Jase Te Patu
Jase Te Patu is from Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa. He has been teaching in the health and wellness sector for 27 years. All of his life’s work has led him to sharing yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and creator of M3 – Mindfulness for Children aged 5-10 years. Jase’s students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students and many more high-performance athletes.
Jase was a presenter and trainer for Les Mills. He has also taught dance in schools throughout Aotearoa and travelled Australasia as a professional performer.
Jase was the winner of the NZ Exercise Industry Awards – Body/Mind Teacher of the year in 2018. He also won a NZ Lifekeeper’s Award for Suicide Prevention for the work he does in the mental health space for men and youth. He is an Ambassador for Youthline and was also the recipient of the Regional Local Hero medal as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2018.
Yoga has been a beautiful space to utilise ALL of the tools in Jase’s kete and he’s intent on sharing it all through the lens of Te Ao Māori!
Title (Session 1) - Te Pū - Aīo - The source of inner peace
Our Ancient Māori ancestors shared very similar practices to those of the Ancient sages and seers of Yoga. The calming of the mind in Yoga allows us to find this inner peace or ‘Āio’ that exists, within, without and all around us! Join Jase Te Patu for a continuation of last year’s kōrero on Hau Ora. In this session we share how our Māori gods and wisdom from them, align beautifully with the 7 energetic chakras of Yoga. We speak to ‘Āio’ or that inherent sense of peace when fully connected to Earth Mother (Papatūānuku) and Sky Father (Ranginui). When this work is done, similar to the practices of Yoga, we align ourselves with a deeper connection to ourselves, to others and the greater world around us!
- To recap on what Hauora is to Māori
- To expand on the learnings from last year's Hauora session
- To learn at a deeper level, the true meanings of yoga through a Māori lens
- To obtain a sense of belonging through the teachings of both yoga and Te Ao Māori
Title (Session 2) - Te Reo Yoga
He mauri te reo Māori nō Aotearoa, māu, mā tātou katoa - Let’s make Te Reo Māori essential for you, for all of us!
Jase takes us through a beautiful flow, delivered 100% in Te Reo Māori. As Yoga is translated to English when we share it’s teachings, let’s celebrate the Reo of Aotearoa, to honour the mana of one Ancient culture taught here on our land!
- To learn a basic flow through the use of our native Aotearoa language
- To hear how listening to a class in Māori can transcend language and share the true heart and love of the ancient practice of yoga, through an ancient language from home.