Our Commitment to LGBTIQA+ Inclusion
The Blisstitute of Living Aloha is run by Charlie Snow, who identifies as Queer and Māhū (non-binary). Charlie has a deep and intimate understanding of how vital it is to provide safe and inclusive spaces to LGBTIQA+ folk, and at The Blisstitute we are 100% committed to providing these spaces with all of our trainings and individual sessions.
The Blisstitute also recognises that TGD folk can experience distinct and unique challenges in relation to accessing mainstream health and well-being services, and inclusive educational environments. All students who complete a training with The Blisstitute are educated specifically around awareness of gender diversity, which includes how to create safe spaces and use inclusive language. To gain certification with The Blisstitute, everyone who studies with us is required to demonstrate an understanding of, and willingness to apply principles of diversity and inclusion.
The Blisstitute is honoured to be able to offer Spiritual Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage sessions and training to any LGBTIQA+ folk who feel called to the experience.
The temple of aloha is a place of true unconditional love and acceptance. Our experienced teachers and practitioners are able to provide a microcosm of safety for everyone, that some may not have believed was possible, or have ever experienced before.
As aloha (unconditional love) flows through a session, deep physical, mental and emotional healing can take place. Receivers can improve levels of body acceptance and self-esteem, and release trauma from their body, while fully relaxing and experiencing the honouring and nurturing they deserve.
Our training courses offer even more unique opportunities for gender diverse participants as Lomilomi practitioners. Aloha transforms, and really helps one to understand the saying, ‘As you give, you also receive’. In learning to love and honour every single person who receives Lomilomi from you, you shift into ever-deepening places of self-love and acceptance. People who choose Lomilomi as a professional career pathway often find that this decision is completely life changing, bringing them into greater places of alignment in many aspects of their lives. Sharing the gift of Lomilomi literally changes the world one session at a time!
Students who study with The Blisstitute are not just taking a training, they are joining a halau (school) whose members we consider Ohana (family). The community of Aloha Warriors is growing steadily around Australia.
As part of our commitment to inclusion of LGBTIQA+ folk in our trainings, we offer a 50% scholarship place to one TGD participant in every training. We also offer payment plans to any other LGBTIQA+ folk who need this, as well as sliding scale tuition fees if needed. Please contact us to discuss any of these options.