What time?10:00


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 sound and its emotional meaning.

Our perception of sound provokes biochemical changes (neural activity, production of neurotransmitters and hormones) which affect our body through the nervous and circulatory systems.

By becoming aware of the impact sound has on our bodies we begin to understand the effect it can have when used around babies and young children and other populations who are particularly sensitive.

Research shows, for example, that people with a hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder perceive sounds in excess through their bodies. They process the information through the bone system instead of ears.

Musical swim lessons are more common these days and with baby swimming classes in particular, song and nursery rhymes are standard practice when teaching.

SOUND, WATER AND BABIES is a Teacher Training Workshop for
– swimming instructors
– aquatic therapists
– any person working with music and sound around babies and young children.

The intention for this workshop is to raise our awareness of how sound impacts our bodies so that we can use it safely and consciously in our practices. It is an introduction to the use of sound in water and its impact on the human system.

In water it is easier for us to actually see how sound vibrations have a physical impact on human beings. Seeing vibrations can lead to further awareness and understanding.

Becoming aware of how using musical instruments or the sound of our voices has a profound impact when working with people in the water, can lead to safe practices.

Participants will be introduced to the healing power of sound, experience the impact of its vibrations and practice using Tibetan and Crystal Quartz singing bowls to create harmony in the water.

By attending this workshop you will be able to:
* feel the power of sound
* observe how sound impacts human beings in water
* employ safe practices when using sound in water
* share practical ideas of how sound can be used in water
* understand selection criteria for a singing bowl
* know how to choose the right singing bowl for you
* practice techniques and ways of working with singing bowls

SOUND, WATER AND AND BABIES will be led by aquatic sound therapist Javier Gonzalez who is himself a leading global authority on using sound in water.

Javier González was born in Mendoza, Argentina, where he currently resides. For the last ten years he has been developing and training with aquatic therapies, such as Watsu®, Jahara, Aquarelax, Waterdance , Ai chi , Bad Ragaz . He is also specialized in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release® at the Upledger Institute in Argentina. Through his extensive experience, he has managed to fuse these therapies and apply them through different perspectives, infusing them with the healing sound of the bowls. He is always learning and developing new ways of applying these with a therapeutic approach

The cost for the workshop is 100£ per person.
Spaces are limited and early booking is advisable.

SOUND, WATER AND AND BABIES is being organized by
Aqua Sensory in collaboration with Water Happy.

For Bookings please contact:
Jo Wilson at
Sophia Michalopoulou at

SOUND, WATER AND AND BABIES is being hosted by
Swim Works International Aquatic Centre and Research Hub at Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom.
The address is Queensway, Leamington Spa CV31 3LU.