Healing dance is a bridge between Waterdance and Watsu, and brings the joy and exhilaration of the dance into the therapy pool. It was developed by professional ballet dance and choreographer Alexander Georgeakopoulos in 1990 and contains elements of Watsu, Trager work, Waterdance and pure movement. Watsu instructor and WABA board member Theri Thomas says, “In fact, the movement is the medicine”. The healing power of dance and submersion is harnessed in hydrodynamic and spacious swirls, quiet embraces, releases, tractions and smooth transitions. Twenty different, undulating, spiral and wave movements are used above and below the water to integrate the body in a rhythmic experience that helps release blocked energies in a continuous flow.
Alexander is one of WABA’s senior instructors; since 1991 he has led over 170 week-long 50-hour intensives in Anatomy, Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, Watsu, HealingDance and WaterDance. Alexander presently leads trainings in US, Europe, Israel and Brazil , teaching in English, German or Portuguese as required.