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Residential Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and Hot Stone Massage Retreat in Hawaii
April 28-May 8 2013
52 NCBTMB CE hours

Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center

Lomi Lomi Intensive
40 NCBTMB CE Hours

Come and explore this beautiful massage in the land of its origin. In these immersion workshops, you will practice the ancient art of Hawaiian Massage supported and nurtured in a lush tropical rainforest. Gain a deeper understanding of the potential for healing, growth and transformation that the Hawaiian teachings offer.

Enjoy 10 days and nights of bodywork, delicious food, field trips and relaxation on the Big Island which will include a 40 hour certificate in Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage and a 12 hour certificate in Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage.

You Will Learn:
-The history and philosophy surrounding this work including the practice of ho'oponopono, and it's role in healing.
- Breath and movement exercises to activate your energy potential.
- Basic and advanced Lomi Lomi massage techniques including a full body routine with stretching and range of motion techniques.
- Techniques to open joint spaces and move fluids through
the body in their natural rhythm.

- Massage techniques to work with specific conditions and different body types.
- Self-Lomi for honoring and maintaining your own body.

Most importantly you will gain powerful new tools to add to your healing practice in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. This is a fusion of techniques from level 1 and 2 workshops with extras and cultural activities and field trips. We will explore natural wonders, geothermal warm ponds, the worlds most active volcano and local farmers market for tropical treats found no where else on earth.

At the end of this workshop you will be able to perform a full body lomi lomi treatment and have a great many new techniques to complement your existing bodywork repertoire.

Both courses are approved by the NCBTMB in the US, the Lomi Lomi course is approved for 20 CPD points and Post Graduate qualification with CThA in the UK, and earns 20 CPE points with the AAMT in Austrailia.

The hours do not count toward the state of Hawaii basic 570 hour requirement for licensing.

Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage
Pohaku Wela

12 NCBTMB CE Hours

Hot stone placement

Traditionally the Hawaiians use all of the elements in nature for healing, earth, air, water, fire, plants and stones. Heated stones are placed on the body to prepare the muscles for massage. Then the stones are used to massage the body with the long rhythmic strokes of lomi lomi for a warm, deep uniquely immersive relaxation experience.

Students learn the history, correct placement, handling, safety and contraindications of Hawaiian Hot Stone Massage, as well as where and how to select stones to use in treatment. A variety of techniques are offered with supervised practice and a chance to perform a full body routine.

All residential workshops include:

Workshop, delicious meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.  Also included is one free scheduled airport pick up from Hilo airport with lei greeting at 4:30pm on April 28th and drop off leaving Kalani at 1pm May 8th plan your flights accordingly.  

For those arriving outside of those times or staying longer Kalani also has an airport shuttle for an additional fee of $45 per person for more than 2 people or $65 for a single.

Airfare to Hawaii is not included.

Delicious Healthy Meals are prepared using local island produce meat and fish.

Professional massage therapists and bodyworkers welcome. These workshops are an essential experience personally and professionally for bodywork practitioners and those on their own healing path. Treat yourself to a well deserved enriching edu-vacation in a tropical paradise.

You're not going to Hawaii without me!!!

You can also bring a friend, spouse, mother or other guest to enjoy the amenities and other activities at Kalani while you train for a discounted rate. They can even volunteer to be my body for demonstrations during class.

Prices for a guest range from $900-$2000 per guest including meals and accommodations only based on chosen accommodations.


Sponsors can contribute to your education

You can have your clients, friends, family or employers sponsor your education Click here to find out how.


If you can't make the full 10-day retreat email me for pricing on coming for one or the other class April 28-May 5th for the Lomi lomi only or May 5-8th for just the pohaku. Price is based on your choice of accommodations so reference your choice of rooms in email request.

Room choices are based on availability at the time of booking.
Students bringing a guest pay the double occupancy room rate plus guest fees.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 3300 $ 4350
8 - Ocean Loft $ 2900 $ 3550
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 3300 $ 4350
6 - Tropical Loft $ 2900 $ 3550
5 - Tree House Room $ 2900 $ 3550
4 - Bungalow Room $ 2900 $ 3550
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2650 $ 3150
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2400 $ 2750
1 - Campsite $ 2150 $ 2150

CAMPSITE (Includes hot showers & pool/sauna/hot tub use)
Recommended for experienced campers only. You must bring your own camping gear.

Loft rooms and Bungalows have king or queen beds so are recommended for friends traveling together, couples or singles.

Charges below to bring a guest include meals and accommodations only.
For those bringing a guest you pay the shared room rate plus guest fee. You can add airport transfer and excursions at an additional cost. An additional non-refundable $200 deposit is required for those bringing a guest.

OCEAN VIEW or TROPICAL COTTAGE additional guest $2000

LOFT, BUNGALOW OR TREEHOUSE additional guest $1600
Tropical loft rooms have king beds so are recommended for friends traveling together, couples or singles.
Bungalow rooms have queen beds so are recommended for friends traveling together, couples or singles.

LODGE ROOM double shared bath additional guest $1100
LODGE ROOM double private bath additional guest $1400

Locals also have the option to attend class only (no meals,excursions or lodging) for the price below.

COMMUTER Lomi Lomi class only April 29-May 4 $695
COMMUTER Hot Stone class only May 6-7 $295
COMMUTER Both classes $950

Space is limited to 14 students so register now to reserve your space.

Reserve your space today with a non-refundable 80% deposit based on your choice of rooms. Email me for a paypal link or address to mail a check.


Deposit is non-refundable unless your space can be filled.


More information coming soon...Check back for details or contact me for information or a registration form.


Carrie Rowell 808-936-6698

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