“I welcome my ancestors here today,
and I greet and welcome yours here too.”
Te Kawa Whaiora (c) is the Aotearoa, New Zealand collective that was co-founded by Erin Lewis,
Iwi leaders, and senior Whānau Mārama System Mapping Practitioners in 2018.
Whainga te kawa hei tikanga whaiora. The practise of life giving natural laws.
"Erin Lewis is of Irish and Scottish descent, Pākeha, and lives in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Most of her work is done on Zoom when she is not travelling the country to run workshops, and Whānau Mārama System Mapping Training.
Erin has been a Yoga and Qi Gong teacher for over 20 years, and has training and vast experience in helping people work through pain and trauma in their physical, mental and emotional bodies. This is invaluable knowledge as the Whānau Mārama process is somatic, and processed through the body and its stored cellular memories. It is also a powerful tool for releasing intergenerational trauma safely and swiftly.
Receiving a Graduate Diploma in Professional Bi-cultural Supervision was an opportunity to talk about and write to Systemic Constellation Therapy. During this process Erin created her own model of practise, Te Pouwhiringa which she teaches her trainees and uses herself daily. This is visually represented by a Celtic Shield Knot which symbolises protection of family."
Erin has also written a book entitled 'The Love Revolution' which is an important tool for those seeking healing and clarity. "