Watsu is a soothing type of massage that takes place in warm, waist-deep water. It was developed by Harold Dull in 1980, when he started applying Zen Shiatsu stretches to students floating in the warm pool at Harbin Hot Springs in California. Its name comes from a combination of the words “water” and “shiatsu.”
This class is designed to give you a basic overview of Watsu and provide you with a simple yet profound sequence you can share with friends and loved ones in pools, hot tubs and hot springs pools. Using the water as a support, you will learn to float, massage, stretch, cradle and hold someone in tune with the breath.
You will learn to support someone, stay grounded in water, learn the body mechanics that underlie Watsu by first following them as in Tai Chi, and then with a person in your arms. On land, you will be introduced to co-centering by exploring and sharing what “being held” means to the giver and receiver. You will learn to connect the techniques learned in the class into a simple flowing form. Emphasis is on moving smoothly between the positions of Watsu using graceful transitions and safely supporting the person in your arms.
Prerequisite for Level I: no previous experience required. This class offers an excellent one-day intro into the world of Watsu, Level I is required for Level II These classes gives no credits for WABA(Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association).
Watsu Aquatic Bodywork Experience I, April 20th, 10:00-5:00 $99
Watsu Aquatic Bodywork Experience II, April 21st, 10-5:00 $99 (Prerequisite Level I)
Take both classes for $169
Class size limited to 8
Located in a heated, indoor private pool in Downtown Salt Lake City. Lunch not provided. Please dress comfortably, bring 1 or 2 bathing suits, 1-2 towels, robe (opt), toiletries and lunch.
To register or for more information, please call Lori at 951-833-5346 or email for more information at Sagestar@aol.com