~ continuing education classes ~

lomilomi classes

&
chest/breast massage classes
&
TAI CHI & QIGONG CLASSES

OFFERED BY: awareness MASSAGE, BArbara Helynn Robles, LMT
 

All classes meet CE requirements for WA State LMTs. 

(Barbara Helynn Robles is no longer an NCBTMB approved CE provider.)

lomilomi classes

Private Tutorial at my home in Olympia: 
dates: negotiable
Times: afternoons
CE credits available

2-4 hour PRIVATE TUTORIAL ~   In these sessions I can teach you content from any of the lomilomi classes I have developed, as described on my class description page.  Alternately, I can coach you using any Swedish and/or deep tissue massage you have learned elsewhere with my coaching focused on developing massage quality of touch that is deep yet gentle as shown on  my videos.

who: 1-4 LMTs or massage students
date: negotiable, potentially any day of the week or weekend
Time: 2-4 hour sessions during the afternoon: 1:30 -5:30 pm, sometimes ok to be a half hour earlier or later
location: private home in Olympia, WA:(note: a cat lives in the house but doesn't enter the room we will work in.)
cost: Full price is $100/hour, split by all participants. Pay What You Can ~ PWYC: (See PWYC details here).

TO REGISTER:  Contact me to arrange a time.  I expect you to find and organize the 1-4 folks who will participate, and be the contact person for the group in arranging the class dates and coordinating payment.  Payment is due at the time we confirm the session.

CE credits are available on request.

COVID RELATED INFORMATION:

  • All participants are expected to test negative to a Covid test within 24 hours of the start of class. (Home Covid test is acceptable.)
  • Participants are expected to stay away (skip class) if experiencing Covid symptoms, including unexpected and unexplained coughing, sneezing and/or fever.
  • Participants are expected to retest daily if experiencing any mild, possible Covid-like symptoms, or if directly explosed to Covid.
  • Masks are not required.

Lomilomi Fundamentals - A Fullbody Protocol: 
Thursday-Sunday April 4-7, 2024 ~ Olympia WA
 32 CEs
CLASS IS FULL.  PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER  19-22,2024 SESSION

This Lomilomi Fundamentals class teaches a clinically and structurally oriented, 60-90 minute full-body lomilomi massage. The hands-on techniques are done with intention to relieve pain and improve movement. The touch is bone deep yet gentle, and includes lomilomi strokes, long strokes, compressions, compression-tractions, exploratory ROM engagement and stretches, vibration, tapping, and traction.

Participants are introduced to Hawaiian healing philosophy including the concepts of aloha and other traditional values, connections with ancestors, ho’oponopono (right living and clearing wrong doing), and the power of words, thoughts and images in manifesting our desires and our life paths. Healing blessings and Hawaiian chants are included.

(NOTE: This lomilomi lineage shared in this class was developed on Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as "The Big Island". This lineage of lomilomi uses anatomically specifically focused techniques done with a modest amount of lubricant, and even sometimes done without lubricant and with the client clothed.  It does NOT use long flowing strokes and abundant use of oil that many people associate with lomilomi.)

This Lomilomi Fundamentals class establishes groundwork to be built on in advanced lomilomi classes.

This class is offered in a 4-day, 8 hours per day (plus lunch), 32 CE hour format. 

dates: Thursday-Sunday, April 4-7, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
location: private home in Olympia, WA:(note: Cats and a dog have previously lived in the house.)
cost: Full price for 4 day class is $650; minimal price is $250.  Class offered Pay What You Can (See PayWhatYouCan details here).

PREREQUISITES: none

COVID RELATED INFORMATION:

  • All participants are expected to test negative to a Covid test within 24 hours of the start of class.  (Home Covid test is acceptable.)
  • Participants are expected to stay away (skip class) if experiencing Covid symptoms including unexpected and unexplained coughing, sneezing and/or fever. 
  • Participants are expected to retest daily  experiencing any mild, possible Covid-like symptoms, or if directly explosed to Covid. 
  • Masks are not required.  

CLASS IS FULL:  PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2024 SESSION

Anywhere/Anytime Massage - Chair And Floor Techniques (4 CE)  
Saturday, April 27, 2024 ~ Olympia WA   

Anywhere/Anytime Massage ~ 4 CE ~ learn to massage fully clothed people in common environments such as work settings, classrooms, sporting events, churches, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. The receiver may sit on a sofa, a kitchen chair, an office chair, a stool, a bench, etc, and/or they may lie on the floor.

date & time: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 1:30-5:30 pm
location: private home in Olympia, WA
cost: Full price is $95. Pay What You Can ~ PWYC: (See PWYC details here).

COVID RELATED INFORMATION:

  • All participants are expected to test negative to a Covid test within 24 hours of the start of class. (Home Covid test is acceptable.)
  • Participants are expected to stay away (skip class) if experiencing Covid symptoms, including unexpected and unexplained coughing, sneezing and/or fever.
  • Participants are expected to retest daily if experiencing any mild, possible Covid-like symptoms, or if directly explosed to Covid.
  • Masks are not required.
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 Lomilomi Studies Series  (Lomilomi Specific Treatment)~ ten 5-6 hour class Sessions
about once/month, Julne 2024-April 2025 ~ Olympia WA
 50 CEs

The goal of this series of the lomilomi classes is to "pa'a ke kahua", to "make firm the foundation" for lomilomi practioners.  Traditional lomilomi is grounded in the foundation of Hawaiian cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.  In this class participants will experience Hawaiian protocol practices, ho'oponopono (right living and clearing wrong doing), oli (healing blessings and chants), use of both Hawaiian language and your native tongue, and of course lomilomi bodywork.  Participants will be introduced to various Hawaiian elders and healers.  We will explore traditional Hawaiian values and how they blossom in your life.  You will explore who you are, what your specific gifts are, what your life purpose is, and how you contribute to the wellbeing of Mother earth and global community.

The Lomilomi Specific Treatment hands-on techniques taught build on the full body protocol taught in the Lomilomi Foundations class.  The techniques are more specific and require more skill to do well.

Massage techniques taught include those that will help the practitioner to treat, relieve and/or resolve many problems that our clients or patients commonly encounter such as pain, discomfort and/or movement difficulties in all joints in the body. Treatment techniques useful in treating arthritis, whiplash, headaches, golf & tennis elbow, joint replacement, carpal tunnel, pain in the pelvic region, sprained ankles, and more are taught. The body is viewed and treated as a clearly interrelated whole in which what occurs in one part of the body affects all other parts of the body.

DATES: 10 Sundays, almost once a month July 2024 thru April 2025,

  • June 30, 2024
  • August 4, 2024
  • September 15, 2024
  • October 13, 2024
  • November 17, 2024
  • December 15, 2024
  • January 26, 2025
  • February 23, 2025
  • March 23, 2025
  • April 20, 2025

TIME:

  • 12:00-1:00 pm lunch 
  • 1:00-6:00 pm class

EXPECTED ATTENDANCE:

  • You may have a schedule conflict with ONE of the dates and still register for the class. Please plan to attend at least 9 of the 10 classes. 
  • Please plan to eat lunch together at all class sessions.  Food will be provided.  CE credits are offered for the 5 hours class time, and not for the lunch time.

CLASS SIZE: Limited to 6 students.  

PREREQUISITES: at least 27 hours of lomilomi classes with Barbara Helynn Robles, Maka'ala Yates or Carol Hart.

COVID RELATED INFORMATION:

  • All participants are expected to test negative to a Covid test within 24 prior to each class session.  (Home Covid test is acceptable.)
  • Participants are expected to stay away (skip class) if experiencing Covid symptoms, including unexpected and unexplained coughing, sneezing and/or fever.
  • Masks are not required.

COST: Full price for this 10-day class is $800; minimal price is $300.  Class offered Pay What You Can (See PayWhatYouCan details here).

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Lomilomi Fundamentals - A Fullbody Protocol: 
Thursday-Sunday September 19-22, 2024 ~ Olympia WA
 32 CEs

This Lomilomi Fundamentals class teaches a clinically and structurally oriented, 60-90 minute full-body lomilomi massage done with intention to relieve pain and improve movement. The touch is bone deep yet gentle, and includes lomilomi strokes, long strokes, compressions, compression-tractions, exploratory ROM engagement and stretches, vibration, tapping, and traction.

Participants are introduced to Hawaiian healing philosophy including the concepts of aloha and other traditional values, connections with ancestors, ho’oponopono (right living and clearing wrong doing), and the power of words, thoughts and images in manifesting our desires and our life paths. Healing blessings and Hawaiian chants are included.

(NOTE: This lomilomi lineage shared in this class was developed on Hawaii Island, commonly referred to as "The Big Island". This lineage of lomilomi uses anatomically specifically focused techniques done with a modest amount of lubricant, and even sometimes done without lubricant and with the client clothed.  It does NOT use long flowing strokes and abundant use of oil that many people associate with lomilomi.)

This Lomilomi Fundamentals class establishes groundwork to be built on in advanced lomilomi classes.

This class is offered in a 4-day, 8 hours per day (plus lunch), 32 CE hour format. 

dates: Thursday-Sunday, September 19-22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
location: private home in Olympia, WA
cost: Full price for this 4-day class is $650; minimal price is $250.  Class offered Pay What You Can (See PayWhatYouCan details here).

PREREQUISITES: none

COVID RELATED INFORMATION:

  • All participants are expected to test negative to a Covid test within 24 hours of the start of class. (Home Covid test is acceptable.)
  • Participants are expected to stay away (skip class) if experiencing Covid symptoms, including unexpected and unexplained coughing, sneezing and/or fever.
  • Participants are expected to retest daily if experiencing any mild, possible Covid-like symptoms, or if directly explosed to Covid.
  • Masks are not required.
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TAI CHI & QIGONG online CLASSES   

Ongoing Classes:
Tai Chi: Monday-Friday Mornings
QiGong: Sunday Morning And Wednesday Evening   

Tai Chi and QiGong classes  ~ 4-20 CEs ~ no prerequisites
date: ongoing. Click here for more information.
location: online, via Zoom
cost: offered free of charge
NCBTMB approved: NO
NO NEED TO REGISTER:

BREAST & CHEST MASSAGE CLASSES  

Breast And Chest Massage (16 CE):  I AM NO LONGER TEACHING THESE CLASSES. 

CLICK TO LEARN ABOUT THER TEACHERS WHO ARE NOW TEACHING THESE CLASSES.

These three teachers are regularly teaching Breast and Chest Massage classes, using the course outline and structure I developed, and further developing it.  I highly recommend them.

See their websites here:

~~ LYNNA DUNN FOSTER, LMT ~~
~~ LYNNA DUNN FOSTER, LMT, via Therapuetic Training Center ~~
~~ EDWARD MIANO, LMT ~~
~~ RACHEL PORTER, LMT ~~

  

  

PAYMENT information


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Contact me with questions.

cancelLation/REFUND policy

  • $100 non-refundable within 30 days of the class
  • no refunds within 3 days of the class
  • In the unlikely event that the class is cancelled by the instructor, all funds received will be refunded.