This course offers a clear, coherent, and most importantly, applicable base of knowledge to participants.Whether students are new to Watsu®, and/or bodywork, or have been practicing for years, the information taught is invaluable. Shinzo teaches Shiatsu I, II and III on land and Minakshi teaches Watsu® I, II and III. Fire and Water is a collaboration designed to enhance both Shiatsu & Watsu. With Minakshi's grace and skill in the water, combined with Shinzo's fire and profound knowledge of shiatsu, this course is sure to be enlightening, enlivening, and enriching beyond measure. Fire and Water is taught half on land, half in the water. On land, students are introduced to concepts of oriental Shiatsu. The course introduces ways to use meridians and points that are only available in the water. Students will learn how to touch and enjoy being in the water.

Class Materials: Intermediate & Advanced Acupressure Course Booklet by Wendy Warren & Michael Reed Gach. The course content is also supported with a video and online teaching manual.


Minakshi has been studying and practicing bodywork since 1980. She became a certified Watsu® instructor in 1991 and teaches Waterdance and a Shiatsu class (Fire and Water) in the water which is recognized by WABR for the Shiatsu requirements. Since 1991 she has instructed over 540 classes. Working with Harold Dull, Arjana Brunschwiler, Alexander George, Mario Jahara and others well-known in the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association she has instructed classes throughout the USA, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland and Switzerland. In 1998 she founded the Aquatic Bodywork Island Studio in the Florida Keys. In 2009 she became qualified by Red Cross to teach CPR and First Aid.
In addition to her work in the water she has explored Acupressure, Ayurveda, Continuum, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Feldenkrais®, Hatha Yoga, Hellerwork®, Thai Massage, Polarity and more.