On 13th July 2017 I facilitated my first 'Wāhine Power Circle' four hour event in Perth, Western Australia at The Sound Temple. Around fifteen wāhine of all ages, from all walks of life and from different cultural backgrounds, came together for the afternoon to share, learn, heal, transform and participate.
Designing, creating and facilitating my own events is something that brings me a lot of joy, and I have a lot of fun with it! It was so easy and natural for me to lead and share in this way, and I felt right in my element making this event happen with these women.
We gathered around the fire, performed our own 'letting go and releasing' ceremony before we went ahead and then called in what we wanted to manifest in our lives, and set some new intentions for the future. We entered The Sound Temple and received a taonga pūoro healing sound bath from taonga pūoro practitioner, Jerome Kavanagh.
We shared a delicious organic afternoon tea together, surrounded by nature.
We adorned ourselves.
We shared kōrero, exchanged stories, songs, haka and karakia (prayers).
We learned about the lessons that the Atua (goddesses) and Tūpuna (ancestors) Māori, Papatūānuku, Hineahuone, Hinetitama, Hinenuitepo, Hineraukatauri and Niwareka, have to teach us in this modern world that we live in.
Every women in attendance also received a free art print.
'The Wāhine Power Circle' was held inside the 'Purapura Whetū' exhibition which is showing at The Sound Temple until 13th October 2017.
This event was very popular and there will be more 'Wāhine Power Circle' events coming up in future at different locations around the world! I will most likely have new packs of my popular oracle affirmation cards included in the ticket price of future events.
Join my mailing list if you would like to keep up to date on when this event may be coming to your town! Details of all upcoming events will always be posted on my events page too.
Thank you so much to all of the beautiful strong women that attended this event!
FEEDBACK FROM SOME OF THE PARTICIPATING WĀHINE AT THIS EVENT:
'Loved every moment! Thank you Taryn.'
- Shelley Stewart
'What a blessed time! Much thanks for sharing your hearts work Taryn.'
- Chrissy Whitehead
'It was a truly magical day.'
- Rae Brown
'Thank you Taryn for such a special day. I loved every minute.'
- Rebecca Joyce
'AWESOME day. I highly recommend the work of Taryn Beri. Powerful and really insightful.'
- Helen McKenzie
'Thank you Taryn for holding the circle today...and for your fearlessness. So inspiring. Beautiful blessings and gratitude.'
- Kim Echammaal
'Incredible, incredible, incredible! Thanks for coming out of the hedge and joining us centre stage in your life, we embrace you, we see you, we love you, divine feminine energy following your true hearts desire with pure intention, thank you Taryn Beri.'
- Dawn Steel
Complimentary tickets are now available for the opening of my solo exhibition 'Purapura Whetū' at The Sound Temple, Perth Hills, Western Australia.
Opening Night: Thursday 13th July 2017 at 6PM - 9PM. To attend this special event you must BOOK through The Sound Temple, for catering purposes. This is a free event.
Featuring live Māori music by taonga pūoro artist Jerome Kavanagh, a live spoken word poetry performance, seven original large scale paintings for sale, an artist talk and Q + A.
For more details about the special opening night event, or to BOOK your complimentary tickets to the opening night, please go HERE.
Having my own solo show has been on my mind for the past couple of years, so I am thrilled to finally be doing it next month in Perth, Australia! More details about the opening event on 13th July 2017 will be coming soon.
As the exhibition will be showing for a long time (three months) I am also planning on having at least one other special event in the exhibition space at a later date, after the opening. These special events will most likely include live spoken word poetry readings and taonga puoro sound experiences, among other awesome stuff I am yet to cook up!
Big gratitude goes out to Dawn and John at The Sound Temple! The venue is truly beautiful and unique and I am honoured to be hanging my work in the space for three months!
If you are in the Perth area I hope that you are able to get along and check it out with your friends and whānau!