Learning Program

Requirements to be registered on the WABA registry
as a Watsu India - WABA practitioner (2020)

Students will be recognized worldwide as Watsu practitioner as soon as the following requirements are fulfilled:


Watsu Level 1

Watsu Basic & OBA [Oceanic Bodywork Aqua]
Introduction (24h) or
Watsu & OBA [Oceanic Bodywork Aqua] Basic (31h) or
Watsu & Liquid Flow Basic (27h)


Watsu 1 (Transition Flow)


Shiatsu for Watsu


Watsu & Meditation
(can also be done during level 2 or 3)


Watsu & Breathing
(can also be done during level 2 or 3)

24 Hours




34 Hours


50 Hours


15 Hours


15 Hours

Optional: 1 supervision between Watsu 1 and Watsu 2 (or a demonstration of mastery of Watsu 1 to be given to a WABA recognized teacher or assistant)

Recommended: give minimum 5-10 sessions between Watsu 1 and Watsu 2 (not more than 3 to the same person/receiver)

Recommended: receive minimum 2-3 sessions from a certified Watsu practitioner


Watsu Level 2

Watsu 2 (Expanded Flow)


Anatomy for Aquatic Bodyworkers
(can also be done during level 3)


Tantsu or equivalent course
based on teacher's case-by-case evaluation


Electives classes

50 Hours


50 Hours


50 Hours


100 Hours

Electives courses and/or audits:

  • • Liquid Flow Essence
  • • OBA 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • • WaterDance courses
  • • Healing Dance courses
  • • All other WABA recognized courses (see www.watsu.com)

It is also highly recommended to audit (repeat) one or two of any water course (such as Watsu 1 or 2).

Demonstration of mastery of Watsu 2 to a recognized WABA teacher before applying for a Watsu 3 course

Recommended: give minimum 10-15 sessions between Watsu 2 and Watsu 3 (not more than 3 to the same person/receiver)

Recommended: receive minimum 5-8 sessions from a certified Watsu practitioner


Watsu Level 3

Watsu 3


Adapted Watsu
(can also be done during level 2)


Inner Watsu or equivalent classes
(can also be done during level 2)

50 Hours


25 Hours


50 Hours

Give a hands-on session to a recognized WABA teacher after Watsu 3

Total logged sessions given during training period: minimum 15 to 25 (not more than 3 to the same person/receiver)

Total logged sessions received during training period: minimum 7-11 from a certified Watsu practitioner

Provide Basic Life Support (CPR) certificate


Total

513 Hours

This learning program is estimated to be completed in about 3 years.

Continuing training:
after completing the certification process, 50 hours of training is required every 3 years to keep the practitioner status valid.