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Lomilomi Spring Training, Jan-April with Mālia Helelā
March 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price: $395 + $75 materials fee
8 Sundays from 6-8pm
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Mar 4, 11, 25 (NO CLASS on the 18th)
Pre-registration is required. Mahalo!
Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. In this 8 part series, we focus on the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment to its healing practices. Bodywork is introduced in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every class!This 16 hour series is the first of 8 complementary programs that provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.
Topics include but are not limited to Hawaiian terminology for the course, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature. To complement the lomilomi massage techniques, students also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making develops skills in the hands and fingers and illustrates the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch. Students will learn the significance of the moon throughout this series.
Currently accepting students. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course.
Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela strives to live a life of grace. She began her formal training in lomilomi as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. Her hula halau, which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her ‘uniki under Kumu Hula Pulu’elo Park in 2002, Kumu Malia now teaches hula and oli to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Malia studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula John Keola Lake. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.