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Aquasoma Intro watsu course in Piedmont with Giovanni Baccarani

Aquasoma® Intro, Chieri (Turin, ITALY) 9-10/03 2024


INTRO is a two-day intensive workshop to familiarize yourself with the basic principles and techniques of Aquasoma®, in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

The core of this module focuses on creating the best conditions for the recipient to relax; for this reason the work focuses on the head and trunk: you will learn to mobilize the cervical and dorsal spine, to free the breath and to ease tensions on the recipients' backs to offer them an unforgettable experience.

With the expert guidance of Giovanni Baccarani, director of the International School of Watsu.

  • Basic health and safety training.
  • Work on the "core" for stability and dynamic balance.
  • The first position
  • Body reading
  • Creating the "setting"
  • The emptiness that fills the space
  • Connection and contact
  • Working with the “tonic-emotional dialogue”
  • The first 4 principles of MKS watsu:
    • Meeting and leading
    • Safety and comfort
    • Support
    • Breath
  • The ABC's of a session
  • TriCS™
  • The 5 Points System™
  • Alignment and adjustment of axes and planes
  • Working with the water
  • Pendulum™
  • Freeing the breath, mobilizing the spine
  • Integration movements

At the end of this module you will be able to use your newly acquired skills with your pre-existing aquatic therapy patients, or give (unpaid) trial sessions of Aquasoma® to friends and acquaintances.

  • In-person training: 12 hours
  • Online training and self-directed activities: 8 hours
  • Number of credits: 1.0 AECS

In-person training, online lessons and homework

Note on arrival and departure:

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the course so as to finalize your registration and familiarize yourself with the facility. The daily schedule of the course will be communicated to you on the first day (approximately every day from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, with a lunch break).
We need all the hours, so please do your best to arrive on time and plan your return so you don't have to leave before the end of the course.

What to bring:

– Recommended clothing: comfortable clothes for land classes.
– 2 swimsuits, lycra cap, pool slippers, towel/bathrobe, as well as products for the shower and skin care.
– One -one and a half liter plastic or metal bottle of water.
– Mineral salts to help rehydration.
– Notepads and pen.

a) Cancellation or postponement (*) of your reservation can only be accepted upon written request via email to info@iswatsu.com at least 6 full weeks before the start of the course.
b ) Cancellation requested via email 6 or more full weeks before the start of the course: the deposit is returned less an administrative fee of €50.
c ) Cancellation requested between 6 and 4 full weeks before the start of the course: the deposit is returned minus 70 € as management fee and penalty for late cancellation.
d) Cancellations given less than 4 full weeks before the start of the course do not give the right to any refund of the deposit.

(*) Postponement: If external circumstances prevent you from attending the course you have registered for, please note that your deposit can be transferred free of charge to a later edition of the same course.

In case of cancellation on our part (e.g. if the minimum number of students is not reached), the entire deposit will be reimbursed without further compensation or transferred to the equivalent module of your choice. If the course is postponed, the deposit will be refunded to the students who request it.

This facility is located 2.4 km by car from Chieri train station. The line 1 bus that leaves right from the station stops a few meters from the pool.

Chieri can be reached from Turin stations (Porta Nuova and Porta Susa) in 30 minutes.

Follow the directions on Google Maps. You can park right in front of the facility.


Chieri offers many apartments, B&Bs and rooms for rent for any budget.
You can definitely find something that suits you using Google Hotel Search, Booking.com, AirB&B or any other hotel search engine.
Distances are never too great, so those who want to can book accommodation in the city center and get to and from the pool in a scant half-hour walk or by using buses and cabs.

For those who prefer a hotel in Chieri there is only one: http://www.ilparkhotel.it/ita/benvenuti.html

If you want, you can also stay in Turin in the station area where you can find even more offer.

Students repeating the class will take advantage of a 40% reduction on the tuition fee, either the full tuition or the early bird tuition as appropriate.

The places available are limited to guarantee all participants the best personalized attention from the instructor.

Registrations are accepted in order of arrival.. Registration is valid only upon receipt of payment and the Registration Form duly completed with all required personal data.

  • Professional, highly effective -yet fun- instructors' teaching during course hours.
  • Educational material (course manual, log-book and Aquasoma® video).
  • Fee to use of all class related facilities.
  • Certificate of participation issued by the International School of Watsu.
  • Travel expenses, food and accommodation (see 'ACCOMMODATION' section for details).

The event is finished.


9 - 10 / 03 / 2024

Time starts - Time ends

9:30am - 7:30pm

Tuition fee



Fisiolike Chieri
Via Avolio 14, 10023 Chieri (Turin), ITALY


Giovanni Baccarani
Giovanni Baccarani
+34 686 408473

Other organizers

Manuela Rossotto
Manuela Rossotto
+39 347 5794889
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