We had the pleasure of meeting with SevGen project leader Terri Waller in Eumundi Queensland, at their cafe Deadly Espresso. We supply them with our Golden Sands blend, which is fairtrade and organic. Terri runs the training program for indigenous and non indigenous youths, to up-skill their Barista knowledge and skill, in order for them to have the best opportunity for future employment. Check out the program at http://www.sevgen.com.au
How to Maori-fy your training sessions.
When it comes to physical activity, an #indigenous approach does not compartmentalise the physical body separate from the #mental , #spiritual or #social body. These systems coexist, and it is our challenge to reconnect this divide that modern medicine has created, and acknowledge a system that Dr. Mason Durie represented in his Te Whare Tapa Whā model of Māori health – an interrelationship between the physical, mental, spiritual and social elements.
Last week we first looked at the onset of exercise as represented by a person standing at the #tomokanga (entrance way) to a #marae (communal or sacred place). This was then followed by a degree of discomfort as the exercise begins to challenge the physical and mental elements. This second phase I call the #wero , or the warriors challenge. This week it’s all about the #karanga and #whaikōrero and how exercise intensity has a part to play in this transformative process. Check out the detailed post on the WhakapapaFridays Facebook page or on the blog (the link is in my bio)
Photo Credit: Sir Āpirana Ngata, politician and Ngāti Porou kaumātua, is shown giving a whaikōrero (speech) at the centennial celebrations of the opening of the original Rangiātea church in Ōtaki, in 1950. Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection