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Puana Lomilomi Weekend Intensive with Malia Helela. In-person

May 25, 2024, @ 9:00 am - May 27, 2024, @ 5:00 pm HST

Puana Lomilomi Training Intensive with Kumu Malia.  In-person

Memorial Day Weekend – May 25, 26, 27

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


$550 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$475 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$395 | Community Rate (discounted)

Hawaiian lomilomi massage is unique in all of the ways that Hawai’i is unique. Lomilomi acknowledges and honors the influence of Hawaii’s natural environment on its healing practices. This training provides a foundation in lomilomi that is appropriate for use within the family or in a spa setting. All are welcome to attend, a massage license is not required. This 16 hour training will provide a well rounded introduction to Hawaiian lomilomi.

Kumu Malia has developed a unique style of bodywork over 25 years of practice. Puana Lomilomi blends practices from the hula, lei making and lomilomi traditions. Her style of massage is kind & firm, and addresses the whole person with an intention of settling the nervous system.
While specific content may vary, the Puana Promise includes elements of:

1. Presence through pule (prayers), oli (chanting) and moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy)
2. Lessons in duality and locating terms as illustrated by the Kumulipo (Hawaiian chant of creation) and other historical accounts.
3. The landscape of the body, with the study of iwi (bones) and assessment
4. Permissions and consent, by creating safer spaces and using secure draping
5. Soft tissues and palpation techniques
6. Client histories and contraindications
7. Lomilomi techniques and sequences, with the goal of customized and intuitive treatments
8. Introduction to simple lāʻau lapaʻau (herbal medicine), including gathering protocols in relation to lomilomi
9. Rhythm and resonance through hula, Hawaiian music and percussive movements
10. Range of motion by exploring movements of the joints and understanding basic mechanical principles found in the work
11. An introduction to cleansing practices for bodies and spaces
12. Addressing hihia (entanglements in the body and between relations), with a brief introduction to conflict resolution practices.
13. Frameworks for resource management; ahupuaʻa (land stewardship) and ahu (dedicated spaces for spiritual work)
14. A focus on settling the nervous system as a foundation for the bodywork
15. Recognizing and working with natural cycles in the environment and the body
16. Opening & closing protocols, with ways of navigating through space and time.

This weekend intensive is unique in that students will be immersed in lomilomi over the course of three consecutive days. Hula will be included in the training and students are welcome to attend Kumu Maliaʻs annual May Hula Celebration on Saturday May 25.

Hands on lomilomi techniques will be introduced from the first lesson, so come prepared to practice. All materials and equipment will be provided for you.


Saturday 5/25 9-12 (you are welcome to attend Kumuʻs hula performance at 4pm)
Sunday 5/26 9-12 and 2-6 (including hula kahiko at 2:15)
Monday 5/27 9- 12 and 2-5 (optional hula ‘auwana at 12:15 pm)


We recognize that circumstances are different for each person. For those of you who can afford to pay on the higher end of the scale, your payment helps to support those who cannot. This is one way to leverage our privilege and stand for equity for everyone. If you cannot pay the higher end suggested, please consider what is authentically sustainable for you, and pay that. Please contact us at info@stillandmovingcenter.com to select the Community rate.

$550 | Supporter Rate (support others as well as yourself)
$475 | Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
$395 | Community Rate (discounted)
Value of this training: $475

If none of the above pricing options are within your means, please contact us at info@stillandmovingcenter.com for more options.

Kumu Mālia Hēlela


Kumu Mālia Ko’i’ulaokawaolehua Helelā strives to live a life of grace. Her halau (hula school), which meets at Still & Moving Center, is Na Hula Ola Aloha. Completing her uniki (graduation) under Kumu Hula Puluelo Park in 2002, she now teaches hula and oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) to a wide range of students, from infants and toddlers to kupuna. Mālia studied oli under Kumu Hula Keola Lake. She began her formal training in lomilomi massage as a teenager. She was licensed by the State of Hawaii as a massage therapist in 1998 and as an esthetician in 2002. Her hula practice and lomilomi practice, she says, are the same. She continues to look to the beauty and grace of the Hawaiian environment for grounding and inspiration. Mālia has become a respected and beloved cultural practitioner in Hawaii.

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May 25, 2024, @ 9:00 am HST
May 27, 2024, @ 5:00 pm HST
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