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Basic Lomi Lomi massage course with Dan Joy. Slowing Down. Embodiment. Conscious Touch.

Accredited Lomi Lomi course, a 6-day autumn immersion, Valencia 2022

Basic Lomi Lomi massage course with Dan Joy. Slowing Down. Embodiment. Conscious Touch.
Basic Lomi Lomi massage course with Dan Joy. Slowing Down. Embodiment. Conscious Touch.

Time & Location

24 oct 2022, 9:30 – 29 oct 2022, 17:30

València, Carrer de Lluís de Santàngel, 23, 46005 València, Valencia, Spain

About the event

The ancient Hawaiian tradition knew about a 15-day long once in a life time initiation that was carried out on highly important occasions, for example when they appointed a new chief to lead the tribe. These transformational rituals meant 10-24 hours of massages and treatments each day – so sometimes it literally went on non-stop – and were carried out by a group of people, typically the elders and healers of the family.

An interesting aspect of these rituals was the evolution that the 'givers', as a community went through while offering their presence and touch to the one 'receiving': they had the chance to engage with a collaborative process, where listening to their own inner guidance and at the same time surrendering together to something greater than themselves could take place. The much sought for balance of individual and collective self-realisation.

This course is suitable for everybody who would like to slow down, get out of their head and drop into their body more, and wish to learn about how to be present with and give caring attention to an other person, how to use their hands in a loving and healing way. The courses is also great for self-development and are open to everybody – no pre-qualifications required.

DAILY SCHEDULE

The first day, after a check in circle we are going to have a short intro into the background and philosophy of the tradition, a demo session carried out by Dan, some exercises to allow us to land into our bodies… and we will crack on with the oiling of the body.

 During the first day we also learn the Here and Now breathing practice – you can read more about this below – that serves as a foundation for our lomi lomi journey… and potentially beyond.

From the second day onwards we will work in pairs and learn how to massage various parts of the body – so you will either be giving or receiving lomi lomi throughout the whole day.

On day four you will, together with Dan, carry out your first complete, basic lomi lomi session – we call this a “guided massage session”.

On day five and six, gradually relying more and more on yourself, you will carry out – and receive of course… – another two complete lomi lomi sessions (each day giving and receiving one).

Because of the length of the complete sessions, the schedule of day 4/5/6 might slightly be different in view of how we get on (not the beginning or end of the day though).

As the multiple-handed sessions are at the core of what we offer to the world, during our courses we create time and space for our participants to optionally give and receive short 6-8 or 10-handed sessions – depending on the number of available people. We yet have to meet a person refusing to have such a session.

INVESTMENT: 

Early bird: €650 – available if paid by October 2nd, 2022 for the 6 full days. 

Late bird: €700 if paid by October 16th. 

After October 16th investment will be €750. 

It also includes the assessment and the issuing of certificates. 

Dates: October 24th to October 29th 2022 (9:30am-5:30pm)

Places are limited to 12 participant, so please express your interest as soon as you can. You can secure your place with 100€ deposit or paying the full price.

Our time together explained by Dan:

During our six days together we will primarily focus on the one-on-one bodywork but we'll create some time and space to tap into the energy of the above ancient traditions too so we could give and receive multiple-handed sessions as well. 

This course is suitable for everybody who would like to slow down, get out of their head and drop into their body more, and wish to learn about how to be present with and give caring attention to an other person, how to use their hands in a loving and healing way. The courses is also great for self-development and are open to everybody – no pre-qualifications required.

The less formal explanation of what happens during our time together is… that we slow down. We really do.

I have been slowing down in how I do bodywork for about 10 years. And it still continues. Apparently, if you move your hands, your whole body with a pace that is closer to tai chi or some chilled versions of contact dance – it changes your perception and your state of consciousness. Pretty much similarly to how we move in life: if you drive a car, you barely see any details from your environment… but if you slow down and walk or stop, you have a chance to see more. It is that simple.

During our courses I teach moves and techniques that I either learnt from my teachers or I discovered during my practice, but fundamentally my deepest wish is to share the view I see. In a conversation after a session someone semi-jokingly called me a “bodywhisperer”, yet funnily enough what becomes the source of joy in offering lomi lomi is listening.

Through my fingers, arms, my whole body… through my whole being. And then the recipient’s body becomes this amazing landscape, with layers and secrets and surprises and invitations. So we slow down.

Our perception changes. Our state of consciousness changes. It is a fascinating journey and besides doing it, I guess there is just one more thing that makes my heart sing in the same way – to invite and assist other people in embarking on this journey. I just love sharing the experience…

There are several expressions or qualities that resonate well with what is happening during the lomi lomi courses and retreats: embodying loving awareness, awakening through the body, getting out of the head and dropping more into the heart and gut, grounding in presence, sharpening the skill of focusing our attention… and consciously connecting to our breath.

Discover a beautifully simple breathing practice. 

I whole heartedly recommend reading my book either before – or instead  – a course or workshop with me or even just the intro of it and experiment with the breathing practice that is part of my life for the past few years… I wish the whole world knew about this innocent yet powerful trick to assist us to stay sane and present.

You can have a look at or order the book on the below link: A video about our team:

The Here And Now Breathing Practice – How A Spiritual Cliché Can Become Your Embodied Reality

A video about our team:

'one of the best massages in London' - Time Out

About Dan Joy

Dan is an author, life coach, mediator, cuddle therapist and Lomi Lomi massage teacher. Having degrees in theology, organisational development supervision and bank management, he's got a versatile experience both in working in the corporate sector and in the field of complementary therapy.

Dan's liberating journey towards self-expression and compassion guided him through shadows and lights, expending the embodiment of this human existence to be one where your eyes see heaven but your feet are rooted in earth.  With his team they offer day long 4-, 6- and 8-handed rites of passage, wedding and leadership development programmes to prepare people for and to mark important mile stones in their lives and are enlisted by Time Out as ’one of the best massages in London’.

Dan had the honour of massaging people like enlightened master Mooji, Grammy Awarded artists or writer Neil Gaiman and yoga teacher authorities like Jeff Phenix, Kwali Kumara or James French. ​ His mission is to help facilitate the awakening of humankind, with the gift of being able to help people to feel home in their bodies.  ​More information: www.stayintouch.earth

REFUND POLICY 

€100 non-refundable deposit on confirmation of booking. 75% of balance refunded if cancelled before 30 days prior to the course 50% of balance refunded if cancelled before 15 days prior to the course 25% of balance refunded if cancelled before 5 days prior to the course

For reservations, please contact +34 627 449 625

 

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