Previous Courses

WATSU 1: Transition Flow 34 hours

3rd, 4th, 5th September 2018

Pre Requisite – Basic Watsu – 16 hours

Transition Flow at National Star College, Cheltenham

Basic Watsu (16 hours) and Transition Flow (34 hours) complete the 50 hours of Watsu 1.

Basic Watsu is the first 2 days of Watsu 1. It can be taken as complete in itself, certificated separately and used as a foundation for practicing. Transition Flow completes Watsu 1 and increases Watsu skills for the start of the full Watsu Practitioner Programme *

  • Learn therapeutic handling alongside breath awareness, rhythm and stretching
  • Learn transitions into and out of Watsu’s major positions
  • Learn how to effectively incorporate stillness into treatment
  • Learn how to maintain alignment of the client and therapist
  • Learn to adapt this to people of different sizes, shapes and dispositions.
  • Learn about one’s own body mechanics and awareness to support and move clients effortlessly and safely in the water.

COURSE FEES

Transition Flow – £360 includes pool fees, use of practical room, refreshments, 16 hours tuition, notes and WABA Certification.
Early bird payment £350 to be paid to Hilary Austin by 3rd July 2018

ACCOMMODATION

Participants are required to arrange their own travel, meals and accommodation.

AirBnB in Cheltenham offers extensive choice

BOOKING

Please contact Hilary Austin  to secure a place for the  course and request a booking and health form. Payments to Hilary Austin can be made by cheque, BACS transfer or PayPal which may incur a 3% fee for foreign currency transactions

for full course details download this PDF

* see www.watsu.com for full Watsu Practitioner requirements.

Basic Watsu is a pre requisite for Transition Flow to complete Watsu 1.

 

 

WATSU 1: 50 hours 16th – 20th April 2018

Basic Watsu and Transition Flow at National Star College, Cheltenham

Basic Watsu: 16th – 17th April 2018
Transition Flow: 18th 19th 20th April 2018

Basic Watsu (16 hours) and Transition Flow (34 hours) complete the 50 hours of Watsu 1. Basic Watsu is the first 2 days of Watsu 1. It can be taken as complete in itself, certificated separately and used as a foundation for practicing. Transition Flow completes Watsu 1 and increases Watsu skills for the start of the full Watsu Practitioner Programme *

  • Learn therapeutic handling alongside breath awareness, rhythm and stretching
  • Learn transitions into and out of Watsu’s major positions
  • Learn how to effectively incorporate stillness into treatment
  • Learn how to maintain alignment of the client and therapist
  • Learn to adapt this to people of different sizes, shapes and dispositions.
  • Learn about one’s own body mechanics and awareness to support and move clients effortlessly and safely in the water.

COURSE FEES

Basic Watsu – £320 includes pool fees, use of practical room, refreshments, 16 hours tuition, notes and WABA Certification.

Transition Flow – £360 includes pool fees, use of practical room, refreshments, 16 hours tuition, notes and WABA Certification.
Early bird payment £350 to be paid to Hilary Austin by March 7th

ACCOMMODATION

Participants are required to arrange their own travel meals and accommodation. AirBnB in Cheltenham offers extensive choice

BOOKING

Please contact Hilary Austin to secure a place for each course and to request a booking and health form. Payments to Hilary Austin can be made by cheque or BACS transfer. PayPal may incur a 4% fee

Download THIS PDF (150kb) for full details.

* see www.watsu.com for full Watsu Practitioner requirements. Basic Watsu is a pre requisite for Transition Flow to complete Watsu 1.

WATSU TRANSITION FLOW  34 hours * w.a.b.a certified trainin

9th 10th 11th Feb 2018

Pre -requisite Basic Watsu -16 hours. This completes WATSU 1 – 50 hours

9.00 am – 6.30 pm daily. Subject to change according to group needs

Early Bird Price £350 paid by 9th Dec 2017 :  Normal price £360.

Includes tuition, pool/venue fees, notes and *WABA registration and certification.

Does not include travel, food or accommodation.

Email [email protected] for booking forms and payment details

Venue : National Star College Ullenwood, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 9QU

www.nationalstar.org

Contact Hilary through this page for course details

 

BASIC WATSU: 16 Hours * w.a.b.a certified training

20th-21st Jan 2018

 * 9.00am –  6.30pm Sat 20th & Sunday 21st Jan 2018

* timetable flexible subject to group needs.

Early Bird Price £300 paid by 20th Nov 2017 :  Normal price £320.

Includes tuition, pool/venue fees, notes and WABA registration and certification.

Does not include travel, food or accommodation.

Email [email protected] for booking forms and payment details

Venue : National Star College Ullenwood, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 9QU

www.nationalstar.org

More details available through this PDF file (155kb). Or contact Hilary through this page to learn more.

*Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association

 

 

 

BASIC WATSU: 16 Hours * w.a.b.a certified training

23rd -25th October 2016

Freshfield Spa, Carlton Road, Worksop, Notts. S81 8BS

www.freshfieldspa.co.uk

 *WABA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR SINCE 1999: HILARY AUSTIN 

*Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association

WATSU 1 : Transition Flow 50 hours * w.a.b.a certified training

23rd – 29th Oct 2016

Freshfield Spa, Carlton Road, Worksop, Notts. S81 8BS

www.freshfieldspa.co.uk

*WABA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORHILARY AUSTIN

WATSU 1 Transition Flow: 50 hours waba certified

DATES:  8th – 14th August 2015

VENUE:  Fountaindale School, Nottingham Rd., Mansfield NG18 5BA

INSTRUCTOR:  Hilary Austin

WATSU 1 Transition Flow

DATES: 15th,16th,17th August 2014 and 12th.13th.14th Sept 2014

VENUE: HH  Therapies, Unit 4, Meadows Bridge, Parc Menter, Cross Hands Business Park, Llanelli, Wales SA14 6RA

INSTRUCTOR:  Hilary Austin

 

BASIC WATSU TRAINING

DATES: 18th,19th, 20th July 2014

VENUE: HH  Therapies Unit 4, Meadows Bridge, Parc Menter, Cross Hands Business Park, Llanelli, Wales SA14 6RA

INSTRUCTOR: Hilary Austin

WATSU 1 – TRANSITION FLOW

DATES: 27th November to 1st December 2013

VENUE: Boswedden House, St. Just, Nr. Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NJ www.boswedden.org.uk Tel/Fax: 01736 788733 Resident proprietors: Thelma Griffiths and Nigel Nathan

Once you have reserved your place on the training by completing The Booking Form and Health Declaration Form (links below), you must then book your room with Boswedden House directly. Do this as soon as possible. Reference to Boswedden House when booking your room: “Watsu 1 Training.” Payment to Boswedden House for 4 nights, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, twin share, en suite will total: £224. Single occupancy will incur a supplement and must be arranged with the venue when booking.

INSTRUCTORS: Tomasz Zagorski & Hilary Austin

COURSE FEE: non-refundable deposit £160 to secure your place. Balance of £400 to be paid by 1st Octobert 2013. Cheques payable to: Hilary Austin. BACS Transfer: Text/phone Hilary for details to 07767 493886 PayPal payments will incur a 5% fee

Book by 10th Sept 2013 for the chance of winning a free Watsu from Hilary

BOOKING FORM & HEALTH DECLARATION FORM must be sent – with payment – to: Hilary Austin,

Course details, including what to bring, available here.

BASIC WATSU TRAINING

DATES: 22, 23, 24 November 2013

VENUE: Boswedden House, St. Just, Nr. Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NJ www.boswedden.org.uk Tel/Fax: 01736 788733 Resident proprietors: Thelma Griffiths and Nigel Nathan

Once you have reserved your place on the training by completing The Booking Form and Health Declaration Form (links below), you must then book your room with Boswedden House directly. Do this as soon as possible. Reference to Boswedden House when booking your room: “Basic Watsu Training.” Payment to Boswedden House for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners will total: £112. Single occupancy will incur a supplement and must be arranged with the venue when booking.

INSTRUCTOR: Hilary Austin

COURSE FEE: non-refundable deposit £75 to secure your place. Balance of £300 to be paid by 23rd Sept 2013. Cheques payable to: Hilary Austin. BACS Transfer: Text/phone Hilary for details to 07767 493886 PayPal payments will incur a 5% fee

Book by 10th Sept 2013 for the chance of winning a free Watsu from Hilary.

BOOKING FORM & HEALTH DECLARATION FORM must be sent – with payment – to: Hilary Austin

Course info, timetable, including what to bring, available here.

 

Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th April 2013

Venue: Physiotherapy Outpatient Department
Rehabilitation Centre
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill
Cosham
Portsmouth
Hants
PO6 3 LY

For details contact the organiser Claire Jeffries on:  TeL: 00 44 (0)2392 286583

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June 29-July 1: Basic Watsu – Manorhamilton, Co.

Leitrim, Ireland

DATES & TIMES: 29th June – 1st July 2012. Starts 6.30pm Friday; finishes 4.30pm Sunday

VENUE: Our Lady’s Hospital, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.

LOCAL HOST: Sean Callagy of AquaticTherapy.ie

COST: €495 – includes meeting room, pool fees, notes & WABA Registration. €300 non-refundable deposit by cheque secures your place – payable to Sean Callagy by June 15th. Accommodation (available locally) is not included in the course fee. Contact Sean for more info.

PLACES: maximum 4 students.

REGISTRATION: contact Sean directly regarding forms, accommodation etc


July 12-14: Basic Watsu – Epsom, Surrey, UK

LOCAL ORGANISER: Sarah Wratton
DMRC Headley Court
Epsom Surrey
KT18 6JW
Tel: 01372 378271 ext: 7220
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Basic Watsu – Cornwall

DATES & TIMES: 20 – 22nd APRIL 2012. Starts 6.30pm Friday; finishes 6.30pm Sunday

VENUE: Boswedden House, St. Just Cape, Cornwall, TR19 7NJ, UK.

COST: £390 – includes meeting room, pool fees, notes & WABA Registration.  £50 non-refundable deposit by cheque secures your place (payable to Hilary Austin). Paypal payments will incur a 5% charge.

PLACES: maximum 6 students. Download, complete and return the following forms to Hilary:

ACCOMMODATION: £108 for 2 nights bed & breakfast, lunch, & dinner in twin-shared en suite rooms from Friday evening through to Sunday lunch. Book and pay separately to Boswedden House (referencing Basic Watsu Course): www.boswedden.org.uk Email: [email protected] Tel: 01736 788733

MORE QUESTIONS? contact Hilary directly.

ALL COURSE DOWNLOADS, FORMS & INFORMATION:

 

BASIC WATSU TRAINING 21ST 22ND 23RD OCTOBER 2011: CORNWALL, UK

INSTRUCTOR/ORGANISER: Hilary Austin (W.A.B.A)

DATE OF COURSE: 21ST, 22ND, 23RD OCTOBER 2011
START 6:00PM Friday 21st Oct
FINISH 6:00PM Sunday 23rd Oct
VENUE: BOSWEDDEN HOUSE
ADDRESS: Cape Cornwall, St.Just, Nr. Penzance, Cornwall. TR19 7NJ England

COURSE INFORMATION:

The Tuition for this course is £300. A £50 deposit will secure you a place.

Accommodation (including bed & breakfast plus lunch), in twin-shared en suite rooms from Friday evening through Sunday lunch, is an additional £90 payable to and booked directly with Boswedden House (quoting the Watsu course). Additional nights Bed & Breakfast at £32 are available. www.boswedden.org.uk

You do not need to be able to swim, but it is important that you are comfortable and confident in the water. If you have any concerns about this, please ask before you apply and see terms and conditions on the Registration Form.

COURSE CONTENT:

5 hours of pool time in 2 sessions and 3 hours of land sessions each day.
Extensive Notes and waba registration are included in the course.

Watsu’s Basic moves and positions taught as a sequence
Body mechanics and client alignment
Safety, support and contraindications
Meditation and breath work
Self awareness, maintaining boundaries and ethics

On successful completion of the course you will be certificated with W.A.B.A – Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Associationn ***

16 hour BASIC WATSU TRAINING

Certified by w.a.b.a Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association

WATSU or WATER SHIATSU is a profoundly relaxing aquatic movement therapy where the emphasis is upon stretching & freeing the body in a warm and comforting water environment. The technique is based upon Zen Shiatsu, and is an effective way of mobilizing “CHI” [the body’s life force] through the “meridians” which, in Oriental systems, are paths of energy.

Body-temperature water is an ideal medium for deep relaxation. The lightness of the body in water allows the practitioner to float the receiver, to free the spinal vertebrae, to articulate joints and elongate muscles in ways that are not possible on land. These rhythmic and dance-like movements are performed in harmony with the breath to inspire the natural regeneration of mind, body and spirit.

One feature of Watsu that makes it more effective than other forms of bodywork is the potency of being held closely and non-sexually. This is more easily accepted in water, and can heal deep wounds of mistrust and separation. Watsu connects us to something beyond the purely physical. This therapeutic environment promotes deep feelings of security and nurture, leading to a profound and holistic bodywork experience like no other.

Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and other bodyworkers use Watsu all over the world because of Watsu’s clinically proven benefits:

Reduced stress and anxiety
Decreased muscle guarding and tension
Increased range of motion
Improved circulation
Improved body awareness

Decreased pain and fatigue
Increased energy
Released emotional stress
Better breathing and sleep patterns
Release of toxins

WATSU’S BASIC MOVES CAN BE LEARNED AND COMBINED INTO A SIMPLE SEQUENCE TAUGHT IN 2 DAYS [16 HOURS] – LEARN:-

HOW TO HOLD AND MOVE SOMEONE SAFELY IN THE WATER
GOOD BODY MECHANICS
A COMPLETE SEQUENCE, WHICH IS THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL FURTHER WATSU TRAINING
HARMONISING AND CO-ORDINATING THE BREATH WITH MOVEMENT AND STILLNESS
LAND SESSIONS WHICH AUGMENT THE SEQUENCE & ENCOURAGE SELF AWARENESS
On successful completion of the 16 hour training you will be registered and certified with W.A.B.A – the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association *** http://www.waba.edu

Hilary Austin www.aquatictherapy.co.uk
Authorised waba Instructor http://www.waba.edu

WATSU WORKS!

Rachel Lewis, Rheumatology Superintendent of Physiotherapists at Southmead Hospital, N. Bristol says:

“Since our first Basic Watsu Training in January 2001, our ankylosing spondilitis A/S patients speak of little else. They get great benefit from the deep relaxation, and comment that they sleep extremely well, which is very important in clinical conditions. Our metrology shows tremendous improvement in their range of motion and posture. We have also used Watsu with patients who are in chronic pain. Our staff too, are requesting Watsu for stress relief.”

Jacqueline Pattman, who attended the Bristol course, introduced Basic Watsu Training in January 2002 at The Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, Sussex. She too endorses Watsu’s benefits:

“I first experienced Watsu on a Hydrotherapy HACP study day when I was quick enough to change to be a model for Hilary’s demonstration. Even with a crowd of people watching I completely relaxed, felt entirely safe and extremely free. Further to this I attended a W/E introductory Watsu Course, which highlighted the precision and skill required in this unique water work. I started to practice Watsu on my colleagues. They noticed immediate physical and mental benefits .In my clinical practice, as a Hydrotherapist, I have practiced Watsu on a variety of patients with excellent effects. The types of conditions that have benefited are:

Cerebral Palsy: Traumatic Brain Injury: Manic Depression: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Paranoid Schizophrenia: Low Back Pain: Pregnancy Induced Pain.

It has also proved very popular with the STAFF within the department for STRESS RELIEF and other stress related complaints.”
“IN MY EXPERIENCE WATSU CAN COMPLEMENT TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES AND IS AN EXTREMELY USEFUL TOOL IN TODAY’S STRESSFUL LIVING”