Our Advanced Lomi Lomi Intensive Retreat is just around the corner!
Ancient Hawaiians believed that your “mana” or spiritual life force is held within your bones. Discover the “wisdom of the bones”, ancient teachings of how the emotional, spiritual nature of illness can be directly associated with different areas of the body. Learn the full-body art form of Lomi Lomi Massage and how to administer advanced techniques to address these issues.
Use hands, forearms, sticks, stones, knees and feet to release the body at its deepest level with the intention that as the physical body returns to improved alignment, that the spiritual/emotional body will also align.
In Advanced Lomi Lomi Intensive, we begin our journey by warming and opening the musculoskeletal system using methods covered in the Lomi Lomi Fundamentals course. This approach follows in the lineage of Big Island Style Lomi, intended to instill a level of skill necessary for proper assessment, palpation, and treatment of injury. Lomi Lomi Fundamentals is a multi-dimensional form of structural lomi incorporating concepts of Hawaiian spirituality, meditation techniques, and indigenous values addressing the whole person. We then focus on advanced techniques that create space in the joints of the spine and extremities for improved lubrication of the joints and structural alignment. Ancient Hawaiian teachings of the “wisdom of the bones” will fuel our work as we explore the spiritual and emotional aspects of illness as it pertains to different areas of the body. Learn how to use various tools and advanced techniques to follow symptoms to their source and heal the body at a deep and holistic level. In the final course, learn the profound impact of Kua Lua Hawaiian Back Walking, a method deeply rooted in ancestral lineage and physical alignment.
All Lomi Lomi courses are taught by Jeana Iwalani Naluai, MPT, LMT and her team of lomi specialists. Through talk-story, demonstration, and hands-on practice, students will experience this foundational learning in a rich way. Our instructor’s knowledge is passed down through a long lineage of master practitioners. The various lomi courses provide a learning environment with extensive and effective lomi techniques, the Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’oponopono, meditation and chant. Ho’omana Spa Maui is dedicated to the development of each student’s mind, body and spirit while ensuring a supportive and quality learning experience that inspires transformation.
Arrival Date: April 20, 2015
Welcome Ceremony: 8:00am
Lomi Lomi Courses
Lomi Lomi Fundamentals (4 days, 33 C.E. hours, includes Sacred Sites Tour)
Students will learn an ancient, full body form of Hawaiian massage that addresses musculo-skeletal imbalances and limited range of motion or dysfunction– both specific and therapeutic in its application. This course is the foundational work for all classes taught at Ho’omana Spa Maui. Lomi Lomi Fundamentals offers students concepts and tools to help increase receptivity to intuitive guidance, such as Hawaiian meditation techniques, healing chants and prayers, Ho’oponopono, and guided tours of some of Maui’s most sacred sites.
Advanced Core & Extremities (7 days, 60 C.E. hours, includes Sacred Sites Tour)
The circulation of nutrients from the blood, elimination of waste products in lymphatics, and communication of the central to peripheral nervous system are each dependent upon open pathways in these body systems. Once core musculature has been flushed and the drains of circulation opened, the extremities are free to flush toxins as well. This course places emphasis on following the symptom to its source, ultimately assisting in increasing flexibility and using subtle positioning to bring the body back into optimal alignment, from the tips of the fingers to the toes.
Kua Lua Hawaiian Back Walking (3 days, 24 C.E. hours)
Learn to work with your feet in the way you feel with your hands. The kua, or spine, represents your soul lineage in this lifetime and beyond. Each vertebra represents a generation upon which we stand upright and are supported by. Kua Lua uses depth of pressure, breath, and physical alignment to release and restore the body in a transformational way.
Sacred Sites Tours: Explore Maui’s rich culture through legend and lore in a talk story style. We will visit the island’s most sacred energetic areas. Iao Valley and various heiau (traditional Hawaiian temples) are just few sites on our tour. On the first tour we will be learning about plant medicine, ritual cleansing both at the mountain and the ocean visiting sacred Heiau (Hawaiian Temples). The second tour will bring us to Maui’s magical Northwest shoreline to explore Hawaiian temples and sacred wahipana that house our kupuna iwi ancestral bones.
You will find a driving map and directions on our website driving map/directions and sitemap for your cottage parking and location. We encourage you to print a copy of the driving map and directions to Ho’omana Spa Maui as well as a site map of our property before arrival.
If you need airport pick-up, please arrange with our Taxi service, Sunset Taxi who is willing to pick our students up at the airport and take them for a 30-minute grocery stop at Whole Foods Market and then onto Ho’omana retreat center. The fee is $70 and you will pay the service directly.
Their contact info is: Nick Wilson EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Departure Date: May 6, 2015
Food is not included in the retreat and students are asked to bring a lunch and snacks each day to class and during the outings.
Shared Student Housing Option:
Cost is $60 per night per night, $35 cleaning fee plus taxes. Accommodations are first come first served basis.
[P, b] Advanced Lomi Lomi Intensive 17-Day Retreat: $2,435 includes tax ($3,400 with accommodations)
[P] Lomi Lomi Fundamentals 4-Day Course: $725 includes tax
Advanced Core & Extremities 7-Day Course: $1,250 includes tax
Kua Lua Hawaiian Back Walking 3-Day Course: $500 includes tax
- Full payment due to hold your space in the workshop.
- If for any reason you need to cancel, 85% of your tuition will be fully refunded before 30 days of when your training begins.
- For cancellations received within 30 days before your course begins, 50% of your registration fee will be refunded.
- There will be no refund available on the day of the scheduled course.