Hawaiian Sacred Temple Bodywork – Practitioner Training 1 – Dance of Initiation
This first level of training is offered during an intensive retreat weekend format. Students will learn to practice and apply the Infinity Dance which forms the energetic foundation of Hawaiian Sacred Temple Bodywork. Then we will take the dance onto the body, learning some of the basic movements, strokes, and ceremonial elements of Hawaiian Sacred Temple Bodywork. During this experiential retreat, we will gather together and connect deeply with ourselves and each other to connect with the heart of Lomi and the ancestors, and begin the initiation into this ancient tradition.
The weekend involves a combination of meditation, ceremony, reflection, physical work and play, sharing, and celebration! You will be both giving and receiving bodywork throughout the weekend, and often we learn as much from receiving, as we do from giving. Doing our own healing is an important part of being a practitioner, so there will be a strong focus on your own spiritual growth and transformation, as well as your commitment of service to others as a healer.
Students move at different speeds as they learn, but in general once you have completed this training you are considered a ‘Student Practitioner’. There will be opportunities to gather together monthly to continue to practice, and completing at least ten treatments by donation is recommended before attending Practitioner Training 2.
Hawaiian Sacred Temple Bodywork – Practitioner Training 2 – Dancing into Service
This second level of training is similarly offered during an intensive retreat weekend format. Building upon the work of the first retreat weekend, we will explore some more advanced techniques and ceremonies for offering Sacred Temple Bodywork as a healing practice. We will also be doing more advanced work offering Lomi in pairs, and in small groups.
All teachings will be in an experiential format, with a combination of meditation, ceremony, reflection, physical work and play, sharing, and celebration! This weekend there will be an intensive focus on the bodywork, again both giving and receiving.
In general once you have completed this training you are considered a ‘Sacred Temple Bodywork Practitioner’. There will continue to be opportunities to gather together monthly to practice, and discuss any emerging questions, issues, A-Ha! moments, and anything else you would like to share.
Practitioner level 2 training is planned for Fall 2018, dates TBD!
Hawaiian Sacred Temple Bodywork – Practitioner Training 3 – Advanced practices
During this retreat weekend, we will explore advanced topics and techniques in Sacred Temple Bodywork. This will include partnered work, group work, and deepening intuitive abilities to connect with the sacred one on the table and with each other. We will also explore working with other modalities, like integrating hot stone work, crystals, and voice to the healing ceremony.
Practitioner level 3 training is planned for Winter 2018-19, dates TBD!