Dear Friends of Taruna

We hope that the busy days of Christmas are quickly becoming lazy days of Summer for you.  As Margaret Mahy reminds us in her very New Zealand poem, our Christmas time is all about the magic of 'blue and gold' drawing us into the fullness of sunshine, sea and sky.  We hope that as you have some time to reflect on the year just passed and look ahead to the promise of 2019, you decide on some special time for your own learning, and join us in the short courses we have scheduled early in the year.

We are excited to welcome George Perry and Lizzie Baker as tutors for our first two workshops in the new year.  Experts in relationships and discovering our best self, their gentle, insightful, and artistic work is wonderful to experience.  The first workshop 'Dance of Life' lets us again renew and deepen our understanding of what it is to be in a long-term partnership. Through the workshop we appreciate afresh the journey we have embarked on (however long the road!), and find new meaning in what it offers us as a path of development.  You are welcome to come on your own or come as a couple.  George and Lizzie's second workshop 'The Labyrinth of Life' is a hands on opportunity to explore the language of this enduring human form, and how it can be a strength to our own path of development.  In this workshop we not only read the labyrinth form, but also together create and walk a labyrinth path.

Then around Easter we welcome Van James, whose three day workshop 'The Spirit and Art of Human Development' works with the windows of Mandala, Landscape and Portrait to explore human development.  A skilled Waldorf art teacher in Hawaii, Van's long experience and encouraging style lets you find confidence in your own artistic ability.  

Please read through the brochures below for more detail, and follow the easy links to enrol. We would love to see you as part of these learning opportunities here at Taruna, and we know they will get your 2019 off to a great start. Making it even easier for you to enrol is the PayNow button on the website. 

with our best wishes for the New Year
Lauren, Rosie and Deb

Leadership Council


"Christmas in New Zealand"

a poem by Margaret Mahy 1968

Our Christmas Day is blue and gold
And warm our Christmas Night.
Blue for the colour of Mary's cloak
Soft in the candle-light,
Gold for the glow of the Christmas Star
That shone serene and Bright!

Warm for the love of the little babe
Safe in the oxen stall
We know our Christmas by these signs
And yet around my wall
On Christmas cards the holly gleams
And snow flakes coldly fall,
And robins I have never seen
Pipe out a Christmas call!

Dance of Life  25-27 January 2019
Labyrinth of Life 15-17 February 2019
Spirit and Art of Human Development 4-6 April 2019
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