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.
See below for more details of Jody's background in Dance, Ancient Lomi Lomi and Core & Cellular Healing.
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!
Ancient Lomi Lomi background
Jody Kealoha Mountain was born in Kingston, Jamaica — growing up barefoot with a deep connection to the land. Her lineage consists of Japanese, South American Indian, Arawak Indian, Judeo-Aramid, African, Celtic (Welsh), French (Huguenot), Irish and Scottish.....to mention a few! Her early experiences in nature were the birthing of a profound respect for Life in all it's forms.
Always fascinated by the body, it's vibrancy, potential and ability to heal itself, Jody soon became interested in the study of massage. In 1989, she was introduced to Ancient Hawaiian Lomilomi. This event became a pivotal moment. The recognition of this powerful work led to initial intensive study over the next two years, and became her primary focus. Making her way to Hawai'i in 1991, Jody had the privilege of studying with Kahuna Abraham Kawai'i, Aua'ia Maka'i'ole, 'uliama, a Master in 9 different fields, a Kahuna Nui, where she embarked on a whole new level of immersion in the work. Her trainings with him included a month-long private, individual program allowing her to integrate the more subtle cellular resonance of this work. In 2003, Kahu gave her the Hawaiian name 'Kealoha' (meaning 'The Love', or 'Beloved'). Jody has been teaching in this lineage since 1997 and is committed to practicing, transmitting and evolving in the sacred way of this ancient tradition. She has studied Hawaiian Chant with Charles Ka'upu, Kapono'ai Molitau and Keli'i Tau'a.
Other massage modalities include: Polynesian Backwalking, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Cranio-Sacral, Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage, among others. Jody is in private practice at Northshore Chiropractic and Massage in Pa'ia, Maui. She is a licensed Massage Therapist and Instructor in the State of Hawai'i, and a Professional Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Jody is also an approved provider for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) with the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) in the United States.
Core & Cellular Healing background
Since 2010, Jody has been offering private sessions and group workshops in Core & Cellular Healing — a modern form of the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono — bringing us into 'Right Relationship' with ourselves, our trauma, our past, and facilitating the healing of trauma, discord, old patterning and blockages on all levels through the powerful transmission of Living Prayer, affecting body, mind and spirit. This process is founded in guidance from the Heart of Our Creator, The Source of Love, inside of us and in all Being.
Jody's life path has been one of personal and spiritual development always integrated with the vital essence in the body. She grew up having spontaneous shamanic experiences from the age of 13. Not knowing what to make of them, she found herself on a path of perpetual discovery experiencing a wide range of healing practices and modalities. In 1999 Jody experienced a powerful physical and energetic transmission of Energy, Vibration and Resonance which was extremely challenging for her physical body. Her electrical, nervous, and circulatory systems were on 'overload' due to the new frequencies pouring thorough. In Kahu's words to her, It was an experience of being "thrown against the gates of creation — call it what you may, Samadhi, Nirvana, Touch of the "Holy Spirit".
For one full month, her Hawaiian teacher, Kahu Abraham Kawai'i, worked with Jody daily, in a private training, to upgrade her system and integrate the powerful transmission that was opening to her. Ever since this experience, Jody has found herself to be Clairaudient, and has been able to receive and transmit high frequencies of Light and Healing energy. These abilities were amplified within and throughout her physical body. For the next 11 years, Jody worked with this new energy, expanding the pathways through her system with bodywork, breath, martial art and further guidance.
Jody has since deepened this work through studies with a Siberian Shaman, Celtic Healer & Hawaiian Mystic, and has experienced numerous Transmissions and openings to the Ancient Wisdom, Light, Information and Healing of Ireland, Scotland, Israel, Turkey, Balearic Islands and Hawai'i. Through this work, ancestral wisdom from Jody's many lineages has revealed itself in the form of further Energetic Transmissions, Clairsentience (spontaneous 'knowing') and Cellular Awakening. She continues her growth and studies at every opportunity.
Both Ancient Lomi Lomi and Core & Cellular Healing serve to expand our capacity for Light, Healing, Compassion, Harmony and Love in every area of our lives. These experiences open us on cellular and energetic levels to a deeper connection with Source in ourselves, each other, and with all of humanity.