2019 Dec 8-13 Waterdance 1 with Minakshi in Florida Keys

This class is 50 hours 4:30 pm Sunday - noon Friday in Florida Keys... Maximum number of students: 4 ... The tuition for this course is $850 ... The tuition fee does not include accommodations nor food. ... Auditors repeat this course for $650 ... Hold a place with a deposit of $200 ...
minakshiwatsu@comcast.net Phone; 305 743 2624

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


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 Minakshi:

12/14/2013 ... Don't hesitate - jump in!
09/14/2011 ... This class is a must for those who love to support the freedom and play, along with advancing with thier clients. Minakshi is a very creative, supportive and very personable instructor, taking time to assist your learning the subtle body mechanics for physical releasing, relaxing and ultimately dancing the body into Joy!
06/14/2011 ... My experiences with Minakshi have always been especially thought-provoking and profound. This class was no exception. I swam away with a very clear sense of my personal strengths. So far, every session I've given since finishing the class has been full of grace and ease and my clients are commenting on the "new" moves I have added. Little do they know that the moves are the same, but the spaciousness and intuitiveness from which they begin has been magnified.
04/27/2011 ... its a wonderful beginning to the underwater dynamics of our work!
12/07/2007 ... Water Dance is a wonderful experience to receive and also to give. I have been doing watsu for 8 years and was very ready to move into this work. Can't wait to go have and try it on my clients!
Minakshi is a great instructor. She is clear with her information and feedback. The facility in the Florida Keys is fantastic. One not to be missed, the perfect environment to learn this work.
03/29/2005 ... It was a great experience. It was challenging for me personally because of the 'material floated to the surface' but Minakshi's style perfectly matches what I need. She is very strong and solid but also very considerate. She pays attention to the energy of the group and the individuals, and it's just a treat to watch the ease and grace with which she waterdances AND teaches. Mary provided great support to her and in my opinion, they complemented each other very well.
06/16/2004 ... Minakshi is a very well organized teacher: she is able to present the material clearly with feeling and professionalism.
Minakshi is a student of her work... she os always open to learn from life and her students.
I found the course wonderful