Taught by Cameron West & Elisa Muñoz Blanco
14th – 18th of July 2021 in Madrid, Spain.
(50 hours credit hours with Watsupath™ Training Institute https://watsupath.com and Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association W.A.B.A. http://watsu.com for the professional training in Watsu®)
Building on the materials covered in Watsu® 1 & 2 this course provides comprehensive information and tools for adaptation and for entering into Free Flow. Watsu® 3 is for people who have given enough Watsu® sessions to develop a comfortable intuitive awareness of how to be with another person in the water and who are ready to further adapt and explore outside the form of Watsu® 2.
One half of the day focuses on working with special needs: physical and emotional issues with the use of float tools to assist with stabilization. And the other half of the day introduces rolls, wall and step work. The blend of this course offers an overall experience of “spontaneous adaptation” and to new positions that can lead you into a gateway of “Free Flow”.
Encuentra tu CUPÓN DE DESCUENTO más abajo, en “DESCUENTOS”
- Students will learn to adapt a session: by screening (health history), increasing skills in evaluation of flexibility and range of motion (body scan), learn to adapt moves for special needs and the contraindications to particular moves.
- Students will be encouraged to monitor their ability of “being with” the client instead of doing something to the client.
- Students will learn the intent of each move and which muscle or joint is being stretched or ranged.
- Students will learn the fundamentals of setting up a private practice or being utilized in a rehabilitative environment, with insurance billing possibilities.
- Students will learn to design their own client health history, pertaining to their type of practice.
- Students will develop a deeper understanding of Zen Shiatsu, meridians and pressure points.
- Students will have the opportunity for personal growth and to expand their awareness of the balance needed between “CLINICAL” and the “Breath and Heart Connection”.
Text: Watsu® Freeing the Body in Water by Harold Dull (Second Edition)
Watsu® III, Adaptive manual
A basic formula is used throughout the course consisting of terms, concepts and ideas relevant to Watsu® and presented in various formats.
- Visual. The instructor presents demonstrations of individual moves to the class in the
water and on land.
- Kinesthetic. The students have the opportunity to move on land integrating and
feeling the necessary posture and foot placement needed to accomplish the move in water. The students then have the opportunity to experience the move in water from the instructor, assistant and/or another student.
- Auditory. The student hears the verbal description of the move.
- Intellectual. Lectures and videos are used to provide context, rational and
understanding. Dialogue is encouraged.
- Integration and Repetition. Two times a day students trade with each other, reviewing
and integrating theory, technique and practical considerations in the water while
under the supervision of instructor and assistants.
- A detailed manual is available. Reading assignments are required.
- A skeleton model and charts are employed during lecture and are available for the
student’s reference at all times.
The physical environment.
- Pool size and land class depends on the place where class is being held. In all places, pool is 3.5-5 ft in depth, 96-97 degrees, with ample space to comfortably accommodate 4-7 couples (8-14 students).
- Land class is held close to where the pool is located. Pillows and mats are provided for the students to sit comfortably in a circle, creating an atmosphere of safety for sharing, discussion and exploration of values, principals, methods and techniques.
- Stereo, VCR, skeletal model and charts are used in the learning process.
- The student staff ratio is typically 3 to 1: One or two lead instructors and 2-3 trained assistants (depending on size of class).
The learning environment is created by the staff and is a non-competitive, co-operative atmosphere. Students are encouraged to be accepting of their own strengths and vulnerabilities and to support each other in a joint learning process. Students are encouraged to explore the balance of technique, the “Heart Connection”, establishing boundaries and trust. This allows students becoming practitioners to become more aware of different levels of their being, and how to stay present and centered when their clients are experiencing what may come up during a Watsu®.
Students will be evaluated during the course by:
- Their attendance.
- Their active participation during the course.
- A demonstration of the skills mastered during the course.
At the end of the class you will receive a Certificate issued by Watsupath™ Training Institute and the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association W.A.B.A.
Prerequisites: Watsu® I, II, and demonstration of mastery. If you have been student in any of the IS-Watsu Instructors classes, please, email us to firstname.lastname@example.org. The class will be taught in English and Spanish.
Cameron West is the creator of Aquatic Integration technique and owner of the AquaZen Center. She has been a practitioner and an internationally known teacher of Watsu for over 18 years and has been instrumental in promoting Watsu, Aquatic Integration and Ai Chi into the clinical therapeutic arena. From 1984-1998 Cameron served as the Aquatics Director at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Ventura, CA. She also served on the faculty of Oxnard and Ventura Colleges as an Adapted Physical Education teacher from 1987–2001. Her work has been featured in 2001 Massage Today and June 2006 The Aquatic Therapist on Aquatic Integration and Substance Abuse. Cameron currently travels all over the world teaching, maintains a private practice and directs the aquatic programs at the Aquatic Integration Institute in Templeton, CA.
Elisa Muñoz Blanco
Physioterapist N. 3059. Associate Professor at Physiotherapy degree in Universidad San Pablo-CEU. CEU Universities. Masters Degree in Pediatrics.
Professor at Expert in Aquatic Therapy of Rey Juan Carlos University, at Masters degree in Pediatrics in Universidad San Pablo-CEU. CEU Universities, and at Masters degree in Oncological Physiotherapy in Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Member of Science and Research Committee of Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association. Member of Spanish Association of Lymphedema.
WatsuPath™ Training Institute Founder and Director. CranioSacral Therapy in Water™ Creator and Instructor. Certified Watsu® 2 Instructor. Certified Ai Chi® Instructor.
Expert in Osteopathy, Craniomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release®, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Traditional Thai Massage.
10 years of teaching experience, 19 years of clinical practice. Co-author of the book “Aquatic Therapy: Approaches from the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy in the aquatic media”.
WatsuPath – CST in Water™ is a registered service mark of Elisa Muñoz Blanco. Elisa Muñoz Blanco and WatsuPath™ Training Institute are in title of Watsu™ trademark in Spain.
Commencing on Wednesday, the 14th of July 2021 at 8:30 H,
and closing on Sunday, the 18th of July 2021 at 18:00 H.
Beginning of the class is 8:30am to complete your registration and familiarize yourself with the facility. The daily class schedule will be communicated to you on the first day of class (indicatively every day from 9:00 to 19:00, with a lunch break).
We will need every single hour of the class, so please do your best to arrive in time and organize your travel back home in such a way that you won’t need to leave before the end of class. Any hour missed during the class must be recuperated with individual supervisions.
Registration fee is 740 Euros. See below for discounts and reductions.
The registration fee includes all tuition fees, learning materials and the assistance during class hours. It does not however include travel expenses, food and lodging costs, or the use of all class related facilities. (See the following paragraph Facility Cost).
Registrations will be accepted on a first come – first served basis. The registrations will be valid only upon completion of the Registration Form and online deposit.
- Early bird discount: Students sending their registration and payment receipt before the 7th of April 2021 will get 15% discount. Not cumulative with other discounts. Coupon: watsu3
- Auditor discount: The students that have attended this class before will get a 30% discount of the course fee. Not cumulative with other discounts. Coupon : auditor30
If, after registering to the class, the student needs to cancel their registration, these rules and conditions will be applied:
- Cancellation is permitted only if requested in writing by email to email@example.com at least 6 full weeks prior to beginning of the class.
- Cancellation requested via email 4 full weeks or more before the beginning of the class students will receive back their full deposit less a 50,00 Euros administration fee.
- Cancellations requested via email less than 4 full weeks before the class start date, will lose any refund of the deposit.
In case the minimum number of students is not achieved the organization has the faculty to postpone or cancel the course. In case of cancellation you will be refunded the full deposit with no further compensation. In case of postponement the deposit will be refunded to the students who request it.
COURSE VENUE, MEALS and ACCOMMODATION
UNIDAD DE AGUA DE LA FUNDACIÓN INSTITUTO SAN JOSÉ.
C/ Pinar de San José, 98
Fundación Instituto San José will make available their facilities for the exclusive use of registered students on this course. This includes heated swimming pool, shower and land instruction.
Students are required to pay a facility fee of 23 Euro/day (_a total of 115 Euros_) to access the pool and use the group room for land classes. The balance must be paid the first day in cash directly to the facility management.
The cafeteria at Fundación Instituto San José offers us the option of menu with the entire group (between 8,60 Euros/ day). Please let us know, as we need to confirm in advance.
Likewise, in the same cafeteria they serve sandwiches and burgers. The dining room booked for the group is equipped with microwave, so you can bring your own lunch if desired.
Accommodation recommended for the participants is:
Calle del Espinar, 8 Madrid
+34.91 462 41 11
Prices with discount applicable to the students of the course:
Only accommodation: double room: €55; Individual: €45
This hostel has good connection to the pool and is also very popular. If you are clear you are joining the class, book your room as soon as possible.
You can always check AirB&B or booking.com for further locations.
We are responsible of the logistics of the class, and always happy to help you. It is your responsibility to find your tickets, accommodation and transport.
HOW TO GET THERE:
M-40 exit 30, Cuatro Vientos
M-45, towards N-V, M40 _exit 30
M-30, towards N-V, Cuatro Vientos exit
From Aluche (connection with metro line 5 and nearby C5s): 483 and 487 towards La Fortuna.
From Plaza elíptica (connection with line 6 and 11 of metro): 486 towards La Fortuna.
Line 5 (light green) towards Casa de Campo. Get off at Aluche (link with bus).
Line 11 (dark green) towards La Peseta. Get off at La Peseta and walk 15 Min.
TRAIN: RENFE has regular services to Madrid.
By suburban train: line C-5 (yellow), to Móstoles – El Soto. Get off at Aluche (link with bus).
PLANE: Airport of Madrid – Barajas
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Watsupath™ Training Institute
Cellular: +34. 667.437.941