Bodywork Training

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance I

Inika Spence

January 8, 2017 - January 13, 2017

Healing Dance® I constitutes a paradigm shift for the student of other forms of aquatic bodywork. It sees the body as at home in the water and hydrodynamic in its form, healing in the flow of movement. It understands the psyche as needing nurture and closeness, and also space, freedom and acceptance of self-expression. More than anything else, Healing Dance I is the wave.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu®, WaterDance™ and Healing Dance® Therapist. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu® and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, and meditation. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has combined the SE work in her sessions and brings the knowledge to her students. She has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. For questions about Healing Dance, email Inika at [email protected].

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop participation and daily lunch at Kalani. 

Prices subject to change without notice.

Big Island Dance Camp: Immerse Yourself in a World of Dance - WEEKEND PASS

Frey Faust, Miriam Peretz, Amy Secada, Nomad Dance, Karin Moriarty, Michal Carrillo, Ardas Wright, Maura Starr

November 30, 2016 - December 3, 2016

 

             

About the Facilitator(s)

Urban Roots Workshop
with Amy Secada

A transformational dance workshop that focuses on implementing influences from Capoeira and African dance into a primal free form flow.

Learn to ground your personal freestyle and explore floor work with ease and grace.

Accompanied by live musical inspiration, the Urban Roots technique goes beyond movement to guide you deeper into thoughtless improvisation, energetic awareness, breath control.

Contact Improv with Karin Moriarty
1. Surrendering to The Unknown: Contact Improv
A deep exploration of the basic elements and skills that sustain contact improvisation will be the emphasis of this class. Special focus will be placed on balance, use of energy, force, and directionality. For example, how we can become more efficient with our movements and choices as we move and enter into a dance with others? Students will be guided through a series of exercises that lay the foundation of understanding the interplay between physicality and emotional sensations, in order to create movement, while in concert with a partner.

2. Project Dance:  "Movement Exploration and Emotion”
The class combines elements from Action Theater, modern dance, ritual performance, and Karin’s own unique approach to creating poignant movement for dance pieces. We will travel on an inward journey that may be difficult or uncomfortable at times. But eventually we will arrive at a soothing and safe destination into the past. Bringing our memories alive into the moment, we will replay the emotions and physical sensations we felt at a particular point in our lives. We will tap into these emotions embodied in our memory bank, and reproduce the sensations that we once felt, which may compel us to move now in a particular way! Abandoning the literal meaning of what the circumstances were all about, we will deconstruct the moment, and convert what we find into instruments of movement for our dance.

Frey Faust - Axis Syllabus
In this Axis Syllabus informed session, we will develop oddly poetic and physically and mentally challenging movement studies that will offer an array of subtle gestural qualities as well as athletic demand, while we review or discover the grammar, syntax and etymology, or environmental context, composition, abilities and limitations of our bodies.

The Axis Syllabus is a growing collection of bio-mechanical information that serves a global community as a resource for understanding, preparing and training the human body for moving.

Frey will be offering the following topics:
1. Fascia Nation / Democratic Motion
The intersecting points of the more rigid aspects of our bodies act as indicators for risk assessment and resilience, while their lengths provide the scaffolding for the active, gel and cable-like masses of muscles, nerves, veins/arteries and organs. The study of these meeting points, where so much is at stake, provides us with a powerful lens for evaluating personal needs and qualifying alignment.

2. Down to the Bone Carriage - alignment /  NVM - non-violent movement
The intersecting points of the more rigid aspects of our bodies act as indicators for risk assessment and resilience, while their lengths provide the scaffolding for the active, gel and cable-like masses of muscles, nerves, veins/arteries and organs. The study of these meeting points, where so much is at stake, provides us with a powerful lens for evaluating personal needs and qualifying alignment.

3. Kinetic Highways - energy sources - sustainable movement
The human body offers certain possibilities in order to create and recucle kinetic energy. The three "proximal motors": the pelvis, torso, and head; and the four "peripheral motors", the arms and legs, can be dropped towards the earth or tipped of balance in order to create momentum. The resulting energetic exchange from core to periphery and back propels the body through space, sparing effort and injury. In this class we will work with a sequential activation and release of these motors to augment, conserve and deploy kinetic energy while moving.

Sacred Dances of the Silk Road with Miriam Peretz


1. Dance Art Sanctuary
A highly ritualistic, fluid, ethno-contemporary class focused on exploring ways to embody prayers and intentions through movement and dance while opening the senses and awareness to the space and to each other. We search for spirals in the body, moving from the center, finding deeper breath in movement, and using dance as a healing art. Movement style is ethno-contemporary with influences from various world dance traditions. Each class offers a theme based on a soul trait (character refinement,) that inspires an improvisational element exploring personal story and process. The class also draws heavily on Miriam’s choreographic repertoire.

2. Sacred Dance of the Silk Road
Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices.This unique workshop form developed by Miriam Peretz, offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. The session begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence within the group and space, becoming fully present, and connecting with community in the sacred circle of dance. Then moving onto an intensive contemporary inspired warm-up, focusing on the spirals of the body, fluidity in the spine, contract/release, and getting the blood flowing. Then the class moves into traditional techniques of either Persian or another Silk Road dance form, culminating in short combinations and or choreography. This workshop also focuses on numerous styles of Central Asian turns.
3. Turning Towards the Heart
A journey in creating devotional dances through turning, poetry and heart. In the sacred circle of community we will meet each other face to face, and join our hearts in breath, song, dance, and prayer. With whirling at the core of our movement, we will explore different ways to move through space in circles and spirals. By incorporating elements of focused breath-work,
various turning practices, ritualized movement, and intentions, we will create personally meaningful and interpretative dances.

Cocrea Partner Fusion with Wren and Antje of Nomad Dance

Experience a deeply connected practice in embodying presence and integrating your movement with others in an emergent folk dance. In these 1.5 hour classes, we’ll explore concepts and techniques in connection, intimacy, sovereignty, and creative expression within the framework of traditional social partner dance with two major differences – no steps to learn, and no set genre of music. Just your kinetic genius, and your partner’s, in conversation. In the Cocréa CommunYum Jam, journey through a loosely guided experience winding ever closer into unity consciousness and physical connection with your Big Island Dance Camp community.
Viewing life as a dance, Cocréa is a continually evolving holistic movement modality intended to bring individuals into strong, empowered, expressive relationships with their bodies. Cocréa blends the connected, structural integrity of social partner dance, with the organic, blissful expression of free dance. Together, we learn to listen and respond in every moment to co-create spontaneously and practice presence to move together as one. Weaving the threads of collaboration, cross-pollination and consciousness, Wren and Antje’s focus is on how dance can enhance and expand relationships into a deeply connected, honest and powerful tool for personal, interpersonal and transpersonal co-creation and transformation.

West African Dance - Guinean Rhythims with Michal Anna Carrillo

In this class you will go through a series of stretches  and warm up movements to ready your body for the energetic and powerful dance of Guinea, West Africa.

You will be exposed to two rhythms with focus on one rhythm, breaking down movements and moving them across the floor.

This class will challenge your right- left brain coordination and be a joyful experience of drums, self expression and cultural immersion

Kundalini Yoga with Ardas Wright

 Breathe in truth, swim in your heart and shake your chakras. Kundalini Yoga is the science of awareness, through breath, mantra, mudra and asana we will connect with our true identities, that of peace, tranquility and service.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Your stay here supports education, community arts programming, and Hawaiian culture preservation within the District of Puna. Kalani has grown to become the largest provider of services in Puna – thanks to the support from guests like you!

Kalani retreat rates are all-inclusive and provide access to all instruction and course activities, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including our 25-meter pool, hot tubs and sauna.

Pricing available at the Big Island Dance Camp website.

Registration will close on November 26, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Please make sure to purchase your tickets prior to this date and time to ensure your participation in the event!

Extend Your Stay at a Discount!
Additional nights can be added on to the beginning or end of this package at special discounted rates for retreat attendees. There is so much to explore on this incredible island - from the volcano and the astronomy centers on Mauna Kea to the tide pools, beaches, and hikes along the coast.  Kalani is always brimming with activity, with 50 classes a week, as well as special events.
 
If you require airport shuttle service, please contact Kalani Guest Services at 800-800-6886 or [email protected], at least one week in advance.

Because of the structure of our retreat packages, we are unable to pro-rate retreat fees for shortened stays.

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Hawaii Massage School: Watsu II

Alexis Lee

August 14, 2016 - August 19, 2016

Learn Watsu in HawaiiWatsu is a form of bodywork which is performed while floating in body-temperature water. The receipient of a Watsu treatment is supported by floats as well as the therapist, while the therapist gently stretches the body. The nature of performing bodywork in the water allows for the body to be stretched and manipulated in unique ways, that may not be possible on land.

About the Facilitator(s)

Alexis LeeAlexis Lee has been an Aquatic Bodyworker since 1996, working in Watsu, Healing Dance, Waterdance and Jahara. Alexis has taught Watsu since 2000 under the tutelage of Harold Dull, the founder of Watsu®.

Her passion for Watsu stems from the heart-centered connection she feels with each person who floats in her arms. Alexis encourages Watsu practitioners to come from a place of 'being', rather than 'doing', without agenda, thereby allowing each client's body to 'tell' them what it needs.

As a therapist, Alexis' experience in Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomilomi and Yogassage therapies enhance her water work.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch (depending on program details.) Tuition: $810.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Watsu I

Alexis Lee

August 7, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Learn how the getting lighter of the one in your arms each time they breathe in, engages your own breathing from a deep level, establishing the rhythm of the moves and stretches to come. Learn how floating someone at your heart draws you into a continuum, a moving as water, and a profound stillness. Learn the moves that open every Watsu session around the world.

About the Facilitator(s)

Alexis Lee has been an Aquatic Bodyworker since 1996, after training with Harold Dull; creator of Watsu, and Alexander George of Healing Dance, as well Alexis has been a certified teacher through the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association since 1999, and co-taught with Harold while living at Harbin Hot Springs for four years.

With over 2200 hours of training and over 6000 hours of teaching, she brings a balanced approach to the class, with an emphasis on awareness, body mechanics and personal insight, as Watsu is much more than a technique. Alexis also brings NVC communication to the class, having studied 6 years with Marshall Rosenberg and Selwa Said’s unique style. A former Montessori teacher, she brings a new paradigm of teaching with ease, grace, fun, and balance.

“My passion stems from the heart-centered connection I feel floating the person in my arms. I believe a Watsu class can be taught as a Watsu session, more like zenflow.”

$810 Tuition includes lunch Monday through Friday, $510 for Auditors to repeat course, and $300 for just Basic Watsu the 12th and 13th - which includes Monday lunch.

You can contact Alexis Lee at [email protected] for questions concerning content of the class.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch (depending on program details.) Tuition: $810.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Introduction to Healing Dance

Inika Spence & Alexis Lee

July 17, 2016 - July 18, 2016

Introduction to Healing Dance® is a 16 hour weekend course designed for entry level students of aquatic bodywork. The history, principles and applications of Healing Dance are covered on land, as well as terminology, communication, and the anatomy related to support of the head and pelvis. In the water, you will be given a direct experience of Healing Dance through receiving a mini-session.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu®, WaterDance™ and Healing Dance® Therapist. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu® and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, and meditation. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has combined the SE work in her sessions and brings the knowledge to her students. She has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. For questions about Healing Dance, email Inika at [email protected].

Alexis Lee has been an Aquatic Bodyworker since 1996, after training with Harold Dull; creator of Watsu, and Alexander George of Healing Dance, as well Alexis has been a certified teacher through the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association since 1999, and co- taught with Harold while living at Harbin Hot Springs for four years. With over 2200 hours of training and over 6000 hours of teaching, she brings a balanced approach to the class, with an emphasis on awareness, body mechanics and personal insight, as Watsu is much more than a technique. Alexis also brings NVC communication to the class, having studied 6 years with Marshall Rosenberg and Selwa Said’s unique style. A former Montessori teacher, she brings a new paradigm of teaching with ease, grace, fun, and balance.

“My passion stems from the heart-centered connection I feel floating the person in my arms. I believe a Watsu class can be taught as a Watsu session, more like zenflow.”

You can contact Alexis Lee at [email protected] for questions concerning content of the class.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance: Relating & Mirroring

Inika Spence

July 14, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Relating & Mirroring is a three day course focusing on perhaps the most important aspect of aquatic bodywork: that our receivers feel felt, and that as givers we are able to truly feel and mirror them in all dimensions—physical, emotional and spiritual. The recent discovery of mirror neurons in the brain has provided our generation with a scientific basis for empathy.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu®, WaterDance™ and Healing Dance® Therapist. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu® and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, and meditation. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has combined the SE work in her sessions and brings the knowledge to her students. She has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. For questions about Healing Dance, email Inika at [email protected].

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance: The Golden Oldies

Inika Spence

July 10, 2016 - July 11, 2016

It is said that in the making of a movie, there will be blood on the editing room floor, meaning that good scenes have to be cut. And so it was with the Healing Dance trainings over the years. A lot of moves got cut from the sequences, not because they didn't have merit, butbecause the courses needed to be streamlined.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika Spence has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu®, WaterDance™ and Healing Dance® Therapist. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu® and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, and meditation. She is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has combined the SE work in her sessions and brings the knowledge to her students. She has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. For questions about Healing Dance, email Inika at [email protected].

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Shiatsu II

Shinzo Fujimaki

September 4, 2016 - September 9, 2016

In this course, students will focus on the Supine Position of Shiatsu. Also students will learn an additional 30 acupressure points and how to apply pressure and stretch to tonify each point based on Yin and Yang / Five element theory. Detailed oriental theory including the basic 5 elements is taught at the beginning of the each session. Students will continuously learn how to take care of their own health through Shiatsu yoga self care both on land and in the water.

About the Facilitator(s)

Shinzo Fujimaki LMT is an internationally renowned healer and teacher who is the founder of the innovative fusion, Shiatsu Yoga, from which he developed the warm-water practices called Energetic Aquatic Shiatsu Yoga (E.A.S.Y. also known as Clinical Ai Chi) as well as Fire and Water. These unique approaches to the therapeutic exercise maximize health through the use of acupressure and conscious, gentle yoga stretches along the body’s meridians. Since 1985 he has practiced Shiatsu and taught at numerous massage schools, acupuncture colleges and spas for over 20 years in the U.S.A, Japan, Switzerland and Canada.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch on class days. Tuition: $700.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Shiatsu I

Shinzo Fujimaki

August 28, 2016 - September 2, 2016

Students are introduced to the Japanese healing art of Shiatsu. This course presents Oriental Philosophy and the theory of Yin and Yang through Aikido, Yoga and, Qi Gong. Students will learn the techniques of Shiatsu necessary for the effective practice of massage. Shiatsu is practiced based on twelve meridians.

About the Facilitator(s)

Shinzo Fujimaki LMT is an internationally renowned healer and teacher who is the founder of the innovative fusion, Shiatsu Yoga, from which he developed the warm-water practices called Energetic Aquatic Shiatsu Yoga (E.A.S.Y. also known as Clinical Ai Chi) as well as Fire and Water. These unique approaches to the therapeutic exercise maximize health through the use of acupressure and conscious, gentle yoga stretches along the body’s meridians. Since 1985 he has practiced Shiatsu and taught at numerous massage schools, acupuncture colleges and spas for over 20 years in the U.S.A, Japan, Switzerland and Canada.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch on class days. Tuition: $700.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Hawaii Massage School: Watsu I

Alexis Lee

June 12, 2016 - June 17, 2016

Learn how the getting lighter of the one in your arms each time they breathe in, engages your own breathing from a deep level, establishing the rhythm of the moves and stretches to come. Learn how floating someone at your heart draws you into a continuum, a moving as water, and a profound stillness. Learn the moves that open every Watsu session around the world.

About the Facilitator(s)

Alexis Lee has been an Aquatic Bodyworker since 1996, after training with Harold Dull; creator of Watsu, and Alexander George of Healing Dance, as well Alexis has been a certified teacher through the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association since 1999, and co-taught with Harold while living at Harbin Hot Springs for four years.

With over 2200 hours of training and over 6000 hours of teaching, she brings a balanced approach to the class, with an emphasis on awareness, body mechanics and personal insight, as Watsu is much more than a technique. Alexis also brings NVC communication to the class, having studied 6 years with Marshall Rosenberg and Selwa Said’s unique style. A former Montessori teacher, she brings a new paradigm of teaching with ease, grace, fun, and balance.

“My passion stems from the heart-centered connection I feel floating the person in my arms. I believe a Watsu class can be taught as a Watsu session, more like zenflow.”

$810 Tuition includes lunch Monday through Friday, $510 for Auditors to repeat course, and $300 for just Basic Watsu the 12th and 13th - which includes Monday lunch.

You can contact Alexis Lee at [email protected] for questions concerning content of the class.

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop and lunch (depending on program details.)

Prices subject to change without notice.

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