Advanced Lomilomi II 'Hawaiian Temple Bodywork'
with Jason Bratcher, LMT, MTI
Sept 9-10, 2023
Saturday & Sunday - 9am - 6pm
16 CE's - $325 *Save your spot with a $162.50 deposit!
The practical application and the energetic and shamanic effects of Lomilomi will all be explored together in this advanced workshop. Add elevated techniques to your Lomilomi practice and bring them together in a cohesive and interconnected way. Understand why and how we perform these beautiful rhythmic techniques on specific areas of the body ie: the lower back and the hips and the sternum and the abdomen. Join us for this extraordinary course to expand your skills, and embark on a transformative journey of healing, rejuvenation, and spiritual connection.
'What does it truly mean to generate the spirit of aloha in your Lomilomi practice? How can you connect into this emotional and heartfelt state of mind that aligns the body and heartspace and apply that practically to the person you are facilitating for? These questions and more will be explored in the expanded/advanced Hawaiian temple bodywork training. In this class, we will dive deep and learn new techniques for both prone and supine work and discuss the how and the why we apply these techniques to specific areas of the body. This workshop is open to those who have taken my 3 day immersive course and for those who are experienced in lomilomi and the Temple Style lineage. I look fwd to seeing you at this very special and powerful training. Me ke Aloha!!' - Jason Bratcher
In this Two-Day intensive and immersive workshop, students will learn:
- Basic hand/forearm techniques for working the body, prone and supine, and the principles behind them
- Detailed effective Lomi Lomi techniques & Draping for the supine body
- Learning to work in Tandem (Two practitioners working together on one body)
- Self-care and movement to improve body mechanics to save your hands, wrists, & body from burnout and fatigue
- Deeper methods to center yourself and become more present & heart-centered in your sessions
- How Lomi Lomi can be integrated into your current practice
- In-depth focus on the Hawaiian sacred principles of Aloha (love) & Pono (alignment) and Ho'omaluhia (to cultivate peace) to deepen your connection to clients and your heart-centered self
- Full session trades with support from the Instructor and assistant(s)
*There will also be an emphasis on how we can best facilitate for clients who may be undergoing psychotherapy for trauma and PTSD and how best we can support those clients by being more "trauma-informed" but not breaching the scope of practice ethics.
"Lomi Lomi bodywork has expanded and energized my massage practice and my life. Sacred Temple Lomi Lomi is so much more than just another massage technique. The emphasis on compassion and the sacred nature of the work has had a profound effect on my internal well-being as well as my interactions with others both in and outside of work. Jason does an amazing job of preparing a safe and sacred space for transformation and personal and therapeutic development. I am beyond grateful to have him as a teacher and to experience this workshop." - Sara Schoonover
"What an amazing opportunity to grow both internally and in technique. I experienced in both giving and receiving a deep sense of connectedness, of truly being cared about, of inner peace. Jason does an amazing job cultivating a space for these qualities to really present themselves and be experienced. Physically, I feel more in tune with my tools (forearms) whether in a full Lomi Lomi temple session or integrating Lomi technique into sessions. Did I mention that I learned how to fly in 2 days? So cool!! Just imagine the possibilities 3 days holds in store =)" - Erica Hnilo
About the Instructor:
Jason Bratcher LMT, MTI has over 29 years of dedicated bodywork practice and facilitation. Jason believes that each of us holds the inherent ability to heal ourselves of mental and physical stresses through a complete and holistic approach with support from experienced and compassionate Therapists.
In addition to Jason's 10+ years of teaching and facilitating Lomilomi in the Austin area, He brings advanced studies in deep tissue, deep massage (Lauterstein Method), Myofascial release (MFR), and sports massage. These are coupled with Jason's very deep, humbled background in Native Shamanic Practice, which has given him the wisdom to be a better facilitator for not only his own life path but for all who come to Jason for therapeutic bodywork and Lomilomi.
Jason Bratcher's deep respect and honor for this wisdom are reflected throughout his passion for teaching while imparting authenticity and integrity in all Kumu Jason's endeavors. Jason is a licensed Massage Therapy Instructor and Continuing Education Provider here in Texas and has been teaching the Lomilomi curriculum, workshops, and small group sessions at the esteemed Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic and has taught for The American Massage Therapy Association in Texas as well as other massage education facilities in Houston/San Antonio and Dallas TX.
"I believe that each of us holds the inherent ability to heal ourselves of mental and physical stresses through a complete and holistic approach. Great teachers have stated this from the very beginning: Find your Heart and you WILL find your way. I have found my Heart through helping others to heal from stress, injury, and physical or spiritual pain" - Jason Bratcher