the logo of the Healig Dance Institute is symbolic of the depths below the surface and of the light, it contains the wave, the circle and the spiral sacred forms

Ashaman Gray

I have been dancing and healing in the water since my first training with Alexander in 1999, when I discovered an altogether unexpected love for aquatic bodywork.  I realized that I could apply postural movement awareness from martial art to this unique shared therapeutic dance in warm water, and the fluidity and dynamic grace inherent in aquatic bodywork immediately touched my center.  Integrating my passions for body awareness, enhanced consciousness through movement, and relating, I studied most of the prominent aquatic modalities, and in 2005 was among the early few certified to teach Healing Dance by Alexander.  Since then I continue to immensely enjoy leading Healing Dance trainings in the United States, Europe, Israel and India.  In addition to my experience in the water I have practiced and taught Eastern and Western bodywork for over 20 years, am  fascinated with breath and the martial arts, instruct sustainable movement and fitness practices, have worked as a climbing arborist in the tall trees of Hawaii and am a dedicated student of the classical & flamenco guitar…  I look forward to meeting you in the water!

“I enjoyed the Healing Dance 1 training very much. The instructions were clear, precise and always helpful. Even awkward situations on the part of the student were taken with humor and a possibility to learn. You are a great teacher, very disciplined and knowledgeable, yet humane and humorous. Thank you for a great experience and a new path to the future."

"Ashaman is an excellent instructor.  During the Healing Dance Underwater Basics I faced my own fears, and thanks to this course and people I’m not afraid to be underwater anymore. Thank you!"

Ashaman Gray demonstrates an underwater figure, the Leg Aikido Corkscrew