South Africa 2017-2018




Courses are currently being arranged for 2018

in South Africa. 

Details will be added as soon as they are finalized.




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Please note: 
The techniques in all of these courses are only to be used within the scope of practice of each participant’s professional licence or regulation.

Advanced International Aquatic Therapy Techniques 

10 – 12 and 14 – 16 October, 2017  (6 day course)
Location:  Springs (near Johannesburg)

Dive into the most comprehensive, in-depth, practical, hands-on, Aquatic Therapy course offered anywhere!  This course will massively expand your skills in all areas of Aquatic Therapy for neurological, orthopaedic and paediatric patient populations.  Learn in an exclusive group with a maximum of 10 participants.  You’ll receive extensive hands-on guidance from Peggy for all of the techniques.

Gain skills in Bad Ragaz, Halliwick in Rehab, Ai Chi, Aquatic Pilates, Aquatic Manual Therapy, Trunk/Joint Stabilisation, Burdenko, Watsu, Open & Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises, and … more details and photos 

Clinical Watsu® 1

20 – 25 October, 2017  (6 day course – starts 3pm on 20 Oct)  
Location:  Cape Town

This course will be co-taught by Peggy Schoedinger and Adele Pudney.

Start your Watsu journey with this exceptional course.  You will learn amazing ways of holding and floating someone in the water while moving them in slow, flowing movements.  Watsu benefits EVERYONE (children and adults) by improving relaxation, decreasing stress, decreasing pain, decreasing muscle spasm, improving posture, improving range of motion, and much more!!

By the end of the course, you will know a large variety of moves for creating an incredible, hour-long session addressing the needs of your specific patient populations.

Come join us.  Your patients – and your own body – will be grateful you took this course! … more details and photos

Clinical Watsu® 2

27 – 31 October, 2017  (5 day course)
Location:  Cape Town 

Expand and perfect your wonderful Clinical Watsu skills!  This course will provide instruction in the uses and adaptations of Watsu 2 techniques for patients/clients with special needs.  Learn how to use these techniques to decrease pain, decrease muscle spasm, improve postural alignment, improve relaxation, decrease spasticity, and increase range of motion.

This course will build on and greatly expand the techniques and skills you learned in Watsu 1, which is a prerequisite.  The emphasis will be on extensive instruction and practice time in the pool.  Videos will demonstrate Watsu being adapted for clients with orthopaedic and neurological challenges.

Come and learn the incredible possibilities of Watsu for your clients! … more details and photos

Clinical Watsu® 3: Free Flow for Special Needs

5 – 9 November, 2017  (5 day course)  
Location:  Springs (near Johannesburg)

As one previous participant in South Africa said, “There’s Watsu 1, Watsu 2, and then there is Peggy’s Watsu WONDERFUL!!”  This is an exceptional course with the focus on learning Watsu free-flow and how to adapt it for people with special needs.  Learn how to move freely by adapting and creating movements to address the specific needs of each and every individual.  We all have special needs!  Videos will demonstrate Watsu being adapted for … more details and photos

International Paediatric Aquatic Techniques for Healthcare Professionals

12 – 15 November, 2017  (4 day course)
Location:  Springs (near Johannesburg)

This EXCITING COURSE will expand your skills for working in the water with all the children in your pediatric programs.  Learn how to adapt techniques, including Halliwick, Bad Ragaz, Watsu, Sensory Integration, and Trunk/Core Stabilisation, into fun PLAY-BASED STRATEGIES.

During the four days of lectures and extensive pool labs, you will learn how to apply and blend these techniques into comprehensive and FUN programs.  Help children with all types of abilities and challenges achieve more in their recreational, therapeutic and daily life environments.  You’ll gain skills for improving your work with children with various challenges, including … more details and photos

Designing The BEST Aquatic Exercise Programs 
For Individual Patients And Small Groups

17 November, 2017  (1 day course)
Location:  Springs (near Johannesburg)

If you want to learn a wide variety of highly effective exercises plus their indications and precautions for common ailments, then this is the class for you!  The focus will be on Back Pain, Arthritis, Neurological Conditions, Sport and Extremity Injuries, Pregnancy, and Relaxation and Stress Reduction.  You’ll learn the key elements of program design, when to choose stretching vs. strengthening vs. stabilisation vs. aerobics vs. functional skill training vs. relaxation, how to address the specific needs of … more details and photos



International Paediatric Aquatic Techniques for Swim Instructors

19 – 22 November, 2017  (4 day course)
Location:  Springs (near Johannesburg)

This remarkable new course is for instructors who teach swimming to children and adults – those who have special needs and also those who are typically-abled.  This is not an adapted swimming class.  Instead, you will learn effective ways to use hands-on aquatic techniques to address the needs of individuals with a wide range of abilities, as well as those with physical and cognitive challenges.

These exceptional techniques will help improve each individual’s abilities with pre-swimming and swimming skills. And for most, you will also see carry-over into improvements in daily life skills on land.

Come join us! These techniques will yield better, faster and more rewarding results for ALL of your swim students!! … more details and photos


This page was updated on March 2, 2018.