Training & Retreats

ReConnect to Flow – Certified Individual Lomi Lomi Nui massage & Huna Training in Waimairi Beach

This is an invitation to spend a few days within yourself. To learn a set of skills, which may be more useful and practical in your everyday reality than you realise. To challenge your mind a bit by learning the basic principles of Huna – the philosophy of happy fulfilled life.
Plus a chance to reconnect to your own body, heart, and mind, cleanse and release unconscious blocks, thus restoring the free flow of life energy. This training will leave you more connected, rejuvenated, balanced, and full of energy.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
You will be experiencing different touch and movement modalities, practicing some Hawaiian rituals and their benefits, learning Huna principles and its application in everyday life, and of course all the basic movements and strokes of the Lomi Lomi Nui bodywork.
You will give and receive full-body massages (body and soul), relax, and soak in the Aloha spirit. You may say it is a perfect way to have a break from everyday reality and a wonderful gift for yourself to return to your ordinary life quite renewed and full of energy.

This is a course both for absolute beginners and for the people who continue their way towards certification. The individual approach of this training offers you the best opportunity to learn and practice at your own pace, according to your needs and abilities.
In order to take part in this training, you do not need to be, or even want to be a professional massage therapist. It is really good to share within a family, with a partner, with friends. This is how Hawaiians used it.

Lomi Lomi Nui is all about energy – so in its core, it is an energetical bodywork. Everything is a form of energy. Therefore this training touches all levels – body, emotions, mind, soul, and spirit. As all of these meet in this amazing thing called the body, we may be granted access to stored memories, emotions, visions, and gently release them, letting go of all that no longer serves us. This massage also works with intention – consciously inviting your mind to make the changes you want in your life. It is truly a holistic approach, a powerful and pleasurable gateway to self-love and co-creation with Universe.

When you really tune in and give this message from your heart space, it will also strengthen you. You do not need to be physically strong or fit to be able to learn it – as is the case with some other modalities of bodywork. Once you master the movement – the technique will help you go on. It is done in a meditative state of mind as a form of dance, therefore it is nourishing and rejuvenating also for the giver.

This training intentionally was design for 1 max 2 participants. It gives you comfort and an individual approach. And for me, as the teacher allows to accompany you fully in your process. This is the way I like working most. To ensure the best environment and quality of learning.

If you are interested in individual Lomi Lomi Nui massage training and would like to know more details, please contact me.


ReConnect to Flow – Certified Group Lomi Lomi Nui massage & Huna Training

THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:

• meet like-minded people
• learn Hawaiian massages Lomi Lomi Nui
• set off your transformation journey 
• get a new perspective to your life
• learn how to realise your full potential by changing the mental lenses through which you view the world 
• have a better understanding of yourself, your body, and your life 
• discover your healing abilities 
• open yourself to the guidance of your intuition
• learn how to apply new skills to transform your day-to-day life

YOU WILL LEARN:
• all the basic techniques and full Lomi Lomi Nui session structure
• Breath-work techniques to create more Mana (power)
• Basics of Huna and its 7 empowering principles
• Basics of self-massage and other techniques supporting communication with the body, and self-expression
• Sacred meditative dance, Frigate Bird dance – designed to help wake up the Kundalini energy and help it circulate in the body
• Hawaiian ritual practices helping to connect with the forces of nature
• Practical techniques allowing to embed newly learned skills into your everyday life

The next certified Immersive group Lomi Lomi Nui massage & Huna Training (Kino Mana 1) begins ​September 30th – Completes October 5th, 2021 in Vibrant Living in Hanmer Springs.

If you are interested in group Lomi Lomi Nui massage training and would like to know more details, please contact me.

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Our students’ impressions after the Lomi Lomi Nui group training :

‘Feeling blessed after spending 5 days in Hanmer Springs training in the art of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Nui Massage. Thank you so much… Iza & Rafal – my amazing teachers, I am so grateful for you both. Mary Jo & Steve Vibrant Living Retreat – for providing such a welcoming environment, beautiful accommodation & nourishing meals!
And my new Lomi Lomi family – Frankie, Zuzu, Kiko, Elaine.. I love you all! I come away with so much more than I expected and will treasure this experience forever. Mahalo!’

Renee Cataldo

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‘So…this happened. I am now Lomi Lomi Nui massage therapist What a journey!
The training was just amazing. There were challenging situations but I loved every second of it! Life is full of surprising events, it’s all up to you how you receive or what you create from it but I now call it an adventure and will enjoy all of it.
Thank you so so much for nourishing us my dear teachers and @vibrant_living_retreat Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo!’

Akiko Miyamoto

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‘I participated in an intensive LOMI & HUNA workshop facilitated by Izabella. She is an amazing conductor. She guides us through Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian massage) rules and gave us practical skills and knowledge. It was an unforgettable time deeply focus on woman’s energy. We had space to concentrate on a massage practice and also on our own needs.
She was very patient, gave us a lot of attention, and showed us how to carry our bodies gently and with love. All girls thoroughly enjoy that event. Definitely recommend Izabella as a teacher.’

Malgorzata Kostro-Olechowska

If you are interested in Lomi Lomi Nui group training and would like to know more details, please contact me.

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; 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 Hawai’i (Kahu from the Kawaii island).   

This training has been designed to benefit beginners and experienced bodyworkers alike.

The whole training consist of two 5-day parts: level 1 and level 2

Kino Mana, level 1– a five-day course 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 five-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). From this year 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 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 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.

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*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
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.