I woke from a dream one morning about a month ago and knew that I had to go and visit my Kahuna Bodywork teacher Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber in NSW while I was pregnant. It was one of those things that you just cannot ignore. There was to be a two day workshop refresher at the beginning of June so the timing was great. While there, I reconnected with her and the beautiful land around her home, as well as participated in some of the workshop – belly and all! It was a beautiful experience doing our flying steps (martial art style exercises) in a group with my belly included. I connected in a deeper way with the little one inside me and it was a wonderful way to introduce this little spirit to the work that I do on the ‘outside’. I had two pregnancy kahuna bodywork sessions and had wonderful work by Ki’a’i and her husband Norbet who helped support and realign some non contributing patterns I had been holding for a long time. This little friend is certainly opening up new ways of being for me and new ways to expand! And not just physically! 🙂
This November Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber is coming to Adelaide for a weekend introductory Kahuna Bodywork training workshop. This is a perfect weekend for you if you have been thinking about learning Kahuna Bodywork and have been feeling uncertain about traveling interstate for training, or if you are just feeling stuck in life and feel the need for some personal development tools to help move you into a new space and place. The weekend will give you a chance to experience some of the Kahuna Sciences exercises that move you forward in life and increase our connection to ourselves and our greater environment.
You will meet Ki’a’i Weber and personally experience her training styles that form the Australian College of Kahuna Sciences.
We welcome you all to this weekend in Adelaide, to gain a personal insight right there and then, or to decide on your future development or training in this dynamic form of bodywork.
No previous massage or bodywork skills are necessary!
Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November
9am – 5pm
Venue – Natural Health Academy, 3/47 South Tce, Adelaide SA
Here you can watch Kahu Abraham (Ki’a’i Weber’s life teacher and mentor) speak about Kahuna Sciences training, and see him perform his magical Kahuna Bodywork modality.
This workshop is to be facilitated by Ki’a’i Weber – Ki’a’i is the first certified master in the field of Kahuna Bodywork.
Ki’a’i Weber trained for 16 years under the guidance of the Hawaiian Kahuna and founder of this lineage of Kahuna Bodywork – Kahu Abraham Kawai’i.
Ki’a’i is the founder and CEO of the Australian College of Kahuna Sciences. With the assistance of Kahu Abraham Kawai’i she developed 3 Government Accredited courses ranging from Certificate through to Advanced Diploma level.
The teaching is preserved and taught in Australia at the Australian College of Kahuna Sciences in its original format.
INVESTMENT for the weekend is $360
With a $100 non refundable* deposit required on registration
Final payment due Friday 20th October 2012
Lunch will provided, with catering by the award winning Bliss Organic Cafe
Places are limited to only 30 participants! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity of self transformation
(*deposit may be put towards further training/workshops with ACKS if unable to attend)
When people speak of Kahuna Bodywork it might conjure up images of Hawaiian women dancing in hula skirts and flower necklaces. Many get confused with the massage term ‘Lomi Lomi’ and think that it’s the same thing. Is this true? What actually is Kahuna Bodywork?
Kahuna Bodywork does have its roots in Hawaii. Kahu Abraham Kawai’i, who accessed this work from his own genetic memory, was a Hawaiian Kahuna. He is responsible for bringing his beautiful Bodywork to the West and introducing Westerners to Kahuna sciences training. This is where the Hawaiian connection finishes. Those who perform Kahuna Bodywork as trained by Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber, a direct student of Kahu Abraham, do not have anything to do with flowers, hula skirts or ‘temple style massage techniques’. We are participants of a traditional lineage, of a training that is Hawaiian in its roots, but not specific to Hawaiian culture. Rather, the training is a universal yet personal journey where we gain access to our own genetic line, and gain the wisdom and power from within us. With regards to Lomi Lomi, this is another type of massage and is not Kahuna Bodywork. Lomi Lomi is a Hawaiian word that refers to general massage, a bit like we would go and get a therapeutic massage each week to ease back pain. Kahuna Bodywork is something very different.
Kahuna Bodywork is not really a form of massage. We do use the application of oil on the body as a tool used in combination with rhythmical strokes to take the client into motion, but we do not ‘rub’ a client in the manner of in a normal massage. While we do address different aspects that may be bothering the client, we do not work with intent and try and ‘fix something’. Rather, Kahuna Bodywork works like a dynamic re-patterning process on body, mind and spirit that gives people the opportunity to realign themselves: their own body’s wisdom changes old non-contributing patterns that are no longer serving them. The rhythmical application of the strokes, applied with chi energy, allows their body to reorganise itself energetically on a cellular level into a more contributing pattern —something that does not happen with therapeutic and remedial massage. This means that when you receive a Kahuna Bodywork session you are reaping the benefits of physical pain relief and relaxation, as well as a deeper realignment on emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Because of this, Kahuna Bodywork has been described as ‘a body based psycho spiritual transformation’ as it skips the busy mind and enters the body allowing the wisdom of our multifaceted beings to come forward.
Training in such a modality takes years of dedication. It is not about doing one or two courses and then becoming a Kahuna Bodywork practitioner. One needs to find that space, awareness and wisdom within our own selves first before we are able to perform and provide the deeper healing space for others. Our training is mostly non-verbal, and certainly very physical (it has been compared to a martial art), giving us increasing access to the wisdom held in our bodies so that we can then learn to ‘perform’ this wisdom on another.
Come and explore what goes on beyond the door at Rainbow Tree!
Rainbow Tree now has three practitioners working from the therapy room. Natural Therapists Fiona House, Jacqueline Iles and Kelly Lulic, and Rainbow Tree. Proprietor Rachel Clark will be throwing open the therapy room door for a night of fun and insight. This is your chance to come and meet and greet us all. There will be short talks from each of us, plus nibbles, organic wine, special offers, free goody bags and loads of door prizes!
Fiona House – Tactile Therpaies for the Body, Mind and Spirit
Fertility, Pregnancy and Post Natal Massage
Mayan Abdominal Therapy
Fiona will be speaking about the range of therapies she offers and how they support your mind, body and soul though stressful times of transition and change. She will also be discussing women’s reproductive conditions and how her work supports the health of the hormone system and uterus, as well as with supporting you in conception, pregnancy and after the birth your baby.
Jacqueline Ilnes – Ayurvedic Consultant and Yoga Teacher
Jacqueline has been a yoga teacher for over 10 years and an Ayurvedic Consultant for over 6 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom of the ayurvedic constitutions and the human body. She will be speaking about how the ancient and powerful ayurvedic system of health and healing supports your body in all your day to day health concerns, and how it can also help prepare you for child bearing, support you in pregnancy, and balance your system reducing uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms.
Kelly Lulic – Mums and Bubs Nutritionist
Kelly is a qualified Nutritionist. Through her study, and from her own journey of pregnancy and child rearing, she is a wealth of information and support for nutritional advice covering the childbearing period. She specialises in prenatal, pregnancy and post natal nutrition – as well as breastfeeding, food for your baby, introducing solids and how to take care of your own body nutritionally after pregnancy. Kelly will be discussing ways to support yourself nutritionally over this time for you and your baby.
We have so much pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal knowledge and experience to share!
Its been too long since my last newsletter! Now its already Autumn and I have not updated you with Summer news!
I had a great Xmas break. I did some more Kahuna Bodywork training at Woodford Music festival in QLD. This is a massive world music festival similar to Womad, only about 10 times bigger! The Australian College of Kahuna Sciences has a stall there each year where students participate and work on the festival goers. Its a super chance to update skills, learn more about the bodywork and connect with other students and my teacher Ki’a’i Ho’okahi Weber. I was there for eight days working in the therapy room doing bodywork and also helping my teacher manage the logistics of running such large stall.
It was a really super week and in total I worked on about forty different people while there. When in such an intense environment, which requires huge demand physically, emotionally and mentally, the range of our skills increases and we scale to new heights in our capabilities. Working on one person after another, day in day out, allows deep integration of new levels of awareness and anchors in new, more contributing holding patterns and ways of being for us. Great change occurs internally for both the bodyworker and the client, and it is a time to savor and appreciate, as its only an opportunity for training that comes once a year.
I continued my training down in NSW for another 10 days and participated in a kahuna training workshop. This is a different style of training to the festival, and although very physically demanding, is a great way for me to begin my year. We do a lot of exercises that promote the movement of chi or energy throughout our bodies. This gives me a perfect beginning of the year as I have a chance to repattern my own energy in my body, and set myself up for a new year. Its a super way to let go of old things, whether that is an outdated belief system, or a way I might be walking or standing that is not good for my being. The training effects us on all levels, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually – its a bit like clearing out the old clothes closet on all levels, and starting fresh for the year.It was a great way to begin my year!