With over 20 years of extensive background in traditional yoga studies and bodywork, Ateeka has arrived at a way of sharing contact that is immediate and fluid and experiential. Her teachings reflect and encourage the innate intelligence of the bio-system Ateeka continues to explore the bridge between body and energy work, yoga studies and modern somatic approaches. She is a WABA certified TANTSU practitioner, director of WABA Training Institute for Tantsu Training and co-author of the book, TANTSU: A Yoga of the Heart.
Harold Dull is the president of the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association, and the creator of Watsu®, Tantsu and Co-centering. Harold has trained with the creator of Zen Shiatsu in Japan, Shizuto Masunaga, and the two teachers to first introduce it in America, Reuho Yamada and Wataru Ohashi. The profundity and effectiveness of the bodywork forms he has created reflect his passionate practice and deep understanding of energy and the body. The creativity in these forms reflects his background as a poet and his love for the forms of art in which he finds the same creative engagement of our life force as in Watsu and Tantsu. His book, Watsu: Freeing the Body in Water, is now in its 4th edition. Harold speaks several languages, which allows him to teach his work all over the world including Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and almost every country in Europe where he has taught every year for the last thirty. He designs his own books. DVDs and the Worldwide Bodywork Registry that stores the transcripts of all who study Awuatic Bodywork. He has been awarded by Aquatic Fitness and Therapy associations. Once he completed developing the forms needed in clinics and spas around the world, Harold turned his attention to developing complementary paths that can make this work's potential for greater connection accessible to everybody, a new humanism in which everybody can float or hold each other without intention.
Born in 1968, Emmanuel Pastor is practicing martial art since 1985 (Qwan Khi Dao, Viet Vo Dao) and Shiatsu since 1988. He has been French Champion twice and once European Champion of Qwan Khi Dao. A Tai Chi Chuan and Yi Quan teacher from the French Federation of Tai Chi Chuan (ffwsaemc- ATT3) since 2008. He is studying and sharing WATSU and TANTSU in Budapest, Italy, France and around Europe. He is founder of WATAGE, a system for discovering health and balance through Tai Chi, Watsu, Tantsu and other movement methods.
Lisa Bertoni was born into a family of travellers and has always cultivated a sense of curiosity about life. She is a WABA certified WATSU teacher, Systemic Yoga teacher and TANTSU practitioner and has a degree in Communications. With more than 10 years of experience in working in water with babies, children and disabled people, she teaches with a gentle and warm approach that affirms life. Her vision is that if we are able to connect with the fluid part of life and follow the flow of creativity, we can find our true selves and ever renewing inner and outer resources for living a full and enjoyable life. Lisa lives in Verona, Italy and is available for classes and private sessions.
Since the age of 5, thanks to the studies about the art of Karate, Carlos grew up with a passion for the body disciplines. Enriched by experiences and meditation techniques he graduated in the 1999 as a Shiatsu Practitioner recognized by the European Shiatsu Professional Association. He extended his techniques to Water in the 2004 where with passionate heart and a holystique vision he entered in the world of Watsu.
Actually Carlos is a WABA certified Watsu and Tantsu instructor, Shiatsu Teacher and Craniosacral practitioner. His intuitive way to share his passion borns from his research about the creative movement and supports new individal forms of expression. As a trainer, Carlos manages to transform with great passion the techniques in a simplified body reality for his students.
He gathered many insights in Europe, Asia, Latin America, as observer and as a trainer, working in anthroposophical comunitites in Germany, immersing himself in the mystical cultures of LatinAmerican countries and be inspired by Eastern cultures. He currently resides in Polynesia, islands rich in culture still strongly followed by its inhabitants. The Maori culture is strongly present in his background and has permeated his career. The ancient sounds and the dances of this land find space in his spontaneus and fluid teaching. Carlos diffuses Watsu and Tantsu internationally and especially in Polynesia.
Sannyasin since 1988, Holistic Counselor accredited by SICOOL, specialized in Breathwork and Watsu. She was trained in Shiatsu, at the Center for Traditional Medicine in Milan, as well as in Breathwork with the Milena Screm Institute, where she leads various Basic and Advance Training courses, as a collaborator of the Insight Managing Board of the School of Breathwork and Counseling in Milan. She meets Harold Dull in 1996 and sees the potential of bodywork in water; co-founder of the Italian School of Watsu, she has been teaching Watsu since 2000, as well as Tantsu r. In her work, she combines her love and passion for water and breathwork with a meditative and playful approach. She is a resident and co-founder of the Osho Circle School.
è Sannyasin dal 1988. Counselor Olistico accreditata SICOOL con specializzazione in BreathWork e Watsu.
Consegue diverse abilitazioni, tra cui l’insegnamento di Shiatsu, presso il Centro di Medicina Tradizionale di Milano, e di respiro, presso l’Istituto di Milena Screm, con la quale collabora all’interno del Direttivo dell’Insight, Scuola Breathwork Counseling di Milano, ove conduce corsi base e avanzati. Incontra Harold Dull nel ’96, e rivolge lo sguardo al potenziale del lavoro corporeo in acqua; co-fondatrice della Scuola Watsu Italia, insegna Watsu dal 2ooo, e Tantsu. Nel suo lavoro l’amore e la passione per l’acqua e per il respiro si fondono in un approccio che enfatizza la meditazione e il gioco. Risiede alla Osho Circle School, di cui è co-fondatrice.
Gianni De Stefani, Swiss swimming and Aquafitness instructor, Sports trainer and studies in physiotherapy. Swim teacher for babies. Tantsu and Ayurvedic Massage. He synthesized a personal programme which includes various techniques such as: Eutonia in the water, Aqua Wellness, Watsu, Yoga and Gymnastic in water for pregnant woman. For Watsu India he teaches Watsu Basic, level I e II, Aquawellness, Adapted Watsu, Anatomy for Aquatic Bodyworker, Meditation for Watsu and Watsu for babies.
Gianni De Stefani, istruttore svizzero di nuoto e aquafitness, formatore sportivo e studi in fisioterapia. Monitore di nuoto per bebè, Massaggiatore Tantsu e ayurvedico. Ha sintetizzato un suo programma personale che comprende diverse tecniche quali: Eutonia in acqua, Aqua Wellness, Watsu, Yoga acquatico e ginnastica in acqua pre-parto. Per Watsu Italia insegna Watsu Basic ed i livelli I e II, Aquawellness, Watsu per casi particolari, Anatomia per bodyworker acquatici, Meditazione per Watsu e Watsu per bebè.
Manuela is dedicated to living an artistic life in all ways. The Beauty and Life so perfectly ever present in the human body is her greatest inspiration in both her moving and visual art. Manuela is a painter and she’s a Systemic Yoga teacher. A body therapist since 2003, Manuela practices and continues to deeply explore the modalities of Systemic Yoga, Cranio Sacral Biodynamic Therapy, Shiatsu and Tantsu.
In her yoga sharings,she focuses on the individual forms of expression of each individual, and she dedicates her work to help others deeply perceive that which resides under the surface of the skin, deep inside the tissues. She hopes to help others to rest and restore themselves and then rise to new forms of expression and vitality.
In her own Yoga practice, she has travelled a road of many changes and experiences. Beginning with a deep dedication and study to Iyengar yoga, the classic form now transforms into a fluid dimension with Systemic Yoga. In her classes, there is much dance influence and space for creative movement. Italian-born, Manuela now lives in Polynesia, where the magnificent energy of water, sun and wind, and the deep mysticism of the Maohi culture, are permeating into her paints, practice and sharings.
I am interested in the personal inner search. The beginning of my path in this direction has started about 15 years ago frequenting a macrobiotic center, where I attended to various courses as oriental fisiognomica, studies on the philosophy of the yin and the yang and other activities; every thing helped me to enter into a certain energetic flow. The following intense step has been the buddhism and I had the fortune to frequent and to do some volunteer work in the biggest buddhist center of Europe for about 2 years.
I focused on meditations, visualizations and listening: all too cerebral. I needed something more physical. And all these important information have had a special meeting with a practice called tantsu. It’s all about physical contact, my body offers itself to give support using the zen shiatsu and much more. I was trained for 3 years in zen-shiatsu then I completed this work with a valuable training of Tantsu with Fabrizio Dalle Piane. I am a TANTSU Practitioner.
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