Aroha Workshops and Events (Whakangungu kia ora te tangata). 

Reiki workshops, Full moon events and Sacred feminine retreats are what the team at Aroha have so much passion for.  





Moon Journeys - New Moon abundance journey with Rosanna Marks and Katerina Marshall 

Our ceremony begins with Rosanna taking you on a healing journey to balance your chakras with ancient tantric feminine movement to feel energy flowing within, connecting you to your chakra centres to feel more grounded and peaceful. Learn more about your chakras as well as different techniques to restore and achieve balance on your own. You will learn to move your body in a flowing sensual way that activates energy. You can read more about Rosanna here.

Chakra balancing will flow into beautiful Womb yoga with Katerina. Yoga facilitator, student of Embodied Flow™, and trained in women’s anatomy of arousal, womb yoga, and tantric practices, Katerina is devoted to creating a safe space for women to return to their feminine. After her own journey of suppressing and feeling ashamed of her woman-ness, Katerina felt the call to transform that to an experience of self-love and ecstasy.

This ceremony is a dedication to re-remembering our connection to our sacred womb space - a place of intelligence, power and inner-peace. Through breath, sound and movement, womb yoga reawakens and realigns the natural rhythms of a women’s body, mind and spirit.

The movements are designed for women’s bodies (whether or not you have a physical womb) and are slow and gentle.

We will be doing light, restorative movement. Please think about an intention before you come. We recommend to wear comfortable clothing for movement and yoga.

We have a 24hour cancellation policy for all events. 


New Moon Abundance journey - fully booked - please email us to add your name to the cancellation list.

When: Wednesday 10th October

Cost: $40

Time: 6.00pm - 8.15pm 

Please email us at to reserve your place. Spaces are limited.



Joyful Living Kundalini and Shamanic Retreat in San Marcos, Guatemala with Maren Lander in partnership with Aroha Love.

2019 date TBC

This 8 day retreat is a unique opportunity for you to spend time away from your daily routines and old way of thinking with a group of like-minded people in the magical land of Guatemala in Central America. Maren and Rosanna together with Guest Shamans will take you on a deeply healing journey, whilst creating a joyful experience.

San Marcos is the home of 'Chocolate Shaman' Keith Wilson, who has been Maren's teacher since 2016. He has brought many light workers from all over the world to Lake Atitlan over the years. You will spend time with Keith as well as Mayan Shaman Izaias Sajvin, who will in their compassionate and fun way, initiate you to a higher version of yourself.

Life is about joy and not suffering and often it takes a little guidance only that helps you to choose an alternative way of thinking and living.

We invite you to join us on this magical journey, so that you can experience the power of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Mayan Spiritual bathing and Sound Healing combined with Shamanic wisdom in a country that has a rich Mayan history. Our retreat costs include the following:

Daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes

Gong Sound Healing

Protection Amulet creating - Rosanna

Shamanic Journeying

Cacao Ceremonies held be Keith as well as Maren

Cacao ceremony with Keith 

Mayan Fire Ceremony with Izaias 

Mayan spiritual bath with Rosanna

2 vegetarian meals daily + Accommodation in San Marcos

Experiencing life in a Guatemalan village

We will keep the group size relatively small, so that we can make sure everyone is supported through this transformative process.

The cost for the retreat week is TBC US Dollars not including flights and airport transfers.

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required by TBC to secure your place.

You can make your own way here or get in touch with Rosanna if you would like to travel with her and Benton. There is the opportunity to arrive early and spend a few days at the venue with Maren and Kris for a small fee before the retreat starts.

We are really looking forward to hosting, guiding, travelling and journeying with you on our life changing Guatemala adventure!

Please get in touch with for further details.


‘Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics’. ~ Albert Einstein

Reiki is a method of hands on healing. It is a system of healing that transforms and heals the body and mind. The Reiki practitioner transfers energy via the hands to the recipient. 

A Reiki practitioner harnesses this vital energy via a series of attunements or initiations which, in effect, switch on the ability to transfer Reiki energy to oneself and others.

Discover and learn a safe, proven and effective way to enjoy renewed health and vitality with Reiki!




Discover and learn a safe, proven and effective way to enjoy renewed health and vitality with Reiki.

Reiki is a simple method of hands on healing, and is a system of healing that transforms and heals the body and mind, restoring balance, equilibrium and radiance.

No prior experience is necessary in order to learn Reiki. In this Reiki 1 course (Reiki First Degree) you will learn how to confidently deliver effective Reiki treatments for yourself, family, friends, clients and pets. You will learn how to bring healing, comfort and calm to any condition, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual by applying Reiki in three easy to learn Reiki patterns. Through well organized Reiki lectures, clear and thorough Reiki demonstrations, and ample supervised Reiki hands-on practice time, you will learn all of the Reiki Level 1 techniques quickly and easily and receive your certification as a Reiki 1 Practitioner.

This workshop is also a great way for those who already hold a Reiki 1 degree to refresh their skills.

This workshop covers all aspects of Reiki 1 - 

Reiki principles
Full chakra module 
Hands on healing for others; friends, family, animals and plants
Basic Animal Reiki healing
Group healing techniques
Meditation and Mudra

Our Reiki training classes are held over two days, thorough and complete, to provide you with a real hands-on Reiki training experience. This supervised hands-on practice is essential to your learning the Reiki techniques properly and gaining the necessary experience and confidence before giving Reiki treatments to others.You will leave this workshop feeling renewed and awakened to the simplicity of Reiki technique and application.  

You will experience self-healing and supporting others in their healing, you'll make new friends as well as receive Reiki 1 certification. 

2 day non-residential. This workshop will be held at Aroha premises at 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn. Aroha is an inspirational urban, inner city workshop and healing facility, and a place of inner reflection.

When :

Saturday 23rd and 24th February 2019 

Where : Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn
Time : Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 9.30am - 3pm 
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian lunch provided each day
Facilitators : Benton Day and Rosanna Marks
Cost : $350
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
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Reiki is a beautiful and powerful, safe form of energy healing and here at Aroha we use Reiki in everything we do. You can feel Reiki in our hands; deeply warm and tingling sensations that relax and energise the recipient allowing for a restful and peaceful mind ready to take on the world. 

Reiki 2  workshop for those who hold Reiki 1 certification or those wishing to refresh their Reiki 2 practice.

This workshop has been designed to cover all aspects of Reiki 2 and more.

Symbols and symbol practice
Distant healing
Focussed intention
Enhancement of hands on practice
Cleansing of self, spaces and environments

When : Saturday 30th and 31st March
Where : Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn
Time : 10am - 4pm (Saturday) and 9.30am - 3pm (Sunday)
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian lunch provided each day
Facilitators : Benton Day and Rosanna Marks
Cost : $380
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
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  • Aroha Reiki 3 certification. This 2 day workshop is for those who currently hold a Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 degree, or for Reiki 3 practitioners wanting to update and refresh their existing skills.

    This workshop will cover all aspects of Reiki 3

    Experienced use of the Reiki 2 symbols
    Focused intention and deep healing Reiki given and received
    Reiki 3 symbols
    Shamanic positioning
    Cleansing practices and water cleansing ritual
    Mudra, Meditation and Deep stretching

    We look forward to spending the weekend with those who feel they are ready to progress into Reiki 3!

When : 2019 dates TBC
Where : Aroha Love, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Time : 10am - 4pm (Saturday) and 9.30am - 3pm (Sunday)
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian lunch and snacks provided each day
Facilitators : Benton Day and Rosanna Marks
Cost : $400
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
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This retreat is currently fully booked!  Please email us to place your name on the cancellation list.

Annual Sacred Feminine Retreat 2018: We are currently creating a new and very exciting retreat with our friends for 2018 onwards.


When groups of like-minded women get together magic is created. Sacred Feminine workshops awaken awareness of the feminine form with beautiful flowing, simple yet sensual dance, yoga and a deeper understanding, honouring and integration of energy and companionship.

This year our Sacred Feminine Retreat will be held at Sacred Earth Lodge, KareKare. Our theme is ‘Ritual’ under the full moon.

Aroha Sacred Feminine Retreats are profoundly and deeply healing, a space where we can drop our masks and allow the beauty of our authentic grace to shine through. A space where we can honour, celebrate and empower each other and learn awareness around rituals that will allow for a greater capacity to grow and flourish as feelings and energy flows through our bodies with ritual, healing dance and yoga.

Expect some magic:



Women's circle

Cacao ceremony

Gentle Bellydance

Kundalini Yoga

Meditation and sound healing

Space in nature



We will be in natural peace, surrounded by beaches, forests, streams, waterfalls, rock pools - with gorgeous ocean sunsets, and delicious vegetarian meals.

We only take a very limited number of ladies on Sacred Feminine retreats.  Please email us with any questions


When : 23rd - 25th November 2018 ~ Full moon weekend 
Where : KareKare
Time : Friday early evening - 2pm Sunday afternoon
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian meals and accommodation included
Facilitators : Rosanna Marks + Friends
Cost : $595.00
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
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Sacred Feminine annual retreats are perfect for beginners and women who have attended prior Aroha sacred feminine retreats. 




Aroha Massage workshops are by request only and will be at a cost of $850 per day for an individual or $450 per day, per individual for groups of 2 or more. 3 days of training is minimum and can extend to 5 days if required.

These workshops will be held at Aroha premises (3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn) and is open to all levels and teaching her art is Rosanna's specialty and passion. It is advisable, however not necessary, to have completed an anatomy and physiology certificate prior to learning. Delicious vegetarian meals are included in the workshop cost.

What will I learn:

Holistic Bodywork Aroha style
Enter a more conscious awareness of your energy centres
Learn how to blend a fusion of massage techniques with energy healing and chakra balancing
How to enhance your own internal energy flow and body mechanics
Rhythmical massage techniques, with a focus on breath and movement, using simple yet highly effective techniques
The importance of spiritual cleansing
Keeping high energy levels for yourself and your client/recipient
Enhancement of intuition with holistic bodywork

To find out more please contact us