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Hawaii Massage School: Introduction to Watsu
October 30, 2011 - November 8, 2011
Watsu is a form of bodywork which is performed while floating in body-temperature water. The receipient of a Watsu treatment is supported by floats as well as the therapist, while the therapist gently stretches the body. The nature of performing bodywork in the water allows for the body to be stretched and manipulated in unique ways, that may not be possible on land.
Kalani has one of the largest Watsu pools in the United States, an excellent facility to learn this beautiful and transformative art.
Introduction to Watsu: Students will learn to support someone and stay grounded in water. They will learn the body mechanics that underlie Watsu by first flowing them as in Tai Chi, and then with a person in their arms. They will experience the stillness that is the ground of presence, and incorporate the way the heart and breath connection can be maintained throughout a Watsu, before having to memorize any sequence.
Transition & Flow: (the last 34 hours of Introduction to Watsu) Students will learn to connect the techniques learned in the Introduction to Watsu into a simple flowing form. Emphasis is centered around moving smoothly between all the major positions of Watsu using long gracefully transitions. On land students will be introduced to co-centering by exploring and sharing what “being held” means to the giver and receiver.
About the Facilitator(s)
Alexis Lee has been an Aquatic Bodyworker since 1996, working in Watsu, Healing Dance, Waterdance and Jahara. Alexis has taught Watsu since 2000 under the tutelage of Harold Dull, the founder of Watsu®.
Her passion for Watsu stems from the heart-centered connection she feel with each person who floats in her arms. Alexis encourages Watsu practitioners to come from a place of 'being', rather than 'doing', without agenda, thereby allowing each client's body to 'tell' them what it needs.
As a therapist, Alexis' experience in Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomilomi and Yogassage therapies enhance her water work.
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Phone:(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone:(808) 965-7828 (front desk)
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Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.
Tuition-only price: $650. Discounts are available if taking multiple bodywork courses.
To register and/or book accomodations and meals, contact Kalani Reservations Desk. Prices subject to change without notice.
Prices subject to change without notice.