Healing Dance I
Healing Dance® I 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 I 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. To view The Healing Dance I Gallery, click here.
This excerpt from the Healing Dance I MP4 shows the Hip Wave, one of Healing Dance's iconic moves. The explanation contains aquatic jargon such as "Near Hip", "Far Shoulder" and "Godzilla Steps", as well as anatomical and kinesiological terminology, all of which is learned in the trainings. There is a science lying behind this holistic art.