WHAT IS AQUATIC EMBODIMENT?

We are energy contained within a human body. The challenge is to integrate the energy available to us so that we can express it fully through our embodiment of it. If for various reasons we are unable to contain aspects of that energy, disharmony arises and...

Water Happy 1.2.1.

Water can uplift you, it can cleanse you, it will meditate you and it can support you in many ways. It can help us feel calm, centred and composed. It will slow us down and connect us to a truer sense of self once again. Water helps...

#WATERHAPPY SKILLS FOR LIFE

#Waterhappy develops workshops and teaching material that addresses the 5th dimension in an aquatic environment because energy matters. Our intention is to support both children from infancy onwards, as well as adults, through this evolutionary stage of development that is asking us to upgrade our educational...

WE ARE NOT JUST OUR PHYSICAL BODY

We are not just our physical body. We have an emotional body. A mental one and a spiritual one too. Just to keep it simple. All these are contained and interconnected by our individual energetic bodies. Our energy 'fields' transmit and interact with each other’s and everything else in the...

CULTIVATING PRESENCE IN WATER

Depending on our levels of awareness at any one point in time, we can detect a number of things when teaching others in water. For example, we can observe PHYSICAL MOVEMENT with our eyes and hands, we can feel EMOTIONAL EXCHANGES through our own feelings...

“ARE YOU WATER HAPPY?”

Water Happy people are people who are happy in water. Did you know that when we smile there is a positive feedback loop that goes back to the brain and reinforces our feeling of joy? It is impossible to smile or feel happy when we are nervous...

THE 5TH DIMENSIONAL HUMAN

No, this isn't meant to sound like a script for a sci-fi movie. This is the recent culmination of my prep work, leading up to the International Water Conference in St Petersburg, Russia. Finding the language to describe and effectively communicate a reality that remains largely unperceived,...

AQUATIC TRAINING FOR LIFE

#Waterhappy Professional Aquatic Training for Life. Water Happy people are people who are happy in water. This positive approach to being in water listens to the time and ways people need to form a good relationship with water. Feeling seen, listened to and in turn respected for your choices,...

WATER CONNECTS US

Water is the natural element which acts as a medium for CONNECTION. Because of its inherent properties it carries the natural blueprint for a unified field of consciousness. It is not just the physicality of water that makes it so but also water's AQUATIC INTELLIGENCE. It seeps into...

MERMAIDING in OPEN WATER

Welcome to our Merfamily, Do you feel like mermaiding with us on the mermaid shaped island of Corfu? We use professional monofins with tailor made tails to swim in the infinite blue of the Ionian Sea individually or in small groups. The island of Corfu is known for...

MERMAID ROCKS AND ISLES IN CORFU

With some 219km of coastline, the mermaid shaped island of Corfu has some mermezing playgrounds. Here our merfamily gathers, swims and sings together. Many mythical rocks and geographical formations bejewel this sacred island all of which are not on the list bellow. Some things are meant to be...

ΑΓΑΠΩ ΤΟ ΝΕΡΟ!

Το #waterhappy είναι μία παιδαγωγική προσέγγιση του υγρού στοιχείου που πρόθεση έχει να αγαπήσουμε το νερό σε οποιαδήποτε ηλικία. Το νερό βοηθάει στην ανάπτυξη του εγκεφάλου, στηρίζει την ολιστική μάθηση και την υγιή ανάπτυξη του ανθρώπου. Το νερό μας συνδέει με τον εαυτό μας και με τους...

BOING, BOING I FIND MY BOUNCE!

What do you feel when you say the sound word “BOING”? What sensations spring to mind? What images, pictures or movements pop up? For me it’s a sense of fun but also elasticity, resilience, flying and playtime. BOING, BOING is about finding our bounce. When we are in love we...

IS THE WORD ‘SWIMMING’ MISLEADING?

I recently had the honor of working with some courageous adults who had decided to face their fear of water. All had serious reasons to be afraid of water and almost all hadn’t had an early childhood aquatic education. What I soon realized was that they all...

ΤΙ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ #waterhappy;

Το #waterhappy είναι μία παιδαγωγική προσέγγιση του υγρού στοιχείου που πρόθεση έχει να αγαπήσουμε το νερό σε οποιαδήποτε ηλικία. Το νερό βοηθάει στην ανάπτυξη του εγκεφάλου, στηρίζει την ολιστική μάθηση και την υγιή ανάπτυξη του ανθρώπου. Το νερό μας συνδέει με τον εαυτό μας και με τους...

CARING FOR YOUR WATER

I can’t say that I’ve been the moisturising kind of lass and I was never really the hairdryer owning kind either. I soon realised, however, that I simply cannot let things slip if I want to be happy in water. After three hours in warm water, moisturising...

BOOM BOOM!

“Boom Boom I learn to listen to my own heart beat. Boom Boom it’s my own song Boom Boom from the day I was born. Boom Boom it’s my rhythm and it’s my tune Boom Boom cause it’s the way I zoom. Boom Boom it's too fast or it's too slow, Boom...

THE BIRTH JOURNEY

Forgetfully, regretfully, reluctantly we arrive kicking and shoving. Compressed, squeezed and twisted we somehow make it through to the other side. The feeling of love is often absent with only the instinct to survive. The effort required for us to be born surmounts to climbing the tallest mountain...

THE AWAKENING MERMAID

Swimming with a tail is fun, challenging and magical. For many it’s about having a new experience. It is definitely about connecting to the sea but also your breath and the feeling of being alive. It can be about reconnecting to parts of yourself you had forgotten. For...

ARE WE READY TO TALK ABOUT A ‘NEW’ HUMAN?

We are not just our physical body. We have an emotional body. A mental one and a spiritual one too. Just to keep it simple. All these are interconnected and contained within our individual energy fields. Our energy fields transmit and interact with each other’s and everything else in the...

ENERGY FLOWS WHERE ATTENTION GOES

"Energy flows where our attention goes." This was one of the first lessons I learnt about managing my own energy. And so it has become one of the foundation principles of Learning Through Transmission. I believe it has also become a more widely accepted part of the way...

SWIMMING WITH A TAIL

Mermaiding has certainly taken off as a global trend whether it be for fun, fitness or entertainment. People young and old, men and women are finding joy and magic in wearing a tail in the sea, in natural bodies of water or the swimming pool. Making magic...

A CHILD’S FEAR OF WATER

When you live on an island swimming is second nature. When you live on an island and you have a fear of water it can feel like being offered an ice cream but not being allowed to eat it. It means you don’t get to take...

ESMAREE – TALES OF A MERMAID ISLAND

"Esmaraeé It is not always easy being a mermaid. Not for the reasons you might imagine. All sorts of bad tasting jokes get told of our kind. They usually revolve around matters of love and sex, like why are mermaids the most useless fish? Little do they...

HAIRY VIBRATIONS

A hair-raising experience, event, or story is very frightening but can also be exciting. Either way, this hair raising reaction we’ve all experienced including our pet family and friends, attests to something deeper going on within our systems. While presenting Learning Through Transmission in Athens recently, the subject of hair came up when talking about the...

I SEE YOUR TRUE COLOURS

AN EMOTIONAL APPROACH IN WATER Water is the universal symbol for emotion. Deep dark waters are used as a metaphor for subconscious unchecked feelings and emotions, waves as in the waves of emotion that come and go and bubbly waters as in the joyous state of...

ΤΟ ΕΚΠΛΗΚΤΙΚΟ ΡΗΜΑ ‘ΑΦΟΥΓΚΡΑΖΟΜΑΙ’.

Εξερευνώντας την Ελληνική γλώσσα που αντιστοιχεί στις ανάγκες του σεμιναρίου "Μεταδίδω στο Νερό" που θα παρουσιαστεί στην Αθήνα τις 26 Νοεμβρίου 2017, βρήκα αυτό το μικρό ποστάκι για το ρήμα ΑΦΟΥΓΚΡΑΖΟΜΑΙ που ανέβηκε πρώτη φορά στο www.corfupress.com την Τρίτη, 08 Ιανουαρίου 2013. "Ο Τεγόπουλος – Φυτράκης...

BUILDING BRIDGES ON LAND AND WATER

I recently made the mental shift from being angry, sad and frustrated at not having the right swimming pool conditions here in Corfu to being grateful for a rather rare situation I am in. “Nope we definitely don’t have the right swimming pool conditions. But perhaps what...

SOUNDS UNDERWATER

A voice touched me so deeply today I cried. It pulled on a cord of soul cognition instantly and unexpectedly. It wasn’t the boy that was singing, but his voice that so uncannily resembled the voice of one already gone by. A voice that no one has managed...

LIQUIFY in Poland

LIQUIFY is an AQUATIC WORKSHOP experienced in the warm salt water pool in Warmia Park Pluski Poland at +34C. Allow yourself to discover the pleasure of your LIQUID BODY in warm water. Our intention will be to relax, replenish and rejoice while exploring the ways in...

TI ΜΑΘΑΙΝΩ ΟΤΑΝ ΠΑΙΖΩ ΣΤΟ ΝΕΡΟ

Όταν παίζω στο νερό στους δικούς μου χρόνους, με τις δικές μου δυνατότητες, με τις δικές μου επιλογές τότε: Μαθαίνω ποιος είμαι και τι μου αρέσει. Μαθαίνω να τα καταφέρνω μόνος μου. Μαθαίνω τα όριά μου, της πισίνας και των άλλων. Μαθαίνω πως μπορώ να...

THE RIGHT CONDITIONS

Nope we definitely don’t have the right swimming pool conditions. But perhaps what we do have is far more important than that. We don’t have the right atmospheric temperature and often not the right water temperature, it's not the right colour, not the right shape nor...

INTO THE DEEP

We all have something we fear. If it isn’t one thing or a something, then it’s probably an inner state floating somewhere beneath the surface. Few human beings are comfortable with the ultimate fear, our own mortality. Few are really comfortable with deep dark waters. For most people,...

THE SUN GLITTER EFFECT

Sun glitter is a bright, sparkling light formed when sunlight reflects on water waves. The waves may be caused by natural movement of the water, or by the movement of birds or animals in the water. Even a ripple from a thrown rock will create...

MERMAIDS CORFU

Mermaid Experiences Are between 1.5 to 2 hours long and will give any human whether young or old, male or female the opportunity to become a mermaid or merman . These sessions can take place in a swimming pool or the sea with a qualified MermaidsUK...

The Benefits of Mermaiding

What intrigues me most about swimming with a tail, is how mental boundaries between what’s real and what’s not, become blurred. This allows a whole new reality to emerge full of mermazing possibilities. Mermaiding is simply a magical experience no matter your age! What’s possible enters a...

ARILLAS: FAVOURITE SWIMMING SPOTS IN CORFU

Arillas is first on my list of favourite swimming spots in Corfu. The beach is soft and golden. The water shallow at first, then gradually deepens at an inviting pace. The colour ranges from sea green to translucent turquoise, with Ionian blue shimmering all the way into the...

THANK YOU WATER

Thank you water for your support, Thank you for your LOVE, your compassion, your understanding. Thank you water for the JOY, the beauty and the pleasure you give me every day, Thank you for the PLAYING and the laughing. Thank you water for THE CHILDREN you bring into my...

ΜΕΤΑΔΙΔΩ ΣΤΟ ΝΕΡΟ

Η παρουσίαση αφορά γονείς που θέλουν να υποστηρίξουν όσο το δυνατόν καλύτερα τα παιδιά τους, καθώς και εκπαιδευτικούς που επιθυμούν  να είναι πιο αποτελεσματικοί στην δουλειά τους μέσα και έξω από το νερό. Το νερό είναι ένας ζωντανός οργανισμός που καταγράφει, επικοινωνεί και μεταδίδει ‘πληροφορίες’. Αυτό...

CORFU’S PUBLIC SWIMMING BATHS

"In The Book of the Bath, Françoise de Bonneville wrote: "The history of public baths begins in Greece in the sixth century B.C." where men and women washed in basins near places of exercise, physical and intellectual. Later gymnasia had indoor basins set overhead, the open maws...

WHO IS THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP?

You’ve let go of mum. You’ve dared stand alone. Now you venture out into the unknown. One step at a time.   The big blue lies before you. Some days it seems familiar and sparkles invitingly warm. On others it feels cold and deep. Beyond your depth. And yet it is the same water with...

CORFU ISLAND’S HEALING WATERS

The Power of Water to Heal Corfu Island is surrounded by exquisite Ionian Blue waters that are simply divine for any water loving person. Ionian waters are not simply clean, crystal clear and safe, they sparkle golden in the sunlight and their colour conjures up images of...

FAVOURITE SWIMMING SPOTS IN CORFU

Growing up on a mermaid shaped island, there is every chance you’ll end up loving the sea. In fact you are likely not to be able to live without it! What’s so wonderfully alluring about Corfu, is the variety of waters that adorn its 217 kilometers of...

#WATERHAPPY Aquatic Playshop

Hi there!   I believe there is something fundamentally joyful about childhood memories in and around water and I know from personal experience, that Corfu Island’s north east coast is a natural haven for water lovers and life loving enthusiasts.   Splashing tentatively at first, then comes jumping off...

LEARNING THROUGH TRANSMISSION

Learning through transmission actively uses human resonance in teaching and learning environments.  It has a particularly positive impact on communication between adults and young children. As well as engaging the cognitive, emotional and imaginative capacities of those involved, transmission learning consciously uses our body’s energy to...

ARE YOU #WATERHAPPY?

Water Happy people are people who are happy in water. This positive approach to being in water listens to the time and way people need to feel safe, because it is impossible to feel happy if you don't feel safe. Feeling listened to and in turn respected for...

WATER IS INTERACTIVE

You can kick it and It will kick you back. You might blow on it and It will bubble back at you. If you try to hold it in your arms, It will hug you back. And if you love it, It will most certainly love you right back!   Water is an interactive environment, That responds...

LISTEN LIKE WATER

Water asks that we listen. If you go back to a moment whereupon you enter a body of water, you will recall a sensation of silence overcoming you. A very fine but very present moment of transition. Sound becomes slightly distorted, as it becomes absorbed by the...

GOOD LIQUID CRYSTAL VIBRATIONS

“My job is to hold more light” If this intention resonates with you too, then join us for some Good Liquid Crystal Vibrations on land and in water, in Poland from 7th to 8th January 2017. Why join us? Raising the vibrations with which we work, expands our awareness,...

THE BENEFITS OF A WARM WATER HEALING POOL IN CORFU

Corfu Island is surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea.  Its sparkling safe waters make Corfu the ideal home for lovers of The Blue. So why swim in a pool? Some Corfiots who enjoy swimming in the sea regard a swimming pool...

OBSERVING HOW WATER TRANSFORMS

I see two girls, maybe twins, awkward in their bodies as they arrive on their first day. Heads down too shy to look anyone directly in the eye. For the next couple of days they stick to themselves wary of taking part in any group activity. And...

THE INTIMACY OF WATER

Yes, holding someone in your arms is intimate. However, the very nature of water itself is intimate. Put two and two together and you have very intimate indeed. But, intimate does not mean sexual, erotic or provocative. Most often we don't stay long enough in 'that...

THE IMMEDIACY OF WATER

Am I or am I not? Water judges not for there is no one there to judge. Water fears not, for it knows not what that is. In my own personal tides of control and letting go, I have toyed with many shapes and forms of energy healing...

WATER FOR THE SOUL

“It was said in Egypt that water is given the soul as compensation for taking on a bodily form” from the book Freeing the Body in Water by Harold Dull. Until recently I would have accepted this sentence as knowledge that stays in the realm of the...

The Ocean of Devotion

Devotion I realise has been an attractive but allusive state of being for me. At best I approached the subject with a mental attitude by which I tried to assess the value of what I was doing at any given time. More recently I became to value...

I AM THE DROP OF WATER IN THE RAIN

Today 22 March is World Water Day I am the drop of water in the ocean I am the drop of water in my glass I am the drop of water in my tears I am the drop of water in the rain I am the drop of water in my womb I am water Any...

THE POWER OF GENTLENESS

“Where does gentleness come from?” asked baby deer. “It is in you and it is in me and in grandpa too” replied papa deer. "But you do need to choose gentleness for her to come" said he. “Does being gentle mean I’m not strong?” wondered the little one out...

THE NATURAL WARM WATER SPRINGS AT SMOKOVO GREECE

There are 750 known natural mineral springs in Greece many of which have been used since antiquity as places for healing and sacred ceremony. Temperatures range from cold, very cold to very warm. Some waters are medicinal whilst bathing in others is only recommended for a...

FLOATING DOES NOT COME NATURALLY

All human shapes, sizes and ages are able to float. But not all can. I was surprised to discover that it doesn't come naturally. It appeared to be even more difficult for young children who physically and instinctively contracted from doing so. Men are less able to float...

LETTING GO OF THE SHORE

The saying goes something like “you cannot cross the ocean if you don’t let go of the shore”. The shore being what we know well, sometimes even just a habit, in order to look for a new place, a new space, a new level of consciousness....

A 7 YEAR OLD’S FEAR OF WATER

When you live on an island swimming is second nature. When you live on an island and you have a fear of water it can feel like being offered an ice cream but not being allowed to eat it. It means you don’t get to take...

DOES PRACTICE REALLY MAKE PERFECT?

Do you enjoy practicing something regularly? For some children, the idea of practice can be accepted easily whilst others really really really must like something in order to stick to it. How do you feel about practice? Boring, necessary or healthy? I currently feel that the idea...

LISTENING TO WATER

Ecouter c’est la capacité d’exister sans faire. Listening is the capacity to exist without doing. Still, the slightest breath of air will create ripples on the surface of water. Ripples that, if one listens to carefully, reveal much about the depth, breadth and ease of one’s...

MUMMY GIVE ME SPACE TO BREATHE!

Before you read any further I want to make clear that I am in no way advocating you put your dear child in water and watch him or her float away. Pool and sea safety are important to get right. In fact "reminding" your children how...

WATER RESPONDS TO OUR INTENTION

Please consider the following statement seriously, literally and with love: "By holding the intention of peace towards water by thinking, speaking and acting with the intention of peace towards water water can and will bring peace to our bodies and to the world" Masaru Emoto July 22 1943 - October 17 2014[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_empty_space...

GREECE’S NATURAL COASTLINE

Greece                            13,676 km United Kingdom            12,429 km Italy                                   7,600 km Croatia    ...

WHY IS THE GREEK SEA LEGENDARY?

Though the sea itself cannot be Greek, Indian nor American  for she belongs to no other than herself, the Mediterranean waters surrounding the land known as Greece have a distinctive quality that makes the Greek sea legendary. "Why is the Greek sea legendary?" is an arbitrary question...

THE POWER OF UNDERCURRENTS

An undercurrent is a type of current which runs below the surface of air or water. The direction of an undercurrent is typically opposite to that of surface currents, and the strength of the undercurrent varies, depending on the situation and the circumstances. Surface currents make...

THE FIRST BREATH

The new born in this powerful water birth picture is just about to take his or her first breath. He or she is transitioning from life in water within the mother’s uterus where he or she could still be defined as a creature to an independent...

ALL TOGETHER WE CAN

Eight wheelchair access ramps where placed on Corfu Island’s beaches this summer so that everyone can enjoy the pleasure of the sea. This was done not by a government body, or a European funded programme nor was it a private business enterprise either. During a time of...

LOVE LIKE WATER

Anastasia is a young athlete in Corfu's Special Olympics programme. She has a particular love for water and is part of the children's swimming team which was successfully put together by Hennie Godeke. Anastasia has shown a particular love and skill for dancing movements in...

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY FLUIDS?

With up to 70% of humans made of water, one wonders where all that liquid resides. Keeping our liquids healthy and above all flowing, requires, I realized, a little more cognitive awareness. Whether in one's eye, however, or in a garden pond, liquid has the same behavior wherever...

SUPPORTED IN WATER

Finding support in warm water feels like the weight of life itself is lifted from your shoulders. A sense of weightlessness that is immersed in renewed feelings of trust, connection and the freedom of an innocent existence. To be supported in a minimum of 33C of warm...

IN WATER WITH ‘AUTISM’

I received you in the water when I thought I really didn’t know how. But I felt that it was a Yes in my heart and so I stepped aside and asked for your guidance. You don’t speak, you don’t look and I’m not sure how much...

A ‘NO’ THAT BECAME A ‘YES’ AT 50!

A true story of personal evolution and a brave woman’s conquest over her fear. When I first heard from Małgorzata Januszczyk Siemieniuk via e-mail, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. It was certainly the first time I had ever heard from Poland. She openly wrote about her...

WHAT IS IN A “LOVE LIKE WATER”?

[vc_column_text]“Love like water” This phrase is spoken within circles of the water family. It is beautiful and deeply profound. Personally I use it when I wish to express the magnitude of what I experience in water. Often I am at a loss for words of my own. So...

THE NATURAL WARM WATER SPRINGS AT SMOKOVO GREECE

There are 750 known natural mineral springs in Greece many of which have been used since antiquity as places for healing and sacred ceremony. Temperatures range from cold, very cold to very warm. Some waters are medicinal whilst bathing in others is only recommended for a...