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5 Sundays: May 19 to June 16, 2019

5 – 8 pm

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

Plus: Summer Solstice Dawn Hi’uwai, Ocean Cleansing June 22

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com  to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family. 

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training 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 also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

This particular lomilomi training, entitled “Moving through Space”, focuses on the skeletal system and the movement of bones in lomilomi treatments and hula.

This “Moving Through Space” lomilomi massage training is one of 8 complementary training programs, each 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprises her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage. Malia will give this current training over a period of 5 Sundays.

Participants will delight in a final activity of a Summer Solstice Dawan Hi’uwai: ocean cleansing on June 22.

Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā

Kumu Mālia is beloved by students around the globe for her kind heart and loving style of teaching, not to mention her deep knowledge, beautiful voice and exquisite dancing. She is a traditionally graduated kumu hula and lomilomi practitioner/trainer, as well as a cultural consultant for Still & Moving Center.

Malia Helela completed her hula ʻuniki (graduation) under Kumu Hula Puluʻelo Park in 2002, and studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. Malia has been teaching both practices ever since to a wide range of students, from infants to kupuna, and leading her halau (school), Nā Hula Ola Aloha. Kumu Malia has personally taught thousands of hula students in Hawaii. Additionally, the many Japanese hula teachers whom she has trained over the years teach hundreds of their own students in Japan using the style, method and philosophy of Kumu Malia’s hula lineage.

Kumu Malia considers her hula practice and lomilomi practice to be two parts of the same whole. From her 20 years of lomi experience, she developed a 128 hour massage training program of her own called Puana Lomilomi, based on the intertwined practices of lomilomi, hula, pule, oli and lei-making.

As a member of Ka Pā o Lonopūhā, Malia participates in the sharing of native Hawaiian healing arts that focus specifically on lomi aʻe and elements of haki kino, laʻau lapaʻau and hoʻoponopono. Malia regularly teaches lomilomi for the Salvation Armyʻs Womenʻs Way program representing their cultural healing classes for women in recovery.

As an ambassador and guest lecturer of Hawaiian culture, Malia has delivered presentations for Leeward Community College, the Hawaii Yoga Institute, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Mid Pacific Institute, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, Manoa Cottage, Honolulu Theater for Youth, numerous groups of International middle and high school students and Still & Moving Center. Kumu Mālia Helelā is currently researching and writing a trilogy of historic novels centered on the Kawehewehe and Kalia area. As a kumu hula and lomilomi practitioner, she looks to the ‘āina, the land, for grounding and inspiration.

 

 

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$40 individual, $55 pre-registered pair

Lomilomi has traditionally been practiced in the home.  This two hour workshop will provide you with practical and accessible lomilomi techniques that can be safely shared with your family and friends.

Therapeutic touch begins when a mom first smoothes her hands in wonder over her growing belly. Across human experience, skills develop as parents perform endless diaper and clothing changes and learn what helps to soothe their individual keiki. The need to provide reassuring touch continues through the bumps and bruises of childhood to the aching hearts of teenage life.  Whether or not we are parents ourselves, we remember what it felt like to be young and hurting and cared for – or wanting to be cared for.

We reach out in sympathy and kindness to friends who experience pain, both physical and emotional.  We gently hold hands with precious elders who may not be moving around the way they used to.  At the heart of the human experience is a calling to care for one another, and this can be accomplished beautifully through lomilomi.

Please bring a pillow and a pareau/sarong to class.  Lessons will take place on the floor, although some massage tables will be available for those who have a hard time getting up and down.  Students are encouraged to buddy up in advance.  Not only will you be motivated to practice on each other, but different people remember different things, and you will take away a bigger picture between the two of you.  Individual attendees are also warmly welcomed, and you will be partnered up at the beginning of class.

 

with Malia Helela, kumu hula

Thursday to Saturday, Nov 15-16-17, 2018

Price: $395 + $75 materials fee

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The training will be taught in both English and Japanese.

For all-inclusive retreat options, including accommodations and meals, please go to: www.hoaheleretreats.com

Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com  to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Mahalo!

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique.  Lomilomi acknowledges and appreciates the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use in a spa setting or within the family.

Malia introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every session! Each weekly session builds upon the last so that lessons and themes are intertwined.

Topics in the training 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 also learn the significance of the moon throughout this training.

This particular lomilomi training, focused on “Finding Your Voice”, helps you to develop your voice that is heard as well as your intuitive, inner voice.  We will explore various kinds of Hawaiian prayers and participants will learn to compose prayers for their own use. Prayer is common to all lomilomi lineages. It connects us to the divine and to the ancestors, and acknowledges that healing comes through us and not from us.

“Finding Your Voice”, is one of 8 complementary lomilomi massage training programs, each 16 hours long. Malia will give this current “Voice” training compressed  into a single weekend intensive, 16 hours long. As a whole, her 8 complementary programs, each with its own focus, provide 128 hours of training that comprise her full culturally-based approach to lomilomi massage.

 

 


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 Pulu’elo Park, Kumu Hula,  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 John Keola Lake, Kumu Hula. She has received her advanced lomilomi training from Kumu Keola Chan. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration.

 

 

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Intensive 16hrs

NEW DATES:

Thursday      June 28   ONSITE                  9:00-12:00      1:00-4:00 pm 

Friday            June 29   OFFSITE                9:00-12:00    

Saturday       June 30   OFF & ONSITE     9:00-12:00 offsite     1:00-5:00 pm  onsite

 

Here’s your chance to be trained in authentic Hawaiian massage techniques with cultural practices… not just inside but also at the beach!

Hawaii’s natural environment has given rise to unique healing practices. This summer lomi intensive training takes a closer look at this influence through visits to storied places and exercises in touch sensitivity at the beach.

Telling Stories with sand at Pupukea for a glimpse into Kumu Maliaʻs method:

https://youtu.be/se1hXJqNwK0 

Having first learned lomilomi as a child from her mother, then practicing it professionally for the last 20 years, Kumu Malia provides a foundation in lomilomi massage that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. The material is appropriate for both licensed massage therapists (LMT’s) as well as individuals who want to cultivate their ability to help their loved ones feel better through touch.

Topics include but are not limited to: Hawaiian terminology, opening and closing protocols, palpation, using the bones as guides, and body systems found in nature. Look forward to giving and receiving plenty of massage!

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. To enhance their authentic lomilomi massage techniques, students will also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making will develop skills in the hands and fingers as well as illustrate the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch.

For those interested in continuing their initial lomilomi learning, this 16 hour training is Part 2 of a continuing 8 part lomilomi program. Each part stands alone and the all parts can be taken in any order.

Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course. Teacher approval and pre-registration is required. Mahalo.


$395 + $75 materials fee

Pre-registration is required. Mahalo.

Kumu Malia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helela

Kumu Malia Helela strives to live a life of grace. Having received and given massage since childhood, Mālia 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 and has spent the last twenty years giving massage professionally.  Malia is an active member of Ka Pā o Lonopūhā, a school of lomilomi and Hawaiian healing practices founded by Keola Chan.

In the last three years, Mālia has been training students herself in the art of giving lomilomi massage in 16 hour intensive trainings.

Mālia says her hula practice and lomilomi practice are the same in many ways. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration. Completing her uniki under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she 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 Keola Lake. Her halau (school of hula), named Na Hula Ola Aloha, meets at Still & Moving Center.

 

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1 week intensive training
Part 1- Looking to the Source

Mar 20-24, 2018

This 18-hour intensive training will cover the basic elements of the practice, the retreat allows full immersion in the history, meaning, technique, inspiration and foundations of the sacred and revered lomilomi massage.

Part of an 8 part program developed by Malia Helela, each part is a stand-alone training. Full certification awarded at the completion of all 8 parts.

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  • 16 hours training with Malia Helela, in our world class Still & Moving Center facility.

Training only option for locals: $470
Max 20 participants     

 

The retreat will be led in the following languages:
English and Japanese

To attend this training as an all-inclusive retreat package, please consult www.hoaheleretreats.com for more info.

About Mālia Helela


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.


Part 2 of the series will be held in May, 2018       
“Prepare your healing hands for Mother’s day”

 

Series: 8 Lessons – Sundays 5:30-7:30pm

$395 + $75 materials fee

 

June 25,

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,

August 6, 13

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 will 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!

malia hands massageThis 16 hour series will provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Each session will build 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 will also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making will develop skills in the hands and fingers as well as illustrate the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch.

Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course.

Malia lei hulaKumu 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.

 



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8 Lessons

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, October  1 then Sundays October  2, 16 & 30 then November 6, 13, 20, 27

$395 + $75 materials fee

Share your aloha through your touch. Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. In this 8 part series, we focus on how Hawaii’s natural environment and culture informs its healing practice. Kumu Malia includes even a bit of hula and oli (chanting) in the course. She introduces bodywork in the first lesson, so look forward to giving and receiving massage in every class! Whether you are a trained LMT or someone with healing hands, this series will enhance your ability help people feel better.
malia hands massage

This 16 hour series will provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Each session will build 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 will also learn relevant components of oli (chanting), hula (dance), pule (prayer) and ‘olelo (language). Lei making will develop skills in the hands and fingers as well as illustrate the importance of a firm yet sensitive touch.

Classes are planned around the specific Hawaiian moon phase of each session. Students will learn the significance of the moon throughout this series which begins on the first day of the Hawaiian lunar month and concludes on the last

Currently accepting students. Please send an email to malia@stillandmovingcenter.com to introduce yourself and share why you are interested in the course.

Malia lei hulaKumu 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.

 

You’re Worth More than the Breadcrumbs

Li Ann Lilinoe Uyeda, Author

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cooking ponoLi Ann provides as many recipes for life as for food. Eat dessert first!

As she shares her tasty bread pudding with us, Li Ann will share insightful moʻolelo (stories), such as “You’re Worth More than the Breadcrumbs”. Through our cooking and all aspects of life, Li Ann encourages practices of noho ponopono: living/abiding in excellence. Bring your bag full of lunch (vegetarian please, dairy and eggs OK) and your spirit full questions on becoming a better “you”.

 

Li Ann’s book, Cooking in Pono, was featured at Merrie Monarch this year. Li Ann will be delighted to personalize your book with a signature.

 

 

liann First time author and Lomilomi healer for over 20 years, Li Ann Lilinoe Uyeda has a passion for assisting people to live a more pono life, to create all they desire in this life and to live in state of pu’uwaimele (singing heart).  Li Ann wisely recognizes that healing healing must address the whole person, especially their heart.  As we live more pono lives, we beneficially affect everyone around ourselves. Much of Li Ann’s  healing work at Aloha Lomilomi is Intuitive.  She is currently working on her 2nd book.

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with with Mālia Helelā, Nia White Belt and Kumu Hula

 

Saturday, February 13th

9am – Sunset

$125

10% off for Golden Circle Members

$99 for Hula Hālau Members

 

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. Flowing trade winds, protective reefs, abundant fresh water and vibrant aloha spirit form the foundation of Hawaiian healing practices. In this daylong immersion, you will embody these inherent qualities of our natural surroundings through lomilomi massage, hula, Hawaiian chants and prayers.

 

9am – noon at a shady spot in Ala Moana Beach Park

Hawaiian historical context of massage and healing practices

Discussion of the importance of prayer

Prayer composition with input from all students

Hula movements for hands and feet

Hawaiian chanting practice

Sand exercises for hand strength and sensitivity

Group cleansing ceremony in the ocean

 

1pm – Sunset at Still & Moving Center

Hula choreography

More exercises to heighten touch sensitivity

Floor massage techniques with and without the use of oil

Rooftop closing circle at sunset

This 8 hour program is meant to provide a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. Massage experience is NOT necessary and anyone interested is encouraged to contact Kumu Malia at malia@stillandmovingcenter.com with any questions or concerns.

with Malia Helela, Kumu Hula & Massage Therapist

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Massage is a great way of alleviating everyday tension. Not sure how? Discouraged because your fingers get sore after just a few minutes of working on a loved one’s tight shoulders? Discover simple and effective ways of working on family and friends.

Part 1 – Your Massage Toolkit

Hands and fingers are commonly used massage tools, yet the forearms and elbows are incredibly helpful when used correctly. We will look at how to perform basic massage techniques with and without oils and lotions.

Part 2 – Managing Your Space

Discover ways of working comfortably within your own space. Not everyone has a massage table tucked away in a closet! We will take a look at working on the floor and seated in a chair.

Please bring 2 pillows, a pareau and a comforter from home. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in. There will be an option (not required) to use massage creme on the neck, arms and feet.

malia lomilomi massageMaliaʻs first massage teacher was her mother. At age 16, Malia met Karen Lei Arakawa who trained under Aunty Margaret Machado. After graduation from high school and massage school, Malia apprenticed in lomilomi under Karen Lei at Hau`oli Bodyworks for 5 years. She also received training in lomi `iwi under Dr. Maka`ala Yates. In 2001 she received her estheticianʻs license and spent 10 years working at Serenity Spa in Waikiki.


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