Is developing your skill in lomilomi as I teach it in Awareness Massage Lomilomi classes the primary direction you would like for your professional development during the next 1-4 years? Would you like to participate in classes and other activities with me 10-20 days each year, and give an average of at least 5 lomilomi sessions each week to others?  If so, consider working with me in a mentorship relationship.

The lomilomi mentorship program is a 4 year progression to which you commit a year at a time.  You will do as many of the activities listed below each year as you are able to; you may not do all every year.


Attend the Awareness Massage Lomilomi Foundations class and submit your completed case study documentation to me. 

Students who attended Mana Lomi® level 1 class taught by me in 2015 or 2016 and completed case studies are also eligible.

How to apply:

To apply to participate in the mentorship program, email me your request to initiate a mentorship relationship.  Clearly tell me why you are drawn to this work.  We will then meet in person to finalize our agreement.  This visit may include giving/receiving lomilomi sessions.

Lomilomi mentorship program activities

  • Take as many Awareness Massage classes as you are able to. 
  • If you are repeating a class, you may have the option of attending as a “body buddy” and attend free of charge.  As body buddy you participate in bodywork trades when there are an odd number of regular students.  When the number is even you watch and/or receive the demos.  
  • Complete and submit documentation to me for your case studies for the Lomilomi Foundations, Lomilomi Advanced Treatment Techniques and Lomilomi Hot Stones classes.
  • Attend 2-12 tutorial sessions with me each year.  When I feel you are ready, I will teach you additional advanced techniques which I do not teach in any of my regular classes.
  • Receive 2-12 lomilomi sessions from me each year.
  • Attend movement classes on your own, such as: hula, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, Somatics.
  • Attend communication and/or self-growth classes on your own, or participate in talk therapy session.
  • Hawaiian culture: attend cultural events and/or read relevant materials.
  • Receive email and phone support from me as needed.