Each Sunday morning starting 10th January Steve will be teaching a 5 hour Poetry in Water workshop from 09:00 - 14:00 in our private dedicated watsu pool in central London.
Each Sunday will have a different theme and will build up on the skills learnt. It is open to absolute beginners to Aquatic Bodywork as well as advanced students, for those on a practitioner path as well as those just curious to learn unique listening skills and the art of touch and movement in warm water.
We will start by re-discovering the element of water in our own body through a meditation. Exercises to find our natural alignment in this fluid element, balance and movement from our core will be explored. We will then explore quality touch in partners, togetherness and spaciousness and explore ways to connect and engage with each other. Emphasis on sensations and silence, while having space for sharing and constructive feedback
We will deepen into contact exploration between partners. No need for movement yet as the keyword here is awareness and containment. We will explore ways to engage the body in movement and in stillness in key positions.
We will learn bodywork and massage techniques, focusing on spinal work and on releasing superficial tension which is essential in order to tap into more subtle and deeper movement dynamics. Safety of support and basic technical aspects will be studied.
We will be looking at all the different ways to utilise touch in a therapeutic environment. We will be "Dancing into Stillness" through a range of exercises based on Craniosacral Therapy applied in water, in order to tap into the more subtle rhythms of the body, as a gateway into free flow.
We will focus on 'Being Neutral' which is an essential quality in a therapist. With elements borrowed from theatre and acting exercises, we will be exploring different ways of being neutral and receptive, like water itself. And this completes our journey.
Each 5hr workshop is priced at £120
- Tuition & Certification
- Full use of Spa facilities (watsu pool rental, hammam, sauna, swimming pool, relaxation area, showers, use of towels, robes, slippers, complimentary teas)
Each workshops is certified by the British School of Aquatic Bodywork and you will receive a diploma. For a small additional fee you will be registered on the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association with the corresponding hours of credit which count towards Aquatic Bodywork Practitioner certification by the British School of Aquatic Bodywork.
We have limited the group to 6 people in order to keep a small and intimate learning environment that maximises the flow of each workshop. Preference will be given to those interested to join the entire course of 4 workshops.