Introduction to Healing Dance® is a 16 hour weekend course designed for entry level students of aquatic bodywork. The history, principles and applications of Healing Dance are covered on land, as well as terminology, communication, and the anatomy related to support of the head and pelvis. In the water, you will be given a direct experience of Healing Dance through receiving a mini-session. There the fundamentals of aquatic technique are taught, including how to sense the weight and breath of the receiver, knowing where to support, how to traction, how to be grounded in the stances that we stand in and how to bring our partner into flow with weight shifts and traveling steps. A simple practice sequence is learned with a clear beginning and finish that is the perfect preparation for taking Healing Dance I. You will discover how natural it is to share aquatic bodywork and how it can open a new dimension in relating. A written and photo manual are provided and a DVD of the sequence is made available.
Basic info about me:
“I have been dancing in the water since my first training with Alexander in 1999. The fluidity and dynamic grace inherent in aquatic bodywork immediately touched my center, and integrated my passions for body awareness, movement and relating. I studied many of the prominent aquatic modalities, and was certified to teach Healing Dance by Alexander in 2005. Since then I’ve taught in the mainland USA, Hawaii, India, Spain and Hungary, and love discovering new people, waters, and countries through this beautiful art. In addition to my experience in the water I have practiced and taught bodywork for almost 20 years, am fascinated with breathwork and martial arts, instruct sustainable movement and fitness practices, and have worked as a performing classical musician and a climbing arborist. I look forward to meeting you in the water!”