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...