2019 Lomilomi Workshop
Pu’uwai Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage Workshop
August 9-15, 2019
Trinity Center, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Rising Heart Education, NCBTMB Approved Provider 451621-11
What an exciting time in which we live! The human spirit is experiencing an immense awakening of consciousness. God (Ke Akua), ancestors and the Aloha Spirit are urging us forward, guiding us as we evolve, heal and re-connect our collective energies.
Can we support ourselves and others in this great healing journey we all share?
YES! Now is the time to learn hands-on healing that is heart-centered, powerful, effective yet gentle.
Imagine learning the mystical healing art of Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage with a soul nurturing spiritual journey! You are invited to learn some of the healing traditions of the Hawaiian Islands in our two-part Hawaiian Lomilomi workshop.
This sounds exotic! What is Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage?
Lomilomi Hawaiian massage is a form of bodywork grounded in the ancient beliefs and practices of the Hawaiian people. In Hawaiian language, lomilomi means to "to massage, to shift; vibrational touch therapy". Lomilomi massage implements long, flowing forearm strokes which bring deep relaxation and rejuvenation to the body, mind and spirit of the receiver. Practitioners of this deeply soothing modality often find that they themselves receive an expanded sense of connection to their clients as well as ease of movement and less physical exertion during sessions.
Through skilled instruction, you will learn how to apply practical Lomilomi techniques to affect real change in your clients or loved ones. You will receive teachings and lessons that encourage expansion of your comfort zone and the release of self-limiting belief patterns.
Cultural roots of Lomilomi Massage
For many Hawaiian families, lomilomi massage is a part of everyday life used to soothe and nurture loved ones. In the professional therapeutic setting, lomilomi massage brings a deep sense of physical and spiritual wellbeing to both client and therapist. Lomilomi teaches recognition of the energetic relationship that exists between therapist (giver) and client (receiver) much like the relationship a surfer has with a big wave. The surfer prepares through physical training, honoring intuition and keen observation, but once on the great sea (moana), she soon learns that it is the wave that controls the ride! In this practice, you are the surfer and the client is the wave. Working in unity (lokahi) can bring great healing to the receiver.
Do I need any prior experience with Hawaii or her people to take this workshop? Do I need to me a massage therapist to participate?
A resounding "no". No prior experience with Hawaii, her people or professional training are required for this training. The teachings are applicable to professional therapists and those who which to bring loving touch to their families. Lomilomi massage is like chicken soup: every family has a style or recipe which brings comfort to the recipient.
Many years ago several Hawaiian elders agreed that it was past time to offer their healing beliefs and techniques to the world. This workshop is open to anyone who desires to enrich their personal journey or expand their healing arts practice. At its heart (pu’u wai), Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage intends to bring joy, blessing and healing to giver, receiver and the planet. Come with hearts and minds open and ready to receive these sacred cultural teachings.
Is this workshop and retreat right for me? Yes, if you...
desire to bring more spiritual connection to your work and life
are willing to connect soul to soul with another to create limitless transformation for body, mind and spirit
are ready to learn a sacred modality which brings more ease and less exertion to your body
are ready to deepen your personal spiritual journey through sacred teachings and lessons
Are you ready to deepen your body-mind-spirit connection more than you ever thought possible?
Enjoy warm breezes, soothing sounds of the ocean and sunny days filled with movement meditations, energizing breathing techniques, powerful chants and so much more! The deeper we dive, the more we expand. As we expand, the body relaxes, the mind calms and one is able to experience powerful healing.
Lomilomi massage is so much more than techniques; it’s a true spiritual practice that is personal, unique and heart centered. As we dive more deeply into Lomilomi, you'll learn to communicate through the soft tissues of the physical body, the subtle fields of the energy body, and the divine wisdom of the spiritual body.
The course is divided into two parts:
Part I- 16 CEUs Lomi Foundations and Posterior Body Techniques introduces students to the history and some of the spiritual foundations of Lomilomi. It also includes experiential components which will create greater heart centered connections. Techniques of Posterior Body massage are taught. Part I is offered August 9-12, 2019.
Part II- 24 CEUs Lomi Foundations and Anterior Body Techniques continues the teachings of Hawaiian spiritual foundations, experiential work and techniques of Anterior Body massage. Students will learn to bring together all of skills learned to perform a full body Lomilomi session. Part II is offered August 12-15, 2019.
Pu’uwai Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage Workshop will be held at Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Trinity Center is a private retreat and conference center dedicated to spiritual growth and personal reflection. Our spacious beachfront teaching space offers a beautiful ocean view, easy access to the beach, a large gazebo for outdoor meditation, outdoor showers and more.
Tuition includes your stay at Trinity Center. With the absence of telephones, televisions or Wifi, each private room offers quiet space for rejuvenation. Wifi access is available in community rooms and workshop spaces.
You will enjoy a private, air-conditioned room with private bath, all linens and meals. Meal service begins with dinner on Day 1 through lunch on the last day of training and includes daily snacks. With advanced notice, Trinity Center will take dietary restrictions into consideration when planning menus.
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Sign me up!
We are grateful and excited that you want to learn the healing art of Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage. Take Part I now OR take Parts I and II to receive the uninterrupted fullness of your lomilomi experiential training. Plus, combining the two classes offers a significant financial savings!
This workshop is what I need for personal and professional growth. What is the financial investment?
We desire to bring the highest quality education taught at a location which invites deep personal growth. We know that you will grow and thrive with us whether you take only Part I or plunge into 40 hours of NCBTMB accredited Continuing Education by taking Parts I and II simultaneously.
An investment of $918 includes 16 CE Part 1 training, private accommodations, linens, meals.
An investment of $1218 includes 24 CE Part II training, private accommodations, linens, meals. Pre-requisite: Part I Pu’uwai Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage
SAVE $240 by signing up for both Parts I and II!!
An investment of $44 per credit hour ($1895) includes 40 hours of NCBTMB CEUs, private accommodations, linens, meals and 3 CEs of Ethics!
Registration A $400 Deposit holds your place in the workshop and reserves your accommodations. Deposits are non-refundable. Secure your spot ASAP as this workshop fills up quickly.
Refund Policy Should you need to cancel, any tuition paid above the non-refundable deposit amount will be held as a credit toward future workshops. All cancellations must be made in writing and received by August 1, 2019. Canceling after August 1, 2019 will result in loss of funds.
Payment Methods: We accept personal checks, credit cards and PayPal. You may pay in-full or contact to request a payment plan.
All Payments Due By August 2, 2019
So, come dig those toes in the cool sand, feel the rush of the revitalizing ocean waves flow over your body, reconnect with nature, replenish your soul and earn continuing education credits while you’re at it! We’ll be waiting for you—August 9-15, 2019!
Meet your retreat leaders:
Naomi Baker, LMBT 11372 is a NC licensed massage and bodywork therapist, Reiki Master and Lomilomi practitioner. Naomi uses the principles of lomilomi massage to guide her intuition as she treats clients with various degrees of musculoskeletal pain and medical diagnoses. She is excited to share her Hawaiian heritage so that you may bring this exceptional healing work to your family and clients.
Naomi studied lomilomi massage under Kumu Gloria Ku'uleialoha Coppola.
Randi Eaton, LMBT, MET, NESCP is a NC licensed massage and bodywork therapist, life coach and educator. Randi is especially gifted in creating exciting learning scenarios which challenge and expand students. Pu’uwai Lomilomi Hawaiian Massage is grateful to have Randi onboard for this extraordinary workshop.