Training and Retreats

ReConnect to Flow – Lomi Lomi Nui Training in Hanmer Springs

I am pleased to announce that in cooperation with Mary Jo and Steve (Vibrant Living Retreat) we organizing Kino Mana, Level 1 in Hanmer Spring on April 15-20, 2021.
More details here. You can also visit my FB to find information about this event.

Kino Mana Training System

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 brought together in a single training called Kino Mana. This training benefits beginners and expert practitioners alike.

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 the attentiveness, love, and respect are emphasized so that the practitioner develops the confidence and trust information coming from the recipient; Also emphasized are 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!

Kahi Loa
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 Hawaiian arts and sciences of spiritual development.  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. It is a very practical toolset for empowering and achieving our full potential.

Kino Mana I – a five-day course that includes the above three Hawaiian traditions.

Kino Mana II – a five-day course that involves moving deeper into the Lomi Lomi Nui instruction and practice.

Kino Mana Intensive – a ten-day intensive course, combining of Kino Mana I and Kino Mana II.

I facilitate Kino Mana trainings both individually – 1 on 1, or 2 on 1 as well as in small groups – a maximum of 6 to 9 people.

If you are interested in any of these forms of training and would like to know more details, please contact me.