Water Courses: LEVEL BASIC

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OBA® Basic – Liquid Joy

A 2-day course on the surface and under water. OBA (Oceanic Bodywork Aqua) is an aquatic bodywork modality given in a warm water pool (ideally 35°C). OBA (formerly called Aquawellness) was developed by Kaya Femerling and Nirvano Martina Schulz in the mid 80’s. It combines elements of light movements and stretching, massage and mobilization of the joints in connection with breathing and energy work conducted both on the surface and under water. During this OBA® Basic – Liquid Joy course, you will experience how to work in the water and on land. You’ll learn a number of simple movements, on the surface (with and without cushion and noodle), as well as underwater. Afterwards, you’ll be able to share them with friends and relatives, creating unforgettable moments. In this course, you will practice basic techniques and qualities of being (grounding, presence, stillness, movement, attention) while moving another body in water. You will experience floating other people and being floated, on the surface and under water, thereby creating space for deep relaxation and nurturing body, mind and spirit. OBA offers an opportunity for profound relaxation and letting go, building trust, being nurtured and held, expanding inner and outer boundaries, releasing emotions and traumas – ultimately, for freeing body and mind in a flow, unique to each client and each session. ​ Prerequisites: No previous experience required. Credits: OBA Basic is part of the Watsu India training program and gives 15 hours of credit for registration with Watsu India and 15 supplementary hours with WABA. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm ​ Price: ₹ 7,750 (lunch included)

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Watsu® & Liquid Flow Basic

A course of 6 half days. Watsu & Liquid Flow are aquatic bodywork modalities given in a warm water pool (ideally 35°C). ​Watsu, the part where the client’s face stays always on the surface, introduces the qualities and body mechanics required to work with someone in water in order to create a profound state of both physical and mental relaxation. During the Liquid Flow part the receiver is also brought under water (with nose clip), which offers a unique experience. The flowing interaction with water, its fluid support and warm embrace, and the practitioner’s presence provide a space for the client to experience the multi-layered benefits of this powerful and softening bodywork. Watsu & Liquid Flow offer an opportunity for profound relaxation and letting go, for building trust, for being nurtured and held, for expanding inner and outer boundaries, for releasing emotions and traumas – ultimately, for freeing body and mind in a flow unique to each client and to each session. In this course, you will practice basic techniques and qualities (grounding, presence, stillness, movement, attention) of being and moving another body in water. You will experience floating other people and being floated, on the surface and under water, thereby creating space for deep relaxation and nurturing body, mind and spirit. Participants in this course often appreciate the group space, which fosters deep, meaningful and nurturing connections. ​Prerequisites: No previous experience required. Credits: Watsu Basic is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) as part of the Watsu training program and gives 16 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Liquid Flow Basic is part of the Watsu India training program and gives an additional 11 hours of credit for registration with Watsu India and 11 supplementary hours with WABA. ​Timings: 1.00 – 6.00 pm Price: ₹ 15,750

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Watsu® & OBA® Basic

A course of 6 half days. Watsu & OBA are aquatic bodywork modalities given in a warm water pool (ideally 35°C). ​Watsu, the part where the client’s face stays always on the surface, introduces the qualities and body mechanics required to work with someone in water in order to create a profound state of both physical and mental relaxation. During the OBA part the receiver is also brought under water (with nose clip), which offers a unique experience. The flowing interaction with water, its fluid support and warm embrace, and the practitioner’s presence provide a space for the client to experience the multi-layered benefits of this powerful and softening bodywork. Watsu & OBA offer an opportunity for profound relaxation and letting go, for building trust, for being nurtured and held, for expanding inner and outer boundaries, for releasing emotions and traumas – ultimately, for freeing body and mind in a flow unique to each client and to each session. In this course, you will practice basic techniques and qualities (grounding, presence, stillness, movement, attention) of being and moving another body in water. You will experience floating other people and being floated, on the surface and under water, thereby creating space for deep relaxation and nurturing body, mind and spirit. Participants in this course often appreciate the group space, which fosters deep, meaningful and nurturing connections. ​Prerequisites: No previous experience required. Credits: Watsu Basic is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) as part of the Watsu training program and gives 16 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. OBA Basic is part of the Watsu India training program and gives an additional 15 hours of credit for registration with Watsu India and 15 supplementary hours with WABA. ​Timings: 1.00 – 6.00 pm Price: ₹ 14,950

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Watsu® Yoga Round

Watsu Yoga Round is a powerful tool for deep relaxation and inner peace. It focuses on listening to the body and presence; it represents a way to come back to our heart, to an inner silence that is fully alive and vibrant. It is an invitation to feel, awaken and celebrate the energy of our being. When immersed in warm water during the Watsu Yoga Round, the body does not suffer from the effects of gravity; the flow of movements and stretching alternated with moments of stillness invite a progressive well-being: body and mind become free to dance! Prerequisites: No previous experience required (also no need to know how to swim). ​Timings: 3.00 – 6.30 pm Price: ₹ 500

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Woga® 1&2 (Yoga in Water)

A 2-day course. Woga is the union of two words: water and yoga. It is based on yoga poses and stretches modified for warm water. Thanks to decrease in gravity, water allows greater ease of movement, unblocks articulations, lengthens and melts muscles, and removes negative tensions, thereby preventing stress, insomnia and anxiety. Water yoga is based on classic yoga poses and stretches, modified for standing in pool water, which is waist-to-chest high. You do not need to know how to swim. Sessions are structured like their yoga equivalents on land: breathing, warm-up exercises, a series of poses, and a relaxation period. The difference is that you are in a warm water pool! Focus of Woga 1&2 is Hatha Yoga in water (asanas in standing position, on the wall, in floating position, and under water), pranayama and meditation. Prerequisites: No previous experience required (also no need to know how to swim). Credits: Woga 1&2 (Yoga in Water) is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 12 supplementary hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.00 pm Price: ₹ 6,250 (lunch included)

Water Courses: LEVEL 1

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Amnion® Training 1

A 6-day exploration into the fundamental principles of Biodynamic Cranial Sacral therapy in water and on land Amnion, a warm water modality, is a blend of prenatal somatic therapy, attachment theory, and cranial sacral unwinding. The water acts like an amnion (the membrane that surrounds and protects the embryo), allowing memories just below the surface of our awareness to emerge. Once we tap into these implicit memories, there is a possibility of releasing an excess of imprints, which are stored in the body’s tissues, muscles, and organs. This seminar starts with a self-exploration. Much of the first day is used to interview each other’s life story on the basis of an intake form. The result is a deepening resonance with each other, a necessary step for safety and connection that helps define the training. In the pool, we explore the fundamental principles of Biodynamic Cranial Sacral therapy, based on presence and stillness in water, as if we are still in the liquid matrix of the amnion. The work is slow and sacred with a substantial effect on the nervous system. Work on land includes movement and awareness exercises, didactic information regarding embryology and neurology, and video screening. For those, who do not have experience working with people under water, we will offer a brief overview of submersion techniques. Each day will include both land and water based explorations. Prerequisites: Watsu Basic or an intro to Cranial Sacral therapy. Credits: Amnion 1 Training is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 50 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 AM - 6.30 PM Price: ₹ 30,950 (lunch included)

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support, or BLS, generally refers to the type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age.

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Healing Dance 1

A 6-day course, on the surface only. Healing Dance 1 constitutes a paradigm shift for the student of aquatic bodywork. It sees the body as at home in the water and hydrodynamic in its form, healing in the flow of movement. It understands the psyche as needing not only nurture and closeness, but space, freedom and acceptance of self-expression, as well. More than anything else, Healing Dance 1 is the wave. In addition to seven full-body waves, the sequence encompasses various circles, figure eights and releases, all balanced by the stillness of positional sanctuaries, and woven together with flowing transitions. The study of body mechanics extends beyond the familiar Horse and Warrior Stances to include different walking patterns that allow traveling across the pool. Healing Dance principles are discussed on land and practiced in the water. These include moving by example, creative imbalance, the rhythmic field and dosing movement. Finally, you are introduced to Relating and Mirroring, the goal of all technical study, the art of sensitively accompanying the movement impulses and unwinding of receivers. A written and photo manual are provided and an MP4 of the sequence is made available. Prerequisites: Introduction to Healing Dance or Watsu 1. Credits: Healing Dance 1 is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 50 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm Price: ₹ 24,950 (lunch included)

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Healing Dance 1 Integration Day

The Healing Dance 1 Integration Day is a bridge between Healing Dance 1 and 2, a day of guided review and refinement of the Healing Dance 1 material, to ground it in the body before adding more material with Healing Dance 2. There will be time to give and receive, to further assimilate the movements and sequence from HD 1 with guidance and instruction, to continue making the principles and body mechanics of Healing Dance “your own”. The Integration Day is a prerequisite for taking Healing Dance 2. Prerequisites: Healing Dance 1. Credits: Healing Dance Integration Day is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 8 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm Price: ₹ 3,850 (lunch included)

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MyoFascial Release (MFR) in Water

MyoFascial Release (MFR) in Water is a gentle, safe, highly effective, whole-body approach to treating the fascial system. It uses skilled, manual techniques to apply gentle, sustained pressure into the fascia to reduce and eliminate fascial restrictions. It has been extremely successful in treating all levels of pain, restoring function and mobility, and improving overall cellular health. The workshop consists of three modules of 25 hours each: Basic – Passive Techniques – Active Techniques. MRW Basic In this first module, you will learn correct support for the body in water in different positions as well as optimal therapist`s body mechanics for effective treatment. You will also learn postural assessment on land and in water as well as creating a treatment strategy, how to promote a relaxation response in order to see fascial patterns in the body, and several myofascial release techniques for most significant patterns. MRW - Passive Techniques This module aims at learning a number of myofascial release techniques without engagement or any active participation from the client. We use the relaxation response to assess the fascial patterns hidden by gravity and utilize the whole body picture to develop a treatment strategy. MRW - Active Techniques In this final module you will learn active myofascial release techniques with engagement or participation from the client, using water resistance and current as well as various tools. You will also learn practical tips for everyday work with clients, marketing tools, ethics code, and self development. For more info about Myofascial Release in water, visit www.fasciainwater.com. Prerequisites: Watsu Basic. Credits: MyoFascial Release (MFR) in Water is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 75 supplementary hours of credits for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 AM - 6.00 PM Price: ₹ 43,950 or ₹ 14,950 per module (lunch included)

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OBA® 1

A 6-day course with mainly under water work. “Diving into the wonderful world of memories, where we, as embryos in the protective belly of our mother, floated, surrounded by warm water. In timeless vastness, going inside, feeling free and secure, and diving into a weightless world”. In this first course of 50 hours, we will approach water in a playful and friendly way, beginning to learn the various techniques of this wonderful work in hot water. We will see the 3 phases of a session: working on cushions and floats, working on the surface and underwater. At the end of this course you will be able to offer friends and acquaintances a complete OBA session. Prerequisites: OBA Basic or Liquid Flow Basic or Watsu 1 or Healing Dance 1 or WaterDance 1. Credits: OBA 1 is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) and gives 50 hours of credits for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm Price: ₹ 25,950 (lunch included)

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Shiatsu for Watsu®

A 6-day course. Watsu, the abbreviation of WATer ShiatSU, originates from Masunaga’s Zen Shiatsu, which was transferred and adapted to warm water by the Californian Shiatsu practitioner Harold Dull. Therefore a deeper knowledge of Shiatsu is highly recommended. Shiatsu is a modality, which originated within the oldest healing system known to humanity. It restores and maintains health by adjusting and balancing the body’s primary communication network − the energy system. About 60% of this course is on land, during which we will offer a simple Shiatsu protocol for applying pressure along the 12 main meridians (energy pathways) and some basic theory of Chinese Medicine (yin yang, 5 elements system, organ-clock). Practical exercises on land and in water will let you discover your own energy system and become more sensitive to your partner’s energy body. To become a certified Watsu practitioner, you need to have at least 50 hours of Shiatsu and 50 hours of Tantsu, another method of land-based bodywork. Prerequisites: Watsu 1 or equivalent course. Credits: Shiatsu for Watsu is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) as part of the Watsu learning program and gives 50 hours of credits for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm Price: ₹ 24,500 (lunch included)

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Watsu® 1

A 7-days course on the surface. Watsu is an aquatic bodywork modality given in a warm water pool (ideally 35°C) and is known as the mother of all water therapies, created by Harold Dull in the 1980s. Watsu, the part during which the receiver’s face remains on the surface, introduces the qualities and body mechanics to work with someone in water. . Watsu offers an opportunity for profound relaxation and letting go, building trust, being nurtured and held, expanding inner and outer boundaries, releasing emotions and traumas – ultimately, for freeing body and mind in a flow unique to each client and each session. In this course, you will first practice basic techniques and qualities of being (grounding, presence, stillness, movement, attention) while moving another body in water. You will experience floating other people and being floated, on the surface, thereby creating space for deep relaxation and nurturing body, mind and spirit. Later on, you will learn the main sequence of Watsu 1 and have ample time for practice. Prerequisites: No previous experience required. Credits: Watsu 1 is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) as part of the Watsu training program and gives 50 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm Price: ₹ 25,250 (lunch included)

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Watsu® 1 (Transition Flow)

A 5-day course on the surface only. In this course you will be taught to connect the basic movements and positions you have learned in Watsu Basic with long, gracefully flowing transitions and to adapt this work to people of different sizes, shapes, and dispositions. You will also learn about your own body mechanics and how to support and move each person as effortlessly as possible. On land, you will be introduced to both Co-Centering and Tantsu, and explore what being held means to you and others. Prerequisites: Watsu Basic. Credits: Watsu 1 is recognized by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association) as part of the Watsu training program and gives 34 hours of credit for registration with WABA and Watsu India. Timings: 8.45 am – 6.00 pm Price: ₹ 17,950 (lunch included)