Watsu® 2 (Cape Town, South Africa 2020)

 

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November 2-7, 2020   (5.5 day course)
Location:  Cape Town

 

Course Description

Expand and perfect your wonderful Watsu skills!  

By popular demand, an extra half day of additional material has been added to this course!

This course will take your Watsu skills to the next level through learning more Watsu techniques and expanding the adaptations of Watsu techniques for clients with various needs.

Learn how to use these techniques with a wider range of clients to:

  • decrease pain
  • decrease muscle spasm
  • improve postural alignment
  • promote deep relaxation
  • increase range of motion
  • decrease stress

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 various challenges.

Come and learn the incredible possibilities of Watsu for all of your clients!

 

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of Watsu 1.

 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the benefits and precautions for Watsu.
  2. Apply Watsu 2 techniques for clients with a variety of needs to help decrease pain, decrease muscle spasm, improve postural alignment, promote deep relaxation, increase range of motion, and decrease stress.
  3. Modify and adapt Watsu 2 techniques for a wide range of client populations by knowing when a specific technique is needed, as well as when and how to modify techniques.
  4. Use Watsu 2 techniques to gently and effectively stretch major muscle groups.
  5. Incorporate Watsu 2 into programs using additional aquatic techniques to help clients progress toward their land-based functional goals.

 

Course Instructor:   Peggy Schoedinger

If you have not yet had the pleasure of taking one of her courses, you may like to read about Peggy.

 

Course Schedule

Day 1
3:30    Discussion/Sharing about Watsu Experiences Since Watsu 1
4:30    Light Dinner/Snack
5:00    Pool Lab:
Ai Chi for Client Relaxation
Sessions
7:30    Completion

Day 2 
8:00    Expanding Watsu Applications
9:30    Pool Lab
Body Mechanics and Alignment for Watsu 2 Moves
12:30    Lunch
1:30    Research on Physiological Effects of Immersion and Watsu
Precautions for Watsu
2:30    Pool Lab
Movements for the Trunk
Exploration of Movements
6:30    Completion

Day 3 
8:00    Pool Lab
Trunk Stretches, Different Muscle Groups
Using Watsu to Improve Depth of Respiration
12:30    Lunch
1:30    Discussion About New Moves and Applications/Adaptations
Adapting Watsu for Clients with Special Needs
2:30    Pool Lab
Using Watsu to Improve Postural Alignment
6:30    Completion

Day 4 
8:00    Pool Lab
Gentle Extremity Stretches
Using Watsu to Improve Postural Alignment
12:30    Lunch
1:30    Discussion About New Moves and Applications/Adaptations
Patient Treatment Video and Discussion
2:30    Pool Lab
Combining Techniques
Seamless Transitions
6:30    Completion

Day 5
8:00    Pool Lab
Applications and Modifications of Techniques
Using Watsu to Decrease Stress
Adapting Watsu for Special Needs
12:30    Lunch
1:30    Discussion About New Moves and Applications/Adaptations
Incorporating Watsu Into Treatment Programs
Patient Treatment Video and Discussion
2:30    Pool Lab
Applications and Modifications of Techniques
Using Watsu to Promote Deep Relaxation
Adapting Watsu for Special Needs
6:30    Completion

Day 6
8:00    Pool Lab
Applications and Modifications of Techniques
Adapting Watsu for Special Needs
12:30    Lunch
1:30    Pool Lab
Final sessions
Discussion of Final Sessions
4:30    Completion

 

What to bring to your Watsu 2 course

  • Towels
  • Swimming Costumes (2 or more recommended)
  • Robe recommended for tea times
  • Water Bottle
  • Earplugs or Bostik Prestik
  • Your own food for lunch and snacks.  Tea and coffee are provided
  • Pen and paper
  • A printed copy of the course manual from the PDF file emailed to you before the course, or an electronic copy on your tablet or laptop.

 

Quick links:

Peggy’s COVID Safety protocol
Accommodation and Directions (Cape Town 2020)

Essential Information and Prices (Cape Town 2020)
Registration Form (Cape Town 2020)

return to South Africa full course list (Springs and Cape Town)