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Healing Dance Relating & Mirroring with Ashaman

January 13, 2025 - January 15, 2025

A 3-day course, on the surface only.

Relating & Mirroring is a 25 hour course focusing on perhaps the most important aspect of aquatic bodywork: that our receivers feel felt, and that as givers we are able to truly feel and mirror them in all dimensions—physical, emotional and spiritual. The recent discovery of mirror neurons in the brain has provided our generation with a scientific basis for empathy. In the training we will delve into this neurophysiological phenomena underlying our social interactions before focusing on how it translates into the water. On land we will experiment with dance mirroring exercises, authentic movement and exercises to fine-tune presence. In the water we will develop the skills and perceptual framework to follow and support receivers in their movement and stillness. A few of the principles we will explore include using the water, joining, extending and supporting.

Not only will the course train us to better accompany our receivers, but it will also offer a setting in which we ourselves as receivers may allow our own unwinding and soul dance to unfold. Additionally, we will practice the verbal skills to create the invitation and safe framework for our receivers to flow into their own movement impulses.

Prerequisites: Healing Dance 1 or Watsu 1.

Credits: Relating & Mirroring is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 25 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India.



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. I am currently one of a small handful of instructors who certify Healing Dance Surface practitioners. I teach the Introduction to Healing Dance, Healing Dance 1 & 2, Relating & Mirroring, Healing Dance Underwater Basics, and the 50 hr underwater course Shape & Space.

In addition to my experience in the water I am a very active father of a 3 ½ year old son, 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… and I look forward to meeting you in the water!

Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm

Price: ₹ 17,500 (lunch included)

Please read the General Information before you apply for this course.


January 13, 2025
January 15, 2025
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