(also known as WATA and WasserTanzen) is a dynamic movement therapy above
and below water. It was developed in 1987 by Peter Schröter and
Arjana C. Brunschwiler. The practitioner follows the breath of the receiver,
signaling manually before each submerging. The partner wears a noseclip
and is guided into the weightless, three-dimensionality of the underwater
world. Extensions, stretches, flexions, dolphin-like movements and snake-like
rhythms release not only on the physical level, but allow the deepest states
of relaxation and meditation to be experienced, sometimes even returning
us to memories of the womb. The dive reflex activates and the breath and
heart rate slow down. It is a profound therapy, in which time and space
lose their meaning. Life and being become a flow. Regression often occurs
in which wounds from the past can be effortlessly processed. WaterDance
offers us, on the one hand, a strong and powerful therapeutic instrument,
and on the other hand, a form of energy work and bodywork. Play, surrender,
flow and harmony all combine in a unique manner in the warm water.
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