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Wairua & Dreams in Te Ao Māori
Wairua & Dreams in Te Ao Māori

Fri, Jul 26



Wairua & Dreams in Te Ao Māori

Join Learn Māori Abroad founder and director Amelia Butler to learn about wairua, dreams and connecting with your ancestors from a Te Ao Māori perspective.

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Time & Location

Jul 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT


About the class

The word 'wairua' is translated as 'spirit' or 'soul'.  It is the spirit of a person and exists beyond death. From a Māori perspective, wairua is part of the tinana (body). It is belived that during dreams the wairua leaves the body.  It then returns before the person awakens. Beliefs about wairua vary from iwi (tribe) to iwi. Join us to find out more!

This workshop will cover teaching on the following topics:

  • What is wairua?
  • The body from a Te Ao Māori perspective
  • The significance of wairua in Te Ao Māori
  • Wairua & dreams
  • Connecting with tūpuna (ancestors) through dreams
  • There will also be an opportunity to engage in discussion with our Learn Māori Abroad community

We are so excited to have special guest artist and Learn Māori Abroad student, Moana Eve Ruwhiu, joining us to create a piece of art during the workshop.  Moana will be painting an image LIVE throughout the wānanga (workshop) based on the kōrero (talk) that is shared.

DATE: Friday, July 26th, 2024 (US/CA) | Saturday, July 27th, 2024 (NZ/AU)


Los Angeles: Friday at 6pm - 7pm

New York: Friday at 9pm - 10pm

Aotearoa: Saturday at 1pm - 2pm

Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne: Saturday at 11am - 12pm

Perth: Saturday 9am - 10am

***This workshop is a KOHA (donation) entry with the funds raised going towards our scholarship program to provide Māori living abroad with the oppourtunity to learn te reo Māori.***

For more info email Ngā mihi!

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