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© 2015 Aratika Trust




4 weeks

9 June 2020 onwards


Empowering People to live Well

We are excited to be running some of our programmes online.

Currently, we have our 4-week meditation series and creative art.

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Aratika runs programs that are complementary to conventional medicine and welcome people with any type of cancer, past or present, to attend.


Our programs are based on the principles of integrative medicine. We align ourselves alongside the medical model and provide practical tools to support a person on their cancer journey.


We annually run two 5-day Residential Retreats. One in conjunction with Petrea King and Wendie Batho from Quest for Life Australia and one aligned with The Gawler Foundation.

Our retreats offer:

  • Whakawhanaungatanga: - a sense of family connection and building relationships.

  • Manaakitanga: - a warm welcome for each person with generous hospitality.

  • Karakia: - spiritual prayer and blessings to strengthen wellbeing.

  • Aroha: - loving one another through empathy and compassion.


We continue to develop on-going courses and workshops, in creative art, nutrition, mind-body healing, and meditation.