Watsu® 2

Class details

  • Class Hours: 50
  • Instructor: Cameron West
  • Prerequisites: Watsu 1
  •  Class Materials: Class Manual by the instructor, Class Textbook: “Watsu® Basic and Explorer Path" by Harold Dull. Bring a swimsuit and towels
  • Checkin at Harbin front gate as early as 12pm Sunday. You may enter the classroom building at 6pm to bring in your bedding and food if you'd like. Class orientation begins promptly at 6:30pm for a 7pm class start time

Building on the materials covered in Watsu I, this course focuses on broadening your repertoire of basic moves. Each position introduces more detailed bodywork, Shiatsu points, stretches and moves, some clinical adaptations with noodle, and ways to explore and adapt as needed.

You will learn to become more attuned to the receiver’s breath and natural movements, increasing skills for listening, and be provided with an ideal base for a therapeutic Watsu session. Instruction and practice time in the pool is 30 hours. Movements are demonstrated then practiced under the supervision of the primary instructor and assistants. The remaining 20 hours of class time is on land.

Land classes will primarily use anatomical visual aids and kinesthetically designed exercises to assist you in learning the progression and intent of moves. Land classes will also include: meridian and major shiatsu points, Watsu chi mechanics, adaptations for specific dysfunctions, and how Watsu practitioners can be utilized in a Rehabilitation Facility. All land and water classes will emphasize the importance of "being with" the client and the "Breath and Heart Connection".

You will:
• Learn Expanded Flow Sequencing
• Learn to adapt moves for special needs
• Increase skill for listening to the body, and being with the breath
• Increase assessment skills for which moves are appropriate for different kinds of specific dysfunctions
• Learn the intent of each move and which muscle or joint is being stretched or ranged
• Increase ability to discern how much range of motion and stretch can be given in warm water per your clients needs
• Develop a deeper understanding of Zen Shiatsu, meridians and points
• Be encouraged to monitor your ability of "being with" the client instead of doing something to the receiver
• Have the opportunity for personal growth and to expand your awareness of the balance needed between "CLINICAL" and the "Breath and Heart Connection