HMS: Healing Dance® Underwater Basics | January 30, 2018 - February 3, 2018

HMS: Healing Dance® Underwater Basics

Hawaii Massage School: Healing Dance® Underwater Basics

The Healing Dance® Underwater Basics (HDUB) is designed as a first underwater course for students who have already taken surface courses, such as Watsu I or Healing Dance I. HDUB is a 5 day course that specifically prepares you to take Shape and Space and Above and Below, the two major underwater trainings of Healing Dance. The transition to submerging receivers rather than merely supporting them on the surface entails learning several skills before one can take a receiver safely underwater. These fundamentals covered in the course include how to a) read the breath precisely; b) signal appropriately; c) offer and remove the noseclip; d) unweight the head on submerging; e) give the head freedom underwater; f) gauge the amount of time spent underwater; g) maintain the absolute space; h) soften the hands in grips; i) use one's weight and breath to create deep movements; j) travel in the pool, and k) pre-support the head on surfacing. Participants learn a surface warm-up followed by a sequence of submergings arranged in an order that could be used in a session. 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, (Healing Dance 1 is recommended)

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: $645
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 30, 2018 - February 3, 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]