Join us for 28 days that will change everything.
In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was family work, used to keep everyone in the home healthy and strong. Ho’omana’s style of lomi comes from the therapeutic approach of the 6 lineages of Hawaiian elders Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai had the privilege of studying with.
This month-long journey will help you focus on your own true path to healing, improve mental, physical and spiritual potential and create deep healing through generations. Learn the sacred healing art form known as Lomi Lomi in class, on cultural excursions and in outreach clinics serving our Maui community. The immersion is an authentic, hands-on, therapeutic experience for those looking for a major shift in outlook and in life.
Ho’omana Lomi Lomi trainings are for anyone who wants to learn to access their own healing legacy that can serve your family, community and the world.
Previous bodywork is not necessary.
Ho’omana Lomi Lomi Training is an educational center, sharing the Hawaiian healing art form of Lomi Lomi massage and spiritual teachings of Aloha with those who are ready to find and embrace their own healing gifts. Our Kumu, Jeana Iwalani Naluai, is a native Hawaiian cultural practitioner. Meet her on YouTube.
The Lomi Lomi Month-Long Immersion program integrates technical training, Hawaiian healing bodywork methodology and cultural education. Perpetuate the sacred healing art forms known as Lomi Lomi, Ho’oponopono, and La’au Lapa’au. Immerse yourself in the Hawaiian values of Aloha Spirit, ‘Ohana, Malama, Kokua, and Pono - values deeply embedded in the Hawaiian model of wellness.
Additional costs include housing, food and transportation.
160 CE Hours
Lomi Lomi Month-Long Immersion retreat consists of 5 courses and hands-on clinic hours:
Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training, August 28-31
(Ho’omana’s core introductory training is the foundation and pre-requisite for all courses.)
Lomi Lomi 'Ili 'Ili Hot Stone Therapy, Sept 1-3
Hawaiian Pregnancy Massage & Seated Lomi Lomi Techniques, Sept 6-8
Four-Hand Lomi Lomi: Tandem Flow, Sept 11-13
Hawaiian Medicinal Therapies: La'au Lapa'au, Sept 18-20
Following lineage teachings, our Lomi Lomi Month Long Immersion retreat is inspiring and practical.
Taught both in the classroom and out in nature, this program fosters powerful personal growth experiences. Develop an incredible skill set that may be shared with family or cultivated into a meaningful career path as a health care professional. Throughout your time on Maui, experience the authentic island lifestyle, and learn a variety of advanced lomi lomi techniques for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
In Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training, Ho’omana’s core introductory training is the foundation and pre-requisite for all courses. Learn full-body massage techniques that you can use to heal family, friends and loved ones, as well as:
- Proper assessment, palpation, and treatment of injury
- How to increase receptivity to intuitive guidance
- Hawaiian meditation techniques, healing chants and prayers to awaken the healer within
- How to create more harmony and balance through giving and receiving magical healing touch
- Introduction to Ho’opono’pono, the Hawaiian’s clearing system to maintain energetic alignment and harmony with Spirit, self and others
Sacred sites tour: Students explore Maui's rich culture through legend and lore in a "talk-story" style. Visit the island's most sacred energetic landscapes and Hawaiian temples. Learn about plant medicine, ritual cleansing at the mountain and the ocean. Take part in chanting ceremony.
In Lomi 'Ili 'Ili Hot Stone Therapy, develop an understanding of this holistic approach to healing and infuse your work with the energy of the “aina (land). Visit Maui’s most sacred sites and discover the power of incorporating heated stones into your practice. Learn to use these stones to relax body tissues, soothe muscle tension, increase circulation, relieve pain allowing you to address acute injury and melt into the source area.
In ancient times, Lomi Lomi practitioners learned how to work on the physical body together with the spirit of a plant or a stone, requesting assistance with their healing practice.
Stone Gathering at Wailua Nui: Journey to a historic agricultural valley and learn to gather stones ceremonially with a gathering chant. Use the chant to and gathering protocol to collect stones close to your home 'Aina (land) to envoke support from the earth where you live.
These healing stones can be called in and be used as potent medicine. Learn what sizes and shapes to look for when working with different parts of the body. Give back to the community by working in the taro patch and enjoying a potluck lunch together.
Explore a comprehensive approach to Hawaiian Pregnancy Massage & Seated Lomi Lomi Techniques, and learn how to work with specific populations including prenatal, postnatal and pregnancy massage techniques in a side lying position. Hold space for women who wish to conceive, pregnant women, and post natal care focusing on bringing the bones back together. Seated Lomi techniques - our foundational teachings, translated into a seated position - will give you a way to work on anyone anywhere anytime as long as you have a chair.
Four-Hand Lomi Lomi: Tandem Flow is a special technique that is a more recent healing expression of lomi lomi. This unique experience involves two massage therapists simultaneously using traditional long flowing lomi strokes, facilitating a sense of complete surrender within.
This course covers the elements of coordination, breath, synchronicity, and teamwork and is used as a vehicle for transformation. It takes you beyond the mind. Please note that a single therapist can also use all the strokes introduced.
Finally, learn how to create, blend and administer spa therapies in Hawaiian Medicinal Therapies: La'au Lapa'au, using plant medicinals and traditional La'au Lapa'au Hawaiian medicine techniques. Perform dry table scrubs, wraps and herbal facials, and create poultices, teas, tinctures and elixirs.
Enrich your understanding of healing and bodywork with this unique system of spa treatments, bringing ancient teachings to the modern spa experience. This course includes a historical overview of Hawaiian medicine, ancient gathering practices and healing prayers.
All Lomi Lomi courses are taught by Jeana Iwalani Naluai, MPT, LMT and her team of lomi lomi specialists.
Through talk-story, demonstration and hands-on practice, students will experience this foundational learning in a rich way. Our instructor’s knowledge is passed down through a long lineage of master practitioners. The various Hawaiian healing courses provide a learning environment with extensive and effective lomi lomi techniques, the Hawaiian philosophy of Ho’oponopono, meditation and chant.
Ho’omana Spa Maui is dedicated to the development of each student’s mind, body and spirit while ensuring a supportive and quality learning experience that inspires transformation.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you are not planning on renting a car and need airport pick-up, please arrange with our Taxi service, Sunset Taxi who is willing to pick our students up at the airport and take them for a 30 minute grocery stop at Whole Foods Market and then onto Ho'omana retreat center. The fee is $70 and you will pay the service directly. Email Nick Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
It is our pleasure to schedule a call to answer any and all of your questions. Send an email to email@example.com and we will get right back to you!
What is the refund policy?
If for any reason you need to cancel, a 15% of workshop fees will be charged and the remaining portion fully refunded. Cancellation 30 days before instruction begins, 50% will be refunded or charged. There is limited space in each class to nurture individualized instruction.
Is food included in my retreat?
Students are responsible for providing their own meals and snacks during class.
What about accommodations?
Ho’omana offers shared dorm-style housing for students who are enrolled in a Lomi course. Accommodations include bed, linens, towels, private bathroom, and kitchenette.
On-site, shared accommodation: $60 per night, one time cleaning fee of $45 plus 13.42% tax.
Accommodations are offered on a first come first serve basis. We sell out every retreat, so it is recommended to book early. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
I’ve taken Lomi Lomi workshops before, do I still need to take the required pre-requisite - Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training?
Ho'omana's Lomi Lomi sources from the lineage of the Big Island. This Lomi Lomi comes from lineage holder Auntie Margaret Machado who has now passed on. The idea behind this Lomi style then is to bring the persons spirit, mindset and bones back into alignment, the practice is known as Ho'onohoiwi (bone movers) and is advanced in comparison to most level one trainings available. Our intention is to connect with the individual down to the level of the bones and is very specific and therapeutic work.
Because of the process of this style of Lomi, the courses are incremental; therefore students need to take our entry level course, otherwise student may be lost or injure themselves or patient.
When Lomi is a path that you are passionate about, no training will be wasted but will serve the greater understanding of the practice as a whole. Because you have learned in another lineage, it will assist you with a more rapid integration beginning with our Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training.
We would be honored for you to join our courses, and the pre-requisite of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training is required.
Can I take courses individually?
Yes. Courses can be taken individually, but keep in mind that Fundamentals is a pre-requisite course for every Ho'omana Lomi Lomi training. To request registration for single courses, please email email@example.com.
Will I receive a certificate for my course?
After each course is completed, students receive a formal and certified certificate with the Nationally Approved Provider verification information for continuing education units. Currently, we are certified with:
- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: http://www.ncbtmb.org/
- Massage Therapy Association of Alberta: www.mtaalberta.com
- Remedial Massage Therapy Association: http://rmta.ca/
- National Health Practitioners of Canada: www.nhpcanada.org
Ho’omana is committed to expanding our network of accreditation. If there is an organization you would like us to contact, please ask.