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

Certification

Like other therapeutic modalities, Healing Dance has a certification program. Unlike any other aquatic technique, Healing Dance features separate surface and subaquatic certifications, the Practitioner Certification and the Underwater Practitioner Certification, respectively. They are issued through the Healing Dance Institute and recognized by the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA). These two certifications are...

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Explanation

  • A variety of entry level courses can serve as the prerequisite for taking Healing Dance I. This "multiple entry" philosophy allows students from other aquatic disciplines to easily cross over into studying Healing Dance. The ideal preparation remains, however, the Introduction to Healing Dance (IHD).
  • Healing Dance (HDI) is a paradigm shift for many students of aquatic bodywork. It introduces traveling hydrodynamic waves and various body mechanics to support them.
  • The Integration Day is a complete review of the HDI sequence, brushing up on skills and sharing experiences.
  • Healing Dance II (HDII) introduces spirals, spiral-eights and figure eights, with an emphasis on integrating massage and stretching into the techniques.
  • The Integration Weekend reviews the HDII material, fine-tuning skills and sharing experiences.
  • Relating & Mirroring is a 25 hour course providing the essential principles and experience of supporting the movement impulses of receivers.
  • The Final Supervision is a one on one coaching session with an instructor, demonstrating competency in the material from HDI and HDII.
  • A total of 30 sessions are required, 20 given and 10 received, confirming and growing the skills learned in the trainings.
  • Another 50 hours of aquatic training, a WABA approved elective, provides  additional experience.
  • The land courses total 266 hours, for which previous trainings are given credit.
  • As a Practitioner you receive a diploma, a free listing on www.healingdance.org, the right to use the logo and to advertise that you practice Healing Dance. For a yearly fee you may choose to also be listed on the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Registry (WABR).
a flowchart of the Healing Dance Practitioner Certification

Explanation

  • Although the Healing Dance Underwater Basics (HDUB) is the best entry level course for the subsequent trainings, several other courses may serve as prerequisites.
  • Healing Dance I is a necessary pre-requisite for Above & Below, but students may progress directly from HDUB into Shape & Space.
  • Above & Below and Shape & Space may be taken in either order. Both are 50 hour courses consisting completely of material not found in the other.
  • The Underwater Integration is a weekend course reviewing the material most needed by its participants. Review of the technique and forum discussions on land round out the experience.
  • The Final Supervision is a one on one technical coaching session in the water with model and instructor. The participant selects in advance the figures he or she wishes to show.
  • The land courses total 282 hours, for which previous trainings are given credit. If a student has already qualified as a Healing Dance Practitioner, the land courses completed apply to this certification, as well.
  • A total of 40 water sessions are required, 30 given and 10 received.
  • As an Underwater Practitioner you receive a diploma, a free listing on www.healingdance.org, the right to use the logo and to advertise that you practice Healing Dance. For a yearly fee you may choose to be listed on the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Registry (WABR).
the flowchart for the Healing Dance Underwater Practitioner Certification