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Dolphin Dance Creative Journey
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Dolphin Dance Above
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Dolphin Dance Below
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Dolphin Dance Quantum Healing
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Dolphin Dance Intensive Workshops

~...a dive into the dolphin within...~

A multifaceted aquatic and subaquatic exploration developed by Lilia Cangemi, Certified Watsu and Healing Dance Therapist and instructor, Waterdance practitioner, professional dancer and Licensed Massage Therapist, Dolphin Dance is proposed in its multiple expressions as an aquatic and sub-aquatic bodywork modality including passive receiving, interactive, and alternative sessions, as well as a movement-based group experience in warm water, and a performance tool for aquatic artists. The Workshops are intensives designed to share with students the exciting world of Dolphin Dance, the inspiring moves and flow of alternative and traditional sessions, and encouraging them to find their creative and adaptive style. They also include land work set in sacred sites of the Big Island of Hawaii. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of each workshop.

Dolphin Dance Above and Dolphin Dance Below include 50 hrs of course work each; they teach the moves and principles of a Dolphin Dance individual session, an eclectic Aquatic and Sub-aquatic Bodywork form based on the point work of Shiatsu, the kneading and friction of Swedish and Deep Tissue, the muscle relaxation principles of Trager, the energy connection of Reiki, the delicate work of Cranial-Sacral, and the joint manipulation allowed by hydro-dynamic movement impressed by the practitioner on the receiver on the surface and under body-temperature water. The spine is naturally elongated and decompressed, while muscles and organs get massaged and invited to release toxins and habitual holding patterns.

Inspired by Watsu, Waterdance and Healing Dance, a Dolphin Dance session starts on the surface and then leads the receiver (if they want to experience it) into the mesmerizing world of the underwater universe, as nose clips enable effortless breathing between air and water, creating an easy interface between the two elements. The physiological dive reflex allows longer and longer submersions and an almost magical breath suspension, which become vehicle for deep states of relaxation and immersion into a profoundly healing space. The pre-natal and womb consciousness become available in the reality of
the present, often generating an experience of rebirth that can be nurturing and integrative of past traumas.

Dolphin Dance Creative Journey is a 50 hr course and explores passive and non-passive forms of session including unwinding and interactivity with the client's movement, during which the receiver is in control of his/her submerging and surfacing, as well as alternative sessions given by two people either on one receiver or on a couple. Underwater dance and contact improvisation become liquid artistic expression as well as part of sessions designed to bring through their fear clients who are afraid of water. Movement and shamanic work in secluded sacred places of the Big Island add dimensions to this journey of rebirth and connection with the elements. Dolphin Dance Adventure is an invitation to experience the ecstatic quality of this work and includes the first 2 days of the Creative Journey, after which you can choose to continue the intensive.


Dolphin Dance Quantum Healing is a 50 hr course focusing on experiencing and applying various forms of healing supporting the process elicited by the aquatic work. Emotional Freedom Technique and Compassionate Communication help holding a safe space where the flow of feelings is sensitively listened to and clearing becomes effortlessly possible, resulting in a quantum leap in awareness and energetic rebalancing.

Information about the workshops
Phone: Lilia Cangemi (808) 938-1847
Email: dolphindance2003@hotmail.com


Dolphin Dance Creative Journey
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Tuition only (no meals or lodging): $750 ($700 if paid in full 60 days before course begins)

Dolphin Dance Adventure
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Tuition only (no meals or lodging): $300


Dolphin Dance Above
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Dolphin Dance Below
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Dolphin Dance Quantum Healing
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Tuition only for each course (no meals or lodging): $750 ($700 if paid in full 60 days before course begins)

For information on logistics, camping and lodging please contact Lilia at dolphindance2003@hotmail.com or by phone at 808 938 1847 (Hawaii Time). Partial work trade is possible at nearby locations in exchange for accoomodation, inquire with Lilia about it.

We are located on the Eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the closest city is Pahoa, the closest airports are Hilo (45 minute car ride) and Kona (3 hour car ride).

Please make a $250 deposit ($150 for a 2-day workshop) at the time of reservation to hold your place in the workshop. The deposit is fully refundable if notification is received in writing or by email 60 days prior the beginning of the workshop. Full tuition is due at the beginning of the class.