Waterdance (or "Wassertanzen", the original German name) is a form of aquatic bodywork developed by Arjana Brunschwiler and Aman Schroter in 1987. Like Watsu, it begins with the client held in the practitioner's arms above the surface of the water, where the body is cradled, stretched, and relaxed. In Waterdance, the client is then given nose clips and gradually and gently taken entirely under the water. Once freed from the bounds of head support and gravity, the client's body can be moved, stretched, and worked in literally unlimited ways. Waterdance incorporates elements of massage, Aikido, dolphin and snake movements, rolls, somersaults, inversions, dance, and much more. The effects of this work include deep physical release and can induce deep states of relaxation, meditation, bliss, and even visions. A prerequisite for participating in Waterdance classes is that you have training in Watsu or other forms of above-surface aquatic bodywork, such as Jahara Technique.
In Waterdance 1 we explore the art of breath connection that enables you to establish a deep rapport with your clients, inspire their trust and offer the attentiveness that is necessary when bringing someone below the water's surface. You learn the Waterdance short form which includes learning to establish a rhythm that works with each client's breathing needs and to move all body types through the water with security, ease and graceful fluidity, giving the receiver a profound sense of freedom and joy.
Prerequisites: Watsu 1 or Watsu 100
Arjana Brunschwiler

Arjana Claudia Brunschwiler
Is the co-founder of WaterDance and imported WATSU® to Switzerland in the 1990s.
She is recognised by WABA (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, USA) and
IAKA (Institut für Aquatische Körperarbeit, Switzerland, Germany, Austria). In 1993 she created the IAKA Institute, a school dedicated to the art of aquatic touch and recognised worldwide for its aquatic bodywork techniques. In 1996 Arjana brought WATSU® to Belgium. Since then she teaches WATSU® and WATA worldwide.
In 2007 she started to facilitate dolphin trips in Egypt aimed at meeting free wild dolphins while practicing WATSU® and WATA in a natural environment.