HAWAIIAN MASSAGE TRAINING
The master healers of old Hawaii knew that there were 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 ancient Hawaiian traditions brought together in a single course to
benefit beginners and expert practitioners alike. This course is taught by
Susan Pa'iniu Floyd in Hawaii and throughout the world.
Lomi Lomi Nui
Also known as the "temple-style" Lomi, this graceful, in-depth bodywork
incorporates hula movements to produce a profound healing effect for the
recipient, at the same time energizing the practitioner. In
ancient times in Hawaii, it was performed by Kahuna
Lapa'au (master lomi practitioners) in the Heiau
(temples) for deep physical and spiritual healing.
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) occured when
that flow was blocked or restricted for an extended period. In this style of
lomi-lomi (massage), the practitioner is the dancer and the recipient is the
choreographer. So the dance is always different. The foundation strokes are
taught as a framework, then the principles of attentiveness, love and
respect are emphasized, so that the practitioner develops the confidence to
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 together
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 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 table. It can be done as a complete session, or
any portion, and still be very effective!
Hula, or Hawaiian dance, is also a powerful way of tapping into spiritual
healing energy, and thus is an integral part of certain types of Hawaiian
massage. As Hula is learned and practiced, it is accomplishing the
strengthening of valuable skills such as focus, relaxation, deep breathing,
presence, non-judgement and flexibility, and all the while we have fun!
Through the Hula we are also learning some history, culture, and values of
the Hawaiian people.
Please note! Aloha International does not certify Kino Mana practitioners or teachers, and listing on our register does not constitute certification. This listing is offered for networking purposes only. Also, none of the courses given by Aloha International require pre-requisites.
Kino Mana I - This five day course includes the above three Hawaiian
Kino Mana II - This five day course involves moving deeper into the
Lomi Lomi Nui instruction and practice.
Kino Mana III - This course will provide the opportunity for students to
receive feedback on their skill of Lomi Lomi Nui and/or Kahi Loa as well as
opportunities to practice complete sessions. Discussions about how to handle
various client situations will be held to help inspire in the practitioner
compassionate and confident ways of responding. Upon completion of this
course, students will be eligible to be included in Aloha International's
Directory of Massage Therapists, Huna Counselors and Huna Teachers.
Kino Mana IV - Aloha International's policy is to encourage the sharing of
healing and empowering paths. All of the knowledge, wisdom, and practices
taught by AI teachers is free to be shared. To assist anyone
wanting to have more skill at sharing any of the aspects of Kino Mana, AI offers Kino Mana IV and V. Kino
Mana IV gives students the chance to learn in depth the various aspects of
Kino Mana, including chanting, drumming, Hula, Flight of the Iwa bird, and
of course the basics of Kino Mana and Kahi Loa from a teacher's point of
view. The students will be given chances to practice being the teacher.
Kino Mana V - This class will only be taught in Hawaii. Since these
traditions come from Hawaii, it is a good idea for anyone seriously wanting
to share them, to come experience the spirit of Hawaii first hand. Walk
on the land, feel the wind and sun, smell the flowers, hear the
rolling waves -- and something happens. The voices of the ancients of these lineages are so easily
recognized and a confidence emerges. We know we are not alone. During class
we will review the Huna philosophy and how it applies to teaching and
practicing massage. We will develop class outlines to suit each other's
needs. We will visit different places on the island and we will practice the
rituals of Kino Mana ourselves. The best teachings come from experience.
For any questions about these courses contact Susan Pa'iniu Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or the sponsors of trainings outside of Hawaii.
The tuition fee for the 4 day May 21 - 24, 2020 Hula Course in Tuebingen, Germany is 450 euro. The accomodation is extra and needs to be booked and paid separately.
The tuition fee for the 5 day May 30 - June 3, 2020 "Kino Mana III-IV" Massage Training in Germany is 1024 euro (924 euro if paid in full by February 28, 2020). The accomodation is extra and needs to be booked and paid directly to the hotel: Seminarzentrum Sonnenstrahl, Sebastian-Kneipp-Str.1, 88353 Kisslegg, Germany.
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