The Golden Oldies
It is said that in the making of a movie, there will be blood on the editing room floor, meaning that good scenes have to be cut. And so it was with the Healing Dance trainings over the years. A lot of moves got cut from the sequences, not because they didn't have merit, but because the courses needed to be streamlined. Think of The Golden Oldies as a history class, a potpourri of viable techniques resurrected from the editing room floor that can have a place in your sessions. Many of the moves in this 20 hour workshop have three-dimensional shapes, traveling not only on the horizontal plane but up and down, as well. This use of the depth of the pool reflects the early influence of WaterDance, bringing a taste of the underwater world into surface work. One of the moves was designed for the ultra-buoyant receiver, while others require a fair degree of flexibility. And out of nostalgia we have included some fun stuff that isn't strictly professional; yes those crazy moves that were of dubious therapeutic value but carry the original flavor of Healing Dance before it was tamed. A written and photo manual are provided and an MP4 of the sequence is made available. To view The Golden Oldies Gallery, click here.
This is an elective course in the Practitioner Certification. It is 32 hours in length over 4 days.
This video shows two figures from The Golden Oldies:
the Heart Wave Toward and the Hara Eight. Our hand lies over the receiver's own hand on her heart to show respect for her boundaries. The head and neck are maintained in safety and comfort even as we travel around the pool and roll our receiver from side to side.