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.

Steve Karle

Steve Karle is a certified Watsu® Practitioner & Teacher and Craniosacral Therapist. He is director of the British School of Aquatic Bodywork and founder of Poetry in Water.

Steve’s background is in music and drama, which took him from Havana to Rome followed by post-graduate studies at RADA and LAMDA in London. Following a personal healing journey, Steve studied a range of eastern and western approaches to bodywork, finally specialising in water. He studied, assisted and co-taught with Theri Thomas, founder of Aquatherics®, and Harold Dull, creator of Watsu, amongst many other teachers. He introduced aquatic bodywork in London in 2011 and has since developed his own method, rooted in both Craniosacral Therapy and Watsu yet incorporating a wider range of elements, focusing on an entirely organic approach. His on-going passion for this work led to the building of the very first two Watsu pools in London where he was involved as consultant from its initial stages and where he and his Poetry in Water team now lead an ongoing clinic practice.

Steve's approach is characterised by a neutral presence, an impeccable technique and an organic understanding of movement as a reflection of one's mind-body process. Particular fields of interest include trauma work, pre and peri-natal development as well as exploring the intersection between healing and art.

If you’re interested in sessions in London please quote the Watsu site for a discounted first session.