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

Selected Articles

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A Conversation with Marja Pijpers and Saskia van Rees
A Dutch children's physical therapist and her psychotherapist colleague talk about their work in the water with mentally and physically disabled clients.

A Conversation with Ed Rensenbrink and Annemarie Schrama
Two Dutch sports teachers describe their work in the water with mentally and physically handicapped clients.

A Conversation with Diane Tegtmeier
An American energy therapist discusses her work in the water and how she uses Healing Dance in her sessions.


Sessions in the Sea
Israeli water practitioners describe how they give sessions in the Mediterranean during the summer months.

Flow, Movement, Position and Transition
An essay reflecting on the phenomena of flow, movement, position and transition, and the relation between how they appear in our lives and in our work in the water.  

The Water Sutras of Nadar Xeel
Complete with a hoax, insider jokes and an exposition on the nature of water, body mechanics, relating to the receiver, learning and teaching. Modeled after the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali...

Aquatic Bodywork for Treating Trauma
Diane Tegtmeier and Inika Spence-Whaley describe their approach. Aquatic bodywork by integratively trained therapists is a profound and safe way to help people heal from trauma.

Freeze in Aquatic Bodywork
Inika Spence-Whaley provides us with an explanation from the perspective of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) for receivers who are holding and locked in their joints, sharing her insights on how we may best work with them.

The Zen of WATSU®
An homage to WATSU®.

A life principle suggested by the total solar eclipse is reflected in the deeper experiences of life. It also gives us a way to enhance our quality of life. We see this Totality principle in Healing Dance sessions and trainings, in all areas of sensing, in the world of emotion and feeling, in our contact with Nature and in the contemplation of the Divine and an afterlife.