Maori Healers – Nga Ringa e Hapaina
B3: Maori Spiritual Healing (Workshop)
Maori Ceremonial Welcome (Saturday Opening)
Since 2007, the Māori healing group, Homai Hoatu (To give and receive), has been working collectively to enhance the spiritual wellbeing of their Māori people by returning to their marae (traditional meeting house) and offering traditional healing Māori practices. They began on the East Coast of the North Island, New Zealand (Gisborne region) travelling to marae and haapu (sub tribes) who had requested the wananga (education learning forum).
In 2009, some of the members met with a Native American Indian woman who was organising the 2010 International Network of Indigenous Health and Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) conference in Seattle. The invitation was extended to Homai Hoatu to deliver a ‘hands on’ workshop in 2010. This conference was the catalyst which embarked us on a Global journey engaging with Indigenous peoples.
In 2012 we attended our second INIHKD conference in Brisbane. During this conference an elder received a vision that the current group would evolve to another, whereby a child would receive the name of the new healing group. In March 2013 our group’s name, “Nga Ringa e Hapaiana,” was presented to a child, as prophesized in the 2012 vision.
Nga Ringa e Hapaiana (To raise or lift up the hands)
“To keep safe our spirits of our people those that have gone before the ones that are helping stand tall as the mountain.”
|Current Members of Nga Ringa e Hapaiana:|
|Kathleen Stewart||Hinetera Brown||Jaye Goldsmith|
|John Reid||Anita Davoren||Maxine Jones|
|Veronique Ward||Leah Heta||Tanya Coleman|
Maori Spiritual Healing (Workshop)
Presenters: Maori Healers – Nga Ringa e Hapaina
During this experiential demonstration workshop, Nga Ringa e Hapaiana will share traditional Māori Cultural Practices, including: Karakia (Prayer), Mirimiri (Traditional hands on Spiritual Healing), Wairua (Cultural Spiritual Healing), Whakawhanaungatanga (relationships, connections), Rongoa (Traditional Maori Medicines), Hau o te Waiata (Sound Healing through singing or chanting), Ngateri (Vibrational Healing), and Whakakatakata (Healing through Laughter).
The Spiritual Healing dimension we work with acknowledges first and foremost Io Matua Kore (Creator), and draws upon other cultural resources (ie. ancestors & guides) to assist in the process.
The process involves:
- Talking about their journey
- Going back on their journey
- Walking hand and hand forward, through the pains and the journey