Some frequently asked questions with detailed answers.
Please take your time to read through this section.
Q: Do I need any qualifications to be able to start the course?
A: No. We also provide you with the required First Aid training as part of the course.
Q: Where can I work with the qualifications that I gain?
A: After completion of Certificate IV in Kahuna Bodywork you are well qualified to work in any existing Health Care or Massage practice. You are also able to join the Kahuna Training Guild or another professional association and get professional insurance at discounted rates.
Other massage associations cannot legally list you as a Kahuna practitioner without a valid certificate through a registered Training organisation.
The Diploma of Kahuna Bodywork equips you with the skills to open and run your own practice, and to provide Kahuna Bodywork at therapeutic level. You can take part in academic Kahuna Sciences research projects run by the Australian College of Kahuna Sciences.
The Advanced Diploma of Kahuna Sciences enables you to facilitate Ka’alele au classes and teach Kahuna Bodywork and in Kahuna Training workshops. Your skills in Kahuna Bodywork will increase by teaching Ka’alele au, providing you with more understanding of human movement, use of Ki energy, sensitivity and communication through movement.
Q: Why don't you teach lomilomi and Kahuna massage together?
A: Lomilomi and Kahuna Bodywork have one thing in common: both come from Hawai’i. The training for each modality is very different, it would be of no advantage to be taught in the same class. Lomilomi is the traditional Hawaiian family style of massage. Kahuna Bodywork applies ancient universal Kahuna Principles to promote evolution within your and your clients’ genetic line. Kahuna Bodywork does contain elements of massage and lomi in motion. These elements are used applying Kahuna Principles.
We are the only RTO in Australia specialised purely in authentic Kahuna Sciences, Bodywork and Training. A mixing of modalities would only water down the depth and multi level effect of the training.
Please note: Kahuna Bodywork is NOT lomilomi.
Q: How much do the courses cost?
A: See our general fees page. Contact us to work out a plan for your individual financial situation. It is possible to pay your fees by trimester, monthly or by subject, to build up towards your qualification in your own time. Our monthly payment plan is very attractive for people who have to work while they study. Austudy assistance generally covers the training fees.
Q: I cannot pay the full course fee straight away. Can I still start training?
A: You can pay the initial enrolment fee and then pay by trimester or monthly. You can work in a part time or casual job during the training, as long as you get time off for the workshops. You can contact us for AB/Austudy information.
Q: How long do the courses take to complete?
A: For the academic part of the training, eg. anatomy & physiology, this depends on your commitment to study and how you schedule your home studies.
The Kahuna Sciences subjects are mainly practical and experiential training. These require personal physical application to Kahuna Exercises and Bodywork practice. These subjects are taught in residential workshops and at student clinic.
If you think you are ready for your assessment in any subject, you can ask for an assessment before it is scheduled.
Generally the Certificate IV in Kahuna Sciences is estimated to take 12-15 months, the Diploma and Advanced Diploma take another 9-12 months each, but with good study habits you can easily half that time.
Q: Do I have to stay for the whole workshop?
A: Yes. The workshops are carefully designed to the individual group situation, gradually building up the energy, taking you through heights and depths of existence, to your grand performance at the end of each workshop, your assessment.
Although the workshop trainings have regular hours for exercise, bodywork practice, meal, rest, clean up and social times, the training starts to get integrated into everyday life, as you start moving and acting by ancient Principle, in all life situations.
The venue is prepared geomantically to contribute to your training.
Your teacher’s training has been in the Kahuna’s house in Hawai’i over many years, and your training is leaning much on these experiences. The training here in Australia is already condensed. Shortcuts in the practical training are not possible.
Q: Why does the training have so many nominal hours?
A: Kahuna Bodywork is a new modality in the complementary Health Industry in the Western World. Not many people have as yet experienced the far reaching effects of the original Kahuna Bodywork, or indeed the training. Australia is the first country in the World to have an accredited course in Kahuna Bodywork, as it was initiated by the Source.
Kahuna Bodyworkers go through much more training compared to a remedial massage therapist. The work requires a lot of practice and experience, that is then transformed into ‘techniques’ created new for each client and situation.
A Kahuna Bodyworker is expected to provide Bodywork to highest standards, with a high level of health psychology understanding.
Most nominal hours are spent practicing the Kahuna exercises and the Bodywork. Performers, trainers and students of the Bodywork are the ones creating our reputation, promoting the benefits of Kahuna Bodywork as nothing less but excellent.
Q: I have heard about the benefits of the exercises and feel a workshop retreat could help me to deal with stress and difficulties in my life. Can I just do a workshop without wanting a formal qualification?
A: Yes, you can register for any of the workshop retreats. Everybody can benefit from relaxing and gaining a wider perspective on life. The retreats are full of Ka’alele au, the ancient exercises to assist you to discover more of yourself. A wonderful way to rejuvenate and get your body into shape.
Q: Do I get a headstart if I want to study for other qualifications at other schools later?
A: Other RTOs have to give you straight credit transfer for all the Health Training Package units taught as part of the Kahuna Bodywork qualifications.
Q: I have a recent massage certificate. Do I have to do anatomy again?
A: No. You will get credit transfer for all health science subjects and only have to do the practical training. For Certificate IV in Kahuna Bodywork you would have to do 20 workshop days and 1 student clinic.
Q: I have learned Kahuna massage somewhere else. Can I apply for RPL (recognition of prior learning) for the Kahuna bodywork subjects?
A1: Yes, you can. Be aware though, that many schools are not Kahuna endorsed or have teachers trained to a certificate level or Kahuna standard, and what you have learned may not be Kahuna skills and applying the Kahuna Principles.
We recommend you enrol for one workshop to update/upgrade your skills, and if you have successfully passed the workbook assessments and student clinic, you have done everything for your cert IV in Kahuna Bodywork.
A2: Before applying for RPL, please consider: 1. Can you perform at least 5 forms of Ka’aleleau in rhythm with any given situation? If not, you should not apply for RPL. 2. How do you change frequency in motion, what does it do? 3. Can you perform Kahuna Bodywork without intent? ‘Non intent’ is foundational for this modality.
The college takes no responsibility in any way for trainings and invalid certificates qualifying people as Kahuna Bodywork/massage therapists. There are Nationally accredited courses leading to certificates and the diploma of Kahuna Bodywork. It is up to you to verify authenticity and enrol where it leads to your anticipated goal in terms of skills, spiritual growth and ultimately, to your qualification.
Always make sure you enquire where and by whom your teacher was trained, if there is a lineage to Kahuna Source. If your teacher states having been trained in Hawaii, it may have been in a form of lomilomi, not Kahuna Bodywork. There are only 2 teachers in Australia trained and teacher endorsed by the Kahuna himself.
Kahuna Bodywork can be called Romi Kaparere or Lomi Ka’alele, never lomilomi.
We do not engage in other schools’ politics or competition. but we are there whenever you are ready to get to the core of Kahuna training, no matter where you have learned before.
You are welcome to register for just one workshop to see and feel the difference. It is profound.
Q: I paid so much money for a Kahuna course, who is responsible if I end up without a valid certificate and association back-up?
A: The Australian College of Kahuna Sciences is not responsible for misleading advertising practices of other schools. If you were made to believe you would come out of a course as a recognised complementary health practitioner or a Kahuna Bodyworker, contact the department of education in your state.
Just make sure you end up with a valid certificate such as the cert IV in Kahuna Bodywork.
You do not need a massage certificate for this qualification.
Q: I don't live in Australia. How can I qualify in Kahuna Bodywork?
A: You can take advantage of our flexible learning option by doing part of the course via home study in your country. You could come to Australia on a normal tourist visa to attend the practical workshops.
Q: How can I learn Kahuna Bodywork?
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A: Kahuna Bodywork training is a complex matter. Not only does it require learning to use real, yet dormant intuition and perfect rhythmic pitch, but you also have to be able to work in the modern health industry environment, following the rules for alternative therapists.
Kahuna Bodywork: Once all your attributes come together in one individual performance, the unexpected and magical can happen. The performer, client, and/or group align in perfectly pitched motion, in rhythm with the environment, where every cell is eager to participate and contribute.
The normally linear consciousness opens up into multi dimensional parallel Universes. Here in this space, energy patterned into our current way of being, performing and contributing or not, can flow and rearrange itself into a harmonic state of coexistence with itself and all else there is.
This you cannot plan for, nor see nor speak about, other than in the instant moment it happens. For the performer there is nothing to hold onto, or stand upon, or techniques to rely on in that moment, other than the knowing of Self; the Self flowing with All there is.
Only with compassionate humbleness and dignity can you awaken your dormant intuitive skills. Our teacher gave us the perfect medium, Ka’alele, the Kahuna Navigator exercises.
This exercise vehicle is called ‘flying’. You fly on instinctive automatic pilot, while the conscious mind in the background observes your path and maintains its position/connection to the current framework of understanding – until instinct takes over within agreed boundaries of movement, to catapult you into that rhythmically pulsating space without boundary and need to explain.
This moment was never spoken about out of respect for the greatness of creation. ‘I am the Centre of the Universe. Before me there is no one. After me there is only I. I am the Centre.’
There is no argument, nor is there any doubt.
Accredited courses extend to advanced diploma level, and were developed under guidance of Kahu Abraham Kawai’i, Kahuna (Kanaka Maoli), maintaining the Kahuna style of training, incorporating the Family Principle while complying with Australian qualification standards.
These Kahuna Bodywork qualifications are stand-alone and authentically qualify you to perform Kahuna Bodywork. Another massage qualification is not needed.