Simply called “Lomilomi”, “to knead like a contented cat.” This sacred, unique and profound combination of energy and bodywork is remarkable in its capacity to offer a sense of renewal and insights. Deeply relaxing and soothing, the ‘trademark’ long flowing bodywork movements offer the client a sense of wholeness and connection rarely available in day-to-day life.
Become Part of a Mentored, Collaborative Community Learn this unique ceremonial style of body and energy healing!
Begin as an Apprentice, as part of a Lomi Ohana, a circle of collaborative practitioners! While hours of learning and session time may be an easy indicator of progress as a practitioner of this sacred ceremonial work; it is rather, the sharing, experiences and personal evolution of the practitioner themselves, that opens the deeper insights into this legendary healing path. For this reason, certification of time and methods learned is incomplete. While you will receive a certificate of your hours of training, AND a certificate of Apprenticeship, you will also become part of a mentored, collaborative learning community will support you and your own growth within this profound and transformative modality.
The Learning Approach:
Through a series of experiential sessions, you will be introduced to and get hands-on, side-by-side experience of the basic
“runs” and patterns foundational to this ceremonial bodywork style.
Temple-style lomi is unique in many ways:
The Bodywork is VERY Oily. It tends to use a lot of oil, to get the gentle long flowing movements on the client’s body, both above the table and between the body and the table. You, your client, your clothes and sheets will get very oily! You will want fresh clothes for each session. Tank tops, soft cloth bras, and yoga pants work best. We have found that black hides the oil best, however bright colours are so cheerful.
The Bodywork uses Minimal Draping. You will be working with the sacred human body, without clothes, with minimal draping of the sheets, which does ensure personal privacy. You are expected to be both self responsible and sensitive to the privacy and vulnerability of your client, and fellow practitioners. Essentially, you are expected to behave as a mature grown-up about almost-nude bodies. Yours and others, as you will also be learning, by receiving, on the Lomi table.
It is a Ceremony. It is shared within a ceremonial sacred space, which you will learn to create and hold, before, during and following the session. Without the creation of Ceremonial space, and most significantly your own Ceremonial state-of-Being, the bodywork is no longer Lomi, it’s a simple relaxation bodywork.
The Bodywork is Shared in a Heated Room. You will sweat while you work. It is a gift of service for the person on the table, to keep them at a temperature where they can forget where the edges of the treatment table and their body meet.
You Will Be Supported by Mentors and Peers. Lomi is sacred, collaborative and shared in the true and deep sense of Aloha. Aloha has many meanings, the most profound being, “we share in the sacred breath of life, we share the presence of the Divine, within us and around us”. You will learn to work alone, to offer a Lomi session. You will also learn to work as a team, mirroring and aligning in a group of 2 or 3 Practitioners, which is a unique and very special way of offering a Lomi session to clients!
This workshop is being held in Arden Ontario in a private rural residence known as the "woodland escape" in a Yurt. There is no eating in the yurt to protect wildlife however beverages are welcome. Yurts can be challenging to get an exact temperature in and you will be moving often. Please dress in easy to remove layers and bring changes of clothes to keep you dry and comfortable. Lunch will be provided however we encourage you to bring along foods that help you feel supported. As this is a remote rural location all meal preferences and allergies must be given at least 14 days in advance. All eating will be held in a private family residence unless the weather invites us to eat outside. All participants will be asked to use an outdoor covered composting toilet while on-site at the Woodland Escape to preserve the septic system.
What to Bring:
*changes of clothes and layers
*meals snacks and water vessels
*journal and pens
*open heart and mind
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Following a series of prophetic visions in 1995, Alani embarked on a journey of discovery that led her to her lifework, Hawaiian Temple-style Lomi and Spiritual Mystery Schools Global, a metaphysical lineage of deep spiritual insights and personal development. As her foundational steps into practical metaphysics and ceremonial healing methods, she is a practitioner and Kumu (teacher) of Lomi Ke Ala Hoku, Hawaiian Sacred Temple Bodywork and the Infinity Dance Meditation, with decades of experience. Lomi, is an ancient and powerful rites-of-passage ceremonial Temple-style energy work and bodywork, which gracefully supports changes and transitions in life. Alani, is also a Reiki Master and initiated Celtic Shaman, has studied North American Native Shamanism, Peruvian Shamanism and Rebirthing Connected Breathwork. As well, she has earned certification for Bodyworkers in Hakomi, (in Chicago), a body-based psychotherapy, which specializes in trauma-release. She holds a B.Sc. from Waterloo University in Botany and Environmental Studies. Alani lives with her family in the Lanark Highlands of eastern Ontario, Canada
For those wishing to attend from out of town, desiring to experience Lomi before or after training or wishing to isolate in serenity , a shared cabin is a possibility at nearby Springwood Cottages for an additional nightly fee. Springwood offers fully self contained winterized units with complete kitchens however you are required to bring your own linens. The drive to the woodland escape is a quick 8 minutes! Please inquire with Tawny for details on availability!
THIS WORKSHOP IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
Payment plans available upon request.
THIS WORKSHOP IS MANDATORY FOR THOSE WISHING TO TAKE LOMI LOMI 2 TRAINING MARCH 2-5th
The energetic exchange for this workshop is $777 plus applicable taxes is limited to 5 participants.
PLEASE NOTE WEATHER PERMITTING THERE IS AN OPTIONAL FREE CEREMONY EITHER AT
KOKIRI IN LANARK HIGHLANDS OR AT WOODLAND ESCAPE IN ARDEN FOLLOWING THIS TRAINING.
Those staying in cabins may have the option to extend their stay and carpool to this event!