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We are a wellbeing atelier, based in London since 2010. We offer a range of bodywork sessions, workshops, trainings and retreats, in and around the fluid element of water.

Our approach is holistic, which means that our emphasis is on creating a space in which we can fully listen to another. Listen to the movement, the stillness, the silence or the words. With our presence and our touch. At times coming closer. At times stepping back. Continuously negotiating togetherness and space. To then allow stories to be told. Spontaneous journeys to unfold. Primal dances to take place.

A wide range of skills come into play in our kind of listening, from a deep trauma-sensitive approach to a full understanding of anatomy and physiology. From the playful to the therapeutic. From an awareness of the physical to the subtle, psychological or merely energetic. However, we are less interested in the form, whether that is a method, a formula or a particular technique, and more in the simplicity and power of being present with another, in a neutral, empathetic way. We are less interested in imposing a structure and more in allowing an organic structure to arise out of trust and surrender. In this way, you may find us at the crossroads between therapeutic and artful. But we prefer to leave aside terminology, concepts or beliefs to give way to discovery and intuition. And in many ways, water, has been our greatest teacher in shaping, or shall we say blurring, our ideas out of its formless substance. In this culture of doing, where we try to fit everything into a brand or product with specific aims and functions, we prefer to step aside from such marketplace and down from the pedestal of being an ‘expert’ and embrace our inner child’s wonder against the mystery and complexity of being human, and from there allow healing journeys to happen.

Our invitation is to slow down, let go, and be moved.