JUICY ESSENCE

The recent Mermaid Experience was such a juicy pleasure for all of us, that we've decided to ride the waves again for 4 full days from the 5th to the 8th of September!   Your hosts Aldebaran Sandrini Arianna Artioli and Sophia Michalopoulou are offering embodied feminine...

ΤΑ ΟΝΕIΡΑ ΣΤΟ ΒΥΘΟ ΤΗΣ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑΣ ΠΑΡΑΜΕΝΟΥΝ ΖΩΝΤΑΝΑ

“Τα όνειρα στο βυθό της θάλασσας έχουν πεθάνει!” Τι και αν είναι όμυρα ο δικός μας τα είπε "όνειρα" γιατί από εκεί που είναι λέει, οι ντόπιοι έτσι τα λένε. Και έτσι απλά αποστόμωσε καταμεσής της θάλασσας τρεις καταξιωμένους επιστήμονες και εμένα, που είχα τη χαρά...

LEARNING FROM THE INSIDE OUT

When immersed in water we feel all of ourselves simultaneously because of water’s hydrostatic pressure which is the pressure exerted by a fluid on an immersed body. This pressure increases with depth but even in the shallows being immersed in water reconnects us with our...

SOUNDS ARE US

Following the success of Sound, Water and Babies Water Happy facilitated the organization of in 2019, I’ve been deepening my practice of using sound in water both for learning and for therapy. As someone who was not endowed with the gift of a ‘good voice’ but with...

WATER CONSCIOUS – COURSE

"Appreciating the value of water in raising our conscious awareness of ourselves." WATER CONSCIOUS is a 4-week Workshop for Aquatic Educators and Therapists starting every Wednesday from 10th of February to 3rd March at 20:00 ATHENS time to 21:30. This Workshop will deepen your conscious awareness...

BECOMING WATER CONSCIOUS

We would like people working in an aquatic environment to recognize the value of water in raising our conscious awareness. Water carries innate qualities which are unique to this element. When working with water, we have the capacity to support our entire human system in a...

BABIES AND THE VIBRATIONAL NATURE OF WATER

Our awareness is expanding beyond our physical sense of self. We are collectively becoming more in tune with our emotions and the understanding of our energetic dimension is becoming a more digestible idea in wider circles. We are realising how interconnected we all are. Babies and...

HEART CENTERED LEARNING

Babies and children naturally respond to an open heart and even more so when in water. They can instinctively sense and feel the levels of innocence in another and will even respond and respect a no when they feel seen, heard and respected beforehand. The...

FLOWING IN NATURAL TIME

There’s London time and Athens time. And then there is a time to sleep, to eat and a time to make love. There’s Facebook time and Facetime and then there’s Real-Time. The boundaries between which is which have been getting more and more blurred for some time now...

LEARNING NATURALLY

LEARNING NATURALLY We have come to learn. LIFE is the teacher. EXTRACTING life’s teachings from any situation is an EDUCATION in itself. Knowing how to extract the EDUCATIONAL VALUE from a flower or a wave, for example, is an art which can be learnt and an inner STRUCTURE which...

LOVE & FEAR REGULATE OUR BREATHS

Fear drip feeds into our systems every time we hold our breath in sudden reaction to something, every time we look behind our shoulder or every time we are uncertain about what is going on. Every time the phone rings, the baby cries, we look at...

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL HUMANS

“I am not just my physical body. I am the culmination of my thoughts, my feelings and emotions, my memories, those of my ancestors and of my own. I am my spirit as well as my soul, I am the life force energy which runs...

Water Happy School

We inspire people to love water and themselves. To love water we must first feel safe and comfortable in ourselves. To support our children and families in water requires our full presence and attentiveness. We develop and engage in mindful practices while learning together to love...

WATER HAPPY FAMILIES

Moving forward some things will no longer be of value. Hopefully, we will have realized that our love, health and togetherness are more important than anything which can be bought. In many instances, spending more time together as a family or even the time we’ve had...

THE TIME FOR CONSENT

A lack of awareness which inflicts unintentional pain is responsible for just as much of our trauma as a global pandemic. Perhaps you can remember how it felt when decisions were taken for you? We all have memories as children of not getting what we wanted. The more traumatic...

WORKING WITH WATER

The difference between a drop of water and the entire ocean is our own awareness. We can sleep for the sake of sleeping or we can see it as our body’s need for rest, integration and healing. We can eat for the sake of surviving or we...

A MERMAID ISLAND HOLIDAY

Join me for a magical journey on the mermaid shaped island of Corfu, Greece from the 24th to the 27th of June 2020! The crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea are my natural habitat and I would love to share my vision of The Mermaid...

THE INTIMACY OF WATER

Holding someone in your arms is intimate. The very nature of water itself is intimate. Put two and two together and you have very intimate indeed. But, intimate does not necessarily mean sexual, erotic or provocative. Most often we don’t stay long enough in ‘that space’ to feel...

AQUATIC DOULA SERVICES

Supporting Life in Water  It took me a decade to bring my soul vision down to Earth. To gather its components, to embody its principles and practice the necessary skills to serve it with heart and integrity. When I first caught glimpse of it I thought...

MULTIDIMENSIONAL HUMANS

We are multidimensional humans, which means we exist physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually on many levels. Existence while contained in a physical body has so far eluded us to believe that we are limited. We are now evolving into new dimensions of awareness which are expanding our capacity of...

WATER HAPPY AQUATIC ESCAPES

We are Water Happy and we inspire people to love water and themselves by providing unique and exclusive aquatic experiences in the Ionian Sea. To love water we must first feel safe and comfortable ourselves. To support our children and families in water requires our full presence and attentiveness. Corfu Island has some...

WATER TELLS MY BIRTH STORY

Our birth journey, defined as the time from conception to birth, is an initiation into life. We might not remember it cognitively but our cells, our bones, our muscles, our senses, our emotions and our spirit certainly do. This is not a New Age idea....

HOW DOES CONSCIOUSNESS SHOW UP?

Consciousness shows up in how I treat others. Consciousness shows up in the way I treat myself. Consciousness shows up to what extent I respect another's consent. Consciousness shows up in my awareness of the repercussions my actions, emotions, thoughts, energy have on others. Consciousness shows up in the...

STAYING IN THE HEART

The following is an extract from the STAYING IN THE HEART presentation at the Oslo Aquatic Baby Conference by Sophia Michalopoulou in October 2019. Staying in the heart sounds simple but it is not easy: "The heart beats in the present moment". In order to listen to...

A BIRTH NOT SHARED

This week is Baby Loss Awareness week. I guess one can only really empathize if you’ve been in that position. To lose your child while still in the womb. To never get to see him or tell her how much you love her. To have been touched by their...

THE BIRTH PARADOX

Our first breath can feel like dying. Am I coming alive or am I drowning? Before I was one but now I am separate. Before, I was immersed in a warm liquid. Now I feel empty and cold. Her familiar heartbeat is now often distant. The vibrations which provided instant communication...

FROM ME TO WE

Or, in other words, moving towards a unified consciousness. The following blog post was written in September 2019. Perhaps it is the result of our technological global village or the ripples from the future already being felt that the need for togetherness or indeed the lack...

SUPPORTING LIFE IN WATER

On a biological level we are conceived naturally when a sperm meets an ovum and off we go. If all goes well nine months later out we come right? On a biological level we didn’t exist before our conception and love doesn’t really come into it...

The Vibration of Water

Our awareness is expanding beyond our physical sense of self. We are collectively becoming more in tune with our emotions and our understanding of our energetic dimension is becoming more accepted in the mainstream. Babies and children are naturally in tune with the earth’s vibrational nature...

WITH CONSENT: The new ethics emerging in water.

Working WITH water rather than just in it gives rise to a whole new set of ethical questions and considerations. Water dissolves absorbs, records, amplifies and transmits energy. Science says so. It is the ‘liquid’ container necessary for life itself to grow. Biology says so. Water merges our...

REACHING OUT

To reach out for what I want, I must first know what it is that I want. An all encompassing desire. To know what that is, Requires I be in tune with myself, My needs, my likes and dislikes, A raw instinct. To be in touch with myself, Demands I’ve been able To...

The day I closed my heart to Love

The day I closed my heart to Love was the day I died. This was oh so far a time ago but I can still remember if I try. I shut it down so hard so everything else could stay outside. Not just the pain, the fear, the...

Babies, Storks and the Illusion of Separation at Birth.

I’ve been consciously nurturing a story within me for a few years now. In my head I’ve been calling it “All About Michael”. Water has slowly oozed it out of me, my water family has parented and born witness to it and my teacher and mentor has ensured I keep breathing...

Divine Homesickness

“Dear one, when you are born your cells will still resonate with a sense of oneness. Your heart will beat with remembrance of the unconditional love experienced by your ‘soul’. You’ve just arrived from a state of undivided consciousness. Becoming embodied little one, means that you...

THE IMPACT OF BIRTH

“The inescapable situation I am in. I’ve been a convenient baby no less I awaken even more of that fear that runs through the chord that feeds me. I start looking for the exit but I cannot find it…slow down please you’re making me spin. I do not fit! I...

A BABY’S RESONANT FIELD

We are all familiar with the image of a beautiful baby who everyone gravitates towards right? In energetic terms, pure light force and positively charged vibrations still resonant with a close memory of Source. As beautiful and pure a baby’s resonant field may be, he or...

AQUATIC EMBODIMENT

Water is a multidimensional environment, a natural container for life, a memory enhancer, a connector of peoples, of parts of ourselves through time and space, a soother for the body and soul. When met with warm water, our bodies remember, our waters resonate, our bodies release and let go what...

Sounds R’ Us

 “Words are empty without the energy we put behind them” SOUND is one of the many ways we transmit information. Sound can be the words that we speak, songs that we sing or even noises that we make. Sound is a form of energy that is audible to our sense...

THE CHILD IS MADE OF ONE HUNDRED

The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking. A hundred, always a hundred, ways of listening, of marvelling, of loving, a hundred joys for singing and understanding, a hundred worlds to discover, a hundred...

HOW TO HAVE A HOLIDAY WITHOUT LEAVING THE SOFA

…and it doesn’t even have to be your sofa. The demands of work, family, spiritual calling, healing and processing can call for staying put. You know what I mean? Timeline collapses, collective agendas, synchronicity and unforeseen circumstances so to speak...

PRACTISING MINDFULNESS IN WATER

We have, on numerous occasions, written about how water amplifies and transmits our state of being. Water is alive and responds to our thoughts and emotions by making them visible, tangible almost, to a keen observer. When understood as a responsive environment, it becomes clear, that working in water is...

THE SPACE BETWEEN US

The space between us is not empty. The space between us is full of energy! Spoken or unspoken, demonstrative or withheld, the space between us is full of feelings, emotions, sensations, thoughts, projections, expectations and memories. In the space between us is where our personal and individual boundaries lie. There is...

ENERGY MATTERS

Our awareness is collectively expanding. Energy matters. What used to be reserved for niche, small esoteric circles, is now very much out in the open. Our language is changing to reflect this new awareness, which is taking place for a number of reasons. We now speak of our energy being “high or low”. We are finding...

SOUNDS ARE US

As someone who was not endowed with the gift of a ‘good voice’ but with a deep appreciation of the power of sound to heal and transform, I’ve always looked for ways that I could use music and sound in my practices that would not offend anyone’s acoustics. I’ve enjoyed...

SOUND, WATER & BABIES

In many cultures sound is used as a powerful tool for healing. Sound is a vibration that impacts our whole body. When an acoustic vibration arrives in our ear, it triggers mechanical, chemical, and bioelectrical processes across the entire body which together create a perception of...

WATER HAPPY FEET

When we are grounded and COMFORTABLE in our own skin we tend to stand firmly on our own two feet. Metaphorically speaking, when we can stand ‘on our own two feet’, also means we are able to SUPPORT ourselves and lead us to where we...

When I Play in Water

When I play in water, in my own time, with my own choices and abilities I learn: What I like and what I don’t like. To do things on my own. To overcome my fear. To share is to belong. To trust others as well as myself. To listen. To move my body...

WHEN WE ARE BORN

This time of year is all about BIRTH. In the darkest of nights Light is born forth once again. In the light of a shining star a Baby is BORN to lead his people back to the Light. At the end of a calendar year a NEW...

BE-ING IN THE PRESENCE OF CHILDREN.

A child’s energy field is naturally pure and vibrant.  Being in the presence of children brings joy and happiness for exactly this reason. It feels like magic! Still closely connected to source their love frequency is high. As adults we often indulge in their presence, yes out of love, but often in a much needed source of life force energy ourselves. Carrying, holding, breast feeding, wiping genitals, a...

TUNE IN Adult Classes

TUNE IN is a brand NEW adult class at Swim Works, Leamington Spa and a great way to start the New Year with clarity and intent. This class is for men and women and it’s all about allowing the water to support you in more ways...

WORKING WITH WATER

"The difference between a drop of water and the entire ocean is our own awareness" #waterhappy We can sleep for the sake of sleeping or we can see it as our body’s need for rest, integration and healing. We can eat for the sake of surviving...