2019 May 10-19 Watsu 1 this course extends over two consecutive weekends, May 10-12 and May 17-19. with Alexander George in Hornerheide

This class is 50 hours Friday - Sunday in Hornerheide... It is taught in English ... Contact: Saskia van Rees ... Telephone +310495 65 17 35 ...
info@watsu.nl Phone; +310495 65 17 35

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.

Learn long gracefully flowing transitions into and out of Watsu's major positions. Learn about your own body mechanics - how to support and move each person as effortlessly as possible in the water.

The Transition Flow follows Basic Watsu and completes Watsu 1. Learn to expand the Basic form with long gracefully flowing transitions into and out of Watsu's major positions. Learn to adapt this to people of all sizes, shapes and dispositions. Learn about your own body mechanics - how to support and move each person as effortlessly as possible in the water.

Alexander George

Alexander George came to the holistic arts in the final third of a 25-year career as a ballet and modern dancer, teacher and choreographer. In 1980 he began the study of holistic massage at the International School of Professional Bodywork in San Diego, completing the 1000 Hour Massage Therapist Training in 1983 and Associate of Science degree in 2004. Alexander qualified as a Trager Practitioner in 1986, subsequently studying with Milton Trager himself. In 1990 he became a Watsu Practitioner at Harbin Hot Springs in northern California under the tutelage of Harold Dull, the originator of Watsu. In 1993 he studied WaterDance from one of its co-founders, Arjana Brunschwiler. Alexander went on to develop the techniques of Healing Dance and Flowing Touch Massage. He is a certified instructor of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, and for nine years taught at the School of Shiatsu and Massage at Harbin Hot Springs. Alexander has led over 300 week-long 50-hour intensives in Anatomy, Massage, Barefoot Shiatsu, Watsu, Healing Dance and WaterDance. Alexander presently leads trainings in Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Portugal and the US. He has written over seventy-five articles on teaching and aquatic bodywork, a selection of which are available for free download at www.aquaticwritings.com. The official web site for Healing Dance is www.healingdance.org. Alexander lives in Germany with his wife, Kathrin.

Feedback from students who have taken this class taught by Alexander George:

07/25/2017 ... I think it is very professional how Watsu is taught, with lots of love and attention for all its details.
04/24/2016 ... Do it!
05/07/2015 ... Alexander George is realy a good teacher. He gives structure to the movements.
05/06/2015 ... that it is a very interesting course, and that it is lots of information in a short period of time. For me myself i would have loved if the course had another weekend just for internalizing everything that has been offered in the first two weekends.
03/25/2013 ... Take the course! It's just great to give and to receive. For me it was exactly what I needed!
04/16/2012 ... Wauw... that I enjoyed it very very much. Felt at home with the assistants (the way you were treated) who where both week-ends there, and with the participants. And that I am very enthousiastic about the way Alexander teaches and the way he is. For me he has a rare quality of alertness, centeredness and intention from the heart, which I only came across by some groupleaders in Poona, in 1979. I would recommend him always... in any course!
04/16/2012 ... It is a very, very good course, with Alexander George. He is explaining everything very very obvious in a good sphere!
04/16/2012 ... If you are considering it, just do it! This course will give you a lot; on the first place you will learn watsu. But it also gives you new contacts with inspiring people. And above these things, it will give you personal growth.
So go with the flow!
04/16/2012 ... An intense but great course.
03/18/2012 ... Starling with Watsu Will open such à beautifull word to you. Alexander is à very good teacher. Hè has à lot of extra stuff like photomanuals and dvd's. Hè also really understands What he is talking about!!!
07/16/2011 ... I would recommend the course to be run by Alexander, that is for sure. The elegance and the structure are two essential parts of his course.
04/01/2011 ... it's a very interesting course. You will learn a lot in a few days. Days are very long but worth the effort.