2015.10.21 – 2015.10.26 WATSU Provider Training
in Okinawa with Toru Ogasawara (English & Japanese)

is an original class by Toru Ogasawara and this is a requirement to be certified as Watsu Provider by Okinawa Watsu Center. The class teaches what Toru felt were missing when he started professional sessions after becoming Watsu Practitioner. Over the years he developed how to teach people this missing piece to float “real bodies”.

1-2The first 2 days will be dedicated to fine tuning your sequence. In this process, we play with towels, hara exercise, the “arched structure” of your arms and shoulders. It’s mostly about self awareness. Really to be in yourself. It includes the demonstration of competency of Watsu 1 & 2 sequence.

3 The 3rd day introduces Toru’s original moves and positions that he always does for the first 10 to 15 minutes of every session. It’s not exactly a sequence. It’s more like “framed” free flow. The intension is to access, align, and melt the client of any kind. How many times have you had trouble bending the knees of REAL bodies for two leg offering in the beginning of the session? This will change all that.

4The 4th day is about getting ready for free flow. It’s about following, suggesting and listening to explore free flow. But he gives you a framework to practice your freedom. We found that this is the best way to explore freedom. Most people don’t know what to do when they are given freedom in Watsu 3, or students only keep thinking what to do and forget to listen to the body. We practice free flow with real bodies from outside the class too.

5The 5th day is free flow sessions with real bodies from outside the class.

WATSU Provider Training (Class Code: 1510PTX)
October 21, 2015 – October 26, 2015
Beginning at 4:00pm on the first day.
Class time from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.
Finishing at 6:00pm on the last day.
Okinawa Watsu Center
1817 Kanna, Ginoza, Okinawa 904-1304
Kariyushi Kanna Thalasso Laguna
Toru Ogasawara
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This class is bilingual. Toru Ogasawara teaches both in Japanese and English.

Max Number of Students: 6
Min Number of Students: 2
Pre-requisite: Watsu 2
Enroll by: 1 month before

Late enrollment is possible, but we finalize the opening at 1 month before and we need 2 students for the class to open at that time. If you are not sure at 1 month before, please let us know.

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.
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Please try to enroll by 1 month before so that we can open classes as much as possible.

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

Okinawa Watsu Center

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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.


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  1. Nagyné Marton BertaNagyné Marton Berta02-27-2015

    I am now studying Watsu in Germany.I would like to know more about this course because we care.Thank you.Berta

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