2018 Nov 2-11 Healing Dance Above and Below two consecutive weekends Friday to Sunday with Alexander George in Hornerheide, Netherlands

This class is 50 hours Friday - Sunday in Hornerheide, Netherlands... It is taught in English ... Contact: Saskia van Rees ... Telephone +31(0)495 65 17 35 ...
info@watsu.nl Phone; +31(0)495 65 17 35

This class is designed to bring the principles of Healing Dance into the underwater experience. Maintaining flow above and below the surface is integral; the material explores how to smooth out the moment of submerging and surfacing. When rhythm, movement shape and body position are pre-set at the surface, the receiver experiences a less radical change at the moment of submerging. The coursework begins taking Watsu’s Basic Moves underwater and extends this idea to the whole session, introducing a variety of takedown moves from the repertoire of the Healing Dance. From the feedback of practitioners working with Above and Below we know that it is indeed making going under possible for people previously unable to allow themselves to be submerged. Taking the moves below the surface becomes a fluid dance, bringing the receiver to a place where there is no need of breath and bringing the giver to a joy in movement and presence. This class offers a copious toolbox of moves that are simple, elegant and intriguing to enrich your experience in the underwater. A written and photo manual are provided and a DVD of the sequence is made available.

Alexander George

Alexander George came to the holistic arts in the final third of a 25-year career as a ballet and modern dancer, teacher and choreographer. In 1980 he began the study of holistic massage at the International School of Professional Bodywork in San Diego, completing the 1000 Hour Massage Therapist Training in 1983 and Associate of Science degree in 2004. Alexander qualified as a Trager Practitioner in 1986, subsequently studying with Milton Trager himself. In 1990 he became a Watsu Practitioner at Harbin Hot Springs in northern California under the tutelage of Harold Dull, the originator of Watsu. In 1993 he studied WaterDance from one of its co-founders, Arjana Brunschwiler. Alexander went on to develop the techniques of Healing Dance and Flowing Touch Massage. He is a certified instructor of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, and for nine years taught at the School of Shiatsu and Massage at Harbin Hot Springs. Alexander has led over 300 week-long 50-hour intensives in Anatomy, Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, Watsu, Healing Dance and WaterDance. Alexander presently leads trainings in Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Portugal and the US. He has written over seventy-five articles on teaching and aquatic bodywork, a selection of which are available for free download at www.aquaticwritings.com. The official web site for Healing Dance is www.healingdance.org. Alexander lives in Germany with his wife, Kathrin.

Feedback from students who have taken this class taught by Alexander George:

12/29/2016 ... excellent, clair et beaucoup de matériel de mouvement!
12/19/2016 ... It's really a beautiful group.. it gives plenty of preciuos details to bring people underwater .. and the moves are really amazing .. it's an ongoing WOW WOW WOW .. thanks a lot
12/18/2016 ... so amazing course!!
04/13/2015 ... As a Watsu teacher deeply immersed in water work, I focused on unlearning my learnt ways in order to be fully open to receive Alexander's teaching and the essence of his work, like a blank canvas. The result? This blank canvas was very slowly and gradually filled with so many colours, shapes, gestures and atmospheres during those 7 days that looking back at it now, I can truly see a masterpiece composed of little pieces of movement, above and below. You can immediately appreciate the amount of work, preparation and detail Alexander invests in his teaching. He is absolutely precise, as you would expect from a good ballet teacher yet he is also very patient and will allow you to get there in your own time, and we did even though there was lots of material to be learnt.