lomi lomi month long immersion
Find your path.
Unlock your healing potential.
Learn lomi lomi massage.
August 26- September 20, 2018
Join us for 28 days that will change everything
This month-long journey will help you focus on your own true path to healing, improve mental, physical and spiritual potential and create deep healing through generations.
Learn the sacred healing art form known as Lomi Lomi in class, on cultural excursions and in outreach clinics serving our Maui community. The immersion is an authentic, hands-on, therapeutic experience for those looking for a major shift in outlook and in life.
Is Ho'omana Lomi Lomi Right For Me?
In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was family work, used to keep everyone in the home healthy and strong. The village healer acted as doctor, psychologist, pharmacist, physical therapist - treating the whole person.
Ho’omana’s style of lomi comes from 6 lineages of Hawaiian elders who have entrusted Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai to share them with you.
Previous bodywork is not necessary.
Ho’omana Lomi Lomi trainings are for anyone who is ready to access their own healing legacy to serve their family, community and the world.
Lomi Lomi Fundamentals
Ho’omana’s core introductory training is the foundation and pre-requisite for all courses. Learn full-body massage that combines modern, scientific technique and ancient Hawaiian wisdom for healing at all levels:
* Proper assessment and treatment of injury
* How to create more harmony and balance through giving and receiving magical healing touch
* Ho’opono’pono, the Hawaiian’s clearing system to maintain energetic alignment and harmony with Spirit, self and others
Sacred sites tour: Visit the island's most sacred energetic landscapes and Hawaiian temples. Learn about plant medicine, ritual cleansing at the mountain and the ocean. Take part in chanting ceremony.
Aug 27-30, 2018
Lomi 'Ili 'Ili: Hot Stone Therapy
Learn to infuse your work with the healing energy of the “aina (land). Visit Maui’s most sacred sites and discover the power of incorporating heated stones into your practice. In ancient times, Lomi Lomi practitioners learned how to work on the physical body together with the spirit of a plant or a stone, requesting assistance with their healing practice.
Stone Gathering at Wailua Nui: Journey to a historic agricultural valley and learn to gather stones ceremonially with a gathering chant. Use the chant to and gathering protocol to collect stones close to your home 'Aina (land) to envoke support from the earth where you live.
Aug 31- Sep 2, 2018
Learn pregnancy massage techniques in a side lying position. Hold space for women who wish to conceive, pregnant women, and post natal care focusing on bringing the bones back together.
Seated Lomi techniques - our foundational teachings, translated into a seated position - will give you a way to work on anyone anywhere anytime as long as you have a chair.
Cultural Excursion: Explore the sacred birthing pools of Maui. Learn the chant to welcome a Soul baby into the lei of Family. Give back to the community during Lomi Lomi outreach.
Sep 5-7, 2018
4 Hand lomi
Tandem Flow is a special technique that is a more recent healing expression of lomi lomi. This unique experience involves two massage therapists simultaneously using traditional long flowing lomi strokes, facilitating a sense of complete surrender within.
This course covers the elements of coordination, breath, synchronicity, and teamwork and is used as a vehicle for transformation. It takes you beyond the mind. (Please note: a single therapist can also use all the strokes introduced in this course)
Sep 10- 12, 2018
Hawaiian Medicinal Therapies: La'au Lapa'au
In this continuation of the holistic approach of Lomi Lomi, Students will learn how to make elixirs, poultices, teas, and tinctures using traditional plant medicine. Discover how to perform dry table scrubs, wraps, herbal facials and more. Explore the history of La’au Lapa’u and traditional practices for gathering, pairing, and administering herbal formulations..Students will learn how to blend healing body care products that are straight from nature, as well as the healing qualities of Hawaii’s tropical plants.
SEP 17-19, 2018
What our students say
"With Lomi Lomi, I help others but I am also grounded and nourished when I work."
Emily Bittner (San Francisco, CA)
"This was unlike any form of schooling I've ever had before, combining anatomical technique and spiritual energy. A magical experience."
Chelsea Gockel (Maui, HI)
"I was looking for a change in my life. I was out of balance. Without inspiration. At Ho'omana...I became a new person."
Francesca Braganini: (Italy)
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you are not planning on renting a car and 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. Email Nick Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the refund policy?
If for any reason you need to cancel, a 15% of workshop fees will be charged and the remaining portion fully refunded. Cancellation 30 days before instruction begins, 50% will be refunded or charged. There is limited space in each class to nurture individualized instruction.
Is food included in my retreat?
Students are responsible for providing their own meals and snacks during class.
What about accommodations?
Ho’omana offers shared dorm-style housing for students who are enrolled in a Lomi course. Accommodations include bed, linens, towels, private bathroom, and kitchenette.
On-site, shared accommodation: $60 per night, one time cleaning fee of $45 plus 13.42% tax.
Accommodations are offered on a first come first serve basis. We sell out every retreat, so it is recommended to book early. Email email@example.com to book your space.
I’ve taken Lomi Lomi workshops before, do I still need to take the required pre-requisite - Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training?
Ho'omana's Lomi Lomi sources from the lineage of the Big Island. This Lomi Lomi comes from lineage holder Auntie Margaret Machado who has now passed on. The idea behind this Lomi style then is to bring the persons spirit, mindset and bones back into alignment, the practice is known as Ho'onohoiwi (bone movers) and is advanced in comparison to most level one trainings available. Our intention is to connect with the individual down to the level of the bones and is very specific and therapeutic work.
Because of the process of this style of Lomi, the courses are incremental; therefore students need to take our entry level course, otherwise student may be lost or injure themselves or patient.
When Lomi is a path that you are passionate about, no training will be wasted but will serve the greater understanding of the practice as a whole. Because you have learned in another lineage, it will assist you with a more rapid integration beginning with our Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training.
We would be honored for you to join our courses, and the pre-requisite of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training is required.
Can I take courses individually?
Yes. Courses can be taken individually, but keep in mind that Fundamentals is a pre-requisite course for every Ho'omana Lomi Lomi training. To request registration for single courses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I receive a certificate for my course?
After each course is completed, students receive a formal and certified certificate with the Nationally Approved Provider verification information for continuing education units. The full course equals 160 CE hours. Currently, we are certified with:
- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: http://www.ncbtmb.org/
- Massage Therapy Association of Alberta: www.mtaalberta.com
- Remedial Massage Therapy Association: http://rmta.ca/
- National Health Practitioners of Canada: www.nhpcanada.org
- Australia Association of Massage Therapists: https://aamt.com.au
- College of Massage Therapists of Ontario: www.cmto.com
- Irish Massage Therapapists Association: www.irishmassage.org
- Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland www.irishtherapists.ie
Ho’omana is committed to expanding our network of accreditation. If there is an organization you would like us to contact, please ask.
I’m not a trained massage therapist. Can I still learn Lomi Lomi?
In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was family work, used to keep everyone in the home healthy and strong. Ho’omana’s style of lomi comes from the therapeutic approach of the 6 lineages of Hawaiian elders Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai had the privilege of studying with.
Ho’omana Lomi Lomi trainings are for anyone who wants to learn to access their own healing legacy that can serve your family, community and the world.
Previous bodywork is not necessary. Even young children can learn to Lomi!
Do I need to apply for a F-1 or M-1 Visa (Student Visa)?
You will not need a student visa to enroll in our courses. Lomi Lomi is a cultural practice and your studies will be recreational, not for college credit, degree or academic certificate. You are considered a visitor or tourist. All of our international students enter the US with a standard tourist visa .
Watch this video now if you’re wondering…
- Where the source of Ho’omana Lomi Lomi comes from
- Exactly who will be supporting you on this Lomi Lomi journey
- The unexpected reason why you were drawn to this program (skip ahead to 4:30)
- How to find the inspiration to step into your own healing gifts
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