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.
Feedback from students who have taken this class taught by
... It was amazing work everyone needs to learn this.
... Do it! The experience cannot be fully encapsulated in words, it must be felt.
... Watsu has been life transformative, not only from a professional standpoint but a personal one as well.
... Taking this course abroad with Mikanshi has been an incredible experience for me. Mikanshi has a fully faceted knowledge of water and complete technicality on watsu movements from its beginnings to today.
... Minakshi is so knowledgeable! Take the week class and enjoy every moment, the atmosphere provided by Minakshi is wonderful and perfect for learning. Her accommodations are perfect as well with the abundance of videos to reference after class to review what you have just learned and prepare for the next day.
... Minakshi is a very skilled and patient teacher. The location is beautiful and down to earth. This is an ideal place to take a training if you like small groups and individual attention. It's also a lot of fun to stay on site to enjoy the company and support of fellow students.
... Small class size enabled a flawless learning environment with one on one training and individual attention. Extensive education in bodywork on land and in water, entire course packed with unlimited information and attention to detail. Opportunity to practice skill was available every day, and no questions went unanswered. There are no comments in the below "improvement to course suggestion box" below because there is absolutely NOTHING to improve, whether you stay for a weekend, a week, or entire month, it will be the best and most extensive education you will receive time and money wise. My emphasis on BEST AND MOST EXTENSIVE EDUCATION, Minakshi is the best of the best.
... Loved it! I'm so glad I took this course directly after taking Watsu I. This course really brought awareness to my body mechanics and all the possibilities in the "Explore Flow" section. I'm excited to continue on.
... Minakshi offers a depth of information from her history in Watsu that makes her classes very thorough, engaging and fun. The space is incredible. I felt like I was more on a vacation than a training. This was truly a wonderful experience.
... She is an amazing teacher with an abundance of patience. A pleasure to spend time with and very passionate about her craft. Can't wait to take another class with her.
... take it!
You'll be teached by a patient and caring teacher and you'll learn from her in a wonderful way.
Also, you will enjoy the delightful environment and the warm-hearted hospitality.
I'm so thankful, Minakshi!
This course was a lot of help.
Completion of this course will recommend it to another student.
... Training was useful in my job. (Aqua therapy)
I was very satisfactory.
... Watsu II helped me a lot to integrate new movements to the knowledge gained in level I, also understand and experience more flow.. I enjoyed so much MinakshiÃ‚Â´s place, and also the opportunity of receiving so much support and individualized help and attention from her as a teacher.. I learnt a lot , was a wonderful experience. im so grateful
... It is a wonderful class, I would recommend it to others.
... It was very informative and taught in an atmosphere that focused on strengths rather than weakness. The teaching style allowed me to accept/assimilate the new information easily. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to expand on their Watsu knowledge and a deeper insite within themselves.
... I would highly rcomend taking a class or many classes with Minakshi at the Florida Island Studio, I will be back for more for sure :)
The classes are small, in a very nice, comfortable private setting.
The schedule is perfect.
I highly enjoyed sleeping on the screened porch
... This course was wonderfully organised but at the same time presented in an informal manner which just added to the fun. The participants were few in number and given every opportunity to progress together and given ample time to practice and perfect the series of moves. The demonstrations were visual, kinaesthetic, we had video resources and plenty of in-water time.
Minakshi and her assistant were patient, clear, helpful but not at all overbearing.
I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to be in a ocation where there was total immersion in the subject. The accommodation was great as far as I'm concerned as I had no need to go anywhere else for entertainment and was lookijg just for a special space. That is what i found. I'll be back when the UK Pound goes back to strength...as far as courses price.....also a great deal!!
The best!......in my humble opinion
... Great content. instructor and assistant Jim Orsi very pleasant and patient.
I am going back in two days for Watsu III. Can't wait! Great location!
... Minakshi's experience, her pride in her work continue to show. Each class opens a greater understanding of Watsu, all the levels that this work effects others, and how fluent Minakshi is in her delivery of its beauty. I can't say enough how much she and this work have touched and changed my life.
... This course is a wonderful addition to Watsu 1. It expands, energetically, physically exponentially on Watsu 1. This has continued to be among the most life altering events in growth for me.
... I believe Watsu is one of the most amazing treatments I have been involved with...thank you!
Minakshi is a delight. She is professional but teaches with such a heart. My goal is to work toward a teaching certificate if it were not for that I would take all my classes with Minakshi.
... Do not hesitate
... This is very nice to learn Watsu in a small class!
Minakshi is very good teacher and you will like the beautiful florida!