Above and Below

Inika Spence

November 24, 2013 - November 29, 2013

Water Dance Class - HawaiiPrerequisite: Healing Dance 1 and WaterDance I or supervision by instructor.

This class is designed to bring the principles of Healing Dance into the underwater experience. Maintaining flow above and below the surface is integral; the material explores how to smooth out the moment of submerging and surfacing. When rhythm, movement shape and body position are pre-set at the surface, the receiver experiences a less radical change at the moment of submerging. 

The coursework begins taking Watsu’s Basic Moves underwater and extends this idea to the whole session, introducing a variety of takedown moves from the repertoire of the Healing Dance. From the feedback of practitioners working with Above and Below we know that it is indeed making going underwater possible for people previously unable to allow themselves to be submerged. 

Taking the moves below the surface becomes a fluid dance, bringing the receiver to a place where there is no need of breath and bringing the giver to a joy in movement and presence. This class offers a toolbox of moves that are simple, elegant and intriguing to enrich your experience in the water. 

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.