Healing Dance

Manager: Alexander George
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email: healingdance@hotmail.com
Healing Dance® has many aspects, all based on the healing power of movement. The practitioner establishes an empathetic connection with the receiver and is trained to mirror any incipient kinetic impulses. Like an orchestra conductor, he establishes a rhythmic field at the beginning of the session through his breath, movement and state of mind. He looks for the rhythm of awareness in each moment that allows the receiver to feel the psychological reverberations of the movement in her being. Movement is understood as medicine and carefully dosed, intermixed with restful pauses in quiet positional sanctuaries to allow for integration of its effects. The practitioner ‘dances’ the receiver, who has an experience of grace and beauty, sometimes leading to deeper emotional releases. Healing Dance could be understood as silent music, consisting of rhythmic impulses of pressure, touch and movement played upon the body’s proprioceptors. The dance is between the subliminal message within each movement and the receiver’s subconscious mind. That which has slowed down or ceased to move within the psyche is inspired to awaken into playful participation. Thus, the healing comes from within.

Healing Dance’s wide variety of original techniques reflects how water and the body naturally move together. Blocked energies are opened up by more than thirty hydrodynamic waves and spirals, as well as various spatial mandalas in the form of circles, figure 8’s and releases, freeing and re-animating the body. Healing Dance takes advantage of the full three-dimensionality of the water with broad dynamic movements. A variety of advanced body mechanics techniques such as moving by example, creative imbalance and traveling through the pool help to create not only bigger movements, but also subtler and more sensitive ones. The essence of Healing Dance is flow, freedom and lightness. As the vocabulary of movements expands, students become more confident to improvise and better respond to the needs of the receiver.


Upcoming Classes

2018 Jun 4-9 Healing Dance 1 with Ahara Vatter In Sedona Arizona, 50 NCBTMB CEUs...
2018 Jul 7-12 Healing Dance Above and Below with Alexander George France...
2018 Sep 3-Mar 5 Introduction to Healing Dance with Sophie Anquetil in Clermont le dessous...
2018 Sep 5-9 Healing Dance Underwater Basics with Alexander George in Sedona Arizona...
2018 Nov 2-11 Healing Dance Above and Below two consecutive weekends Friday to Sunday with Alexander George in Hornerheide, Netherlands...
2019 Aug 20-24 Healing Dance Underwater Basics with Alexander George in San Sebastian, Spain...
2019 Aug 20-24 Introduction to Healing Dance Underwater with Alexander George in San Sebastian...
2019 Aug 26-28 Relating and Mirroring with Alexander George Spain...
2019 Aug 26-28 Relating and Mirroring with Alexander George in San Sebastián...

Program

Healing Dance Practitioner Certification
in the United States



Water Courses and Sessions


Prerequisites


Hours

1. a) Watsu® I or

b) 16 hour Healing Dance® Weekend or

c) Aquaternatives® or

d) Elaine Marie's Aquamassage or

e) Jahara® Basics or

f) Supervision with Senior HD Instructor


none


50 or 16

2. Basic Healing Dance


any of the entry level courses


50

3. Integration Day


Basic healing Dance


8

3. Advanced Healing Dance


Integration Day


50

4. Integration Weekend


Advanced Healing Dance


16

5. Final Supervision


Integration Weekend and 30 logged sessions


2

6. Send copies of course, integration and supervision certificates, as well as session log form to WABA.


successful Final Supervision and an additional 50 hours of WABA approved water elective courses


Total: maximum 226



Additional Requirements:

a) 100 hours of any type of massage (not limited to, but could include shiatsu)

b) 100 hours of Anatomy/Physiology courses

c) 50 hours of experience in any type of BODY/MIND work such as Hakomi, Bio-energetics, Pre-natal Journey, Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing, Presence of Being, Dolphin Dance Creative Journey or psychotherapy experience

d) 16 hours of ethics.



Additional Explanation:

· Completion of Watsu I is a requirement for Certification, either as the entry level course or as the elective.

· Lilia Cangemi's Dolphin Dance Above may be taken as an entry level course before Basic Healing Dance, but until it is WABA approved it does not count toward the 200 water hours required for this certification.

· Those who audit Basic Healing Dance are not required to take the Integration Day. It may also be done privately or semi-privately in a shorter format of 6 hours. It is taught by Inika, Alexander or Mary Thomas.

· The Final Supervision may be done with Inika Sati Spence, Theri Thomas, or Alexander.

· Passing on to the next stage of the training track is dependent on a successful outcome of the previous stage. You may be asked to audit a course, do a supervision or do extra sessions before continuing, if the instructor feels it is necessary.

· Regarding the 30 logged sessions: 10 are received, 20 are given. Of those received, up to 4 may be from peers, at least 6 must be from HD Practitioners; up to 2 may be underwater. All received sessions must be of Healing Dance. For those students beginning their training track with Watsu I, their initial 10 logged sessions may be Watsu, 2 received, 8 given.

· Before certification students may use the techniques in sessions, but not say or advertise that they do sessions of Healing Dance. For instance, it would be quite okay to say, "I am studying Healing Dance." "I am on my way toward becoming a Practitioner of Healing Dance." "I use techniques of Healing Dance in my sessions."

· Practitioner status gives you a certificate, a listing on the Healing Dance website and the right to say and advertise that you practice Healing Dance. For instance, "I am a Healing Dance Practitioner." "I give sessions of Healing Dance."

· To stay current on the WABA registry as a Healing Dance Practitioner, one would pay a $50 yearly fee and complete 50 hours of continuing education every three years as an audit or assistant in a Healing Dance course or through taking a WABA water elective.

· You may study Healing Dance wherever you wish, but to work as a Practitioner or Therapist we ask you to follow the guidelines established in the country in which you live. At most, this means logging in a few extra hours of training and sessions should you move to a country with a more rigorous program than the one in which you qualified.





Healing Dance Therapist Certification

* Healing Dance Therapist Certification is an advanced certification including WaterDance I, Above and Below, and Shape and Space, an additional 150 water hours in total.
* It is necessary to first become a Healing Dance Practitioner before becoming a Healing Dance Therapist.
* You may take WaterDance I anytime after completing Watsu I or Introduction to Healing Dance.
* Above and Below and Shape and Space may be taken in any order after taking Basic Healing Dance and WaterDance I.
* Credit for Shape and Space is given to those who have studied WaterDance II with Alexander prior to 2004.

Water Courses and Sessions


Prerequisites


Hours

1. WaterDance I


Watsu I or Healing Dance Weekend


50

2. Healing Dance Above and Below


Basic Healing Dance and WaterDance I or Aquaternatives or Supervision with Senior HD Instructor


50

3. Healing Dance Shape and Space


WaterDance I or Aquaternatives or Supervision with Senior HD Instructor


50

4. Healing Dance Therapist Integration


both Healing Dance underwater courses and 30 logged sessions


16

8. Final Supervision with HD Instructor


HD Therapist Integration


2

9. Send copies of course, integration and supervision certificates, as well as session log form to WABA with $50.


Successful
Final Supervision and being a Healing Dance Practitioner


Total: 168

Additional Requirements:

1) 16 hours of dance /movement courses, such as Continuum, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, etc.

Additional Explanation:

* Lilia Cangemi's Dolphin Dancing Below may be taken as an entry level course before either of Healing Dance's underwater courses, in place of WaterDance I, but until it is WABA approved it does not count toward the 150 water hours required for this certification.
* Passing on to the next stage of the training track is dependent on a successful outcome of the previous stage. You may be asked to audit a course, do a supervision or do extra sessions if the instructor feels it is necessary before continuing.
* A requirement of 30 sessions altogether in a ratio of 20 given to 10 received. These sessions to be completed and logged before the final supervision. The sessions given could be in any underwater modality studied. The received sessions all be of Healing Dance, up to four received from peers and a minimum of six from Practitioners.
* The Final Supervision may be done with Inika or Alexander.
* Therapist status lasts three years and gives you a certificate, a listing on the Healing Dance website and the right to say and advertise that you are a Healing Dance Therapist. For instance, "I am a Healing Dance Therapist."
* To stay current on the WABA registry as a Healing Dance Therapist, one would pay a $50 yearly fee and complete 50 hours of continuing education as an audit or assistant in a Healing Dance course or through taking a WABA water elective every three years.
* You may study Healing Dance wherever you wish, but to work as a Practitioner or Therapist we ask you to follow the guidelines established in the country in which you live. At most, this means logging in a few extra hours of training and sessions should you move to a country with a more rigorous program than the one in which you qualified.