Steve Karle is an Aquatic Bodywork Specialist, certified Watsu® teacher and Craniosacral Therapist. He is director of the British School of Aquatic Bodywork and founder of Poetry in Water.
Steve’s background is in music and drama, which took him from Havana to Rome followed by post-graduate studies at RADA and LAMDA in London. After a healing journey, Steve studied a range of eastern and western approaches to bodywork, finally specialising in water. He studied, assisted and co-taught with Theri Thomas, founder of Aquatherics®, and Harold Dull, creator of Watsu, amongst many other teachers. He introduced aquatic bodywork in London in 2011 and has since developed a somatic approach to movement and bodywork in water which he teaches within the British School of Aquatic Bodywork’s Foundation course.
Steve's work within Wellness is reflected in his work with Aman where he introduced and developed the concept since 2011, traveling regularly as visiting specialist, trainer and consultant as well as being part of Aman's first retreat concept, the Alignment & Movement Retreat, combining his work with Osteopathy and Clinical Pilates. In London, Steve installed his concept within the South Kensington Club as well as at the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre. Steve also developed the movement therapy approach for Liquid Vibrations, a charity working with underwater sound for special needs children across the UK.
Steve's approach is characterised by a neutral presence, an impeccable technique and an organic understanding of movement as a reflection of the mind-body process. Particular fields of interest include trauma work, prenatal development, as well as exploring the intersection between healing and art.