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ReConnect to Flow

Hawaiian Massage Retreat & Workshop

West Coast, New Zealand

2-8 February 2024


Spend 7 days on the stunning West Coast of South Island, New Zealand. Nourish your body, cleanse your mind, connect to your heart and learn the most beautiful massage in the world.

During this retreat combined with a certified workshop of Lomi Lomi massage (Kahuna Bodywork), you will have an opportunity to connect to your body, dissolve unconscious blocks, restore the inner balance and reconnect to the free flow of energy in your life by giving and receiving this amazing art of bodywork.

This retreat will give you an opportunity to discover how capable you are

and will leave you rejuvenated, and full of energy.

More about this retreat 

A small group, not more than 9 participants and two facilitators, gives comfort and an almost individual approach. This allows us, as facilitators and teachers, to fully accompany you in your process. This is the way we like to work most so that we can provide a supportive environment and the best quality of learning.

You don't have to be, or even want to be a massage therapist, to participate in this event. This retreat is primarily for people who are interested in deepening their relationship with their own bodies and want to connect to their healing abilities.  

After this retreat, you will be able to bring the benefits of Lomi Lomi sharing your touch with your loved ones, friends, and family as well as start your massage practice and offer Lomi Lomi sessions for your clients. 

The retreat package includes:

✔︎ 6 nights (7 days) in a shared or private room at Te Nikau Retreat, located a 1-hour drive from Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand

✔︎ 3 nourishing and delicious, vegan meals per day, provided by our amazing cook - Jenny

✔︎ 54 hours of workshop activities including morning rituals in nature, self-massage techniques, guided movements & breath practices, meditations, giving and receiving sessions of Lomi Lomi massage with the support of two facilitators, and much more 

This workshop is facilitated by a certified teacher and is equivalent to Kino Mana Level 1 according to Kino Mana Training System of Aloha International, Hawaii.

Let us know if you have any questions or need more specific information

Hawaiian Massage

Lomi Lomi Nui also known as the “temple-style” of Hawaiian massage or Kahuna Bodywork is called by many the most beautiful massage in the world. 

Deeply nourishing, flowing touch helps to balance emotions and brings peace that embraces our whole being. Joints rotations and muscle stretching help release energy frozen in our body during traumatic situations and restore our movement capacity.


This unique holistic bodywork restores the balance within the body and between body, mind, emotions, and spirit. When our body, mind, and heart are in balance, life-giving energy flows freely. We are able to solve our problems with ease. In conclusion, serenity, calmness, and natural balance come back to us. We become more optimistic, joyful, and ready to act. We naturally follow our passions and inner callings and as a result, we can easily experience happiness and abundance in our life.

(Abraham) Aua’ia Maka’i’ole Kawaii, the father and the founder of this practice, defined it as a ‘physiologically based psycho-spiritual healing and transformation’



This retreat is for you
if you want to

• slow down, relax and deeply nourish yourself

• reconnect to your body and restore balance in your life 

• set off your transformation journey 
• get a new perspective on your life

• discover your healing abilities 
• have a better understanding of yourself, your body, emotions, and your life 

• learn how capable you are, and how you can realise your potential more fully
• meet like-minded people

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During this training you will learn

• basic techniques and session structure of Lomi Lomi Nui massage 
• breath-work techniques 
• 7 empowering principles of Huna - philosophy of happy and healthy life
• basics of self-massage techniques 
• Hawaiian rituals that help you to connect with the forces of nature
• practical techniques allowing you to embed new-learned skills into your everyday life


Benefits of Lomi Lomi massage

• stimulates blood circulation and the lymphatic drainage system
• releases tensions accumulated in the muscles and joints

• increases flexibility and mobility
• strengthens the immune system
• balances inner organs and glands 
• restore the free flow of life energy

• activates positive patterns of thinking

• expands acceptance, joy, and creativity

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Izabella Rogala

Hawaiian bodywork (Lomi Lomi Nui & Kahi Loa) practitioner and teacher certified by Aloha International, Hawaii. She has been practicing this healing art since 2015 and offers sessions to people throughout Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. She also offers empowering life coaching sessions and mentoring programs based on the Huna teachings.

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Rafal Widelka

Lomi Lomi massage practitioner and transformation life coach. His biggest passion is a mindful transformation of the human mind in pursuit of true inner peace. His goal is to create a safe space to support others in finding their true selves.

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We asked the participants of our previous workshop to share their impressions, right after the end of the training. Here's what they said:

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‘Feeling blessed after this training and retreat. Thank you so much… Iza & Rafal – my amazing teachers, I am so grateful for you both. It was a beautiful holistic journey for the body, mind, and soul. I came away from this training feeling joyful, expansive, and capable, it's so much more than I expected, and will treasure this experience forever.


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Wow, transformational, am in awe of the support, safe space, gentleness, care, and love of the Lomi Lomi Nui and Huna residential training with Izabella and Rafal. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Will be signing up for level 2.
Thank you! Mahalo and Nga mihi!


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So…this happened. I am now Lomi Lomi Nui massage therapist What a journey!
The training was just amazing. There were challenging situations but I loved every second of it! Life is full of surprising events, it’s all up
to you how you receive or what you create from it but I now call it an adventure and will enjoy all of it. Thank you so so much for nourishing us, my dear teachers.
Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo!


Accommodation & retreat package 

This retreat is hosted at Te Nikau Retreat, nestled in the native West Coast Nikau forest and located 1-hour drive from Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand. 

The 7-day retreat package includes 6 nights in a shared or private room in one of two houses plus three nourishing and delicious, vegetarian meals per day.

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Te Nikau Retreat is nestled in the native West Coast Nikau forest on the foot of the Paparoa mountain range. Surrounded by nature it’s the perfect location to reconnect with nature and restore inner balance and peace. A private track through lush, green bush leads to the Truman track and the breathtaking coastline, the West coast is famous for.
We will have our own disposal Te Nikau and Te Ruru lodges with single or twin rooms, some of them are also ensuite. 

Te Nikau Retreat

19 Hartmount Place,
Te Miko 7873, New Zealand


Your investment


Prices include six nights' accommodation, all meals, and 54 hours of the workshop. There is a range of accommodation options.

Choose your preferred style of accommodation below.

We want our workshops to be accessible to anyone who feels inspired. If money is the only obstacle, do not hesitate to inquire about our scholarship program or the payment plan.

early   bird

Shared room

$2,100 *

One bed in a cozy room with a shared bathroom in Te Nikau or Te Ruru Lodge surrounded by a tranquil native Te Nikau forest.

"Early bird gets the worm" and early sign-up
gets the queen bed ;) 

$ 2500 - Regular price
if booking after 30 November 

early   bird

Private room

$2,600 *

Comfortable queen bed in your private room with a shared bathroom in Te Ruru Lodge.

If you need more space for yourself,
this option is for you.

$ 3100 Regular price
if booking after 30 November 

early   bird

Shared room en-suite

$2300 *

One bed in a cozy room with en -suite bathroom in Te Ruru Lodge

A great option if you would like to enjoy the company as well as often showers.

"Early bird gets the worm" and early sign-up gets the queen bed ;) 

$ 2700 Regular price
if booking after 30 November 

early   bird

Private room en-suite

$2800 *

Spoil yourself with your private room and your private bathroom in Te Ruru Lodge.


If you need more space for yourself,
this option is for you.

$ 3300 Regular price
if booking after 30 November 

$500 deposit must be paid within five business days of booking to secure your place.
The full balance must be paid 30 days before the retreat.

If you have any questions or need more specific information, please let us know. 

The Early Bird offer is valid if you book and pay
the deposit before 30 November 2023 

If you have any questions or need more specific information, please let us know. 

NOTE: This retreat requires a minimum of 6 participants registered and the full amount paid by 2 January 2024 in order for it to go ahead. If this number has not been reached then all deposits will be refunded or you can choose to attend at an alternative date arranged for the training retreat later on in the year.

Cancellation policy:

If WE cancel for any reason you will receive a full refund

If YOU cancel your booking due to Covid 19 traveling restrictions/lockdowns you will receive a full refund.

If YOU cancel your booking anytime at least one month (31 days) before the retreat, your deposit (and full payment if already made) will be refunded.
If YOU cancel at least 21 days before the event, you will receive a refund less the deposit.

If YOU cancel anytime within 20 days before the event, no refund will be possible unless your position is filled by someone else.

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