Jody Mountain is a dancer, choreographer and teacher with 25 years experience in various forms of movement dynamics and healing modalities. Since 1989, she has been studying, practicing and teaching the art of Ancient Lomi Lomi and it's foundations in Ancient Hawaiian Wisdom. Jody has studied with Kahu Abraham Kawa'i, Aua'ia, Maka'i'ole, Uliama and brings forward the teaching of this lineage. Jody also practices and facilitates Core & Cellular Healing — a modern form of Ancient Hawaiian Ho'oponopono. She is a licensed massage therapist and teacher in the state of Hawai'i, and has dedicated her life to sharing the depth and vibrancy of this profound work with others as a vehicle for awakened consciousness.
In addition to her ongoing work on Maui, Jody has taken this Life-Changing work to Japan, Canada, the USA mainland, Spain, Switzerland and Ireland, and continues to offer Trainings, Retreats and Private Sessions.
Jody has been dancing since the age of 4, beginning with Jamaican Folk Dance and Ballet. She went on to study Russian Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance, eventually specializing in the challenging technique of 'Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal'. Jody attended York University in Toronto, leaving with a BFA in Theatre Performance. After college, she worked in the Toronto theatre scene, choreographing for a number of theatre and production companies including Crow's Theatre and Venus Productions.
In 1985, she began choreographing for the concert stage and collaborated with DanceWorks to create 'Culture Shock' a show blending Modern and Caribbean dance. 'Culture Shock played to rave reviews and was held over at the Toronto Dance Theatre. Her politically stimulating piece, 'Let Freedom Ring' was a nine part episodic work created in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In Hawai'i, Jody was an original cast member of the award winning show, 'Ulalena at Lahaina's Maui Theater. She performed the featured role of Taro for 4.5 years. The Kalo (or Taro plant) was considered an original blood relative of the Hawaiian people, which sustained them for hundreds of years. This beautiful and authentically produced show is still running in Lahaina Town, and is well worth experiencing!