An impression of a Heartworks Lomi Lomi Retreat
Music courtesy of Matt and Lauren James
Heartworks Lomi Lomi
Lomi Lomi is the Hawaiian word to describe massage meaning is to push, pull and knead. Heartworks Lomi Lomi was taught by Sherman Dudoit in Hawaii who subsequently passed this art form to Mette Sorensen of Mette’s Institute in Queensland (also known as High Spirits Retreat). Since then, Mette Sorensen has further refined this technique and trained many who were keen to spread love and healing.
Heartworks Lomi Lomi uses the hands as the extension of our hearts to connect with our client. The breath centers us to be in full presence with our clients creating a space of trust that allows our clients to deeply relax and sink into the wisdom of their bodies.
The purpose of Lomi Lomi is ultimately to bring our bodies back into its natural balance physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Learn this ancient style of massage in a relaxed environment. Lomi Lomi 1 retreats are held over 3 days usually over a weekend. In just one weekend, you will acquire a gift to share with loved ones or if you are already a therapist, it is a beautiful addition to your treatments. It is also a weekend of self nurturing, making new friends and creating memories.
On the 4-day Lomi Lomi 2 retreats, you will add to what you have learned on Level 1 and diving a little deeper into the body which takes the experience of giving and receiving to a whole new level. There are also fun exercises and movement to learn more about yourself and your relationship with others.
Heartworks Lomi Lomi – Level 1
Heartworks Lomi Lomi Level 1 is a simple yet divine form of Hawaiian massage. Using the breath, heart and hand connection, the giver and the receiver are transported into a meditative space of deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit.
The most beautiful aspect of Heartworks Lomi Lomi is in its simplicity – in its form and nature and in the learning of it. If you are a believer of touch as a powerful healer, you will love Heartworks Lomi Lomi. You will also learn about the Huna Philosophy that is the beacon for living a freer and gratitude filled life.
In 3 days, you will breathe deeper, find more freedom in your body, mind and spirit, and refill your well of aloha. Most importantly, you will gain a gift that keeps giving.
Heartworks Lomi Lomi – Level 2
Having laid the foundation of Lomi Lomi 1, you will learn & be given more tools in deep tissue, hot stones, heart healing, emotional clearing, presence filled touch & elemental practice.
Level 2 is also personal journey as we discover more about our self and our relationship with others. The more we learn how to dance with ourselves the more we are able to dance with life.
Some of the more common benefits of Lomi Lomi are:
Cleansing and releasing toxins
Alleviating stress & anxiety
Removing lactic acid build up
Relieving muscle spasms & pain
Improving blood circulation and respiration
Assisting lymphatic drainage
Releasing Emotional build ups – during & after a session
I love 1-on-1 sessions in which I can meet you where you’re at, and allow it to flow organically as you begin to connect the dots. Finesse your KaHuna and become a refined and savvy Bodyworker. When your foundation is solid, you can build a structure of any form, shape and size.
Video courtesy of High Spirits retreat
Polynesian Floor Massage Workshop
This is one of my favourite styles of massage to receive and to give. Working with breath, we invite space into our bodies to go deeper into a stretch. It helps to release muscular tension in the body and the breathing resets the nervous system. At the end of the treatment, you, as a receiver, would feel calm, rejuvenated, stretched and massaged. Just as you would feel when you walk out of a yoga class. As a giver, you will be guided to use proper posture so that you are also looked after. This is a skill that you can share with family and friends. It is also something that you can offer to anyone, anywhere and at anytime.
Wild Grace Workshop
Wild Grace workshops and retreats are all about honoring the divine and embracing the wild child that reside in each of us. Whether it’s a 1 day workshop or a 3 day retreat, Wild Grace invites you to dive deep into the discovery of all that you are and unleash your personal power. We all have our stories – the good and the not so good, and we are here today because them. How would you like to be the author instead of the character in the story? For sure the authors have more power – to change the story-line, let go of characters that are no longer adding value to your life, paint a dream, create a desirable ending. How can we shine a light for others –our children, future generations when our own light remains dimmed?
In the workshops/retreats, we will be stretching our body with yoga, expanding our minds with games and processes, deepening our hearts with re-membering and connection, igniting our souls with AHA moments when we see our stars and be grateful for how we’ve arrived at this moment in our life.
Have you just had one of the most transformational weeks of your life on a KaHuna course at High Spirits? And you know that the process of change doesn’t stop there, don’t you? Does any of these questions or thoughts sound familiar?
How do I maintain this level of energy?
I’ve changed. I’m not sure how I’ll be when I’m with my partner/family/coworkers.
I’m going back to quit my job/leave my partner/move out.
I feel so safe here at High Spirits. Can I stay?
How do I get started as a KaHuna bodyworker in my area?
Or any other questions and/or concerns regarding you personally or professionally post your training.
As a Facilitator and having undergone all the levels of KaHuna training and experienced many challenges since my KaHuna journey, I’m fully able to empathize most, if not all, of your angst. With qualifications in Applied Counseling and Life Coaching and a strong desire to help, we can navigate the skies together and come in for a smooth landing.
Nothing gives me more pleasure than to travel to different places sharing the beautiful work of Heartworks Lomi Lomi 1 & 2. If there is a minimum of 8 participants (within Australia) or 12 participants (internationally), I would be so happy to travel to you.
It is one of my wishes to give as many people as I can the experience of a KaHuna Massage – the Rolls Royce of Massages. If you are running a retreat or are a resort owner, and would like to enhance the stay of your guests, please contact me.
Carita BodyWork – Clinics
Noosa – 5 Goodchap Street, Tewantin QLD 4565
Singapore – Basic Essence Holistic Wellness Centre