Contact Davida for information on the upcoming April, 2014 Certification schedule

WaterBreath Essentials

WaterBreath Essentials is a warm water therapy intensive focusing on offering a solid foundation in body mechanics (particularly in preparation for Fluid Presence™ & WaterDance®) while allowing a quality of spaciousness to truly embody the principles. A basic framework will be offered from which we will explore the stability and simultaneous invisibility of various “Water Holding” positions.

We will explore the art of breath connection; detecting, supporting and encouraging the breath through attunement to our receiver. We will cultivate confidence with the technique as well as developing trust, connection and intuition as the foundation for all warm water therapy modalities and the art of submerging. This course also emphasizes communication skills for establishing rapport and cultivating the openness and innocence of “beginner’s mind.”

Support will be given to encourage beginners as well as seasoned practitioners to learn technique while attending to their receiver in an open, fluid, spontaneous, attentive and caring manner.

Fulfills requirements for the Fluid Presence™ Provider path and serves as prerequisite for WaterDance I


WaterDance 1

In WaterDance I, you will explore the art of breath connection enabling you to establish a deep rapport with your clients, inspire their trust and offer the attentiveness that is necessary when bringing someone below the water’s surface. From this place, you will learn the WaterDance short form which includes learning to establish a rhythm that works with each client’s breathing needs and to move all body types through the water with security, ease and graceful fluidity, giving the receiver a profound sense of freedom and joy.

Prerequisites: WaterBreath Dancing, Watsu 1, Aquatic Massage, Healing Dance or Instructor Approval


WaterDance 2

In this course, you will build on and deepen the work of WaterDance I, taking the same principles and material and expanding on them with a fuller repertoire of under-the-water moves and techniques. You will learn new moves and variations and how to link different moves. By the end of this course, you will have learned enough material to give full WaterDance sessions that are fun, healing and profound.


WaterDance 3: Free Flow

In free flow, you will expand on the WaterDance 1&2 foundation and take your repertoire of moves into the realm of personal creativity. You’ll explore the poetry of spontaneity inspired by what presents itself in the moment. You will also be supported to create your own vocabulary of underwater moves and learn to link them in endless new ways. The dance of a free flowing experience, tailored to your client’s present state and mood is emphasized and discovery of your own unique style is encouraged and affirmed.

Prerequisites: WaterDance 1 &2