Penny Prior concerns herself with body work for more than 30 years. She gives lessons and holds one-to-one sessions in Hawaiian body work (Lomi) Ola Mai Na'auAli'i on Kauai, Hawaii. Along with Andrea Kandler, she teaches advanced students in Europe and Hawaii. During her travels through Europe, she also offers one-to-one sessions in the OMNA Institute.
Penny Prior was introduced to Hawaiian body work in 1987 by Kahu Abraham Kawai'i, who became her teacher for several years. She thus experienced a new way of life that finally led her to move to Hawaii. At the same time, she started to teach while continuing her studies of Hawaiian culture. In 1992, Penny met the Hawaiian Hula (kumuhula) teacher Roselle Keli'ihonipua Bailey and entered her Hula school (halau), where she studies and dances until today.
On Kauai, Penny Prior can be reached under 808-822-0919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Kandler offers one-to-one sessions and training seminars in Hawaiian body work Ola Mai Na‘auAli’i® at the OMNA Institute, which she had developed along with Penny Prior. Furthermore, Andrea Kandler has started the Noho 'ana program within which she accompanies retreats. In Addition, she offers individual counselling to parents of children with autistic behavior patterns and other learning difficulties, which takes place during the accompanied Noho 'ana retreat.
For many years, Andrea Kandler has concerned herself with Hawaiian economic systems, teaching methods and culture. Her teacher of Hawaiian body work was Penny Prior.
Allen Kealaelia Alapa'i
Allen Kealaelia Alapa'i is his family’s ambassador. His training in the art of healing of the heart, the body, the thoughts and the mind already started at the age of six. His grandmother chose him from a quiver full of siblings as the one to continue the family’s holy tradition of Ho’oponopono Lomi LomiSM healing work.
Hawaiians know from their tradition that conflicts, guilt and resentment can lead to illness. They practice Ho’oponopono, a system that enables them to recognize conflicts and to find forgiveness for the people involved. The goal was and still is to dissolve the four negative energies anger, fear, sadness and envy. This way, damages are averted and harmony arises. Ho’oponopono in connection with Lomi Lomi, the old, traditional Hawaiian healing work, frees on the mental, emotional and physical level.
Since its fondation in 1987, the general practicioner Wilfried Rappenecker, who works predominantly with Shiatsu, heads the Schule für Shiatsu Hamburg. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of the Gesellschaft für Shiatsu in Deutschland (GSD). His opinion of Shiatsu is as follows: “For me, Shiatsu is not only a fascinating method of working with other people, but also the greatest and most challenging way of personal growth that I can think of.”
Rappenecker is the author of the books Yu Sen - Shiatsu für Anfänger (Yu Sen – Shiatsu for Beginners) and Fünf Elemente und zwölf Meridiane (Five Elements and Twelfe Meridians), that were both published at the Felicitas Hübner Verlag, as well as of numerous articles on Shiatsu.
The New Zealander Wikitoria Oman practices Romoromi, the traditional healing art of her Maori ancestors. Wiktoria’s first contact with the Maori healing art took place in 2001, and it became an experience that changed her life. She underwent training to become a traditional Maori healer. For 8 years, her teachers were Lui Perez and Papa Hohepa De la Mere, also called ‘Papa Joe.’ In 2010, she settled with her tribe in Rotorua, where she opened a practice. Over the past years, she held workshops on Romiromi and Mirimiri in New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii.
Romiromi and Mirimiri are a combination of deep massage, body harmonization, dissolution of energy blockades, bequeathed prayers and conversation. Romiromi restores the well-being of the mind, the body, the soul and the emotions. In the course of our lives, we accumulate tensions, stress und traumas that may manifest in the form of pain, illness or dysfunctions on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level. Romiromi helps to undo these adverse effects and to rebalance the body.
Ku’uipo Latonio has been working as a Lomi practitioner of Lomi Mai Ka Na'au for more than 20 years – predominantly in Hawaill as well as in other American states. For many years, her work has centered on the human mind and soul. The individual’s relationship to himself or herself, to his or her fellow human beings as well as to the divine also plays an important role. Therefore, Ku’uipo Latonio refers to herself as a transpersonal coach. By breaking down old doctrines and entrenched behavioral patterns and by accepting emotions, the individual successfully recreates harmony with his/her desires and dreams. This is an important step that allows for contact with the divine, for the strengthening of own resources as well as for an active life rather than constant reacting. This way, blockades are lifted and a basis for a fulfilled and happy life is created.
Ku’uipo Latonio offers different kinds of Playshops. One of them is directly addressed solely to women, another one, which is called Dream Revival, addresses to women and men. By means of meditation and other methods, the participants may, for instance, discover and experience their values, yearnings and emotions.