The path, journey - Te Ara - of the child from the spiritual world to the earthly world in the arms of the mother who holds, carries, guides the child on this path, through/with spiritual knowledge; divine wisdom -  Sophia.
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The Te Ara Sophia centre offers an environment to foster and support all aspects of a creative approach to conscious parenting in the modern times alongside therapies, services, community groups and endeavours.

The centre is situated across the school field at 275 Fifield Terrace. Formerly the Novalis House/Helios health centre building, it houses resident practitioners and therapists, and a variety of community activities.


  • Alison Hunter - Clinical Psychologist
  • Red Tent Aotearoa
  • Courageous Conversations
  • Conscious Creators
  • Community Art Group
  • Eurythmy sessions


If you would like to know more about the centre and if you are interested in hiring a space contact:

Rachel Conway - email 

M: 022 091 1270     P: 03 337 0514 ext 254

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Brothers Club

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Shona Stronach

Anthroposophic Nursing Therapy. Shona offers a gentle massage experience (Rhythmical Body Oiling / Warmth Massage) supporting the developmental changes, physical and emotional, that the child may be experiencing, often recommended as a course of 4 sessions. For more information or to book an appointment contact: Shona Stronach RN, Anthroposophic Nurse...
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Rita Noetzel

Practitioner, Rita Noetzel has diplomas in Therapeutic Massage, Rhythmical Massage and is also a qualified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician. She has been involved in complementary medicine since 1987 and offers a wide range of treatments which are tailored to the client’s specific needs. Massage therapy has proven to be useful for...
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Rata midwives

Rata Midwives is proud to have a long association with Te Kura o Rudolf Steiner i Ōtautahi.  Indeed, some of our children loved and still love their time in the school. We have a philosophy guided by Love, Respect, Partnership and Legacy. We have many years of experience and still...
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Holistic Health & Wellness

Our Registered Naturopath, Stephen Roigard, has been working in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years. Stephen is also a qualified Clinical Nutritionist, Medical Herbalist, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist. In addition to this he is certified as an instructor in yoga, dance and martial arts. He has...
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