Watsu® Training

Program 2022-2023
Unwind in the freedom of water,

WATSU®POLYNESIA

The most innovative aquatic bodywork practice to restore your sense of self and to give you a profound feeling of peace and relaxation.

Watsu® originated in the early 80’s led by Harold Dull at Harbin Hot Springsin California. After learning the techniques of Zen Shiatsu from Master Shizuto Masunaga, in Japan,Harold returned to California and applied the principleshe had learnedinto the aquatic dimension.

This unique practice is performed in water at body temperature.  It combines elements of muscle and meridian stretching, joint mobilization, Shiatsu and intuitive movements.

The absence of gravity creates the perfect conditions for the body to freely explore its own movements providing access to a profound sense of peace and relaxation.

The body, gently supported, is able to release tensions and restore balance and vitality.

Watsu® is a very powerful and effective method that is able to release stress at every level be it physical, mental or emotional.

 

ABOUT US

Our Experience!

ONE SOUL SPA organizes and promotes Professional Training in collaboration with expert Watsu® Instructors authorized by the International Registry – WORLDWIDEAQUATICBODYWORKREGISTRY 

We offer tailored Watsu® courses at all levels of learning and all of our classes are recognized and follow the worldwide protocol. 

The classes we promote are practical and theoretical.70% of the training is done in warm pools where various forms and sequences will be taught and practiced. By applying different Watsu® principles we help students to learn how to implement the element of water to provide the best support with the least amount of effort. The remaining 30% will be based on land, exploring and studying the fundamental meridians and acupuncture points of Shiatsu, in addition of different experiences aimed at implementing the presence of being dimension.

 

 

 

Watsu Experience in Bora Bora

OUR TRAINING

As our approach is holistically orientated and we also encourage students to improve their sensitivity towards a Body-Mind-Soul vision.

With the help of our training, students are able to develop an impeccable approach to Watsu® , enabling them to apply the techniques learned to a broad range of clients

INSTRUCTORS

Keli Procopio

Keli Procopio

Specialized Bodyworker & International Trainer 

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Sannyasin since 1988, holistic counsellor accredited by SICOOL, specialized in Breathwork and Watsu.

She is trained in Shiatsu, at the Center for Traditional Medicine in Milan, as well as in breathwork with the Milena Screm  Institute, where she leads various basic and advanced training courses, as a collaborator of the Insight Managing Board of the School of Breathwork and Counselling in Milan.

She meets Harold Dull in 1996  and sees the potential of bodywork in water; co-founder of the Italian School of Watsu, she has been teaching Watsu since 2000, as well as Tantsu recently.
In her work, she combines her love and passion for water and breathwork with a meditative and playful approach.
She has been co-founder of the Osho Circle School.

Carlos Del Pino

Carlos Del Pino

 Co-founder ~ Watsu & Tantsu Instructor

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From the age of 5, thanks to the studies of the art of Karate, Carlos grew up with a passion for the body disciplines. Enriched by his experiences and meditation techniques he graduated in 1999 as a Shiatsu Practitioner as recognized by the European Shiatsu Professional Association.
He extended his techniques to Water in 2004 where, with a passionate heart and an holistic vision, he entered into the world of Watsu.

Carlos is a WABA certified Watsu and Tantsu instructor as well as aShiatsu Teacher and Craniosacral practitioner. His intuitive method of sharing his passion is borne from his research about creative movement and supports new individual forms of expression.

As a trainer, Carlos manages to transform with great passion these techniques in a simplified body reality for his students.

He gathered many insights in Europe, Asia and Latin America, both as an observer and as a trainer, working in anthroposophical communities in Germany, immersing himself in the mystical cultures of Latin American countries and gaining inspiration from Eastern cultures.

He currently resides in Polynesia, islands still rich in culture followed strongly by its inhabitants.
The Maori culture is strongly present in his background and has permeated his career. The ancient sounds and dances of this land find space in his spontaneous and fluid teaching.

Carlos diffuses Watsu and Tantsu internationally and especially in Polynesia.

COURSES

WATSU®BASIC

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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.

TRANSITION FLOW

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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.

WATSU®1

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Watsu® Basic

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.

 

Transition Flow

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.

WATSU®2

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Expand each of the positions learned in the Transition Flow with additional moves and stretches. Learn how to adapt them to the one in your arms.

Learn what moves need to be repeated on both sides and what need only be done on one side, and how to best utilize the time this frees.

Incorporate work on the hara. Learn to individualize each session. Complete Watsu’s standard form.

WATSU®3

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Watsu 3 is for people who have given enough Watsu sessions to develop a comfortable intuitive awareness of how to be with another person in the water and who are ready to further adapt and explore outside the form of Watsu 2. Powerful stretches and advanced techniques including work at the pool wall and on the steps are introduced. Rolls that require a spontaneous adaptation to the new positions they lead you into are presented as a gateway into “Free Flow” .

Prerequisite: Watsu 2, completion of 20 practice sessions, and a recorded demonstration of mastery.

WATSU ®SESSIONS

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Watsu® allows movements in ways impossible on land.

Warm water, and the continuos support it provides, is ideal for freeing the spine. It takes the way of the vertebrae and relaxes the muscles. Helps to find a nourishing relaxed state of the Nervous System, to enter in a aware state of being and to calm physical and mental tentions.

It amplify the perception of your own breath in to the passive movements.

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WATSU® GROUPS PRACTICE

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Student’s practive and profssional sessions are available with a minimum of 6 people. Please contact us to get more informations.

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WATSU®SPA PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Watsu® is the highlight of the most exclusive SPAs in the world. Do you have a pool and would like to offer this amazing practice in your own SPA or Wellness Center?

ONE SOUL SPA puts forward the perfect proposal to train your team – it would be a shame miss this fantastic opportunity!!!

We offer personalized and tailored training to respond to your specific needs. The program is flexible and can be customized to fulfill your needs and requirements.

The trainingis targeted at spa professionals, holistic practitioners and rehabilitation therapists who seek to widen their own skills and knowledge to effectively implement their Watsu® techniques.

 

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