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About Watsu® III Course


Watsu® III is for those who have given a sufficient number of Watsu® sessions to develop a comfortable and an intuitive awareness of how to be with another person in the water, and who are ready to further adapt and explore outside the sequence structure of Watsu® II.


Powerful stretches and advanced techniques including work at the pool wall and on the steps are introduced.


You will be introduced to new rolls that require a spontaneous adaptation to new positions lead you as a gateway into "Free Flow" .

This course presents an opportunity for students to expand their Watsu® vocabulary and develop their own personal style.

On top of learning techniques that can lead into Free Flow, students are also introduced to adapting Watsu® to a variety of client conditions and challenges.


Students who want to further their training, knowledge and skills in helping populations with special needs are may undertake Clinical Watsu® III: Listening To Each Body.

Watsu® III is an internationally recognised course and certification.

Outcomes of successfully completing this course


  • Learning additional powerful stretches.

  • Learning advanced moves and techniques.

  • Exploring and practicing Rolls.

  • Being introduced to the Step work.

  • Learning more about Wall work.

  • Exploring more Adaptation tools.

  • Learning to utilise own body (“the third arm”).

  • Because this is the highest level of Watsu® required for the Watsu Practitioner Certification, attention during land classes will be placed on preparing students for professional practice.

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 50 hours, 6 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 III Course at Aquanat Alfred Cove, Perth, Western Australia

How to enrol


Get in touch with us to request your enrolment form. 

To enrol in a course: 

1. The course deposit (see Course Fees below) & 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 food and drink provisions for students to use 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.

  • Digital copy of the course manual

  • Professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.

The Venue


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

Cancellation policy


If the AIAB cancels 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:

  • Cancellation more than 60 days before the course commencement date: Full refund.

  • 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.

  • Once the course is confirmed: Nil refund , full course fee 100% will be payable.

Watsu® III Course

Perth, Western Australia |  AUD1590

13th - 18th January, 2025

Advanced  |  Watsu® II Course prerequisite

Teacher: Gianni De Stefani

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