There are few places on Earth as beautiful as Kaua'i. On this retreat, we gather to learn the craft of Lomilomi, to mālama (take care of) the ʻĀina (land) and each other, and through all of this to learn about ourselves. In giving back to the land and the culture that perpetuates this healing modality, we have the opportunity to awaken a sense of connection. Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Ponoe \ The life of the land is perpetuate in righteousness. “To gain the kingdom of heaven is to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen, and to know the unknowable – that is Aloha. All things in this world are two: in heaven there is but One.” - Queen Lili’uokalani
Lomilomi technique + philosophy * fresh local lunches * beach + accessible hiking excursions * hands-on practice * gathering with like-minded people * quiet time to yourself * free time to meet Kauaʻi and local eateries * self discovery * fresh flower lei * reconnection to your body-mind-spirit * experience aloha * leave feeling inspired
Empowered by her beloved Kumu Alva Andrews, as an alakaʻi in the Pā Ola Hawaiʻi lineage of lomilomi, Kate teaches lomilomi to share what was shared with her. She believes lomilomi and a willing recipient can reestablish the body-mind-spirit balance. Whether you are a practitioner or simply want to lighten lifeʻs weight off of someone you love, lomilomi is a journey of sweet revelations and honest work, on yourself. To learn a Hawaiian craft, oneʻs feet should stand on Hawaiian land, and do their best to learn of the Hawaiian culture. This class is a step, the first of three levels, on your Journey with lomilomi.
What to expect: A safe and welcoming space for you to gather and grow with other amazing people Philosophy and mindset of lomilomi Plenty of hands-on practice, leaving with several routines that you can share with clients and loved ones Activities on the land from watching the sunset over the water, gentle walks along Kauaʻiʻs lushness and even learning to work with taro, the staple food and gift of the Hawaii A Day long holoʻholo (travel around) with our group to integrate and share our craft with Kauaʻi Meeting other friends, practitioners and artists on Kauaʻi to learn more of her and her gifts Circles to ask questions and share reflections of self discovery 5 days of Local + Fresh lunches Opening and Closing Dinner Quiet time to soak up Kauaʻi magic Evenings to experience local eateries, or make your own memories on Kauaiʻi The unexpected, Kauaʻi has a wisdom all Her own, we never know how she will share it with us. Support in bringing this practice back to your community "Lomilomi is a lifestyle." - Kumu Alva Andrews
If you want to : learn more about lomilomi learn more about yourself visit the island of Kauaʻi learn more about the Hawaiian perspective on healing + balance eat fresh local food have free time to uncover local eateries, and your own Kauaʻi gems drop into Nature and rekindle your inter-connectedness then join us.
Our class is located at The Church of the Pacific in Princeville, on the North Shore of Kauaʻi, a ten minute drive to Hanalei accommodations and eateries. A thirty minute drive from Kapaʻa on the East side. If you have questions, letʻs chat. Class investment is $1440, we have limited on-site housing. Some payment plan options are available. $250 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. We would love to have you, and please sign-up if you are ready to commit to a Journey. Lifeʻs unexpectedness happens, but unless a true emergency, spots are non-refundable after December 31, 2018.
This retreat is for those who want to drop more deeply into themselves by opening up to the craft of lomilomi.
"The world belongs to those who let go." - Lao Tzu