WATSU® is the abbreviation for “Water Shiatsu” and
WATSU® is the abbreviation for “Water Shiatsu” and is the world’s first form of Aquatic Bodywork. It is a deep relaxation technique based on zen shiatsu and developed since the 1980s by the poet Harold Dull.
WATSU® is the world’s first form of Aquatic Bodywork. Like massage, it can be applied professionally or shared with family and friends. Warm water, unconditional holding and treating the body as a whole, create space safe enough for the one in our arms to access every level of their being. Adapting WATSU® therapy’s established form to each, and Free Flow, engages our whole being.
This course aims to share and teach the basic principles of Watsu.
It is open to everybody without exeptions and any specific requirement its needed.
Basic Wastu can help to deepen your meditation, your relationship with youself, with water and with others. During the course you will know the element of Earth to feel your body in relation to its gravity and its roots, you will build a relationship of trust and heart connection with yourself and with others. These principles applied in water increase value due to buoyancy and sharing with people.
Similar to Tai Chi, in Watsu you can stay in your stance while you are floating and stretching a person with the rhythm of your connected breaths. You will be led through a simple but complete form in itself. What you learn can be repeated indefinitely times without losing its freshness or benefits for you and for the one who is receiving. The course includes 10 hours of instruction in a warm pool and 6 hours on the ground, interspersed with breaks of integration.
Learn how the getting lighter of the one in your arms each time they breathe in, engages your own breathing from a deep level, and establishes the rhythm of the moves and stretches to come. Learn how floating someone at your heart draws you into a continuum, a moving as water, and a profound stillness. Learn the moves that open every Watsu session around the world. Done on both sides and complete in itself, this unconditional bodywork can be returned to again and again without ever exhausting its potential.
Learn long gracefully flowing transitions into and out of Watsu’s major positions. Learn about your own body mechanics – how to support and move each person as effortlessly as possible in the water.
The Transition Flow follows Basic Watsu and completes Watsu 1. Learn to expand the Basic form with long gracefully flowing transitions into and out of Watsu’s major positions. Learn to adapt this to people of all sizes, shapes and dispositions. Learn about your own body mechanics – how to support and move each person as effortlessly as possible in the water.
At the end of the training, a certificate recognized by WABA (Worldwide Acquatic Bodywork Association) will be given to students and will be counted for 50 hours in the internationally recognized Watsu and Tantsu Practitioner Training.
Cost of the Training:
82 000 xpf
-Transportation, Meals, accommodation are not included in the cost of the training.
The Training will be at “Polynesian Watsu Center”.
22 (Monday) 09:00 - 27 (Saturday) 16:00
Watsu Polynesia Center
Moorea-Maiao, French Polynesia
Watsu Polynesia CenterMoorea-Maiao, French Polynesia