The healers of ancient Hawaii knew special ways to release the powers of the body so that physical, emotional, and mental healing would take place more quickly and completely.
Now you can learn the healing skills from three Hawaiian traditions; Lomi Lomi Nui*, Kahi Loa**, and Huna*** brought together in a training system called Kino Mana made by Susan Pa’iniu Floyd and Serge Kahili King (Aloha International, Hawaii). During this training, Lomi Lomi Nui is being taught according to the lineage of (Abraham) Aua’ia Maka’i’ole Kawaii, Kahu from the Kawaii island.
This training has been designed to benefit beginners and experienced body workers alike.
The whole training consists of two parts: level 1 and level 2
Kino Mana, level 1– a 7-day course combined with a retreat that includes basic Lomi Lomi Nui massage techniques and whole session structure, basic assumptions of Huna philosophy and its application to daily life, introduction to Hawaiian rituals and traditions,
self-massage techniques, intuitive movements, and guided meditations.
Kino Mana, level 2 – a 6-day course that involves moving deeper into the Lomi Lomi Nui practice, Hawaiian shamanic bodywork called Kahi Loa, deeper understanding of Huna/Ho’omana philosophy, Ho’oponopono process, daily practice of self-massage, intuitive movements, guided meditations, and Hawaiian rituals.
Traditionally accomplishment certificate is awarded after finishing both parts of the training (level 1 and level 2). We decided to give the certificate of completion after each level, however, the whole training still consists of two parts, and accomplishing both of them gives the knowledge and practice necessary to become a practitioner according to this tradition.
Kino Mana Intensive – a ten-day intensive course, the equivalent of the whole training of Kino Mana levels 1 and 2 combined.
After accomplishing this whole training (level 1 and level 2) with your local teacher you are eligible to participate in level 3 – the practitioner level with a Hawaiian teacher in your country or in Hawaii. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, after accomplishing level 3 you have to participate in level 4 and level 5 – the teacher’s training, which always takes place in Hawaii with a Hawaiian teacher.
*Lomi Lomi Nui, also known as the “temple-style” of Lomi, is a kind of bodywork that incorporates hula dance movements to produce a profound healing effect for the recipient. At the same time, it energizes the practitioner. This massage was performed by Kahuna Lapa’au (master Lomi practitioners) in the Heiau (temples). Deep physical and spiritual healing was its purpose.
Health (ola) existed when the body’s cells vibrated at a fast pace or in other words, the body’s energy was free-flowing. Illness (ma’i) occurred when that flow was blocked or restricted for an extended period. In this style of Lomi Lomi (massage), the practitioner is the dancer, the recipient is the choreographer, and the dance is always unique. The foundation strokes and rotations of joints are taught as a framework. Then attentiveness, love, and respect are emphasized so that the practitioner develops confidence and trust in information coming from the recipient; Also emphasized is listening to one’s own body as a map for understanding how bodies release blocks. Hence, much of our training time includes exercises that encourage our own bodies’ energy to flow freely. So get ready to help yourself as we increase our skills to help others!
Virtually unknown outside of Hawaii, this healing system combines a light touch with mental focus and feedback for amazingly fast and deep results. Kahi Loa came from the healing traditions of the Kahili family that taught Serge King. Serge taught it to us as a compliment to the Lomi Lomi Nui because of its flexibility and adaptability. The elements of Nature work with the practitioner and receiver to remind us of our interconnectedness and mutual love. Kahi Loa doesn’t use oil so it can be done in more situations, even without a massage table. It can be done as a complete session or any portion, and still, be very effective!
Huna is the original arts and sciences of spiritual development inspired by Polynesian traditions. Sometimes these teachings are called “Ho’omana”. “Ho’o” means “to make” and “Mana” means life force, equivalent to “Ki” (as in Aikido), “Chi” (as in Tai Chi), or “Kundalini/Shakti” in the Sanskrit language, so “Ho’omana” means “empowerment” or “to empower.
The teaching called “Huna” or “Ho’omana” was presented in this form by Serge Kahili King in his books and during his lectures as a practical toolset for empowerment and achieving our full mental and spiritual potential.