New Zealand Cultural Healing Tour

Discover the Magic of Maori Healing Arts with Ho'omana

Join our Lomi Lomi 'Ohana as we journey to New Zealand
February 21 - March 6, 2019

Hawaiian Insight meets Maori Wisdom during this unique journey through the healing arts of the Pacific.


Feb 21 Arrival
Feb 22-24 Lomi Lomi Fundamentals
Feb 25-26 Advanced Lomi Lomi: Extremities
Feb 27 Cultural excursion 
Feb 28-March 1 Romi Romi Basic
March 2 Cultural tour
March 3 Sacred Sites 
March 4 Travel Day/Free Afternoon (3 hours)
March 5-6 Advanced Romi Romi

Frequently Asked Questions

It is our pleasure to schedule a call to answer any and all of your questions. Book a call here: or send an email to and we will get right back to you!

If for any reason you need to cancel, a 15% of workshop fees will be charged and the remaining portion fully refunded. Cancellation 30 days before instruction begins, 50% will be refunded or charged. No Refunds once retreat begins. Any cancellation fees collected may be used for another Ho’omana Lomi Lomi training up to one year from originally scheduled event.

Students are responsible for providing their own meals and snacks during class. Local markets are within walking distance of housing.

Traditional Marae communal accommodation is included.

You will arrange your own flights to New Zealand.
Airport code: AKL Auckland, New Zealand

Plan to meet at noon/12pm on February 21, 2019

Te Puea Marae -1534 Miro Rd, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 2022, New Zealand. IMPORTANT: there is a cultural ceremony welcoming our group to the Marae. Early arrivals will not be allowed to enter the Marae. Plan transportation accordingly.

Students arriving late or any day after February 21, should arrange for transportation to this location. Taxis and shuttles are readily available at the airport. The marae is about a 10 minute ride from the airport.
Ho’omana’s Lomi Lomi sources from the lineage of the Big Island. This Lomi Lomi comes from lineage holder Auntie Margaret Machado who has now passed on. The idea behind this Lomi style then is to bring the persons spirit, mindset and bones back into alignment, the practice is known as Ho’onohoiwi (bone movers) and is advanced in comparison to most level one trainings available. Our intention is to connect with the individual down to the level of the bones and is very specific and therapeutic work.
Because of the process of this style of Lomi, the courses are incremental; therefore students need to take our entry level course, otherwise student may be lost or injure themselves or patient.
When Lomi is a path that you are passionate about, no training will be wasted but will serve the greater understanding of the practice as a whole. Because you have learned in another lineage, it will assist you with a more rapid integration beginning with our Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training.
We would be honored for you to join our courses, and the pre-requisite of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Fundamental Training is required. 

At this time, only 3 packages are offered for the New Zealand Culture Tour as listed above.

For Lomi Lomi courses, after each course is completed, students receive a formal and certified certificate with the Nationally Approved Provider verification information for continuing education units. The full course equals 160 CE hours. Currently, we are certified with:
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork:
Massage Therapy Association of Alberta:
Remedial Massage Therapy Association:
National Health Practitioners of Canada:
Australia Association of Massage Therapists:
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario:
Irish Massage Therapists Association:
Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland
Ho’omana is committed to expanding our network of accreditation. If there is an organization you would like us to contact, please ask.
In ancient times, Lomi Lomi was family work, used to keep everyone in the home healthy and strong. Ho’omana’s style of lomi comes from the therapeutic approach of the 6 lineages of Hawaiian elders Kumu Jeana Iwalani Naluai had the privilege of studying with.
Ho’omana Lomi Lomi trainings are for anyone who wants to learn to access their own healing legacy that can serve your family, community and the world.
Previous bodywork is not necessary. Even young children can learn to Lomi!

You will not need a student visa to enroll in our courses. Lomi Lomi is a cultural practice and your studies will be recreational, not for college credit, degree or academic certificate. You are considered a visitor or tourist. Please consult the New Zealand visa information available online:

 A massage sheet set for use during class

Hand towel

Sleeping bag


Comfortable clothing to massage in.

Dress for summer, but New Zealand is not Hawaii. Be sure to include a set of long pants, long sleeve shirts for cooler weather. Sun protective clothing for outdoors and a light jacket for wind or rain

Oil/lotion you like to use for massage, we recommend organic coconut oil. Please avoid strong smells.

Journal or notebook to write in.

Bathing suit, sarong, sunscreen, tennis shoes and flip flops.

At least one dressy outfit for gathering with elders

Gifts from your home to give to our Maori elders and family as a cultural exchange.

Water bottle (not glass).

An Open and Willing Heart.

Choose the retreat below and click the "Choose Payment Option" Button and join the New Zealand Cultural Healing Tour today

Payment Plan options available where shown.

Full Retreat

*Payment Plans Available
$ 2900
  • 13 days
  • 101 CE Hours
  • Lomi Lomi Fundamentals
  • Advanced Lomi Lomi: Extremities
  • Romi Romi Fundamentals
  • Romi Romi Integrative Healing
  • Traditional Maori Welcome Ceremony
  • Cultural Excursion
  • Sacred Sites tour
  • 14 Nights Accommodation
  • Marae Communal Housing
  • Air-conditioned Motorcoach

Cross-Cultural Experience

*Payment Plans Available
$ 2300
  • 10 days
  • 74 CE Hours
  • Advanced Lomi Lomi: Extremities
  • Romi Romi Fundamentals
  • Romi Romi Integrative Healing
  • Cultural Excursion
  • Sacred Sites tour
  • 11 Nights Accommodation
  • Marae Communal Housing
  • Air-conditioned Motorcoach

Introduction to Lomi Lomi

$ 750
  • 3 days
  • 27 CE Hours
  • Lomi Lomi Fundamentals
  • Traditional Maori Welcome Ceremony
  • 4 Nights Accommodation
  • Marae Communal Housing

Questions? Requests? We'd love to speak with you!