HMS: Healing Dance® Shape & Space | February 11, 2018 - February 16, 2018

HMS: Healing Dance® Shape & Space

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance® Shape & Space

Shape and Space consists of a beautiful and exciting repertoire of moves and an exploration of free flowing improvisation. In their construction, the dives embody a language with its own grammar and syntax. The key idea in Shape and Space is learning how to create pure, generous movement shapes that convey the receiver across the length and breadth of the pool, speaking their embedded messages to the receiver. The movements of Shape and Space are rooted in human developmental movement; in the animal movement of dolphins, seals, sharks, manta rays, snakes and jellyfishes; in elemental movement patterns seen in flowing water, and in archetypal templates that mirror our relation to spirit. The principle of chaos is honored in movements of a dynamic, arrhythmic, angular quality and also appears in formless free flow. In addition, Shape and Space explores the art of adaptation and facilitation of the interactive receiver. Shape and Space is for those practitioners who believe in the healing power of movement and want to learn how to dance with their receivers in the water.

Prerequisite:  WaterDance 1 or Healing Dance Underwater Basics

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: February 11, 2018 - February 16, 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]