Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance II

Inika Spence

November 27, 2011 - December 6, 2011

Water Dance Class - HawaiiHealing Dance is a synthesis of Watsu, Trager Work, Waterdance, and pure movement.  It combines the freedom, scope and 3 dimensions of Waterdance with the safety and nurture of Watsu. The approach is based on the healing power of movement and how the body naturally moves in water. The movements are hydrodynamic and spacious, featuring many different undulating wave movements that integrate the body and release blocked energies. Quiet embraces, releases, tractions, smooth transitions and massage are all woven together in an unending flow. Life and movement re-enter the body.

In 1990 Alexander George combined his Watsu and WaterDance training with his 25 years experience in ballet, modern, and free movement exploration to develop Healing Dance. With the help of Inika, in 1999, he created Healing Dance Above and Below which brings Healing Dance and Watsu moves under the water.

Healing Dance II

Healing Dance II builds on the moves and positions already learned in Healing Dance I and adds in spirals, some effective bodywork techniques and new mini-sequences. These include Seaweed II for working the upper body, Come Here! for its strong stretches and flying circles, more releases, the Easy Eights, the nurturing Klimt and some creative stepwork.

Also included in this class are exercises to help students adapt and improvise in their work. Ideas for sequencing a Healing Dance session are discussed, and the concept of channeling movement is explored. It delivers the fullness of Healing Dance's surface repertoire giving participants the tools and confidence to dance with their receivers.

Land sessions include 10 secrets to a "WOW" session, how to read your client, a discussion on client movement and what it means, as well as grounding exercises and intuitive bodywork.

About the Facilitator(s)

Inika SpenceInika has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu, WaterDance and Healing Dance Practitioner. 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, meditation. Aquatic bodywork is her passion.


Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Tuition-only price: $650. Discounts are available if taking multiple bodywork courses.

To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk. Prices subject to change without notice.

Prices subject to change without notice.