September 23rd to September 29th, 2023
$1699 per person plus HST
early bird discount of 150 if booked and paid in full before July 1st, 2023
(use coupon code: LOMI150)
Maximum 8 participants
Interested in becoming a lomi lomi practitioner?
Lomi Lomi is an ancient Hawaiin healing technique that combines energy work with touch. Practiced by the healers of Hawai’i for thousands of years, legends say they learned it from the dolphins. This sacred movement discreates shadows and creates light, love and insights. It makes an incredible complement to any massage, esthetician, or holistic healing practitioner's services or can be offered as a stand alone service. On the physical level Lomi Lomi helps to release the aches, pains and strains of the heart and is physically akin to lymphatic drainage! On the emotional and energetic level it is a sacred coming home to you.
You May Experience:
● Improved coordination
● Iner balance and alignment
● Icreased energy
● Emotional clearing
● Vibrational adjustment
● Rewarding sleep
● New insights
● A deep sense of connection to Source
THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE AND NO SKILLS NEEDED TO ATTEND AND EXPERIENCE THIS ANCIENT HEALING WORK.
It is said by our teachers, that from lifetime to lifetime, we promise to return, to re-discover this work and to bring it forward to serve future generations! Come and Remember! Hele Mai!
🌊ARE YOU READY TO SURF THE WAVES OF CHANGE?
Arrive on the 23rd early in the day if you wish to participate in a Fall Equinox celebration or arrive before dark to begin training on the 24th at 7am.
Each day will commence with stretching and a yoga practice. We will then break for breakfast and begin the rest of our day training. These days are very full with early morning and evening work rolled into the five day intensive format of training. Together Alani and I will be teaching you to feel, heal, and move energy. You are dancing the waves of energy akin to shamanism. You will push yourself, see your pain and life experiences come to light before your eyes and in this experience deepen self love through the lomi gifts of forgiveness, compassion and love. We will teach you the sacred lineage, the power in the language, and the intention necessary to create true change within and for your prospective clients. You will be learning the ancient dance that accompanies this technique, how to see the body as scared and then finishing with understanding the touch and strokes to perform the Lomi Lomi massage. After our training you will be required to find 12 participants to practice on who must offer written feedback to be brought back to your instructors for your final exam. The final exam is performing a lomi massage on us. After this is completed you will be granted a certificate to enable you to apply for insurance and begin your own journey as a Lomi Practitioner.
Accommodation & Meals:
You are welcome to bring your own camping gear and camp on site and there is room for 6 to sleep in the yurt. For those wishing to sleep in true accommodation a discount of 10% is on offer for a cabin at nearby Springwood Resorts. The drive is 8 minutes and as students you may wish to share a cabin to cut costs. Part of this training includes gifts of service meaning we will all work on a roster to cook, clean and manage the spaces in shifts. If you have specific food needs you will be welcome to bring and cook on your own set-up to meet your needs and keep you nourished. THIS IS S A TRULY IMMERSEIVE EXPERIENCE. As instructors we will be looking for your involvement in gifts of service, your ability to hold space for yourself and your class mates, as well as the technical aspects of your massage techniques. All components are what will lead you towards your final certification, this is more than mechanical bodywork, this is a mystical life changing endeavor. You will be fully supported by both instructors along your journey.
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 INSTRUCTORS:
About Alani of Quintessence Collaborative
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 Your lead instructor is Alani at @Quintessence Collaborative.
About Tawny, The Woodland Priestess
Tawny Stowe is a Metis business owner who works on the traditional unceded lands of the Anishinabeg peoples now known as Arden, Ontario, Canada. She is a steward of land and resources which allows her to embody her role as the Woodland Priestess helping folks return home to themselves and their children through a (re)connection to the Earth. Tawny teaches a remembering of the Mind-Body-Soul through the sharing of stories, food, gardening, spirituality + yoga practices, and nature exploration. Tawny is: a Master Reiki Practitioner a Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Sacred Temple massage practitioner trained in the Infinity Dance Meditation has two Permaculture Design certificates studies animal tracking & herbal medicine is an oracle reader and has over 400hrs of yoga Teacher Training which includes 100hrs of Children's Yoga Tawny walks the path of light as an Initiate of the Sisterhood of light. She is the proud mother of one 6 year old active and curious boy who inspires her to step up as a community leader for better land stewardship practices and spiritual transformation. She volunteers in the homeschool community from Kingston to Brockville and is an active member of the Highland Waters Metis Council.
THIS WORKSHOP IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
Payment plans available upon request.
The energetic exchange for this workshop is $1699 plus applicable taxes is limited to 8 participants.