Dancing Bear Teaching Lodge is the educational arm of the Healing Arts Center, a holistic facility in Kerrville, Texas.
Dancing Bear Teaching Lodge was created with the help and direction of Germaine Sitting Crow. She is Tankqe’ (Older Sister) to me, and her instructions as part of her teaching is to help the People, share the Medicine and stay on the clock (to do these actions with relentless Intent).
This is an Invitation to join a Community supporting each other walking the “Good Red Road.” This Medicine we’re sharing is Intentionally different from diagnosis, evaluation, prognosis, or a treatment plan. This Medicine was designed to help us explore our inner world, our reactions to the World, free of labeling them. The Intent of this Medicine is to choose to be more in line with what serves us.
Germaine Elaine Stands Fast Sitting-Crow Chinn, Wahca Wastemna Win (Beautiful Aroma Flower Woman) was born in Enemy Swim, SD, July 7, 1929 and completed her life journey on October 12, 2012, in Vermilion, SD. She was a Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Dakota Sioux Indian.
To me Germaine Sitting-Crow is Older Sister (Tanque’). This relationship was decided by her, to make me Younger Brother (Misu’n). This was a Hunka relationship, meaning – Relative by Choice (adopted). As Older Sister, she has responsibilities to teach and rights to correct.
Fortunately for me she took her rights and responsibilities to heart and was impeccable in her behavior. She was a guide, teacher and unconditionally loving. She guides and teaches even now. Wopila Tanka Tanque’ – (Biggest Thank You Older Sister)
Pictured here in a painting by Carolyne D. Landon, Germaine Sitting Crow was an active member of the Native American Church, a medicine woman, healer, and Sun Dancer. Her Spirit lives on within the work conducted at the Dancing Bear Teaching Lodge.
Hal Robinson, MRC, is a teacher, author and public speaker. He has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) and is a certified Gestalt Psychotherapist. He is in partnership with a Holistic Family Physician at the Healing Arts Center in Kerrville, Texas. The Medicine Way used and taught is aboriginal from the Americas.
Hal has been in practice for over 40 years is an ordained minister in the Circle of the Sacred Earth Church and is a Sun Dancer. His last Teacher in the physical was Germaine Sitting Crow.
Ann Duffy-Randall is a Psychotherapist, Advanced Practice Nurse, Hatha Yoga Teacher and Artist. Ann has a Doctorate in Creation Spirituality and Mental Health, along with Master’s degrees in Women’s Health, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and Creation Spirituality. She received her certification in Gestalt Psychotherapy from the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland.
Ann has been in practice for 36 years. She leads women’s retreats on Art and Spirituality, and has authored articles on the Art of Science & Philosophy of Caring & Care of the Frail Elderly.
Dancing Bear Teaching Lodge is part of the Healing Arts Center, a holistic medical facility.
We are located at 144 Fairway Drive, Suite A, Kerrville, Texas 78028.
Disclaimer: Nothing on this web site is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition of whatever nature, and shall not be construed as medical advice, implied or otherwise. Information on this site is intended to be for educational edification and use only.