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** Accredited Training Certification **

Dates to be Announced 
North Stradbroke Island

There really is no better place to connect, 

develop your skills, learn & grow into

the fullness of who you are.  


Join us for seven soul-fuelled nights immersed in the elements on sacred land,


with respect & acknowledgement of the Quandamooka people


Minjerribah is the perfect location to immerse in heart centred practice.  Held by the rhythmic pulse of the ocean, the elements & the island energy.  You are invited to step away from your day to day, allow the threads of responsibilities to untangle & return to deep presence.   


From this place, we invite you to peel back the layers & return to source, a place where you will cultivate & develop the qualities & skills necessary for you to become amazing, proficient & Certified in..

"A therapists touch, pure thought & breathing assist in creating MANA (power) & allowing the giver to focus on the love.  This instils confidence, care & open-hearedness in both the giver & receiver & is very important win creating a positive healing energy"

Mette Sorenson


Level 1

The first three days guide you in to the foundations of Heartworks Lomi Lomi, a beautiful & potent transmission of heart centred energy, that is deeply nourishing & detoxifying.  Using rhythmical hands, breath, energy, flow & presence to facilitate a deep state of calm & relaxation for both the Giver & Receiver.

Throughout these foundational days, we will return to simplicity, ground & nourish the body, opening to hear the voice of the heart as we discover how to both give & RECEIVE a profound depth of touch.


Retreat & Immerse into :  

 Heart based Embodiment   

❈  Group Healing Practices   

❈  Huna Philosophy   

  Movement Meditations   

  Elemental Integration Practices 


Level 2

On the fourth day, you INTEGRATE & REST, an amazing opportunity to swim in the healing waters of Straddie, take a long 

walk along the beaches & headlands, take rest, practice what you have learnt & just chill out.  


The next three days we begin to take the bodywork deeper into the full practice of Heartworks Lomi Lomi - Level 2.


Deepen & Explore through :

❈ further refinement of touch & quality of heart energetics

❈ expanding the tool box with new techniques that build on what you’ve just learnt 

❈ deep & therapeutic release techniques with potential to radically transform

❈ specific heart processes & emotional clearing practices

Your Journey includes

  • give & receive massage daily

  • immerse with nature & the elements

  • stillness, self-reflection & replenishing time

  • sacred sharing circles for clarity & connection

  • intimate group which supports your reflective personal journey

  • deep heart practices & heart breath meditations

  • learn a full 2 hour+ Hawaiian massage ritual

  • deepen the healing container for your clients

  • curated movement practices to support & embody the work

  • heart based yoga & movement practices


Your Investment includes 


  • Experienced Tuition, Inspiring Facilitation & Practitioner Accreditation*

  • 7 nights beach side in super comfy, shared accomodation

  • Nourishing food to fuel your learning & wellness

  • Transport to & from the island

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Accomodation Options​​

Shared Rooms

Single beds

$3300* / $3500

* Early Bird finishes ~ 1st June, 2024

​($500 non-refundable deposit to secure your place)


** Shared bathroom facilities for all participants **

Payment Plans are available

Cancellation / Refund Policy

*You will receive a Certificate upon completion of your Retreat.  


Our Training is approved by Mettes Institute & is an accredited modality with the International Institute for 

Complementary Therapists - IICT.  

** This is an intimate training with 8 spaces available **

The Team


Samaya & Ahren

Experienced Facilitators


 Cooking Queen & Supporter

Sam & Ahren have facilitated both Ka Huna Bodywork & Heartworks Lomi Lomi over the past two decades.

Sharing their wisdom in a spacious & cultivated way that reflects their passion for the work.

They offer knowledge in a way that is integral to their unique perspectives

while honouring the source & sacred nature of the transmission of this powerful work.

Between them, they have explored multiple approaches to embodied practice & touch based therapies

& weave ancient wisdoms  with present evolutionary experience to support the teaching container.

They are playful, lighthearted beings who like to mix things up a bit & get the spirit flowing...

Kate is our beloved Culinary Queen & Supporter, who has been with us on trainings

& retreats since somewhere in the mid 2010's, bringing her all round epic-ness to our bellies.  


She completed her 1 & 2 Lomi Lomi with us in 2017 & brings a wealth of her own personal experience & wisdom. 

We are so stoked to have her as part of the tribe!!

Dive in, Return & Remember


we look forward to the journey ahead with you,

with much Love & Aloha

Ahren & Samaya

  • Do you offer Refunds or Transfers of payment for your Trainings?
    We are a small business & provide intimate trainings to support personalised engagement with each person. Due to the nature of our venue, numbers, administration & facilitation costs our Cancellation/Refund policy is: * Your deposit of $500 is non-refundable. * If you cancel outside of one month from the commencement of the training, you are eligible to receive refund of your payment except for the deposit. * If you cancel within one month of the training commencement, your Full Payment unfortunately cannot be transferred or refunded. * We cannot transfer your placement or payments to a future training or retreat. Thank you for your understanding & respecting, accepting & following our policy guidelines.
  • Is Heartworks Lomi Lomi different to Swedish or Remedial Massage?
    YESsssssssss, very different. Lomi Lomi is held within a healing container of Aloha, loving intent. Every touch is infused with presence, love, connection & care. The flowing practice of Lomi moves deeper than just the layers of the physical & can support profound shifts & transformation within the body, heart, nervous system, mind & emotions.
  • If I have done Lomi Lomi Level 1 already, can I still come along?
    Yes, every training is different & so will be your experience :) Diving in again allows greater depth of your own practice & sharing of the work. If you have trained with us before we are happy to apply a discount to your investment, so please connect for a chat.
  • What are the benefits of learning Lomi Lomi in a Residential format?
    Immersive Container, Depth, Process, Journey, Integration & Healing..... There is no substitute for being completely immersed within this sacred practice in a Residential Retreat format. We go SO much deeper within many layers of practice, refinement, elemental cleansing, healing processes & have space to completely drop in to absolute presence with Self & each other!! You don't need to go home & cook dinner, look after the kids, wash the clothes & do all the things. The week is about reconnecting with your heart, body & spirit within a rich program of self discovery. & to be honest, for us, there is only so much we can share & facilitate in a non-residential format, generally the focus is purely on the sharing of techniques & some other key fundamentals of Hawaiian philosophy.
  • Why Train with us?
    We bring a depth of practice, wisdom & experienced facilitation from four decades of combined practice. The container we hold supports Integrated Embodiment of this work, whilst simultaneously allowing expansive space for your own healing journey. We have no interest in churning out Lomi Lomi students, however, we are passionate in the support of our students to feel sustained, nourished & empowered within themselves & as bodyworkers. We choose to run our trainings within an intimate group format so that there is space, time & personal attention for each individuals gifts to flourish & ground within the heart & body.
  • Can I offer Lomi Lomi treatments immediately following the retreat?
    Yes, you are now a Certified Heartworks Lomi Lomi Practitioner, yay !! If you would like to practice professionally, then you will need to get all of your Insurance & Memberships organised with the Certification & Transcripts we provide. We chat about all aspects of practice throughout the week together.
  • Is Lomi Lomi normally taught as Level 1 & 2?
    No. We choose to deep dive with these two levels over eight days as a Residential Retreat to support the work to integrate & embody. This is a specialised Retreat Immersion within a potent facilitation container. Our Trainings are for those who desire a cultivated & embodied proficiency within the bodywork whilst reconnecting to oneself within this transformational process. Your investment reflects every aspect of this specialty Training Retreat.
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