Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork

Manager: Anat Juran
Perth Western Australia ...Australia
email: www.aquanat.com.au
The Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork offers training encompassing a few of the internationally recognised aquatic bodywork modalities.

Upcoming Classes

2018 Aug 13-18 Watsu 1 with Anat Juran in Singapore...

Program

AIAB (Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork) WATSU® Practitioner requirements:
All core and elective units/courses must be completed to obtain a Watsu Practitioner certificate.

Stage I
Pre-requisite: Senior First Aid (16 hours)

Watsu I 50
Zen Shiatsu I for Watsu 50
Introduction to Mindfulness for Aquatic Bodywork 10
Receive minimum of 3 sessions from a WABA certified Watsu practitioner 3
Give minimum of 10 documented sessions 10
Total hours 123



Stage II
Pre-requisite: Successfully completing stage I
Watsu II 50
Zen Shiatsu II for Watsu 50
Mindfulness for Aquatic Bodywork Part II 10
Give minimum of 10 documented sessions Practice 10
Receive minimum of 3 sessions from a WABA certified Watsu practitioner 3
Supervision and demonstration of Stage II skill with an authorised Watsu Instructor 4
Total hours 127



Stage III
Pre-requisite: Successfully completing stage II
Watsu III 50
Give minimum of 10 documented sessions 10
Receive minimum of 4 sessions from a WABA certified Watsu practitioner 4
Supervision and demonstration of skills With an authorised Watsu instructor 6
Total hours 70

Additional:
The below can be completed at any point in the training:

Anatomy and Physiology for Watsu 100
Aquatic elective I (any from the WABA approved list) 50
Aquatic elective II (any from the WABA approved list) 50
Total hours 200


More information:

1. The Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork follows the guidelines of the practitioner requirement outlined by WABA
2. Classes taken by other WABA training providers, including certificates obtained from other training organisations (not WABA or the AIAB) will have to be assessed according to the AIAB RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) policies.
3. The timeframe to complete the full Watsu practitioner program of 520 hours will not exceed 5 years. The AIAB reserves the right to ask a student to audit classes. Students auditing a class will be entitled to a 30% discount tuition fees. The AIAB reserves the right to give priority to students paying the full amount of the tuition fees.
4. WABA allows and even recommend auditing/repeating classes which could be counted towards the practitioner requirements. Based on more than 35 years of training with thousands of students around the world we are confident that class repeating contributes, polishes the skills and deepens the understanding of the practice.
5. It is recommended that students experience and learn other forms of aquatic bodywork to enrich their skills.
6. The AIAB yearly calendar is designed to allow a continuity of training. However, please also note that some unforeseen circumstances could force alteration of the dates. Please see our timetable for the training so you can plan ahead.
7. Classes are always going ahead if we have at list 6 participants. Past experience shows that it is better to experience the training in a proper sized group as the exchange between students is vital to the learning process.
8. Prior to course commencing date enrolled and paid students will receive the 'Training written material' and their 'Students assessment guide'.


AIAB (Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork) HEALING DANCE Practitioner requirements:
All core and elective units/courses must be completed to obtain a Watsu Practitioner certificate.

Stage I:

One of the courses below:
Aquatic Basics 50
Introduction to Healing Dance 16
Watsu I 50
Jahara Basics 50
Supervision with Senior HD Instructor 8

Receive a minimum of 3 sessions from a certified Healing Dance practitioner 3
Give a minimum of 7 documented practice sessions
Practice Recorded and detailed 7
Total hours Note that this stage allows different pathways 18-60



Stage II
Pre-requisite: Successfully completing stage I


Healing Dance I 50
Receive minimum of 3 sessions from a certified HD practitioner 3
Give minimum of 7 HD documented sessions 7
Healing Dance I Integration Day 8
Total hours 68





Stage III
Pre-requisite: Successfully completing stage II



Healing Dance II 50
Give minimum of 7 documented HD II sessions 7
Receive minimum of 3 sessions from a certified HD practitioner 3
Supervision and demonstration of skills Assessment - 2
A 50 hour WABA approved water elective 50
Total hours 112



Additional:
The below can be completed at any point in the training:



Bodywork (land/water) 100
Physiology and Anatomy 100

One of the below:
Presence of Being
Somatic psychology based training, such as Prenatal Journey, Hakomi, SE or Bioenergetics
50
Aquatic elective I (any from the WABA approved list) 50
Total hours 300

The maximum total hours of the Healing Dance practitioner required are 540 hours.
To be listed on the international Healing Dance organisation your will need to send copies of course and supervision certificates, as well as session log form (30 completed sessions) with a 40, € bank transfer to
Alexander George
Weihergarten 5
72147 Nehren
Germany
Receive back your signed Practitioner Certificate in the mail good for three years.



More information:

1. This is the "surface" certification, in which neither of the two underwater trainings of Healing Dance are involved.
This Certification is designed for Australia and New Zealand and is recognized by WABA. Before certification students may of course use the techniques in sessions, but not say or advertise that they do sessions of Healing Dance. For instance, it would be quite okay to say, "I am studying Healing Dance." "I am on my way toward becoming a Practitioner of Healing Dance." "I use techniques of Healing Dance in my sessions."
Practitioner status lasts for 3 years. During that time to extend it indefinitely, one audits or assists a HD course.

2. Practitioner status gives you a certificate, a posting on the Healing Dance website, the right to use the Healing Dance logo and the right to say and advertise that you practice Healing Dance. For instance, "I am a Healing Dance Practitioner." "I give sessions of Healing Dance."
If you move outside of Australia or New Zealand to a country where another Healing Dance Practitioner Certification program is in effect, you will need to comply with those requirements.

3. Another pathway to Healing Dance certification has been developed especially for those that are already professional Bodyworkers with proven industry experience.
Those who have completed the HD100 and its Supervision Day and wish to become HD Practitioners may take either:
a) a "mop up" course combining the missing elements from HDI and II, followed by a Final Supervision (as taught by either Alexander George, Inika Spence, Theri Thomas or Ashaman Gray)
b) a HDI/HDII and then have the instructor (either Erez Beatus (for HDI), Alexander George, Inika Spence, Theri Thomas or Ashaman Gray) lead them through a final Integration Day in which what was missing still would be taught. This Integration day should directly follow the HDI or HDII, which the same teacher would lead. The students work would be evaluated as being up to Practitioner standard or not. If not, then additional sessions could be required as well as a private Supervision.
For both a) and b) the same land requirements as normally required for HD Practitioners apply. No additional logged session would be required as they have already completed 30.h

4. Classes taken by other Healing Dance authorised training providers will be taken into account subject to presenting documents or other required evidence.
Qualifications, training and certificates obtained from other training organisations (not WABA or the AIAB) will have to be assessed according to the RPL (recognition of Prior Learning). Please ask to see the RPL policy document.
Assessment of the skills and knowledge can include presentation of documents and certificates and practical demonstrations. To apply for recognition please contact us.


For further information please contact Anat on aquanat@bigpond.net.au or call 61 408 905476