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The Tamataane Project is devoted to guiding men on a journey of transformation, nurturing them to embody the integrated and divine self. Through immersive group experiences and 1-on-1 coaching, we cultivate emotional intelligence, build heart-centered communication, discover your soul's purpose, and strengthen brotherly bonds. Our mission is to empower men to excel as partners, lovers, fathers, brothers, sons, and friends, enriching their lives and the communities they touch.


The very start of my/our journey. I have learned so much since then and have grown a lot...

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Get to Know Us

Tamataane, now rebranded as The Tamataane Project, was birthed prior to Nga Manu Wayfinders. It originated amidst the chaos of the pandemic in 2021, in Nicaragua. I initiated the first men's circle and haka, held weekly as part of a 3-month conscious + circus residency. Over the following years, I facilitated two 5-day men's retreats and one 24-hour men's retreat, all centered around a haka my older brother and I created, called Te Tangi Pakanga a te Tangata - The War Cry of Man. This haka was crafted to guide men on a journey into themselves, drawing from Carl Jung's framework of masculine archetypes: the king, warrior, magician, and lover. 

The Tamataane Project draws from Māori practices, integrating other modalities such as meditation, breathwork, ceremony, ritual, coaching, and mindfulness exercises. Recognizing the potential to reach a wider audience, both men and women, I, Cyrus Henry, founded Nga Manu Wayfinders. This organization finds its roots in my personal journey and is now based in Aotearoa, New Zealand, following a decade of living abroad—seven years in Sydney and three in Nicaragua. Thank you for accompanying us on this journey.

I felt emotionally constipated… not only did I have a heavy heart… there was so many things going on in my life that I didn’t have the passion or energy to deal with… “I’ve already started to see changes… felt amazing”

Christopher "Cj" Gross Founder/CEO of Ascension Worldwide. Shrewsbury, PA

A highlight reel of workshops & retreats

Our Clients Say

The facilitators were absent of a top down mentality which I really appreciated. They were able to hold the space and be good guides but at the same time maintain a level with all the brothers and I think that approach really allows to feel safe

Zach, Yacht Captain - Nicaragua

Upcoming courses

Healing with Haka-Awakening the Heart Warrior

Welcome to "Healing with Haka - Awakening the Heart Warrior," a transformative 5-week journey tailored for men, focusing on men's mental health, divine masculine energy, and holistic healing. Immerse yourself in a unique blend of māori practices, modern psychology, and immersive activities, crafted to guide you on a path of self-discovery and brotherhood.

Join us in creating a sacred space for authentic expression, emotional release, and profound brotherly support. This program utilizes the powerful Māori war chant/dance, haka, as a vehicle for healing, allowing you to tap into your inner warrior.

Our safe and supportive container encourages you to express yourself authentically, fostering emotional release and connection with fellow brothers. Through the transformative energy of haka, delve into the depths of your heart, embracing Carl Jung's masculine archetypes – the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover.

Embark on this impactful journey, where the haka becomes a potent medium for understanding and embracing these archetypes, leading you towards self-discovery and empowerment.


This course is a commitment to your holistic well-being and transformative growth, inviting you to go beyond the surface and dive deep into the realms of your own healing and the divine masculine.

Are you ready to answer the call of being The Heart-Warrior? Join us on this profound journey and unlock the power within.


Duration: 5 weeks

Participants: Men only

Start Date: April 7th, 2024

Investment Options (Payment plans available)
- Standard Package: $777
- Premium Package: $1,330 (Includes 4 private coaching sessions + group zoom)
- If payment is a barrier, reach out, and let's find a solution

Program Highlights
- 4 Online Group Sessions (90 minutes each)
- 1 Weekend Wānanga-Retreat Experience (Location TBC)
  - Camping in the Bush (Bring your own camping gear)
  - 24-hour fasting with communal meal preparation
  - Immersive engagement with Te Tangi Pakanga a te Tangata - The War Cry of Man Haka
- Weekly Workbook
- Recorded Guided Meditation
- Exploration of Carl Jung's Archetypes: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover
- Practical exercises to add to your tool belt.

How to Register
1. Complete the form below.
2. Choose your desired package (Standard or Premium).
3. Embark on this transformative journey of self-discovery and brotherhood!

If you have any questions, contact me below on email

Coming soon...


Key Features

Storytelling Wisdom: Immerse yourself in the enchanting pūrakau-story of Tāne ascending the heavens. Each week unveils a new chapter, offering profound insights and wisdom.

Weekend Wānanga-Retreat-Return: Enhance your experience with optional weekend wānanga-retreat-return experience. Immerse yourself in the teachings, connect with like-minded individuals, and deepen your understanding of the 12 pillars.

Cultural Heritage Integration: Embrace the Māori cultural heritage as a source of inspiration. Learn how the ancient wisdom of Tāne's journey can be applied to contemporary personal development.

Holistic Growth:  The 12 Pillars address diverse aspects of your life, from self-awareness and emotional well-being to leadership qualities and creativity. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive transformational experience.

Creation in Progress: Please note that this program is currently in its creation phase. While not yet active, we invite you to stay tuned for updates and announcements on its official launch.

If you would like to be part of the first launch of this program at a discounted rate. Email and say "Count me in for the BETA test"

The 12 Pillars of Tāne

Exclusive to Men

This journey Inspired by Māori Mythology: The 12 Pillars of Tāne lies the enchanting pūrakau-story from Māori mythology, recounting Tāne's ascent through the 12 heavens.


This program is a celebration of the power of storytelling, utilizing it as a profound vehicle for introspection. In exploring the narrative, participants gain insights into the diverse facets of their being.

For generations, Māori and many indigenous cultures have embraced storytelling as a sacred conduit for passing down wisdom. The characters within these stories are not just mythical figures; they mirror the complexity of our own identities.


"The 12 Pillars of Tāne" draws on this rich tradition, weaving a tapestry of self-discovery through the art of storytelling.

While this course is currently in development, it promises to be a potent and transformative journey. If you are seeking growth, evolution, and healing that intricately connects you with indigenous wisdom through storytelling, then this program is tailor-made for you.

Join us on this forthcoming adventure, where the ancient tales of Tāne become a guide for navigating the depths of your own story. Immerse yourself in a learning experience that not only honors cultural traditions but also propels you toward personal growth and connection.

Stay tuned for updates as we prepare to unveil this powerful odyssey of self-discovery and indigenous wisdom.

I was super surprised, there was 15 guys, we managed to hold a container where we could express what we wouldn’t even express to our families. If anyone is thinking of doing this, this is a great way to really reconnect with your essential self and move through any blocks that you have 

Ed Paget, Osteopath - Nicaragua

How you can work with me



1-on-1 Coaching

Transformative coaching, where we blend life, spiritual, and mindfulness coaching for holistic well-being. With a focus on trauma-informed, spiritual approaches, I guide you to unlock your best self. Together, we illuminate shadows, using mindfulness, meditation, and emotional release methods for growth and resilience. Let's navigate your journey to self-mastery, setting meaningful goals for lasting transformation.


Men's Circle

This is an online/in-person experience that is roughly 2-3 hours. There are 2 types of men's circles, a typical sharing circle or a chosen topic with discussion and exercises around that topic.

I currently don't have any men's circles operating but am looking to start an online one, if you would like to be part of the send an email saying you would. like to join. I can also come specifically to you and facilitate a men's circle 



My courses are deep, powerful and intelligently designed to give you the most optimal opportunity for transformation and you get to do it in a community with others. I highly recommend this

Iron sharpens iron meaning only man can sharpen man but/AND our women and children are the reason why we sharpen iron in the first place

~ Cyrus Henry

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