Our Koha (Gift) to You

We are a kiwi family collective of creative and caring people. We have a unique combination of gifts accumulated through the lessons of life experiences, continuous learning across many areas, scientific and creative skills, and the joy of living in a beautiful location.  It is our vision to offer the opportunity for others to grow, rejuvenate, strengthen and find new joys in life.  For us to pass on our knowledge and skills, create beautiful art and allow clients to experience opportunities for new personal growth.

"Life is a continuous journey and we may encounter many challenges and blessings along the way.  It is my hope that Koru Koha can help others to find ways of accepting, appreciating and savouring every moment."  Shaarina Taylor

Our Unfurling Story

The creation of Koru Koha has come from an accumulation of experiences and a progression of our own life's journey.  We have made a choice to continue to learn throughout our lives and this is simply the next extension of passing on our cumulative knowledge.

Both Jason and Shaarina studied post graduate degrees in the biological sciences and met each other while working in endangered species management with the NZ Dept of Conservation. Jason finds much inspiration from working in the outdoors and this feeds into his natural artistic talents;  creating beautiful environments, sculptures, carvings, paintings or practical bespoke furniture pieces. Shaarina has been a practitioner and teacher of Chen style Tai Chi Chuan and several styles of Qigong for nearly 15 years.  She found many synergies between these philosophies and her ecological studies and appreciated the holistic approach this added to life.  In recent years, while undertaking the role of a full time caregiver and continuing to nurture her family, Shaarina found the practices of Wisdom Healing (or Zhineng) Qigong in particular to be of great benefit.  The mindful, energetic and healing nature of the techniques and teachings supported and enriched life during a challenging time.  It was an obvious step for her to share such effective and profound practices with others and in 2017 became the first Certified Teacher and Healing Facilitator of Wisdom Healing Qigong  in New Zealand.

To combine all these things: the love and inspiration we gain from our environment; the beautiful place we live; the nurturing techniques of Qigong; our cumulative life lessons, with the creativity these things bring to our lives, is our new beginning gift, Koru Koha.

Meet the Koru Koha Family

We want our clients to enjoy life through all its shades.  We offer opportunities to learn techniques to make this happen for yourselves (Wellbeing), to relax and explore (AirBnB) and to take home a piece of our creative art or furniture (Creativity).

 You don't have to wait for things to change or to improve, its about finding the aliveness in whatever life is, right now!

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Shaarina Taylor

Koru Koha

Wellbeing & AirBnB

I was born in Devonport, back living in the family homestead.  I've been a caregiver in many forms: Tutor, Student/Educator, Conservation Wildlife Ecologist, Mum, Early childhood educator, tour guide, scout leader, Elderly caregiver, and Qigong instructor.  People, relationships and experiences of many kinds, are the things that are important to me.  It is natural for me to share experiences and teach others.


Jason Taylor

Koru Koha

Creativity & Air BnB

I have lived in Devonport for past 20yrs.  I've trained and worked as a Conservation Wildlife Manager and a Landscaper.  Loving the outdoor lifestyle, I pass on my skills through the Scouting movement.  Inspired by life and kiwi culture, my paintings, sculpture, stone and woodwork pieces are diverse.  Creative ideas come from many sources and I love to bring these to life with unique pieces of art and furniture.

Step towards a new life gift...

  • Your Wellbeing journey with Wisdom Healing Qigong Classes
  • Your AirBnB stay: add a guided walking tour or qigong lesson
  • Your new piece of Art or Furniture