Cameron Tukapua
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Welcome to this virtual world

Cameron is my original family name which I claimed when my father passed away. This name connects me to my ancestors who farmed the land of Aotearoa - New Zealand. They were pioneers. Carrying this name reminds me to stay grounded, aim to evolve, have FUN with life and keep things simple. Tukapua is my married Maori name. I am honoured to carry this link to the indigenous people of our land.  Tu means to "to stand" Kapua is "the clouds".  Living between the worlds of nature and spirit feels natural to me. Living head and Heart aligned is my lifetime quest.

Professional History

Cameron exploration into evolving our full potentials began in 1983, when a chance encounter at a gathering introduced her to a lifetime study of Chinese medicine. Alongside her studies she has been exploring meditation, cross cultural wisdom teachings, Yoga, Qigong and light hearted living ! In 1999 she opened the NZ Qualifications registered Christchurch College of Holistic Healing in New Zealand - offering career training programs in Acupuncture. Since 2015 she has been exploring online learning opportunities with teaching group You Being You.

Assisting Shifting Gears - Old World to New

After 33 years of individual consults, leading retreats in China, Australia and New Zealand, delivering practitioner level training,Cameron’s is reaching out to mainstream audiences, empowering everyday people to take charge of their health using mindfulness and simple movement practices. Recently joined by Qigong teacher - Lee Cooper they are offering Wellbeing events for the general public and business people of New Zealand.

Cameron is also bringing her lifetime discoveries of Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga, Qigong and Wellbeing into one program called “Meridian Yoga” which will launch in March 2020.

Drawing from a rich background of clinical acupuncture practice, committed Yoga practice and personal development training, Cameron Tukapua’s presentations are uniquely original. She invites her students to both understand and embrace their humanity while aspiring to a higher insight. Cameron brings a lightness of heart to her work, infusing her talks and seminars with humor, while ingeniously offering a razor-sharp perspective that encourages participants to recommit to their own personal vision
Donna Farhi - Author of “Bringing Yoga to Life: the Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

Well-being education is generally missing in mainstream education. We ‘drive around’ in the most sophisticated body-mind vehicle and yet most people have never had a lesson on how the mind and Heart work in unison, or where our day to day energy comes from. Connection to ourselves and each other, and learning from life’s challenges and then sharing what helps us, empowers many. Our well-being programs are designed to reach out to grassroots communities, encourage Heart to Heart connection and deliver a thinking upgrade valuable for this time. 

The generalised anxiety and depressions visible in the world today indicate many people are questioning. “Whats really going on here ?” ” I don’t understand?” Anxiety and a quest for meaning are closely related, and fresh solutions to this collective health crisis are most needed. We don’t always know WHERE we are going anymore as things shift so quickly in todays world. We believe a thinking upgrade on HOW to travel by listening to the Heart, staying open, paying attention to what we know deep down, and trusting ‘step by step’ walking, can help.

Science can now evidence what the ancients have always known - we are all connected. Quantum science teaches us that we make life happen with our thoughts, emotions and responses to life. Life is interactive and yet few people know the rules of HOW TO LIVE with this awareness. Chinese medicine has a 2200 year old evidence based medical history of well being preventative health care. This ancient medicine has never separated the mind from the body. In this tradition we are taught to care for our wellbeing through conscious intent and mindful choices. This rich medical tradition provides well-being principles and practices which you can immediately apply to transform your life.

“In our modern world it is easy to see how stress and tensions are overflowing. This gift is it’s catalysing social transformation. Knowing our inter connectedness and seeing how to ride the waves of change, empowers us to play our part in transforming the world within us, and around us ! Many people would like to feel less stressed and help their loved ones, at the same time people don’t know what to do! Join us and discover simple keys for lifelong wellbeing - empower yourself, your whanau and your friends. We can all help and it is surprisingly simple.

Opening Up Book

Opening Up is a story about how to create Heart based connections with ourselves and others. It explains how "life is energy" and offers everyday language for understanding how the natural world around us is mirrored by the functions and movements of energy within us. 

Opening Up encourages healing conversation about how to bring our true self forward in life. The story was originally inspired by the Christchurch earthquakes and the collective Heart opening that happened in response to that time. Many of us witnessed how people from all traditions instinctively respond from the Heart when life is threatened. What if we chose to live that way all the time ? Imagine if many of us were deeply connected to our original nature which is open, lighthearted and free ? What a different world.

Read an article about Opening Up here.