A 4-days course on the surface and under water.
Watsu & OBA are aquatic bodywork modalities given in a warm water pool (ideally 35°C). While Watsu is the mother of all water therapies, created by Harold Dull in the 1980s, OBA (formerly called Aquawellness) was developed afterwards by Kaya Femerling and Nirvano Martina Schulz. It combines elements of light movements and stretching, massage and mobilization of the joints in connection with breathing and energetic work conducted both on the surface and under water.
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. During the OBA part the receiver is brought under water (with nose clip), which offers a unique experience.
Watsu & OBA offer 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 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.
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 additional 15 hours of credit for registration with Watsu India and 15 supplementary hours with WABA.
Certified acupuncturist, WABA facilitator for Watsu Basic and co-facilitater for Shiatsu for Watsu. She also facilitates OBA Basic and Woga 1 & 2.
Timings: 8.45 am – 6.30 pm
19,995 / 16,250 (lunch included)
Please read the General Information before you apply for this course.