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Spring 2022

The Wonder of Movement 


We have been blessed over these recent winter months with many new students finding their way to Taruna.  After so much disruption to the start of our courses this year it has been very affirming to again experience just how important Taruna can be as a place of learning.  We are always grateful that students allow us to be companions on their journeys as we travel together in that learning process.

Standing back from the busy seminar weeks across all the faculties - Education, Health, and Art of Well-Being, a common thread emerges - it is the theme of movement. While this is apparent in an outward way in the two 'Movement for Education' seminars recently held, and the Labyrinth motif of the 'Art of Well-Being', it is also evident in the soul qualities that learning here inspires.

We are reminded of the qualities our movement sense affords us if we allow ourselves to be consciously schooled by it.  Through movement we find our uprightness, we recognise our strength, we learn about subtlety and we are given the power to digest - whether food or thoughts.  It is movement too that allows us to find stillness, to come to a point of rest, to attain peace and to exercise restraint. Perhaps most importantly, movement takes us towards what and who we need to meet in our lives that we can find the meaning and purpose our life journey is inviting us towards.

Movement then is about ebb and flow, a continuum that invites us to be neither stuck nor drifting, but to experience the source of energy and life for what lies in between.  In this way movement helps us re-examine our own point of view, to stay flexible, to be curious and open as we also stay true to ourselves.


We wish you a Spring time where you can experience the joy of both outer and inner movement.


Lauren, Deb and Rosie
Taruna College Leadership Council

God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.
 

Michael Leunig

Movement for Education
We have recently held two separate 'Movement for Education' seminars - the first focusing on Classes 1-3, and the second on Classes 6 and 7. Especially after school years disrupted by lock-downs, movement in classrooms has become an even more important tool in renewing enthusiasm for learning and restoring a sense of joy in childhood. Students on our 'Movement for Education' seminars have gone away with new understandings about movement as well as many practical experiences and resources for:
  • morning circle
  • developmentally appropriate games
  • dance
  • eurythmy
  • extra lesson exercises and
  • activities to accompany main lessons.
In the recent module for Classes 6 and 7 teachers even experienced archery first hand!
Next year we will be offering Module Two - which focuses on Classes 4 and 5.  We welcome inquiries so please call the office 06 877 7174 or email info@taruna.ac.nz.
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Art of Well-Being
We are mid way through the 'Art of Well-Being' for the year as we explore together the programme's central theme of 'Staying Upright and Keeping Heart'.  Recently Seminar Two inspired us with the journey of the labyrinth through the ancient Greek story of Ariadne and Theseus. Every day we walked our own labyrinth created on the Homestead lawn, experiencing the power of contemplation as we pondered our own life questions and invited the wisdom of our hearts to guide us.  In our art stream we worked with the power of observation and the wonder of nature unfolding - an inspiration for our own development journey. Students this seminar reflected that the 'Art of Well-Being' could be renamed the 'Art of Heart' - noticing how it gifts us with so many ways to re-enliven our heart forces and build our heart skills.  If this sounds like something for you we welcome your inquiry for 2023 - please look at our website for dates and details, or for more information call the office 06 877 7174 or email info@taruna.ac.nz.
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Art of Well-Being - Continuing the Journey
'The Art of Well-Being Continued' is designed for those who have previously studied at Taruna and who are looking for another opportunity to be nourished in body and soul.  This too is a a programme connected to the 'Art of Heart' - and its central theme is that of companionship. This short course has a long-weekend format.  'The Art of Well-Being Continued' in 2022 is now scheduled for Thursday 17 November afternoon to Sunday 20 November lunchtime. Treat yourself - we would love to welcome you at Taruna again!
For more information call the office 06 877 7174 or email info@taruna.ac.nz.
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Certificate in Rudolf Steiner Education (CRSE)
In July, 13 students arrived for Seminar One of the CRSE from all corners of the country - Kaitaia to Christchurch.  This was a week that focused on the foundations of Waldorf Eduction and the early childhood years. The week dispelled much zoom weariness as we met together and enjoyed companionship in the flesh.
In early October Seminar Two of the CRSE will see students back at Taruna to share a week that focuses on learning for the Lower School years. These days will provide practical insights into the curriculum, opportunities to develop skills for the classroom, new understandings about the developmental journey of the child between 7-14, as well as exploring inner qualities needed by the teacher.  Late enrolments for this week are still possible. 
If you are considering deepening your practice as a teacher, teacher aide or parent, dates for this programme in 2023 are:
Seminar 1: 16th – 21st April
Seminar 2: 8th July – 13th July
Seminar 3: 24th Sept – 29th Sept.
We would welcome your inquiry.
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Foundation Course in Anthroposphic Nursing
This year has been an important milestone at Taruna with a new cohort of nurses graduating from the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing (FCAN). The course is a part-time, modular programme which will again be offered over four modules in 2023/24. FCAN provides an orientation and form for nurses looking for practical ways to approach their work more holistically.  It is designed to prepare nurses to work with external treatments including the Rhythmical Einreibung (Rhythmical Body Oiling), as well as inviting them on a journey of inner deepening about the nature of the healthy human being.  Applications are currently open and we would welcome your inquiry.
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Art Classes
Our weekly Wednesday Art Class continues to be a warm source of colour, creativity and connection as we further our skills with composition and form.  Next term we will also have a 'Beginner's Art Class' offering opportunity for new artists to take their first steps or grow in confidence week by week.  We will be introducing simple techniques using a variety of media: charcoal; chalk pastel; watercolour and pencils. If you or a friend would like to nourish your creativity in a supportive learning environment then please be in touch for more information from the office on 06 877 7174 or email info@taruna.ac.nz.
Accommodation at Taruna Lodge
If you are looking for a holiday stay in Hawkes Bay, or a weekend escape with friends, Taruna Lodge offers a simple, affordable accomodation option. It has:
  • Seven clean, bright single rooms 
  • Self-catered, fully equipped kitchen
  • Two shower rooms
  • Kitchen, lounge and dining common space
  • Linen (bed and towel)
  • Parking available
  • Wifi available
  • Laundry.
Check us out on AirBnB or for more information call the office 06 877 7174 or email info@taruna.ac.nz
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Venue Hire at Taruna
Taruna has built a strong following of happy venue hirers from across the local community and beyond who are using rooms and spaces here to host meetings, workshops, displays, professional consultations and seminars.  If you have an upcoming meeting or gathering do consider using one of these special spaces, we would love to welcome you.
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