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", also experimenting with WATSU in triads.
It will also introduce redefining insights from Spiral Dynamik®, fine-tuning inspirations and approaches, which have evolved from Helen`s and Shanti`s 25 years of practical experience as Watsu teachers. Those have been found essentially supportive and relaxing – for both the giver and the receiver. We will work on the givers body-awareness with the skills of Spiral Dynamik.
Also implications from the prenatal realm will be touched and brought to our attention. We will experience the nurturing prenatal movement patterns on land & in water, researching where to find these healing movements in Aquatic Bodywork & learning about their intent, application & effect.
Moments of “intelligence movement” will open a new sense for movement purpose, it’s humour, lightness and creating deep insight...
Helen Ulrike Schulz
Founder & Director of the IAKA „Institut für Aquatische Körperarbeit, Germany“ (WABA-Institute of Aquatic Bodywork) since 1993, Ergotherapist (O.T.) holding a state diploma, long-standing professional experience in leading groups and working with people in single sessions…She learned WATSU with Harold Dull since 1989, is authorized WABA-Instructor since 1991, teaching level 1-3 of WATSU. She learned from various WATSU-Teachers like Elaine Marie & Minakshi & is one of the eldest WATSU-Teachers in Europe.
Waterdance-Training with Peter A. Schröter & Arjana C. Brunschwiler, WATA-PR & Assistant since 1994, Healing Dance Trainings & Assistant with Alexander George since 1997, Jahara-Method with Mario Jahara.
Lomi-Lomi-Nui Trainer since 1996 (Hawaiian Healing Massage, -Aloha-International-Kawai), Vision Quest guide (School of Lost Borders, California),Nature-based Seminars with women and young people.
Educated in various holistic bodywork techniques, Massage, Tantra, Avatar etc. (USA, CH, D).
IAT-Practitioner "Integrative Aquatic Therapy" (aquatic bodywork for perinatal shock and trauma patterns, Dr. David Sawyer & Annie Brook, USA)
Helen has taught since 1991 many classes in Aquatic Bodywork in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Island, Norway, Hawaii, Holland, Israel, Chile, Brazil, India…
She integrates her medical background with a profound holistic knowing of different methods, and the deep understanding of the interdependence of our prenatal & birth-patterns to our adult life, which can be positively influenced & healed by Aquatic Bodywork. She loves to help students find their own potential and teaches with passion, patience, depth & humor.
Shanti E. Petschel
I have professional backgrounds in Healing Pedagogy, as a trained artist in painting and music (drums, gongs, percussion), shamanic approaches of healing in nature, for more than 35 years.
I fell in love with Aquatic Bodywork twenty years ago, could`nt help, but went through more than 4000 hours of training in AB, it's therapeutic impulses and associated skills, which has led me to integrate the „Aquatic Bodywork “ on a cellular basis. For me practicing WATSU and WATA became life- enriching meditation and developed a strong sense of spiritual grounding in me.
Since early 1991 I have studied Watsu with Helen Schulz, Harold Dull, Elaine Marie, Arjana, Minakshi and Alexander George; my studies of WATERDANCE got me into lasting friendship and a professional cooperation with Arjana and Peter Schroeter, the founders of WATA. I am also a practitioner of IAT (Integrative Aquatic Therapy-David Sawyer, Annie Brook)
WATA, with it's prenatal implications, now is my favorite.
As a WABA-Instructor of WATSU and WATA, since 1993, I have taught more than 300 Seminars in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Hawaii, India and Chile
This has enabled me to develop a very personal and unique view on how to support the opening of broadened perception, rich creativity and a space for feeling safe of my international students. I feel dedicated to the flow of deepened understanding, qualifying experience, fluent movement and widening vision. „...and if you can develop all that - immersed in a big portion of warm laughter and supportive humour, the „Flow of Here and Now“ will immediately be present...
for twenty years now I am also a Vision-Quest-Guide and
Out-door's -Teacher (School of Lost Borders, CA)
I am the Co-Founder of the German WABA-Institute (IAKA)
Teacher of: WATSU I & III, Waterdance I & II & III
"freelance" teacher I love to be invited to different countries....