Bodywork Training

Hawaii Massage School: Traditional Thai Massage | April 15 - May 6 2017

Michael Ceraso

April 15, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Thai Massage

Click here for the full list of workshops offered during this Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive.

Traditional Thai Massage developed out of Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Yoga, and Buddhist Philosophies of Mindfulness and Loving Kindness and is said to be over 2,500 years old.

About the Facilitator(s)

Michael Ceraso

Michael Ceraso

Michael Ceraso began his journey as a bodyworker through receiving a wide range of excellent bodywork.  After receiving reiki attunements and practicing for a year he traveled to Thailand where he studied Reflexology at Wat Po in Bangkok and Traditional Thai Massage at ITM in Chiang Mai.

Upon returning to Hawaii he continued to explore healing work through intensive studies of Cranial-Sacral Therapy and Polarity. These studies laid the foundation upon which he has added Swedish Massage and Barefoot Shiatsu.  In 2006 he spent another two months in Thailand where he studied with 3 different teachers, learning new techniques and deepening his practice. He has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, specializing in Japanese Acupuncture Techniques.

He has been the Wellness Director at Kalani since 2004 and orchestrated the Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive for the last 10 ears as well as teaching its Traditional Thai Massage course.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $515
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to Kalani's Dining Lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Introduction to Deep Tissue | April 1 - 10, 2017

Amy Doff

April 1, 2017 - April 10, 2017

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About the Facilitator(s)

Amy attended the Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, in Kealakekua, from 2000 to 2001. She completed almost 1,000 hours of soft-tissue rehabilitation/medical massage​ coursework and developed a passion for addressing acute and chronic injuries. She has been practicing massage for the past 15 years.

Amy has ​completed advanced degrees in: Public Health, focusing on Health Policy and Management (MPH, UH Manoa, 2010), Anthropology (BA, UH Hilo, 2006), and Occupational Safety & Health (Minor, UH Hilo, 2006) as well as a Permaculture design certificate (Hawaiian Sanctuary, 2014).

Amy is passionate about participating in our food system. She strives to be a locavore and delights in climbing coconut trees and sharing food from her garden.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $295
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to Kalani's Dining Lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: LomiLomi Massage | March 25, 26, and 27, 2017

Angela Leslee

March 25, 2017 - March 27, 2017

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About the Facilitator(s)

Coming soon!

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $385
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to Kalani's Dining Lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Massage Fundamentals | January 28 - March 20, 2017

Amy Doff

January 28, 2017 - March 20, 2017

Amy Doff

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About the Facilitator(s)

Amy Doff has enjoyed teaching Human Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology to beginning massage students and allied health students, in numerous settings, for over 8 years. She hopes to influence her students to appreciate and take care of their bodies and their physical, social, political and energetic environments. Amy has been practicing medical massage/soft-tissue rehabilitation for the past 15 years and enjoys providing treatment work.

Amy is passionate about participating in our food system (from ground to grind and root to crown) and utilizing the opportunities we have as Massage Therapists to share self- awareness and health education with our clients. She promotes Wellness in Action (meeting our daily needs in ways that also nourish our physical, mental, spiritual and environmental health).

Amy has training in Massage Therapy (LMT, Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, 2001), Anthropology (BA) & Occupational Safety & Health (Minor, UH Hilo, 2006) and a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Health Policy and Management (UH Manoa, 2010). She currently serves on the Hawai‘i County Subarea Health Planning Council and collaborates with the Matungu Community Development Charity, a sister Community Based Organization, in rural western Kenya, to plan public health and community empowerment programs.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk.

Tuition-only price: $645
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

Required Text: $30 Course Manual (available for purchase on the 1st day of class)

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Human Anatomy | January 28 - March 20, 2017

Amy Doff

January 28, 2017 - March 20, 2017

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This course fulfills the State of Hawaii requirements for a general overview course in human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. All body systems are covered, with special attention to those most relevant to massage therapy, the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.

About the Facilitator(s)

Amy Doff has enjoyed teaching Human Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology to beginning massage students and allied health students, in numerous settings, for over 7 years. She hopes to influence her students to appreciate and take care of their bodies and their physical, social, political and energetic environments. Amy has been practicing medical massage/soft-tissue rehabilitation for the past 14 years and enjoys providing treatment work.

Amy is passionate about participating in our food system (from ground to grind and root to crown) and utilizing the opportunities we have as Massage Therapists to share self- awareness and health education with our clients. She promotes Wellness in Action (meeting our daily needs in ways that also nourish our physical, mental, spiritual and environmental health).

Amy has training in Massage Therapy (LMT, Hawaiian Islands School of Body Therapies, 2001), Anthropology (BA) & Occupational Safety & Health (Minor, UH Hilo, 2006) and a Master’s in Public Health, focusing on Health Policy and Management (UH Manoa, 2010). She currently serves on the Hawai‘i County Subarea Health Planning Council and collaborates with the Matungu Community Development Charity, a sister Community Based Organization, in rural western Kenya, to plan public health and community empowerment programs.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Tuition-only price: $670
Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Part-time Bodywork Immersion Program | January 28 - May 6, 2017

Kalani Wellness Team

January 28, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Thai Massage

This part time massage training program is a 186 hour introductory course covering Human Anatomy and Physiology, as well as the history, theory and demonstration of a variety of massage techniques. Our goal is to prepare students with a strong technical foundation as well as to inspire them to open their heart and delight in the gift of touch.

About the Facilitator(s)

Click on individual links for instructor bios.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees listed are tuition price only.

To apply for Kalani's Volunteer Program, visit this page.

Full program cost is $2,535

Classes can be taken individually, or sign up for all 6 classes before Jan 1 and save 10%.

Individual Workshop Courses
Workshop courses can be taken individually, select the links above for fees.Click on individual links for workshop fees.

Course tuition includes lunch during class days and access to kalani's lanai amenities.

50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

Hawaii Massage School: Basic Watsu

Alexis Lee

January 5, 2017 - January 6, 2017

Learn Watsu in HawaiiBasic Watsu moves open all Watsu sessions and are the first third of what is taught in Watsu 1. In this 16 hour course you will learn a progression of moves that you can share with anyone.

About the Facilitator(s)

Alexis LeeMy love of Watsu® stems from the heart-centered connection I feel with the person floating in my arms. I believe Watsu® is a way of bringing awareness, groundedness and peace into our daily lives. Much more than a "technique" of aquatic bodywork; the surrender and trust, as well as physical flexibility experienced in a session is profound. I incorporate NVC and the unique style of Selwa Said into the class as good communication and ethics are essential to the healing process.

My passion for Watsu has taken me from being a Montessori teacher, and 22 years of being a performance artist using mime, comedy and movement, into the healing arts. This has aided in my flowing style in sessions as well as creating a supportive, graceful, nonjudgmental learning environment in the classroom, adapted to individual learning styles.

Trained with the originators of Watsu & Healing Dance, with over 8,000 hours of Massage study and teaching, co-taught with Harold Dull; creator of Watsu, I bring my knowledge of land massage into my water-healing; ZenShiatsu, Energy Active Craniosacral, Yogasage, Lomilomi, to name a few.

The space of total presence and awareness that the giver provides in WaterTherapy, is the same space we can use to bring peace in our world, locally and globally. I’d love to share this space with everyone.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Tuition-only price: $225. Discounts are available if taking multiple bodywork courses.

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk. Prices subject to change without notice.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Introduction to Water Massage: Dolphin Swim and Island Tours

Sylvie Gendron

September 4, 2017 - September 10, 2017

About the Facilitator(s)

Sylvie is French Canadian and has been living in Hawaii since 1999. She has been a massage therapist at Kalani since 2001, is trained in Aqua-Veechi and Lomi Lomi, and is a Certified Tour Guide from the State of Hawaii and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Sylvie has a passion for the islands, Hawaiian culture, mythology, spirituality, and the beauty of the island. She is devoted to sharing her passion and learning about herself to become a better person to create a better world.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
6 - Cottage n/a n/a
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2250 $ 2550
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2094 $ 2310

Triple Occupancy Available:

Lodge Room (private bath): $2130
Lodge Room (shared bath): $2034

Additional lodging options may be available; please inquire upon registration if your preferred lodging type is not listed above.

Kamaʻāina and commuter tuitions are both available for this retreat – inquire for details. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver’s license must be presented at retreat check-in to receive kama'āina rates.

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Cancellations requested 14 days or greater before your arrival date result in a full refund less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations requested 24 hours or more before arrival, but less than 14 days before arrival, result in full refund less a 10% administrative fee, or a $50 administration fee, whichever is greater. If you cancel within 24 hours of arrival, or do not show, no refund will be provided.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

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Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance Above & Below

Inika Spence

January 22, 2017 - January 27, 2017

This class is designed to bring the principles of Healing Dance into the underwater experience. Maintaining flow above and below the surface is integral; the material explores how to smooth out the moment of submerging and surfacing. When rhythm, movement shape and body position are pre-set at the surface, the receiver experiences a less radical change at the moment of submerging.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu®, WaterDance™ and Healing Dance® Therapist. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu® and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, and meditation. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has combined the SE work in her sessions and brings the knowledge to her students. She has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. For questions about Healing Dance, email Inika at [email protected].

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop participation and daily lunch at Kalani.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Introduction to Healing Dance Underwater

Inika Spence

January 15, 2017 - January 17, 2017

The Introduction to Healing Dance® Underwater (IHDU) is designed as a first underwater course for students who have already taken surface courses, such as Watsu I or Healing Dance I. IHDU is a 3 day course that specifically prepares you to take Shape and Space and Above and Below, the two major underwater trainings of Healing Dance.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu®, WaterDance™ and Healing Dance® Therapist. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu® and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, and meditation. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has combined the SE work in her sessions and brings the knowledge to her students. She has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. For questions about Healing Dance, email Inika at [email protected].

Contacts

Workshop Fees

$390 Workshop fee includes workshop participation and three (3) daily lunches at Kalani.

Prices subject to change without notice.

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