Water Happy is as much a water practice as it is a way of of living life itself.
Sophia Michalopoulou develops workshops and teaching material that support our self awareness in an aquatic environment.
Water helps us embody our energy and empowers us to be more of who we are.
Our energy matters.
Water accelerates our receptive capacity, enhances our sensory perception so that resonance with other people
in a therapeutic, educational or social relationship is more easily attained.
Water loves unconditionally, remembers everything and softens what doesn’t yield easily on land.
Water is resonant, reflective and communicative.
Water amplifies energy and makes it more tangible than on land.
This dimension uses language like resonance, vibration, intention, empathy, transmission and embodiment.
Babies, children and non-verbal communicators all communicate naturally in this way and are allowed to unfold more of who they are in water.
In water we are One.
What we bring to the water as people, aquatic professionals, parents, educators will have an effect on the whole.
Who we are beyond what we say or do, is transmitted more vividly in water.
Changing the way we see water and the roles we play in it, can be a life changing event.
Water Happy circles, workshops and retreats are experiential and facilitate change from the inside out.
Personal enquiry asks us to become more of who we are in our own understanding of ourselves.
Water accepts us for all of who we are.
We are learning to love like water.
Sophia Michalopoulou is an aquatic therapist & educator who runs classes, workshops and retreats internationally.
Her base is on the island of Corfu, Greece where she grew up and where her love of water lead to the creation of Water Happy.
Sophia has worked as a holistic therapist on land for nearly twenty years and has introduced her energetic work and experience into the element of water. She is an aquatic perinatal therapist and currently a practicing birth doula.
“I am fascinated about the ways water evolves us as human beings from conception, birth and beyond”
She is a collaborator with Aqua Sensory and a developer of Swim Work’s Newborn Programme in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom. She also helps facilitate change within a team or business environment that wishes to grow towards a more aware way of working with babies and children.
She is a student of David Sawyer’s Integrative Aquatic Therapy work and a practitioner of WATSU, Waterdance and Healing Dance aquatic bodywork modalities.
She is a lisenced AUSTSWIM Swimming and Water Safety Instructor, a Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics, and a volunteer swimming instructor for the Special Olympics Swimming team in Corfu as a teacher of Access and Inclusion.
Sophia is a certified Mermaid Swimming Instructor with Mermaids UK and is the owner of Mermaids Corfu and holds the vision for The Mermaid Island©.