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Hawaiian Lomilomi Residential Retreat on Kauai



Lomilomi Hawaiian Retreat

64 NCBTMB, Florida & Louisiana State Continuing Education hours

Join us in this 11 day/10 night residential retreat on Kauai, the Garden Isle, and you will experience an immersion in the sacred and magical art of Hawaiian Lomilomi. Heal yourself in this spiritual retreat while you learn new ways to heal others. Lomilomi is described by teacher Aunty Margaret Machado as “the loving touch--a connection between heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life.”

Based on ancient kahuna traditions, Hawaiian lomilomi uses sacred HA breathing techniques, visualization, Mana energy work and the rhythms of the Hula dance; it works gently but deeply into the recipient's body, mind and spirit, using continuous flowing wavelike strokes and nurturing the body. It is an experience that overwhelms the mind with sensations and at the same time communicates unconditional love, freedom, joy and acceptance to the inner self.

Unlike many massage modalities, LomiLomi works toward the emotional/energetic sources of pain and stress to release the root causes, not just alleviate symptoms. In this residential retreat, you will feel the power of Aloha and recognize the unlimited potential we each have through working in harmony with the universal principles, creating transformation for yourself and those you touch. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to incorporate the techniques and flow of Lomilomi in the front, back and above and below the body at once and to incorporate the use of hula dance and heated stones into your bodywork practice.

Special Guests: Kumu Karen Leialoha Carroll and Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim

Kumu Karten Leialoha Carroll

Sacred Bodywork is blessed to have two special quests again this year sharing their mana'o with us: Kumu Karen Leialoha Carroll. She will be teaching Hawaiian values, Hawaiian chants, Ho'oponopono of the emotional body, listening for messages of spirit, opu huli and healing with shells.

Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim


and Harry Uhane Jim one of the last Kahuna of Lomilomi, Keeper of the Deep Mysteries of authentic Hawaiian esoterica. He will share the secrets of this ancient oral tradition with us in Wise Secrets of Aloha and facilitate Ho'oponopono. Recognizing that the world is in great peril, Kahuna Harry was blessed by the Halau Guardians who instructed him to share the true teachings and tools of Lomilomi for the practice of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

"Now is the time to share aloha with humanity." ~Harry Uhane Jim

"`Aloha' means the Breath of God is in our Presence. It is time to reveal the profound Lomilomi secrets of the kahunas for personal and planetary peace."

The location of this retreat will definitely facilitate the feelings of Aloha and abundance, on a hill within sight of the ocean! The house has room for 14 with shared accommodations. The lush surroundings allow you to connect with nature and feel one with the earth. Wireless internet allows you to stay in touch with anyone you wish to...the private location allows you to plead "connection problems" when you need time alone.

Bedrooms overlook lush surroundings. Days will allow plenty of time for meditation, contemplation, processing, one-on-one connections, beach time and exploring beautiful Kauai. We will make sure you are well-fed with breakfast, lunch and dinner to recharge your mana and nourish your body, mind and spirit.

You will visit Kauai's most sacred energetic areas and various heiau (traditional Hawaiian temples); the program also includes:

The package price includes shared accommodations, daily meals, group excursions and Lomi course fees, but it does not include airfare.

The 2016 retreat is full. Please contact us if you would like to be on the wait list.

We hope you can join us...  

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More Kauai retreat details and planned itinerary will be sent to all registered participants in advance. If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Stovall at: or 786.261.6170.

Lomilomi is unconditional love


"Lomilomi is love unconditional love.

That's right, no strings attached no akas either. It is a sacred space beyond what anyone could build with the mightiest of machines. It is a foundation with four pillars of strength. Laulima, creating space, Po'o and bone washing and the breath of HA.

It's strength is powerful. It's power so great because the space is an extension of the heart, a heart that is humming the purest of vibrations. A heart that extends out through arms and into hands Loving hands, unconditionally loving. To hold and support hands that " know" because they come from the heart.

Yes, lomilomi is LOVE." ~ Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim


Mahalo to our Our 'Ohana Nui!

Sacred Bodywork Lomilomi Retreat on Kauai

“Lomilomi for me is waves, hearbeat, pulse, rhythm and breath. Lomilomi is pure closeness, pure togetherness, pure acceptance, pure oneness with my brothers and sisters of the earth. Lomilomi is a symbiotic dance between two or more souls, healing and nurturing each other.

“Lomilomi is nature. Lomilomi is art. Lomilomi is letting go. Lomilomi is freedom, intuition, gratitude and peace. Lomilomi is pure love, pure Aloha, the ultimate gift of light. Lomilomi is poetry by touch.

I breathe, therefore I Lomi."
—Maria Pomai Ka’i

Lomilomi Retreat on Kauai

“Lomilomi for me is a prayer offering for every client that walks into my healing room. It is a heart to hand to soul connection. It’s a pathway to facilitate healing on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.

“Lomilomi for me is an art—it’s poetry in motion. It awakens my spirit and will awaken the spirit of my clients.

“Lomilomi for me is being one with God. It has been a journey. This class has surpassed all other classes I have taken.

“Lomilomi has taught me to honor sacredness and to remember what we do to others we do for ourselves.

— Sarah Malie

2013 Hawaiian Lomilomi Retreat

"Kauai, it's been magical. Thank you for your incredible awe inspiring beauty and Divine energetic healing vibrations! And for reuniting me with my long lost family! I am so grateful! Onwards and upwards! — feeling alive."

Danielle Pualani


Our 'Ohana Nui

and Mahalo to our dear Lomi Kumu Karen Leialoha Carroll, Kumu Leilani and Kahu Lahela,

mahalo for your wisdom and for your love,

Mahalo to our dear Lomi Kumus

Mahalo nui loa and waves of Aloha!

Thank you for becoming part of our mission.

Lomi Kumu Jairo Kealoha Cardona and Dennis Kamalu Stovall, LMT’s, NCBTMB

  Sacred Bodywork Founders/ Directors


Essential Pre-course Reading:

We suggest that you read the following class materials before you arrive to our Intensive Lomilomi Retreat Program :


Please contact us to register or for any questions:


Prices and details are subject to change.


NCBTMB LogoSacred Bodywork, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. NCBTMB Provider # 450670-08, and by the States of Florida and Louisiana Boards of Massage Therapy, Florida CE Provider # 50-9043 and Louisiana CE Provider #LAO0155.

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