Healing Dance II

Ashaman Gray

November 23, 2012 - November 29, 2012

Healing 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)

Ashaman has been dancing through the water since 1999, inspired by his trainings with Alexander. He brings a passion for movement and connection to his water work, continually fulfilled and renewed through aikido practice and music. “Teaching for me is an expression - the conscious formation of something from within given life by the listening of students. It’s a transmission, a birth process where students are offered a form through which their inner fire can burn. Teaching is a vehicle for harmonization, a space held for inspiration to explode and new galaxies to begin.”


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.