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Lomilomi ~ Hawaiian Massage Training 
NCBTMB Approved Course ~ Eligible for 32 CE credits

with Benj Spound
June 27 - July 3, 2024


About Lomilomi

Lomilomi is the traditional massage style of Hawaii. Each island has unique lineages of Lomi that have been passed down since ancient times. Although there are many technical differences between the lineages, each share the common underlying belief that humans are more than a physical body. Lomi practitioners work with the receiver on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels to enhance their overall wellbeing. This approach makes Lomi highly effective at releasing tension, calming the nervous system, promoting integration between the different areas of the body, and bringing people back into a sense of alignment. Its movements are inspired by the ocean, with emphasis on rhythm and flow. There is also a heavy focus on using the breath as a tool to move stuck energy. In modern times, Lomi has become popular around the world. Receivers love the way the massage feels and often have powerful experiences while receiving this work.


​In this workshop, you will learn a full-body Lomilomi routine that incorporates techniques from 3 unique lineages.
Material covered will include:

  • Cascading wave-like strokes from the heart-centered, meditative tradition of Sherman Dudoit and the Kahunas of Maui

  • ​Rhythmic forearm and elbow strokes, deep stretches, twists, and hip openers from the lineage of Kahu Abraham Kawai’i.

  • Creating space in-between the vertebrae and joints by ​pulling, rotating, and shaking from modern-day Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim.

  • ​Lomi HA ~ Breathwork as a tool for releasing stuck energy​, trauma, and grief and coming into alignment with your higher self

  • The meditation techniques and philosophical tenets of Lomi

This course will be hands-on experiential learning. Each class will begin with discussion and meditation followed by a demonstration of the new techniques. The majority of the class will then be devoted to hands-on practice. In the final class, students will trade full sessions.


This class is open to people of all experience levels, from beginners to long-time practitioners. The routine you will learn can be the foundation of a new massage practice or a wonderful addition to an existing practice.

Upon completion you will receive a certificate from Vermont Holistic Bodywork and, for those that want them, 32 Continuing Education Credits from the NCBTMB.

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Course Details


June 27: Afternoon Check-In and Opening Circle

June 28- July 2: Lomilomi Training

July 3: Closing Circle/Graduation and Morning Checkout

Tuition includes on-site accommodation. In your free time, enjoy optional daily yoga classes and free time for resting and exploring the beautiful surroundings!

Tuition: $1600

A non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to reserve your space.

If cost is an obstacle for you, please contact Benj to discuss financial aid options.

VSAC GRANTS: Vermonters can apply for VSAC non-degree grants to cover the full cost of this training. Contact Benj for more info.

If you have any questions, you can reach Benj at or 802.793.5764.

Please read our Cancellation Policy before registering.




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