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TC Practitioners

As a family, we are deeply connected to all of our own individual practices. The benefit of this is, as participants you receive a multi-layered learning modality. Relationships demonstrated right in front of you as examples inside of an active process. From Brother to brother, husband to wife, father to children, mother to niece, brother to sister, sister to sister, cousin to sister, and friend to family. These examples of relationships inside of a learning practice are beneficial for individuals learning how to be accepted amongst what can be sometimes a chaotic environment of difference. In this space the learning is acceptance a skill not taught in schools or institutes.

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Who We Are


Karena Koria


Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāruahine

Father of 3 beautiful tamariki and husband to my loving wife Milly Grant-Koria. 

My experiences have allowed me to become an established Martial Artist, Mau Rakau Specialist, stunt man, Youth Justice Mentor, Sexual Health Tutor and Performing artist. These experiences have led me all around the world holding international world titles, performances through multiple countries and workshops and teachings throughout our beautiful whenua.

Milly Grant-Koria


Pasific Island, Polynesian, South East /North East Asian, European, Tainui

I am born and raised in South Auckland Otara but with a heritage from all over the world that I consciously acknowledge as all of me. I have an extremely bountiful foundation with the support of my husband and children which I am grateful to share. My background is within Holistic spiritual healing therapies, indigenous herbal medicines, emotional trauma therapy, Performing Arts, Vocal Coaching, theatre and youth justice. I am a teacher of indigenous medicine. 

Puriri Koria


Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāruahine

Puriri is a trained Youth Justice Mentor, Martial Artist in two different styles and well seasoned Kai Haka performer and is an internationally recognised fighter

Puriri has spent many years touring around New Zealand and overseas touring Te Reo Maori theatre performances as well as international kapa haka performances around the world. 

Charm Tamatea


A mama of two born and raised on the coast in Te Tairawhiti. Last year, I completed my Business studies in the area of Leadership and Management. I have a Kapa Haka, Performing Arts and Spiritual Activation foundation which have all significantly contributed to my growth and development. My experiences have enabled me to re-learn, uphold and share our indigenous tools, resources and ways of connecting internally with myself, my children and those who we cross paths with.

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