Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance® I
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.
Prerequisite: Watsu I or Introduction to Healing Dance.
Tuition: $772; Includes lunch at Kalani.
Healing Dance® I Integration: July 25
This 8-hour day is for review and fine-tuning techniques and movements learned in Healing Dance I. It is celebratory and fun. This class is a prerequisite for Healing Dance II and can be waived by permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: Healing Dance® I
Tuition: $132; includes lunch at Kalani.
For information on Healing Dance, please visit: www.healingdance.org.
Tuition Healing Dance I: $772
Tuition Healing Dance Integration: $132
Fees include workshop participation and daily lunch at Kalani.
Prices subject to change without notice.
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. Inika has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork and 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 since moved to Hawaii and is currently exploring bringing more classes to the island. Email: [email protected]