About Watsu® II Course

 

In Watsu® II, the sequence learned in Watsu® I is expanded upon with emphasis on developing the students' tool kit of moves further with a richer range of possibilities and skills. 

All positions students learned during their Watsu® I training are explored further, presenting possibilities of more detailed bodywork, Shiatsu stretches, pressure points and move applications.

 

Clinical approaches are introduced in exploring adaptation tools to meet various clients' needs.

Students learn to be more attuned to the receiver’s breath and natural movements, increasing essential basic skills for applying therapeutic Watsu® sessions.

 

This course consists of around 30 hours of pool practice with the remaining 20 hours of class time on land where students expand on the anatomical intent of moves, the aquatic implementation of major shiatsu meridians and points, Watsu chi mechanics, adaptations for specific needs and rehabilitation application.  

The training will emphasise the importance of "being with" the client and the "breath and heart connection" in providing a more in-tune and fine-tuned therapy.

Land classes will primarily use anatomical visual aids and kinaesthetically designed exercises to assist students in learning the progression and intent of moves.

This course is internationally recognised.
 

Outcomes of successfully completing this course

 

  • Students expand on and fine tune their Watsu® skills and sequence with new moves, stretches, massage possibilities, theoretical understandings and greater awareness and accommodation of clients' needs.

  • Receive an internationally recognised professional certificate.  

  • Acquire 50 experience hours towards practitioner certification logged on their WABA (World Wide Aquatic Bodywork Association) Registry listing.

  • Eligibility to enrol to intermediate courses such as Watsu® III.

You will learn

 

  • The Watsu® II Expanded Flow Sequencing. 

  • How to adapt moves for special conditions. 

  • More tools for listening to the body and being with the breath. 

  • To assess which moves are appropriate for different clients. 

  • The intent of each move and which muscle or joint are being stretched.

  • How to notice what is the range of motion and stretch that can be given in warm water as per a clients’ needs. 

  • To develop a deeper understanding of Zen Shiatsu, meridians and significant points. 

  • The different qualities of "being with" the client instead of doing something to the receiver. 

  • Maintain Breath and Heart Connection.

Duration, delivery, and study load

 

This is an intensive 5 day course delivered through face to face training sessions in the pool as well as on land.

​This course involves about 30 hours of pool practice, with the remaining 20 hours involving discussions, meditation, movement exercises, lectures and videos, on land.
 

Course materials

 

* Included in the course price.

  • A digital copy of the course Class Manual will be sent to you prior to the course commencement date.

  • Floats for use in the water during course hours are supplied by the venue.

  • Textbook “Watsu® Basic and Explorer Path" by Harold Dull (the father of Watsu) is available at the venue for reading during course hours.

What to bring

 

  • Printed or digital copy of the class manual. 

  • Notebook and pen.

  • 2 sets of bathers.

  • 2 sets of towels/bath robes.

  • Flip flops / slippers for convenience.

  • Water bottle.

  • If you require ear plugs please bring enough pairs for the duration of the course.

  • Toiletries, and skin care products for after pool use. 

  • Comfortable clothes for land classes, and for after pool time.

Watsu II Course at Aquanat Alfred Cove Perth

How to enrol

 

Get in touch with us to request your enrolment form. 

To enrol in a course: 


1. The course deposit and a completed enrolment form are required in order to secure your spot in the course


2. The full course fees are payable once the course is confirmed by the Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork (AIAB) no later than 30 days before the course commencement date. 

Bank details: 
Account Name: Aquanat Pty Ltd
BSB: 036063
Account Number: 221817
Reference: Student's full name + Course name & Start date

 

* Please wait for the course confirmation prior to booking travel and it is also recommended to opt for accommodation with a favourable cancellation policy. 
 

Course fees

 

AUD600 deposit in order to enrol + AUD990 once your receive the course confirmation email.

The price includes: 

  • Vegetarian and vegan food and drink provisions during the hours of the course.

  • Use of the training centre during the hours of the course, including the pool, the kitchenette, the outdoor lounge area, the sitting areas inside the venue ang changing rooms and showers.

  • Free parking on-site.

  • Help organising accommodation if needed.

  • Course manual

  • Professional certificate of completion

The Venue

 

Aquanat centre - home of the Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork. 
Address: 545 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, Perth Western Australia

Facility features: 

  • An indoors warm pool

  • Spacious changing rooms, toilets and showers

  • Outdoor lounge area

  • Indoor sitting areas

  • Heating and cooling

  • Equipped kitchenette

  • A Reverse Osmosis purified water system for bottle re-fills

  • Off-road venue parking

Nearby amenities: 

  • Perth Swan River, Attadale and Alfred Cove Nature Reserves and Walter Point.

  • Bus stop right next to the centre.

  • Cafes, restaurants, shops, grocery stores, post office, pharmacy, and much more.

* Other Venues: Anat Juran is available to teach elsewhere nationally and internationally for those wishing to organise a future course at their preferred location.

Please get in touch to discuss this option further directly with Anat.  

Cancellation policy

 

If the AIAB cancel s the course: 


The student will be entitled to a full refund including the deposit. This includes any exchange rate that the student might have endured. This excludes any other expenses the student endured such as for travel bookings and/or cancellation of accommodation. 

If a student cancels their enrolment: 


Any refund or/and cancellation requests must be made in writing to: info@aquanat.com.au. Cancellation more than 60 days before the course commencement date: refund of the deposit. Cancellation less than 60 days and more than 30 days before the course commencement date: 50% refund. Cancellation less than 30 days: Nil refund , full course fee 100% will be payable.
 

Watsu® II Course

Perth, Western Australia

1st to 5th October 2022

Intermediate | Watsu® I Course prerequisite

Teacher: Anat Juran