Uncle Louis Kereopa

Uncle Louis Kereopa
Louis Te Kouarehua Kereopa is a traditional Maori master carver and tutor / graduate from the Rotorua NZ Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.
Matua (Uncle) graduated in 1972 with a Diploma of Fine Arts Maori, having spent 3 years under Master Carver Hone Taiapa from Ngati Porou. From 1985 – 1999 he served as a Carving Tutor at two separate carving school: Maraeroa Marae and Taumarunui. His main mediums are Wood, Bone and Omaru White Stone.
Matua teaches a form of open eyes prayer meditation in actioncalled  “Te Rakau Rangimarie (The Way of the Peace Stick)” which he has been sharing to many over the last 9 years. The sequence opens and closes with a Karakia (prayer), to honour Sky Father and Earth Mother
The movements flow using bamboo lengths, honouring the 7 energies of Nature – i.e. Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, Wood Metal and Crystal. The unfolding flow brings about balance, of Mind Body Heart and Soul..

Sessions with Uncle Louis Kereopa

November 24, 2018

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
Main Stage
11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
The Way of the Peace Stick
Near Vibrations Space
2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM

November 25, 2018

The Way of the Peace Stick
Near the Vibrations Space
11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
Main Stage
3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM