For over 25 years, Sylvie has been committed to the spiritual development of herself and others.  At the age of 22, Sylvie became a disciple of Osho Rajneesh and, during the next 7 years, worked on her self-discovery through meditation, therapy, group work and community living.


Sylvie has been drawn to helping the healing of others through bodywork.  She began her training in massage therapy in Montreal, Canada (1978), and then obtained a license in Aqua-Mouvance (1994), which enabled her to bring her massage skills and healing energy into the water.  In 1999, Sylvie moved to the Big Island of Hawaii and began studying Lomilomi Massage in the style of Auntie Margaret Machado and the "Temple" style of Kahu Abraham.  Sylvie learned from eight kumus (teachers), including Papa K, Harry Uhane Jim (Halau Uhane Lomilomi Lapa'au), Dane Silva, Maka'ala Yates (Hawaiian Healing Academy), Auntie Maile Napolean, Christine Housty, Daniel Albert and Susan Pa'iniu Floyd (Aloha International).  Sylvie also took Hawaiian studies under Auntie Nona Beamer and Auntie Leilehua, and studied Ho’oponopono under Mahealani Kuamo'o-Henry, Hawaiian Shamanism under Larry Kessler, and Huna Healing under Serge Kahili King.


After receiving her Certified Massage Therapy License in 2002, Sylvie went on to study Watsu (water-based Shiatsu).  Combining her extensive knowledge of Western Massage, Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage, Aqua-Mouvance and Watsu, Sylvie developed a new form of water-based bodywork called Waterlomi.


While studying and practicing massage therapy in Hawaii, Sylvie also studied Huna (Hawaiian Shamanism) and Ho'oponopono (relationship-based healing) under the tutelage of Hawaiian "Kupuna", "Kumu" and "Kahuna" (elders, teachers and masters, respectively).  Sylvie learned much about the history and mythology of the Islands, and developed a strong affinity for the Hawaiian culture and its deep spirituality, known to the islanders as the "Aloha Spirit".  Enlivened by her love for the Hawaiian culture and its people, Sylvie began leading adventure tours on the Big Island (see "The Hawaiian Path").  In these tours, Sylvie invites visitors to discover breath-taking sights while she teaches the history of the islands and shares the most fantastical tales in Hawaiian mythology.


Over the last few years, Sylvie has studied counseling and NVC (non-violent communication) to enhance her therapy sessions.  Today, Sylvie spends most of her time on the Big Island of Hawaii where she offers Lomilomi Massage, Waterlomi and her transformational adventure tours.


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