Leaders


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Alexander George

Alexander George is the originator of Healing Dance. He is one of WABA’s senior instructors; since 1991 he has led over 300 week long 50-hour intensives in Anatomy, Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, Watsu, Healing Dance and WaterDance. Alexander presently leads trainings in the US, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, France and Italy. His trainings are known for their humor, humanity and technical expertise.     Learn more at:   http://www.healingdance.org

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Andrea Menard

Andrea dedicates her life and work to promoting balance, reconciliation and unity among all nations. As an Indigenous woman who has honed her own voice, Andrea works to empower both the Indigenous and the Feminine voice by rematriating the larger culture. She leads others back to their authentic Self by singing uplifting songs, telling inspiring stories, teaching healing modalities, and providing wisdom from her ancestral teachers, the Patchwork Grandmothers. Andrea’s traditional Cree name is Notigwew Yutin, which means Grandmother Wind. She hails from the Metis Nation of Canada. An accomplished Métis singer, songwriter, speaker and actress, Andrea Menard crosses cultural and language boundaries…

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Diana Dubrow

In 1990 I had a dream that changed the course of my life. Until this time I had worked as an intuitive consultant, and aromatherapist leading Dancing with the Goddess women’s groups and dolphin swims. Then I had a remarkable, lucid dream in which I was taken to an ancient temple and initiated as a priestess. I was told “May the priestess remember, and may she call her daughters home.” After this dream I studied healing traditions and cross cultural spiritual practices, ancient goddess initiations and ancient priestess ceremonies and healing practices. This is when I came upon the use…

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Inika Spence-Whaley

Inika Spence-Whaley has been an aquatic body worker since 1996, working at Harbin Hot Springs as a Watsu, WaterDance and Healing Dance Practitioner. Her classes are informed by her extensive work as a therapist and bring a grounded and practical aspect to her teaching. She has over 2800 hours of training and over 4500 hours teaching aquatic bodywork. Inika has been teaching Watsu and Healing Dance since 1999. She brings grace to the water and conveys that grace to her students through her knowledge of movement and experience in yoga, tai chi, dance, meditation. Aquatic bodywork is her passion.  inikasati@gmail.com

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Kore Taylor

Kristin Taylor aka Koré has cultivated her innate gifts to be an embodied conduit of loving compassion and wisdom for the benefit and evolution of all beings including herself. She recognized early on that developing an intimate relationship with our essential self is pivotal to enjoying a balanced, fulfilling and fluid life. Once we remember our true nature as love and actively surrender our small/ego selves we open to a path of remembrance and liberation. Revealing to us Mythic and Archetypal lineages that were always there waiting to be embodied and expressed. In her mid-teens, she began to lucid dream.…

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Lisa Ware

Lisa Ware is the Executive Director of Yoga 4 Love Online Certification, and Inner Goddess Retreats in Texas and Hawaii. She is a life coach, Shamanic Practitioner, a Reiki Master Teacher and a published author of the book: Yoga 4 Love, Tools for Mind, Body and Spirit: For a Holistic Lifestyle. In 2008 she founded Yoga4Love.com in honor of her mom’s positivity and inspiration through her breast cancer journey. She is a seasoned national yoga conference presenter, lecturer and has taught over 8K hours of vinyasa yoga. Lisa is the current President of the DFW Free Day of Yoga a…

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Mahalia Michael

Mahalia Michael (Mermaid Mahalia), emissary of an extraordinary science is the Founding Director of the Academy of Brain Bliss.  She is the creator and facilitator of the inspirational products and services infused with her state of the art  ‘Allumina Technology’; nine success formula programs that accelerate human mastery. Mahalia lived for decades with the damaging effects of ‘buried and forgotten’ trauma due to multiple brain injuries.  Her shattered brain led her down a path of heart break and dysfunction.  Experts compared her PTSD disabilities to those of a war veteran. Seeking countless modalities to feel peace to no avail, it…

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Vyana (Heather) Reynolds

Mermaid Vyana (aka Heather Reynolds) Vyana grew up in Tacoma, Washington, surrounded by the deep, cold, clear and mysterious Puget Sound.  As she learned to fish (catch and release) with her father from a canoe surrounded by seals, giant red octopus and orca whales, she longed for adventure in the bioluminescent gardens below the surface.   After learning to scuba dive, this quiet underwater garden felt more like home than land, but she didn’t yet know why. She loved the new perspective she gained from other creatures and cultures while living abroad in Istanbul, Paris and Okinawa, Japan. Majoring in Anthropology and psychology, she eventually graduated with…