2018.09.26 – 2018.10.01 Provider Training
in Okinawa with Toru Ogasawara (English)

Provider Training is a class that teaches you how to freeflow with real clients after completing Watsu 2. Many clients have difficulties in their Watsu sessions to surrender to the unusual sensation of floating in the water. In those cases, Watsuers will find that doing the sequence or doing random movements may not help the clients to free their body in the water.
Toru teaches you what he calls “structured freeflow, which is freeflow with a plan to melt down the clients to let go of their control and fear, and avoid possible motion sickness. He himself struggled first to be effective with real clients when he became Watsu Practitioner, he developed this idea and application over a decade of his practice in a way he can share with his students, and now this is how he does his every sessions. He teaches the plan and application of his freeflow sessions in the concept of 6 bodywork functions, which are access, separate, mobilize, stabilize, sequence, and integrate. Plus, as always, his creative ways and exercises to let you feel and learn to make the differences earn constant positive feedbacks from students.
Join us and learn the freeflow in depth. Learn what it takes to become ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ in your sessions. We can only make many little differences to make the big difference as a whole.

WATSU Provider Training (Class Code: 189PT10)
September 26, 2018 – October 1, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm on the first day.
Class time from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.
Finishing by 4:00pm on the last day.
Okinawa Watsu Center
1817 Kanna, Ginoza, Okinawa 904-1304
Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna
Toru Ogasawara
Toru Ogasawara Profile on Spa Healer article in Spa Asia Magazine May 2013 →
Max Number of Students: 6
Min Number of Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Watsu 2 completion

You are expected to be in healthy condition, and you should not take the class if you have any kind of infection or mental disorder. Please contact us beforehand if you are not sure.

Fees (tax included)
Tuition 97300
Facility Fee 35000
Lodging 17500
  • Facility Fee includes 5 x lunch and 5 x dinner during the class.
  • Lodging is optional and the fee is for 5 nights. You will share the house with your classmates. Basic kitchen, laundry, and Futon beddings. Extra lodging is JPY3500 per night. If you want to have a room by yourself, add JPY1000 per night. Ask for availability.
  • Hold a place with a deposit of JPY30000. The deposit is non-refundable. Upon your enrollment, we’ll send you an invoice for the deposit. It’s an email from PayPal with a link to the online payment. You can pay by your credit card. (We are paying PayPal to use their online payment page, so you are free to use it and you don’t have to have PayPal account.)
    You can pay the rest by cash when you get here. We accept Japanese Yen and US Dollars only.
Check out the logistics page for travel details
Watsu Class Logistics →
Please try to enroll by 1 month before so that the class can finalized to open with minimum participants.

  • Please email us with your information in the box below.

Okinawa Watsu Center

>>> Family Name
>>> First Name
>>> Middle Name
>>> Sex
>>> Date of Birth
>>> Home Address
>>> Phone Number
>>> Email Address
>>> Emergency Contact
>>> Lodging?
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>>> Any requests for lodging?
>>> Your arriving flight to Naha
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>>> How do you plan to come to Ginoza and when?
>>> Do you want us to pick you up at Ginoza highway bus stop?
>>> Do you have any allergy?
>>> Any requests on diet?
What to bring
  • Swimsuit
    If you wear swim shirt, half sleeve is recommended.
  • Swim towel
    Bath towels are available at the spa and at the lodging. But we get in and out of the pool so many times!
  • Beach sandals
    The floor around the pool is slippery on bare foot.
  • Thermo mug and your favorite tea bags
  • Anything you always like to have for breakfast
  • Skincare product
    Unfortunately the pool has sterilizing chemical which dries your skin.

We are located in Ginoza, a very rural village where the firming and fishing is the main industry. There is a convenient store in the village where we can stop by anytime at the end of the day. We’ll take you to a grocery store in the neighbor town on the 1st day for your breakfasts and other groceries for the week.


Okinawa Watsu Center

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