Carmel Andrews LMT BCTMB
Mindful Massage, Ashiatsu, Pre-Natal, Cranio-Sacral
Assuming the legacy role of Principal and Director of MAHA in March 2017, I have transformed my 18 years of passion and excitement for grounded and effective bodywork into a new and exciting vision for massage education. My background is diverse and encompasses clinical focus in pain management, inter-state private practice and world-class spa leadership. Many years of core curriculum instruction for the massage field are brought together with my specialty experience and education to create a program that regards current research and application, along with longevity by way of whole-body training, as the future of bodywork professionals.
My teaching specializations include Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Ashiatsu (Barefoot Massage), Traditional Thai, Pre-Natal Massage and Mindful Massage foundations. I hold Board Certification through NCBTMB, and I am a member of AMTA, ABMP and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education. I am also licensed in Texas and Washington to practice and teach Massage Therapy.
As a life-long student myself I am deeply fulfilled by engaging with my classes throughout their transformation and self-achievement as highly effective and passionate bodyworkers. Loving and being present for those I serve is the most important part of my vision for our school. I can't wait to learn from YOU!
Monique Jutila LMT
Kinesiology and Movement Therapy
Monique’s 26 year journey in health began on Maui in 1990 teaching group fitness and personal training. She obtained multiple certifications through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) and ACE (American Council on Exercise). She became an LMT in 1995 and went on to teach Sports Massage and Structural Kinesiology at MAHA. Monique has also worked in upper management of several world class resort spas both on Oahu and Maui.
She has studied Pilates for over 17 years and is certified in all levels through Stott Pilates. She holds a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness from Bastyr University where she was an adjunct faculty member and taught courses in Pilates and Integrated Movement.
Monique’s love of health and fitness is not limited to her profession. A competitive triathlete since 1994, her superior performances have earned her top age-group rankings for many years. She has completed five Ironman distance triathlons including three times at the World Championships in Kona. She currently operates her own thriving Pilates studio in Kihei, Fluid Motion Maui. You can learn more about Monique at www.fluidmotionmaui.com
Jay Schultz LMT
A&P, NMT, Pathology, Deep Tissue
Jay graduated from MAHA in 2002 and went on to establish a thriving private clinical practice, Kihei Massage Therapy. Jay's passion for teaching lies within the building blocks of Anatomy and Physiology, Structural Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy and the treatment of common soft tissue conditions.
His instruction weaves together the fundamental body systems and structures with a broad understanding of movement and observation. This is the achievement we strive for in massage practice in order to be effective and dynamic in our work, and he conveys this to our students masterfully.
Dr. Maka'ala Yates DC LMT
Dr. Maka'ala Yates D.C. is a Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian Ancestry) who specializes in Hawaiian medicine. His studies began at the age of 6. He has been teaching Hawaiian medicine and practices for 35 years. He is the founder of Mana Lomi® and Indigenous Botanicals. Maka’ala received the Kaonohi Award in 2005 for his excellence in Hawaiian medicine and community support. He is author of "Na'auao Ola Hawaii: Hawaiian Practices and Principles of Being Well."
The Mana Lomi® technique is available for all those who are open to learn the traditional Hawaiian ways of healing. We welcome all backgrounds, beliefs and nationalities, and encourage our connection by eliminating separation. You can read more about Maka'ala at his website www.manalomi.com
Cindy Rose LMT
Certified Thai Instructor
Cindy Rose brings an incredibly lively and energetic component to our introductory Swedish courses and also provides a crucial piece of the whole-bodyworker vision that MAHA has created to ensure that our students are equipped to succeed in durable, healthy careers.
Cindy is a certified instructor of Nuad Bo Rarn, or Traditional Northern Style Floor Thai through the ITM-International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her extensive training covers both floor and table Thai techniques, as well as backwalk and barefoot massage protocols.
Cindy's combined experience of teaching at all of Maui's massage schools, her individual workshops and her ongoing practice within several world-class spa environments over her 14 year career make her a one of a kind asset to our curriculum.
Walt Fritz PT
Foundations in Manual Therapy
Walt Fritz is a licensed physical therapist with a B.S. in Physical Therapy (1985) and a B.A. in Community Mental Health (1984) from SUNY Buffalo. He currently teaches his Foundations in Manual Therapy seminars across the world to clinicians of all caliber.
Walt has been using manual therapy (in a Myofascial Release-style of engagement) since 1992. After training and working with some of the well-known pioneers of the Myofascial Release (MFR) field, he began to move the traditional Myofascial Release narrative from its historical roots into more a more biologically plausible explanation.
His approach to manual care is often seen differently from many other lines of training, in that rather than teaching perception of specificity of the impact on tissue, Walt speaks to the cascade of plausible factors eliciting change via manual therapy.
Walt de-emphasizes the ego of the clinician in favor of elevation of patient-driven perspectives. This shift is in keeping with the current view of equal weight contained in the evidence-base model of practice (evidence, clinician experience, and patient perspectives and preferences). Touch and manual therapy have universal qualities that are explainable in a wide variety of perspectives, and these explanations from the core of Walt's approach. You can learn more about Walt and his ground-breaking practice at https://limapainrelief.com/
Leigh-Ann Milne RMT
E-RYT500, CIAYT, CIYT, YACEP®
Pathology, NMT, Yoga
Leigh has been a Canadian RMT since 1990 and is also an LMT, Hawaii, and Nova Scotia. Leigh has been worked with members of the Vancouver and Victoria, BC symphony orchestras, performing members of the Canadian Opera Company, cast and crew on three feature films, a TV series and to national and international level athletes in both Canada and the USA. She also organized, and was sole provider of on-site massage therapy as well as yoga instructor to the Victoria police department, and is the founder of Sadhana Yoga and Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. You can learn more about Leigh at her website www.sadhanayoga.ca
Leigh began her journey with Iyengar yoga in the early 1980’s and fell in love with this intelligent approach to body mind awareness; as her practice deepened the spiritual benefits became increasingly important. As a registered massage therapist (RMT), a certified Iyengar method yoga instructor and Personal Trainer, Leigh has found the combined knowledge of yoga, health care, anatomy of the body and sports physiology to be a rich foundation for her holistic practice. Leigh Anne is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist and a recognized teacher of teachers with Yoga Alliance. She has traveled to India annually to either to study yoga at the Iyengar Institute (RIMYI) in Pune or in Goa to study yoga for addiction support and recovery.
Jackie Kapua Tyler LMT, LCSW
Stress and trauma affects our health and relationships. We begin to lose sight and perspective, our past stories and adaptive mechanisms take the front seat!
Jackie's specialty work is informed by trauma focused psychotherapy with Dr. Peter Levine, PhD. (somatic psychotherapy) and Dr. Dianne Poole Heller, PhD, EMDR certified therapist and specialist in sand tray/EMDR.
Kapua has over 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma focused therapy, eating disorders, bereavement, end of life, refugees integration, transgender, and general life challenges and is a Kumu Lomilomi trained by Dr. Maka’ala Yates, DC for over 15 years as his assistant and instructor. Jackie has extensive experience in the world of luxury spa protocol design and cultural integration of Hawaiian herbal medicine and techniques.
Kapua has created a specialized fundamentals course for MAHA that brings the foundation of Lomilomi together with teaching of Ho'oponopono as mental and spiritual self-care concepts.
James Waslaski LMT, AA, CPT
Orthopedic Massage Techniques
James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 45 seminars per year around the globe and has served as AMTA Sports Massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair.
James has developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and and his book, Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, was published by Pearson Education in 2011.
James is a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM. He presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions, including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists, as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award, and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.
James teaches a uniquely tailored integrative techniques module privately for MAHA students that is not included in any other school curriculum in the world. You can learn more about James at https://orthomassage-net.myshopify.com/