Individual Retreat with Hawaiian Massage Workshop
Waimairi Beach, New Zealand
* dates will be set up individually
This is an opportunity to look after yourself and learn a traditional Hawaiian massage Lomi Lomi Nui in the most effective way, one-on-one with your teacher.

During this 5-days training, you will not only learn the technique and philosophy of this unique bodywork, but also have an opportunity to reconnect to your own body, heart, and mind, release unconscious blocks, and restore the free flow of energy in your body and your life.

This workshop will leave you more connected, rejuvenated, balanced, and full of energy.

Individual Retreat & workshop

More about this retreat

During this 5-day individual, one-on-one workshop, you will learn the basics of Hawaiian (Lomi Lomi Nui) massage and will be able to start giving massages right away! This workshop intentionally was designed for 1 max 2 participants It gives you comfort and an individual approach. To ensure the best environment and quality of learning. And for me, as the teacher allow me to accompany you fully in your process. This is the way I like working the most.

In order to take part in this workshop, you do not need to be, or even want to be a professional massage therapist. The course we offer is for people who are interested in starting or deepening their massage practice and bringing Lomi Lomi to their clients and community. It is also for those who do not wish to become a massage therapist but want to connect to their healing abilities and share this massage with their loved ones, family, and friends.

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

Hawaiian Massage

Lomi Lomi Nui is called by many “the most beautiful massage on Earth”. It is a nourishing touch that helps to release physical pain, balances emotions, and brings peace. This ancient healing art has been passed on through generations in Hawaii and eventually made its way to other parts of the world.

(Abraham) Aua’ia Maka’i’ole Kawai’i, the father and the founder of this massage modality, defined this bodywork as a ‘physiologically based psycho-spiritual transformation’

This unique holistic bodywork restores the balance within the body and between body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It also supports well-being. 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.

This retreat is for you if you want to
  • learn Hawaiian massages Lomi Lomi
  • set off your transformation journey
  • get a new perspective on your life
  • open yourself to the guidance of your intuition
  • have a better understanding of yourself, your body, emotions, and your life
  • learn how to realise your full potential
  • discover your healing abilities
  • learn how to apply new skills to transform your day-to-day life
During this training you will learn
  • the basic techniques and Lomi Lomi session structure
  • breath-work techniques
  • 7 empowering principles of Huna
  • basics of self-massage techniques
  • meditative, Frigate Bird dance
  • Hawaiian ritual practices helping to connect with the forces of nature
  • practical techniques allowing you to embed newly 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


Izabella Rogala

Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland
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.


We asked the participant of one of our previous retreats to share her impressions, right after the end of the training. Here’s what she said:


It was a deeply transforming retreat and an amazing time for me. In  the atmosphere of love and patience I meet truly myself and learn a beautiful Lomi Lomi massage. It was so good to learn from you Iza. Thank you so much…  I am so grateful!  It was a beautiful journey for my body, mind, and soul.  It was so much more than I expected, and will


So beautiful experience! Gentle yet powerful, and what a gift I’ve received! Now I’m aware of the potential of my hands and what I can offer with them. Thank you my beautiful teacher for your skills and knowledge and the patience to share them with me!


I am so grateful for the unfolding that is continuing after an amazing 5-days during my Individual ReConnect to Flow training. Words are not enough to express how grateful I am for opening your home and preparing such a beautiful environment for training & transformation to take place.  What a gift! Thank you for reminding me how much I love to move my body & how the body responds in such a quick way of feeling fluid & well way when treat with love instead of punishment.

Frequently asked questions

Yes! Many of participants of our retreats and workshops are in similar situation like you. We believe that massage is a great way of self-discovery and self-exploration. This retreat combined with massage workshop is designed to give us opportunity to look at ourselves and find a better way to live our lives. Funnily enough, during testimonials we record after our workshops our students rarely mention massage but instead, they mostly share what they discovered about themselves.

Besides that, there’s plenty of fun, dancing, movement, Hawaiian legends, and many Hawaiian practices supporting a happy and healthy life. We’ll do our best to keep you happy.

Absolutely yes! Many of our students and participants of our retreats start their massage journey during our workshops and most of them are not especially physically strong.
Our groups are always small by design and there are two of us so you will receive as much support and guidance as you need. And during this workshop, you will learn how to use your rather body weight, posture, and breath than the strength of your muscles.

We belive so. Lomi Lomi Nui has plenty unique techniques/details to keep you busy during the training. Joint rotations, one of key techinque in this tradition, requires some time to learn and even more time to master. Your body posture around the table, how we use our body-weight and breath to support ourselves during 2 hours long sessions is also a bit different comparing to most of other massage styles.

We always encourage people with massage background to send their proffesional-self on holiday, and allow themselves to enjoy being a student with fresh and open mind for the time of the workshop.

We always looking for opportunity to facilitate new retreats and workshops. Please contact us and send your details with preference of time and location.

We are very open to do that. Please contact us and we’ll get back to you with more details.


This workshop is hosted at Keolahou – the Hawaiian massage studio located in the northeastern suburb of Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand. The 5-day workshop does not include accommodation and meals, however, you will have access to a kitchen, and water and herbal tea are provided. 

We can also help you to find accommodation in the neighborhood.
Details are to be discussed individually.

Home Studio


Thrive Through Touch – home based somatic bodywork studio is situated just a 5-minute walk from wild and beautiful Waimairi Beach and a 10-minute walk from Bottle Lake Forest and just a 20-minute drive from the center of Christchurch or Christchurch Airport. All above makes this location easily accessible, yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Waimairi Beach TTT Studio
Waimairi Beach

Thrive Through Touch 

6 Fishermans Rest
Waimairi Beach 
8083 Christchurch 
New Zealand

Your investment


The Lomi Lomi 40-hour individual workshop is NZD 2100.

To reserve your space for this training, we require a non-refundable deposit payment of NZD 500.

Any remaining payment owing is due 14 days before the start of the workshop

Full Payment is refundable if we have to cancel the workshop. 

If the participant cancels no later than 2 weeks before the planned start date of the workshop, it will be possible to reschedule the workshop or refund the payment, except for the non-refundable deposit.

Payments via bank transfer as per the details: Account number: 06-0821-0911522-03

Account-holders: Izabella Rogala
& Rafal Widelka, Zesty Life

Please put your name as a reference.

* 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.

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If some curiosity has been sparked within you or you feel a sense of calling, please let us know by sending us a message 

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