Introduction to Healing Dance

Alexis Lee

July 25, 2014 - July 26, 2014

Learn Watsu in HawaiiHealing Dance® has many aspects, all based on the healing power of movement. This 16 hour course is designed to acquaint participants with the Healing Dance.

The history, theory and applications of the technique are covered first. Then, entering the pool, each participant is given a direct experience of Healing Dance through receiving a mini-session. Body mechanics and body awareness are emphasized through games and dance on land and in the water.

Students discover how to support and move their receiver in the water. These skills enable them to learn a simple practice sequence that will prepare them to take Basic Healing Dance.

Kalani has one of the largest Watsu pools in the United States, an excellent facility to learn this beautiful and transformative art.

About the Facilitator(s)

Alexis LeeMy love of Watsu® stems from the heart-centered connection I feel with the person floating in my arms. I believe Watsu® is a way of bringing awareness, groundedness and peace into our daily lives. Much more than a "technique" of aquatic bodywork; the surrender and trust, as well as physical flexibility experienced in a session is profound. I incorporate NVC and the unique style of Selwa Said Communication into the class as good communication and ethics are essential to the healing process.

My passion for Watsu has taken me from being a Montessori teacher, and 22 years of being a performance artist using mime, comedy and movement, into the healing arts. This has aided in my flowing style in sessions as well as creating a supportive, graceful, nonjudgmental learning environment in the classroom, adapted to individual learning styles.

Trained with the originators of Watsu & Healing Dance, with over 8,000 hours of Massage study and teaching, co-taught with Harold Dull; creator of Watsu, I bring my knowledge of land massage into my water-healing; ZenShiatsu, Energy Active Craniosacral, Yogasage, Lomilomi, to name a few.

The space of total presence and awareness that the giver provides in WaterTherapy, is the same space we can use to bring peace in our world, locally and globally. I’d love to share this space with everyone.


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: $225. 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.