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Professional Development: Lomilomi

On Nov. 11, I took a Lomilomi workshop with Kamaka Jingao, who is a practitioner from Hui Mauli Ola, an organization of native Hawaiian healing practitioners.

In this hands-on (literally!) workshop, Kamaka shared with us his personal journey, some thoughts about the Hawaiian cosmology and world view, and how to give a seated massage.

Two things that stuck with me particularly are the idea of connection between mind, body, and spirit--and that true health is balance between the three. Also, that lomilomi is one of the most fundamental ways to show aloha and build pilina with others.

Hui Mauli Ola offers talks with health practitioners, as well as workshops. More information can be found at huimauliola.org.

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