Healing Dance 1

Healing Dance 1 constitutes a paradigm shift for the student 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 not only nurture and closeness, but space, freedom and acceptance of self-expression, as well. More than anything else, Healing Dance 1 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 an MP4 of the sequence is made available.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Healing Dance or Watsu 1

Credits: 50 hours


Ashaman

"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 continue traveling to teach in the USA, Spain, Italy, Israel, Hawaii, India and Hungary. I 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 over 20 years, instruct individuals and groups in sustainable fitness and movement practices, and am perpetually fascinated with exploring and expanding awareness through the body. Outside of the teaching field, I have worked at diverse interests ranging from performing classical musician to climbing arborist. I look forward to meeting you in the water!"