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Monday, December 1st, 2014

Aloha Heartspire Lomilomi ‘Ohana

Heartspire LomiLomi Intensive Study

Hawaiian Strokes and Principals


Dates to be determined for 2017

NCBTMB #450029-06

5 Intensive retreats teach the bodywork skills and principals to become a
Lomilomi Practitioner.  A sense of ‘Ohana (family) is created through Potluck meals, networking, reading, writing and homeplay assignments  to further enhance our learning.

Full 5 class commitment is preferred.  80 CE’s total

 Back – Ha Breathe, 2016 Visions 5


Hips & Legs – Aloha, Sacred Well


Chest & Belly – Pono, Child within


Arms & Shoulders – Mana, Ike


Neck & Face – Countenance

Kim Hartley, LMP, Lomilomi Instructor since 1994

Assisted by Jim Hartley, LMP

Call (360)956-1169 or email Jim at website more details at

This is an incredible opportunity to embody lomilomi, and to understand, practice, and feel confident with this beautiful healing style of work.

ik-ponoFull class commitment is preferred. We go home with reading, writing and homeplay assignments to further enhance our growth as lomilomi practitioners.  Free overnight stay available in Olympia before or after class.  The first and last class includes an evening dinner to Get to know each other better and celebrate graduation at the end.

During the course we will create together a deepening in our lomilomi bodywork skills by exploring the HaHawaiianling Arts in 7 different parts of the body. We will have a session on the back, the shoulders, the sacrum and hips, the legs and feet, the belly and chest, the arms, the neck and face.

We will also explore through reading, journaling, discussion, and art, principles and values from the Hawaiian traditions and how they can help us to grow and deepen our own spiritual and practical life. Ka ‘Imi Pono means the search for right relationship in our lives with ourselves, our family and friends, our clients, and the earth we live on.

We will begin by sharing about who we are and a vision statement that speaks about who we are becoming and working with Ha (breathe of life).  We will learn about responsibility our Kuleana and how to build our Sacred Marriage within, we’ll cultivate our Aloha (compassionate presence with ourselves and others) while we connect and open our sacred well.  We will explore our internal ‘aina (land) and how we connect with the earth.  We will explore incorporating ho’oponopono (to make right more right) into our lives and our practice.  We will sense into our ‘Ike our inner knowing and how to use it to help us have balance with work and play.  And finally we will look to our future countenance carrying our visions forward in balance with the mother/father/child within connected with spirit.

We will have books and articles to read and ponder between each class, journaling and art to express what we are learning, and a lots of opportunity to share in discussion with each other.

You are all welcome to sleep-over in our new bunkroom and guest rooms the night before class begins, or after class ends if that will facilitate the journey for you.

Our Ka “Imi Pono Vision

~~ Give and receive mutual support, opening ways for Spirit in us to manifest abundantly ~~

~~ Develop perceptive palpation and excellent lomilomi bodywork techniques to support

the joy of being in our bodies and the release of pain & limitations  ~~~

~~~ Live in harmony with ourself, others and nature ~~~

~~~ Be in full relationship with Spirit ~~~


Kim Hartley LMP,

Jim Hartley LMP

Continuing Education:  49 NCBTMB credits.

Heartspire School of Hawaiian Massage is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#450029-06).

Heartspire School of Hawaiian Massage

9212 Waddell Creek Road SW

Olympia, WA 98512

(360) 956-1169/

Olympia Lomilomi Massage Classes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Heartspire  Classes for 2019: Olympia

ZZZZZZM.) Heartspire Indian Summer Camp Retreat —


(Olympia September 20-22, 2019)

ZZZZZZZL.) Heartspire 7 Hawaiian Strokes & Hawaiian Stretching:

Both Classes 

(Olympia October 19-20, 2019)

ZZZZZZZL1.) 7 Hawaiian Strokes to Energize Your Full-Body Routine

(Olympia October 19, 2019)

ZZZZZZZL2.) Hawaiian Stretching

(Olympia October 20, 2019)

ZZZZZZZX.) Heartspire Loku Lomi — Deep Tissue Hawaiian Style: Prone & Supine 

(Olympia November 16-17, 2019)

ZZZZZZZX1.) Heartspire Loku Lomi — Deep Tissue Hawaiian Style: Prone (Olympia November 16, 2019)

ZZZZZZZX2.) Heartspire Loku Lomi — Deep Tissue Hawaiian Style: Supine

(Olympia November 17, 2019)

Ka Imi Pono


Dates to be determined

NCBTMB #450029-06




5 Intensive retreats teach the bodywork skills and principals to become a
Lomilomi Practitioner.  A sense of ‘Ohana (family) is created through Potluck meals, networking, reading, writing and homeplay assignments  to further enhance our learning.

Full 5 class commitment is preferred.  80 CE’s total

Back – Ha Breathe, 2016 Visions 5

Hips & Legs – Aloha, Sacred Well

Chest & Belly – Pono, Child within

Arms & Shoulders – Mana, Ike

Neck & Face – Countenance

Olympia Ka Imi Pono Classes: Registration 

Heartspire School of Hawaiian Massage

9212 Waddell Creek Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Register with Jim: 360.956.1169

Post Falls Classes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

2019 Post Falls Classes

American Institute of Clinical Massage 

Contact Robbin Blake to register:

Therapeutic Training Center

Register with Robbin Blake (206) 853-6875

Seattle Lomilomi Massage Classes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

2019 Seattle Massage Classes

Click on the date and title below for a class description

ZZZZZZX.) Heartspire LomiLomi Prone & Supine: Both Classes

(Seattle October 5-6, 2019)

ZZZZZZX1.) Heartspire LomiLomi Prone

(Seattle October 5, 2019)

 ZZZZZZX2.) Heartspire LomiLomi Supine

(Seattle October 6, 2019)

ZZZZZZZT.) Heartspire Lomi Loku — Deep Tissue Hawaiian Style for the Back

(Seattle November 2, 2019)

All classes Register with Robbin Blake at the Therapeutic Training Center for Seattle and Olympia Classes, unless otherwise noted. 

Seattle Classes Registration

Therapeutic Training Center

Register with Robbin Blake

(206) 853-6875: 

Kim Hartley, LMP

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

My Personal Journey with LomiLomi 


Kim_photoI was first touched by the fragrant embrace of the ‘aina (the land of Aloha) on the island Oahu in Hawaii in 1977, while on vacation with a friend.  Little did I know then how the gifts of the Hawaiian tradition and lomilomi would become a part of my life.In 1985 I received my first professional massage after being injured in a car accident.  I was so impressed with the healing I experienced.  Four years later I was ready for a career change and decided to give notice at the Chevron gas station I had been managing for 7 years and go back to school.  I chose to attend Brian Utting School of Massage.

Growing up as a basketball and volleyball player in high school and college I had considered P.E., athletic training, or physical therapy as possible majors.  I loved giving and receiving back rubs.  I was always told I had good hands and gave a great rub.  I had taken 10 years of piano lessons growing up, which allowed me to develop good strength in my hands.  So choosing to study massage seamed a perfect fit.

I was so excited to be back in school.  I immediately felt I had found my calling.  I loved giving massage.  I knew through personal experience, the profound healing benefits of massage as well.  During school I easily logged my hours of giving and receiving outside of class.  Near the end of the school year I experienced my first sight of Lomilomi massage when Shawn LaSala Kimmel came to speak and demonstrate at Brian Utting School of Massage.  The prayerful dance, rhythm, and graceful flow of the Hawaiian work along with the metaphysical meaning and story behind the work moved me to tears.

I began my studies with Shawn in Hawaii in 1991.  I took every class she offered for the next 4 years and logged 510 hours of continuing education in lomilomi.  My bodywork style and personal growth has been greatly influenced by Shawn.

In 1992 I met Jim Hartley, my husband to be at one of the trainings.  In 1993, we both met Hartley,Kim_logoNEWAupuni ‘ Iwi Ula a native Hawaiian.  Through a series of events we had brought a Hawaiian made fan home for him because of a request he made of a mutual friend.  We encouraged him to share his Hawaiian teachings of spirituality, energy, and lomilomi.  In 1995 he began The Kalama Foundation.  We were some of his first students.  During the next 4 years I completed 210 hours of continuing education with him.  Aupuni has influenced my understanding of energy, group process, and circle sharing greatly.

In July of 1995 Jim and I were married and I moved my practice from Bellevue, Wa. to Olympia, Wa.  During our honeymoon in Hawaii, Jim and I met Auntie Margaret Machado.  I was very touched by her presence, love, and intuitive vision.  She immediately knew from my countenance exactly where I was holding tension in my body.  I was struck by her deep sense of the power of prayer, ho’oponopono (forgiveness), and loving the body.  You could feel her Aloha so easily and deeply.

I knew I would like to study with her one day.  When I returned home I raised my rates and began setting the extra fee aside in my dream account.  In February 2000, when Auntie was 83 years old, I flew to Hawaii to attend a one month, 150 hour program with her.  Mark LaMore, a 20 year student of Auntie’s, was our main teacher, and as Auntie’s health allowed she was there with us every day.  She would look across the room and remind us to have soft hands, and love the body.  She taught us how to go down to the ocean’s edge each day at sunset.

We were to review the day in our mind and as the sun set ask for forgiveness for any harm we had done ourselves or another that day.  And also be willing to forgive any harm that had been done to us.  Auntie Margaret taught me about being clear and current in my life, being willing to surrender to healing, love, and forgiveness.  She deeply touched my heart and affected my personal journey.  Hawaiian salt water colon cleansing was also a part of Auntie’s teaching.  Many of the strokes and concepts Auntie taught us we have incorporated into Heartspire Lomilomi including soft hands and love the body and the lomilomi stroke.

In February of 2000 my husband Jim graduated from Alexander Massage School.  He then came to Hawaii to be at my graduation from Auntie’s school, and we celebrated together.

In 2001, we first met Nancy Kahalewai when she was on book tour on Whidbey Island.  She brought Daniel Albers with her to demonstrate lomilomi.  They were going to be in Washington for a month.  We convinced Daniel to come to Olympia and teach his basic lomilomi.  We quickly put together a group of people for him to teach and hosted him at our school.  We had him back again to teach Deep Tissue in 2002.  We learned a lot of new strokes along with the Hawaiian names of the strokes.  His style had an easy natural flow and a bit faster pace than ours.  We incorporate many of his strokes in our Heartspire lomilomi classes.

In 2004 we hosted Dr. Maka’ala Yates, a native Hawaiian, for a Clinical Lomilomi class.  Then in 2006 he returned again to lead us all on our first Hawaiian Salt Water Colon Cleanse.  He was one of Auntie Margaret’s early students, and an original voyager on the trip back to Hawaii from Tahiti in the Hokulea, Hawaii’s famous double-hulled canoe. We learned about sinking down to the bone with soft but deep touch.  We also experienced great healing with our personal health through the colon cleanse.  Dr. Maka’ala Yates is someone who truly walks his talk.

In 2004, we met Dougie McKeague a native Hawaiian man who practiced lomilomi in Redmond, Wa.  He spent some time with us in our home and taught us a little about opu huli, piko huli, and breathwork.  His love of Spirit expressed through the healing touch of lomilomi can be felt by all he comes in contact with.  He is a wonderful musician as well.  We enjoyed our experiences of Aloha with Dougie and share his belly work in Heartspire lomilomi classes.

In the summer of 2005 we hosted Nancy Kahalewai in our home for an informal gathering of lomilomi teachers from Wa. and Oregon.  We had a wonderful time sharing lomilomi, talk story, good food, and Aloha.  I received a little bodywork at that gathering from Wayne Powell.  The work really opened up my right hip which has had limited range for many years.  So I gave myself a birthday present of attending his 9 day fall training on Salt Spring Island.  I especially loved the joint rotation sequences for the hips, knees, ankles, and shoulders, elbows, and wrists.  I immediately began incorporating them into our deep tissue classes.  Then Jim and I both attended his 2006 and 2007 Summer Lomilomi Reunions in the Skagit Valley.  We enjoyed meeting some fabulous bodyworkers, and learned some advanced work as well as sharing a little of our own.

Then in August 2006 we had the opportunity to study with Nancy Kahalewai and Mahealani Henry on a Lomilomi cruise.  We had an amazing time with a wonderful group of Japanese students.  We deepened our knowledge of lomilomi and teaching by spending time with Nancy.  Mahealani shared her teaching of Pono ke Ala (The path of excellence).  We also had the opportunity to learn hula from her sister Neaulani Henry.

Our most recent teacher Harry Uhane Jim (author of Wise Secrets of Aloha) came into our lives in the summer and fall of 2010.  We attended a 5 day intensive with Harry and his wife Sila in Iowa at Windemere School of the Healing Arts in June of 2010, then we hosted Harry in Olympia at our school for a 3 day workshop in October 2010.   Harry’s warmth and humor as a teacher and his reminder that “I am enough!” and all I need to do is reach out and ask for “Help!” and it will be there, are some of his teaching catch phrases.  He shares about Lomi Ha (breathwork), Lau Lima (laying on of hands), Creating Space (a gentle stretching technique) and Bone Washing (releasing the cherished wounds stored in the bones).  I highly recommend his book and teachings.  We incorporated some of his teachings into our 2011 classes.

In 2011 we co-taught a spring and fall Ho’oponopono Retreat with Harry and Shilah.  In 2012 we plan to attend a 10 day Gathering Gathering of the Light Bearers workshop with Harry and Sila in Hawaii.  We will have a special opportunity to experience Pu’uhonua o’ Honaunau “The City of Refuge”  while we are there.”  We hope to offer a Fall Retreat again this year with Harry and Sila.

Some of the gifts lomilomi has brought me along the way are an opportunity to deepen, align, and love myself through prayer and Aloha.  I’ve learned to care for the altar of my body through lomilomi and have incorporated exercise and have released 50 lbs. bringing my body into a better state of balance.  I’ve listened to the call of holy spirit and allowed myself to be a (good straw), for healing energy to move through me, both in working with intention and prayer in my massage and teaching.  I’ve opened to be in relationship with my ancestors, and through prayer and forgiveness am carrying forward my lineage in a good way.  I’ve experienced deep healing in the faith I was brought up in and have circled around and returned into my roots of faith.

Over the years, beginning in 1994, teaching has been a natural progression of my personal journey and love of lomilomi.  By holding space for others I’ve allowed myself to hold bigger space for myself and my wholeness.  I love watching the ripple of lomilomi and Aloha spread out in the world.  By teaching others this beautiful work I have the opportunity to touch so many more people through my student’ s hands and hearts.  I have had the opportunity to teach in Alberta, Washingtion, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, and assist in the waters off Hawaii on a cruise.  I’ve also enjoyed being asked into teach in these schools:  Corteva Brian Utting, Body Mechanics in Olympia, Everest in Tacoma, American Institute of Clinical Massage in Post Falls Idaho, and Windemere in Decorah Iowa.

I have hope that the Aloha Spirit of love will always flow through Lomilomi and richly bless our human relationships, the earth and all we come into contact with helping us to live up to the Hawaii State Motto.

Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina I ka pono.  The very life, breathe, and spirit of the land endures forever in right relationship with people and all living things.

Jim Hartley, LMP

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Heartspire Jewelry 

I am Jim Hartley. I’m an Air Force Brat who as a kid followed Dad and Mom all overjim_photo the States, Germany, and Portugal (The Azores). I really enjoyed the variety of cultures we experienced. Our last posting was New Jersey where we lived on a small lake. At 12 years old nothing was more exciting for me than to catch newborn turtles, frogs and snakes every spring and then let them go. Dad decided to retire when he got orders for New Deli, India (darn!) and we moved to Washington State instead.

Our business name, Heartspire, is my dream – an inspiration that I hoped would bring spirit to the center of my life rather than the outer edge.The beginning: I signed up for a lomilomi class in Hawaii called “Living and Breathing Hawaii” in 1993. That class and several others lead by Shawn LaSalla Kimmel changed my life.  I began to know myself – with confidence.

Hartley,Kim_logoNEWIn one of these classes I met Kim, a golden hearted angel, silver touch, now my ever lovin’ wife. Before Kim, I was a geologist, jeweler, and a goldsmith with Hawaiian massage as my hobby.  Kim began teaching in Calgary and soon I was coming along as her helper. I finally stopped talking about going to state approved massage school in 1999 and graduated from Alexander Massage School in 2000. I thought massage school would be a breeze after seven years of informal massage practice but mostly, it wasn’t!I’ve gone on to study with a number of other teachers, most centered on Hawaiian Massage or Spiritualism.

My wife and I often take classes together so I share her impressive list of teachers except for Aunty Margaret with whom Kim spent a whole month.I joined her for the last week (I had just graduated from massage school). We both felt honored to be invited to massage Aunty Margaret’s legs after class at her home on the hill. That gave us more time to listen to her stories and those of Uncle Dan, her ever loving husband. I feel blessed to have witnessed their deeply shared love. Today I feel that is their greatest lesson – I embrace it.I have become deeply involved in assisting Kim and Barbara Helynn in all the classes they teach.

I have begun to teach small segments myself but you can tell that Kim still has the greatest talent in this area. Currently I shine as the computer guy – The Administrator.  I send out the email reminders, keep track of the student’s payments and Continuing Education Credits and lend encouragement whenever it seems needed.When it comes to sharing the nature of the Hawaiian Massage sessions I offer, my modesty tends to disappear a bit.

When I give a Lomilomi massage I feel the spiritual side of my being come more fully open, providing the sacred guardian and nurturer as an indivisible unit.  My clients often comment on the safety and great comfort they feel during their massage. They are often slightly surprised at feeling such a deeply altered state of consciousness after the work. Colors seem brighter, sounds more beautiful.

Usually their aches and pains are reduced or completely gone. The wonderful flowing nature that characterizes Lomilomi relaxes the body in deep ways – as the body is largely liquid it responds most deeply to touch designed to move like liquid. Many of our strokes are like ocean waves enveloping a part of the body and then receding.  And they can be light to deep as the client requests.So I invite you most respectfully to come check us out. Try a massage that may change your life too. And I will tell you a story about my first long massage which happened to be Hawaiian massage.  I will tell you the story of a boy sitting on his make believe throne sending rich wishes to the heavens and why the man believes they have all come true.ey’s use of crystal placements in combination with High Touch Jin Shin treatments.  The individual lays down on the massage table surrounded by Rose Quarts Hearts. Jim then reads the pulses to see if any of the meridians are blocked. He then adds specific additional helper crystals and then proceeds with the appropriate acupressure sequence to balance any meridians that need adjustment.  This combination of two modalities is an experiment of Jims that seems to enhance relaxation and natural healthy energy flow in the body.  Jim’s clients have shown remarkable adjustments, pain reduction, and malady improvements and reversals with this process. Occasionally he uses this process as an opening to a full Lomilomi massage.

Crystal Layout with High Touch Jin Shin Acupressure.

MassageThis photo shows Jim Hartley’s use of crystal placements in combination with High Touch Jin Shin treatments.  The individual lays down on the massage table surrounded by Rose Quarts Hearts. Jim then reads the pulses to see if any of the meridians are blocked. He then adds specific additional helper crystals and then proceeds with the appropriate acupressure sequence to balance any meridians that need adjustment.  This combination of two modalities is an experiment of Jims that seems to enhance relaxation and natural healthy energy flow in the body.  Jim’s clients have shown remarkable adjustments, pain reduction, and malady improvements and reversals with this process. Occasionally he uses this process as an opening to a full Lomilomi massage.

Indian Summer Camp Retreat

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Indian Summer 2019 Retreat:

Scheduled for September 20-22-POSTPONED FOR NOW

The description below is from the 2013 Camp Retreat

This is the general format for 2019:

Friday: 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday: 9 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

20 Hours – $400  This class focuses on approaching the body through the extremities’ and teaches the flowing torso work from both Aunty Margaret and Sherman Dudoit.  You are open to staying overnight for the weekend to experience the full retreat.

Potluck meals, hot tub, and beds for 8 available.  Sign up early.  Two week advanced registration afterwards the price goes up to $460.

Indian Summer Camp Retreat – Brand New Teachings explore long strokes up the entire body, deep clearing of the rivers through the legs and feet grounding with the earth, flushing and releasing the arms and hands allowing gifts of the heavens to be received, opening the heart of the child and belly to the wisdom of full body alignment.

We will explore the metaphysical story of the body and how we can move forward towards our hopes and dreams and support our clients to do the same through clearing and releasing old patterns and accepting  Aloha in our lives!  Being at Heartspire fosters rest and rejuvenation through good bodywork, connections with other body workers, time to soak in the hot tub, walk on the meditation trails, enjoy fresh eggs and greens from the garden,  share fabulous potluck meals we all participate in creating, and pet the animals.

Sign up early as class is limited to 12 students.

20 NCBTMB CE’s Awarded with a certificate

Heartspire Retreat Center

9 wooded acres in Olympia, WA


7 Hawaiian Strokes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

7 Hawaiian Strokes to Energize Your Full-Body Routine

Lomilomi offers an opportunity to change up flow of your full body routine in a way that will inspire your clients to come back for more. These include the following 7 Hawaiian strokes:

  • full body ocean wave
  • alignment run and filling the chalice of the heart on the back
  • sun and moon on the back and legs
  • spiral prayer to the ancestors on the hips
  • lomilomi stroke on the arms and legs
  • emptying out on the belly

seven_strokes_11These strokes are easy to learn and will infuse your work with a new rhythm and flow and inspire and energize your creativity at the table. Infused in the learning of each Heartspire lomilomi class are foundational Hawaiian Healing Principles and the metaphysical story that are a part of what makes Hawaiian bodywork a unique approach to massage.

What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover and pillow; wear loose clothing

Instructor: Kim Hartley, LMP; NCBTMB #450029-06

CE Hours: 8

SKU: 0115703-8

Circulatory Lomi

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Lomi O Ka Pu’Uwai

Instructor: Kim Hartley

In this three day workshop participants learn full body lomilomi massage primarily as taught to Kim by Aunty Margaret Machado, one of the first native Hawaiian lomilomi masters to openly share lomilomi outside her family with people from all over the world who had a sincere desire to learn.  Aunty Margaret is known throughout the islands as a national treasure.  Kim had the extraordinary privilege of studying with Auntie for one month.

This style of lomilomi requires practitioners to touch with loving hands, forgive ourselves and others, and allow divine healing to flow through both giver and receiver.

This work is known for its deeply healing and circulatory affects on the body, deep compression and range of motion on the joints, and highly beneficial stretching affects on the neck and shoulders.  This style of lomilomi uses very modest draping techniques. 

24 CE hours


Heartspire Lomilomi

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Instructor: Kim Hartley

This class teaches a full-body Hawaiian lomilomi protocol created by heartspire_lomilomipulling strokes from several different Hawaiian lineages to create Heartspire Lomilomi. You can take one, two, or three days of the course. The strokes use soft/deep techniques with body weight and leverage, which include the use of the soft underbelly and the ulnar blade of the forearm, elbows, hands, soft knuckles, and fingers.

Heartspire lomilomi is flowing like the ocean while using rhythmic strokes as you dance around the body and lean into the work to create depth and connection. There are also gentle stretching techniques included to increase range of motion and restore joint mobility. Infused in the learning of each Heartspire lomilomi class are foundational Hawaiian Healing Principles and the metaphysical story that are a part of what makes Hawaiian bodywork a unique approach to massage.

Registration Options: To encourage therapists to refresh those parts of lomilomi that they might not do as well as others, or to provide a taste of lomilomi to someone who has never studied it before, we have taken this class and are offering it both as a full three-day class, or as three individual one-day classes. If you would like to register for just one or two days, please click on the following links to register, otherwise continue on to register for the full three-day class.

Heartspire Lomilomi – 24 hours This class is taken as a full 3-day course:
Heartspire Lomilomi: Day 1 Back & Shoulders
Heartspire Lomilomi: Day 2 Hips & Legs
Heartspire Lomilomi: Day 3 Belly, Arms, Neck & Face
What to Bring: Set of sheets, face cradle cover and pillow; wear loose clothing

Instructor: Kim Hartley, LMP; NCBTMB #450029-06

CE Hours: 24

Testimonials from students and clients

Thursday, May 29th, 2014


Aloha –  Rain of Blessings – All The Hartleys

“Unfortunately, I do not live close to Olympia, which limits the opportunities I have to get massages from Kim, who is without question the most intuitive and skilled massage therapist I’ve met.  Her obvious natural talent is augmented by years of study and experience, and I feel her love for her work with each treatment I receive.  I travel 3 hours round trip to get massages from Kim and make it a day in Olympia.  Thanks to a soak in the hot tub in advance of my massage, along with lots of stretching and relaxing scents, I feel that I get a spa experience and not just a massage.” Shellee


“For over a year I really had been unable to run because of something I did running a marathon in January 2011 on Maui.  I could not sleep on my right side which is the side I always slept on, and it was painful even when I walked for a long time.  The pain was in my right hip/buttock area.  I could ride a bike, stationary or on the road but it was running that really aggravated it.  You were sure with a month of message that you could fix the problem.From the first visit, you clearly identified the problem area and sure enough, I am back to running, will be running a half marathon in May, and running several times a week.  I also can once again sleep on my right side.  You have allowed me to have a life again.  Many thanks. ” Elie

Aloha Jim and Kim

I am still floating on a cloud! My body has never felt so good… and in saying that… I mean with absolutely no pain whatsoever. When I think of all of the beautiful souls, their hearts and the food that we shared I find myself breathe another breath of excitement and wonderment at what Heartspire has given to all of us!

I can’t thank you enough other than by sharing the gifts you have given to me. I massaged my paraplegic client yesterday (she has feeling to her breastbone and closed my eyes and let her body feel the energy of lomilomi. She told me that her body was so warm and that she felt amazing… your gift of prayer and intention has guided her back to the path of visualization to heal her body.

Kim expressed to me how Hawaii was so close to her heart… and that it had been her special place before the accident and has reminded her to keep her heart open to receive love and healing.

I am so excited about returning to Heartspire in November that my heart feels full of happiness and my stomach has butterflies.

Mahalo Jim and Kim

Love and best wishes always, Tania, Lomilomi Student

What Participants of Ka ‘Imi Pono Say:

The biggest thing I got of Ka ‘Imi Pono is the renewed ability to dream and believe that my dreams will come true!

The focus on setting intentions for the year, writing them down, speaking them out loud, and sharing them in an intimate setting was very profound.  By setting time aside every day, week and month to refocus on these hopes for my life, helped keep them alive, and sharing them with others, who would also hold them in their hearts, allowed for a greater energy. to be put out in the universe.

Almost all of the intentions that  I put forth at the beginning of the ka ‘Imi Pono year come to fruition in the year to follow.  this is the first time in my life I have been so clear in my desires and dreams and so blessed to be able to bring them to life.

My whole year was better because of this class, and I look at my life differently now.  I feel like I am more capable of fully living in right relationship with the earth, because I am able to live more fully in right relationship with myself.      Meryon

Ka ‘Imi Pono: a class I would highly recommend to all!

A wondrous opportunity for beginners and advanced travelers on the road to healing the mind and body and connecting to Spirit.     Jann

Ka ‘Imi Pono
ohana pono
In a Right Relationship to The Land 
In the presence and company of Family
In a Spirit of giving to compensate for my receiving
I have learned to help assist healing of others
                                                to heal myself     Tom

Within the Ka ‘Imi Pono ohana I am nurtured and cared for .  Finding a circle of like minded heart centered givers.  I take from each gathering renewed hope, focus, and courate to carry on as I embark upon life changing circumstances.     Jacque

The experiences I’ve gained by taking Ka ‘Imi Pono are really lessons of love and personal growth.  I’ve made wonderful friends, both outside of myself and inside of myself.  I’ve gained tools to use on a daily basis that let my light shine, even when the flame seems to be darkened.  My touch and love of massage and lomilomi has been strengthened and nurtured.  Lomilomi is a life journey and ka ‘Imi POno is just one of many steps on my path.  A stop that will be revisited again and again.     Jenifer

For me, looking back over my time in Ka ‘Imi Pono, I think a healing process was going on beneath the level of my awareness that I am only now, three months after finishing, beginning to realize.

One of the richest rewards of participating is the growth of ‘ohana, the forging of familial types of interpersonal bonds.

The bodywork shared and evolved to a deeply satisfying embrace of our whole humanity, a variety of practices to enhance my skills as a bodyworker.

Seeds were planted that will continue to feed and nourish my soul, I expect for years to come.     Carolin

Ka ‘Imi Pono has put me in touch with the wand of the universe.  While I still question myself and my actions these questions are not about self doubt and fear.  Instead I am lead to question my choices to look for the strength and energy available to me as a human being and a vessel for spirit.  When big trouble come my way I used to say “I don’t know if I can handle this!”  Now I say “What can I learn from this!”

Ka ‘Imi Pono has made real the presence of the grace that permeates the universe.  I look for, expect and experience “the rain of blessings” in my life every day.     Michael

Through my Ka ‘Imi Pono experience I have strengthened my connection with my ancestors and descendents through all all of time, and with all of Nature.  I have become more of the best of who I am.      Barbara

Ka ‘Imi Pono – “the search for right relationship” – For me – Creativity, Community, Fellowship and Wisdom have entered into our home, marriage, land and the cells of ,my being.  I have felt supported in the depth of my visions and allowed the group energy to spiral through me to come forward in all my light and love.  I am safe and encouraged to fully be myself and reveal both my vulnerability and strengths.  I am open to healing and release through a deeper understanding of Ho’oponopono.  I am a witness to the power of pono and Aloha in my ‘ohana.     Kim

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Inspirations from the Heart