Watsuyoga
Yoga means Union
Individuals, families, friends, and teams, access and celebrate deeper levels of union on land and in water in a Watsuyoga weekend. In threes, help each other learn Watsu's basic moves in the Watsu Round . Each day's class in the warm pool is complemented by Tantsuyoga which brings Watsu onto land. Take team building to a new level in your own workshop, or as part of a longer retreat at a destination spa. Even if you never attend another Watsu class, you will never forget the joy of floating someone at your heart, and being floated and stretched between two others. It can also be the first step on whatever path you are drawn to in the water.
Like other forms of Yoga, the potential is inexhaustible. Once learned, the oversight of the third, allows us to explore how deep we can connect with our eyes closed. The more we repeat the rounds on land or water with the same three or others, the deeper we enter into union. The more friends two of us float or hold between us, introducing the moves we learn in Watsuyoga, the more people we bring into union.
Tantsuyoga
Tantsuyoga is an ideal complement to the Watsu Round. In both, the support of the third allows you to keep your eyes closed as your breath is drawn up each time the breath rises in the one you hold, establishing a profound connection. The continuum, the movement as water, naturally flows through all three of you as you learn a complete round you can do anywhere at a table or on the ground.
Team Building
Watsuyoga brings a new level of bonding and working together that benefits a team and its subsequent productivity. In a workshop, the Watsu Round is usually spread over two mornings and the Tantsuyoga, the afternoons. If the Watsuyoga is part of a longer retreat, it can be presented in the first two days , or in shorter daily pool sessions, establishing the level of cooperation to follow in your meetings. If a suitable pool is nearby, classes in it can be spread out to accomodate your needs.

Though three participate in each Watsu Round, in a workshop, up to a dozen participants can experience floating and helping each of the others in the training rounds that introduce Watsu's basic moves, three or four at a time. Receiving them, helping each other, applying them, and then repeating each move in the opening moves of the subsequent training rounds, helps remove any stress that might accompany learning a sequence, stress often compounded by having to perform for an instructor.

The greater ease (and joy) of learning the basic moves in the Watsu Round has been demonstrated in the countless classes in which Harold Dull developed and fine tuned this method with the help of dozens of other Watsu instructors. Almost all instructors around the world introduce Watsu with the Watsu Round. All have noticed how the students continue to approach learning subsequent moves as a team, enjoying helping each other.
Besides being freed of the stress that can accompany learning, participants will experience Watsu's unique power to reduce stress that
  • places it at the top of the menu in many spas
  • helps veterans with post traumatic stress disorde
  • provides athletes with the fastest recovery after a strenous engagement.
A long distance runner who had his practice sessions followed by a Watsu found his speed increasing and went on to win a medal in the recent Olympics.
Typically Watsu does more than relax. It helps us get in touch with our energy and its sources, and our connection to others.

If you don't already have a pool at your facility, when you see the benefits that come from the Rounds, you might consider installing one where employees who have learned the Round can regularly share the three roles, or join as pairs to introduce Watsu to other employees that they float between them. The satisfaction, teamwork and productivity of all will continue to increase.

Contact our office for information about having a Watsuyoga Team Building at your pool, or at a pool we reserve for your team, or at a destination spa where we already have Watsu instructors in the water such as those in Hawaii, Tahiti, Japan, India, Tuscany, Costa Rica, France, Saint Petersburg and countless other beautiful places.

If your pool is to be used for rounds, for every six participants it should have at least 115 square feet (about 7 square meters) of water between 3.5 and 4 feet depth (106 t0 120 centimeters) that can be heated to 94 degrees Fahrenheit (35 celsius).

When you indicate the range of dates you wish to have it within and the number of participants, we will contact the closest instructors and inform you which ones are available and what the cost would be.
Working Together

Individuals are welcomed to our scheduled Watsuyoga and Watsu Round classes. If you attend with two family members or freinds and wish to only work with each other, you are welcome to share this unforgettable powerful experience. If at least six wish to share it, we can arrange a workshop for you in your own pool, or in one we provide (or at a destination spa).
In 2015, when a fire devastated Harbin Hot Springs, where Harold Dull started Watsu 35 years earlier, and still taught, he searched for pools where he could continue to develop the Watsu Round. Harold found that 6 students could comfortably learn and share the Watsu Round in a 12 foot (4 meter) diameter pool. Being able to teach 6 in a single session pool furthers Harold's goal of making the joy of Watsu's unconditional whole body holding accessible to as many people as possible.
Email enquiries to pavana@watsu.com.

Help realize the potential in Watsuyoga
We invite those who know the benefits of Watsu and want to help make them accessible to others to join in crowd funding. Contributions will be applied to professionally promoting Watsuyoga. Once sufficiently promoted, the income Tantsuyoga generates will be applied towards establishing training centers and scholarships.

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