have honour within yourself and those around you.