Bodywork Training

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance I

Inika Spence

June 19, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Healing Dance® I constitutes a paradigm shift for the student of other forms of aquatic bodywork. It sees the body as at home in the water and hydrodynamic in its form, healing in the flow of movement. It understands the psyche as needing nurture and closeness, and also space, freedom and acceptance of self-expression. More than anything else, Healing Dance I is the wave.

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.

Sacred Lomi 8 Day Intensive

Tom Cochran and Donna Jason

February 18, 2017 - February 25, 2017

Sacred Lomi® 8 Day Intensive is a heart-centered, experiential journey into the beautiful art of Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, a unique form of Lomilomi and a rite of passage that weaves the principles of shamanic movement, sacred touch, aloha, awareness and intention into a complete system of hands on healing.

About the Facilitator(s)

Tom Cochran

Tom CochranTom spent eight years in Hawaii studying Hawaiian shamanism, the culture and the sacred art of Temple Style Lomilomi. He and Donna developed Sacred Lomi® by integrating years of spiritual practice and universal healing principles with the lineage of Temple Style Lomilomi. Tom's deeply intuitive approach to physical healing coupled with his capacity for presence and honoring, make him a truly powerful facilitator. His deep love for the land and for supporting others on their transformational journey, shine through, particularly in the retreats at Kalani Oceanside Retreat. “The land, the stars, the ocean, support us in opening and remembering the majesty of our being and the power of our essence.”

Donna JasonDonna Jason

Donna is a writer, filmmaker and teacher committed to the transformational power of the creative arts. She has an extensive background in theater, dance, creative visualization and healing through the emotional body. Donna is the creative force behind the Sacred Lomi DVDs, the 7 Principles of Huna DVD and the Hawaiian Healing Intention Cards – now available at the Kalani gift shop.

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 $ 2950 $ 3650
5 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
4 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
3 - Bungalow Room $ 2650 $ 3050
2 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 2550 $ 2950
1 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 2450 $ 2750

Triple Occupancy Available:
Lodge Room (private bath): $2450
Lodge Room (shared bath): $2350

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

Kamaʻāina Commuter: $1344
Kamaʻāina rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna. A valid Hawaii state-issued ID or driver's license must be presented at check-in to receive the kama'aina rate.

Commuter (for those who opt to lodge off Kalani campus): $2225
Commuter rates are all-inclusive and provide access to Kalani campus for all instruction and course activities, three meals per day, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

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: LomiLomi Massage | October 10 - October 15, 2016

Carrie Rowell

October 10, 2016 - October 15, 2016

Carrie Rowell Massage

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

About the Facilitator(s)

Carrie Rowell

Carrie Rowell

Carrie Rowell spent her childhood in Honolulu and has been fascinated by all aspects of the Hawaiian culture ever since.

Living in Hawaii she studied with some of the most respected kupuna in lomi lomi and assisted in teaching workshops in various aspects of Hawaiian culture including traditional ritual, awa ceremony and lomi lomi.

She is trained in many modalities of bodywork such as Swedish, Cranial-Sacral, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, and Pregnancy Massage and is a licensed massage therapist and DONA certified birth doula.

Since 1998 she has traveled all over the world teaching lomi lomi massage, sacred dance and healing and empowerment workshops for women.

She is a continuing education provider with the NCBTMB in the USA as well as the Complementary Therapists Association in the UK,  the Australian AAMT and Massage New Zealand.

Currently living and practicing on the Island of Hawai'i, she is the author of two instructional dvds and a workbook and is also available for group and private spa trainings.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Tuition-only price: $575
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: Traditional Thai Massage | October 24 - November 1, 2016

Michael Ceraso

October 24, 2016 - November 1, 2016

Thai Massage

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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.

Michael has been the Wellness Director at Kalani since 2004 and orchestrated the Kalani Bodywork Training Intensive for the last 11 years, 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: $560
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: Introduction to Deep Tissue | October 17 - October 21, 2016

Daniel Albers

October 17, 2016 - October 21, 2016

Nile Curtis Massage

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About the Facilitator(s)

Nile Curtis

Nile Curtis

Born in South Africa and raised in the US and Switzerland, Nile feels lucky to have had the benefit of an international upbringing and education. Nile is trained in a multitude of bodywork modalities, having started his career working under Chiropractor Brendan Murray, who works with the US Olympic weight lifting team. This opportunity allowed him to gain knowledge and insight into human mechanics.

Additional experience in luxury spa environments such as the Burke Williams Day Spa in Santa Monica, CA, taught Nile about the more indulgent side of massage. Later, Nile built a private practice in Los Angeles, which grew and thrived until 2010, when he moved with his budding family to Hawaii.

Nile's training in many forms of massage is complemented by years of studying many forms of dance (Ballet, Jazz, Modern), which imbue his work with fluidity and grace. Nile brings a thorough understanding of anatomy and kinesiology to his deep tissue and sports massage practice. Nile and his wife, Carrie, co-teach massage therapy workshops around the world.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

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

Tuition-only price: $320
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: Human Anatomy | September 12 - September 23, 2016

Amy Doff

September 12, 2016 - September 23, 2016

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

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 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

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: Full-time Bodywork Intensive Program | September 12 - November 1, 2016

Kalani Wellness Team

September 12, 2016 - November 1, 2016

Thai Massage

About the Facilitator(s)

Click on individual links for instructor bios.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees listed are tuition price only.

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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 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: Healing Dance Shape and Space

Inika Spence

February 21, 2016 - February 26, 2016

Water Dance Class - HawaiiHealing Dance is a graceful, healing form of aquatic bodywork.  The roots of its's grace come through ballet, Trage, and the water itself.  Created by Alexander George, a ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer, former Trager practitioner.  Shape and Space is the second underwater course of Healing Dance.  The movements of Shape and Space are rooted in human developmental movement; in the animal movement of dolphins, seals

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence
Inika SpenceInika has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu, WaterDance and Healing Dance Practitioner. 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, meditation. Aquatic bodywork is her passion.

Inika has spent a great amount of time in the water throughout her life, some of that time involved working and playing with dolphins both captive (working on a communication project with John C. Lilly) and free swimming. Inika is able to impart the joy of movement and gentle touch to her students in an easy, flowing environment. She teaches Watsu I & II and all the classes of Healing Dance.

Student comments:

"(Inika) created balance and flow ...like one long perfect Healing Dance." T.W.

"Inika's class was structured like the spirit and principles of Watsu in the ease of learning and teaching." A.L.

"Fantastic teacher, the best I've had for balance, support, understanding, flexibility, experience, knowledge, and facilitation skills. " L.C..

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: $795. Tuition includes lunch at kalani on class days.  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.

Hawaii Massage School: Basic Watsu

Alexis Lee

January 29, 2016 - January 30, 2016

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 LeeAlexis Lee
My 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 Communication into the class as good 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: $300.  Tuition includes lunch at Kalani on class days.  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.

Hawaii Massage School: Introduction to Healing Dance

Alexis Lee

January 22, 2016 - January 23, 2016

Learn Watsu in HawaiiHealing Dance® has many aspects, all based on the healing power of movement. This 16 hour course is designed to acquaint participants with the Healing Dance.

About the Facilitator(s)

Alexis LeeAlexis Lee
My 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 Communication 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: $300.  Tuiton includes lunch at kalani on class days.  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.

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