Welcome to WATSU® - Relax deeply and discover an artful approach to movement, stillness and connection to others, in water.
Watsu® Basic is the first step into the world of Watsu - the first form of Aquatic Bodywork created in the 80's by an American Poet in San Francisco, Harold Dull. With roots in Zen Shiatsu, it consists of you simply floating in warm skin-temperature water while having someone gently supporting you, synchronising with your breath and following your body's subtle movement patterns into a dance of stillness and motion including yoga-like stretching, shiatsu points, massage... until you totally let go and literally, flow. Apart from being therapeutic for a wide range of needs, it is a fully immersive sensory experience like no other.
Saturday 09:00 - Sunday 19:00
at Physiopolis, Athens, Greece
♥Maximum group of 12 students
♥Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association registration and certification included.
None. And if you've never had a Watsu session, even better. The course is structured in such a way that you alternate between giving and receiving sessions, which makes for a gradual and therapeutic journey of discovery.
the initial focus will be our own body. Through movement and stillness we will discover our core in the water and emphasise on alignment and ease of movement. We will utilise the properties of water to move effortlessly through it. We will then explore our body in relation to another. Emphasis will be given on how to stay grounded in yourself and the space while tuning-in and merging with another through touch and breath. We will then focus on how to safely support another in our arms and various ways to connect on a subtle level, encouraging trust and surrender while being neutral. You'll then be guided into a basic progression of moves and encouraged to explore and improvise. You will also learn how to apply some of the principles learnt in the water, on land.
16 hour workshop
open to all
about Steve Karle
Steve initially trained as an actor, including studies at LAMDA and RADA in London. A major influence during this time was his movement coach Lorna Marshall, author of 'The Body Speaks'. His interest in body awareness drove him to study Zen Shiatsu, which led him to discover Watsu® -Water Shiatsu-. He has trained with and assisted Harold Dull, the creator of Watsu, Arjana Brunschwiler, co-creator of WaterDance®, Minakshi, and Theri Thomas, founder of Aquatherics® going on to become a certified teacher of Watsu in 2011. He introduced and developed the concept of Aquatic Bodywork for Amanresorts where he regularly visits as trainer and practitioner. He is also involved with Liquid Vibrations - a UK Charity bringing Movement and underwater sound to children with special needs. Steve graduated from a two year program of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy in 2013, which has given a new depth to his work in the water.
His aim as a teacher is to guide the student organically into understanding the principles that lead to technical mastery. His focus is also on creating both a fun and interactive space as well as a healing environment where each student can dive deeper into a personal journey.
♥Have you already taken this course and would like to repeat it?
We may be able to offer you a discount, contact us.