HMS: Healing Dance® I | January 21, 2018 - January 26, 2018

HMS: Healing Dance® I

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance® 1

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. In addition to seven full-body waves the sequence encompasses various circles, figure eights and releases, all balanced by the stillness of positional sanctuaries, and woven together with flowing transitions. The study of body mechanics extends beyond the familiar Horse and Warrior Stances to include different walking patterns that allow traveling across the pool. Healing Dance principles are discussed on land and practiced in the water. These include moving by example, creative imbalance, the rhythmic field and dosing movement. Finally, you are introduced to Relating and Mirroring, the goal of all technical study, the art of sensitively accompanying the movement impulses and unwinding of receivers. A written and photo manual are provided and a DVD and MP4 of the sequence are made available.

Contact and to Register

For information about Healing Dance: or contact Inika: [email protected]

To register:

Michael Ceraso
Phone: 1(800) 800-6886 x126
Email: [email protected]

Class Fees

Tuition-only price: $772
Course tuition includes lunch on class days.

For information on accommodations and meals, contact Kalani Guest Services:
Phone: (800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Email: [email protected]


50% of tuition balance is due upon registration. The remaining 50% balance payment is due on or before the day the course begins. Full payment is required in order for students to participate in the first day of the course.

Students who request cancellation 30 days or more prior to the course start date will receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations requested within 30 days prior to the course start date will result in a 50% refund of monies paid.

  • Facilitated by: Inika Spence-Whaley
  • Dates: January 21, 2018 - January 26, 2018
Inika Spence-Whaley
Inika Spence-Whaley
Inika Spence-Whaley 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 (SEP). She has combined the SE work in her sessions and is informed by it in her teaching. Inika has been the director of the Harbin School of Healing Arts until it burned in the Valley fire in California in 2015. She has since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island.
Phone: 808-747-6916
Email: [email protected]