Instructor: Kim Hartley, LMP; NCBTMB #450029-06
About Heartspire Classes: The first time I taught this workshop everyone was surprised by how a full body stretching experience felt like a full body massage. The stretching techniques you learn will include stretching the fascia of the back, hips, and chest. Then there are amazing joint rotations that use maximum range of motion techniques to stretch every muscle that attaches into the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers, along with the hips, knees, and ankles.
Friday & Saturday--Heartspire Lomi Loku: Deep Tissue Upper Body Lomi Loku o ka Lani (deep tissue of the upper body) addresses the back and shoulders through the fascia with the deep tissue alignment stroke, spinal bonewashing, and amazing joint rotations to release the weight of the world out through the arms, by rotating the muscles through maximum range of motion as they attach into the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers. We then open the ribcage, diaphragm, chest and belly through fascial release, compression, and deeply flowing forearm strokes to empty out the belly and rebalance the inner child. The class finishes off with the unique Lomilomi approach to Po (the neck, scalp, and face).
This workshop leaves you with a very effective session for the upper body to align the neck and spine, open the heart and chest, bring healing to shoulder cuff issues, dropping the shoulders into a relaxed position, freeing up the elbows, wrists, and fingers, and softening the countenance in the po (skull). Your clients will love this work, it is especially effective for opening up the torso from turtle posture, shoulder/arm issues, recovering from cold/flu/sinus trouble. Infused in this Heartspire class are foundational Hawaiian Healing Principles and the metaphysical story that are a part of what makes Hawaiian bodywork a unique approach to massage.
Sunday & Monday--Heartspire Lomi Loku: Deep Tissue Lower Body: In Heartspire Hawaiian lomiloku of the lower body, we look at our metaphysical relationship with the sacred well of who we are (sacrum), our lineage through our ancestors (hips), and how we care for and walk on the Earth (legs and feet). The physical work involves deep strokes to release and stretch the fascia of the spine and sacrum. Next are the joint rotations, which deeply stretch the muscles as they attach into the trochanter, knee, and ankle both prone and supine. The spiral prayer to the ancestors is next, which involves a deep tissue technique with the forearms and elbows to cross-fiber the gluteus and lateral rotator attachments. Also included are deep lomilomi strokes on the legs both prone and supine, and last but not least the iliacus and psoas muscles.
When you complete this routine with your clients, they will experience a new relationship with the earth beneath their feet, feeling deeply grounded and connected. For me, the joint rotations are one of the most exciting and profound tools I've learned in my bodywork career. I hope you'll feel the same. Infused in this Heartspire class are foundational Hawaiian Healing Principles and the metaphysical story that are a part of what makes Hawaiian bodywork a unique approach to massage. When you complete this two day class you will feel like it was time well spent!
Registration Options: We are offering these two independent Kim Hartley classes at a discounted rate if you register for both classes at once, versus taking individual classes. If you would like to register for both classes, continue on, otherwise, please click on the following links to register. Please note that by taking the full two-day class, you save $65.
What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover and pillow; wear loose clothing
Class Date: November 10-13, 2017
Class Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Location: Olympia -- Hartley's (please click on the link for location details)
Cost: $575 if registered by 11/2/17; $633 if registered after 11/2/17
Cost/Hour: $17.97/hr if registered by 11/2/17; $19.75/hr if registered after 11/2/17
CE Hours: 32
Note: If you are eligible for a discount, please call 206.853.6875 to register or register by mail.
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