Certified Instructors

Elaine Marie

Lower Lake CA: aquaticmassage@gmail.com or 707-995-9090

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Elaine Marie

 

Elaine Marie has been a State of California certified massage and Watsu Instructor and Therapist, teaching and practicing since 1985.  She utilizes her gifts as a master teacher to create a professional, accepting, and joy-filled experience for all of her students.

Spirit Lake in Lower Lake California is Elaine Marie’s home as well as her
lovely Bed and Breakfast.  It is a serene tranquil environment, with 10 acres of nature including a beautiful lake. The perfect venue for supporting the depth of the Aquatic Massage intensive.

Susan (Sunus) Kovacs

Tucson, AZ: susankovacs@q.com

 

Susan Kovacs

Susan Kovacs

 

Susan Kovacs BS., LMT., ties her skills as a certified Watsu Therapist, Aquatic Massage Therapist/Instructor, Ai Chi Training, Yoga Instructor Training, AAU synchronized swimming medalist, and professional Weekie Wachee Mermaid into a class filled with ease, grace and a deep understanding of the intelligence of water and movement.  Her soft spoken voice and calm demeanor help to create a relaxing learning environment.
Susan has been studying and practicing bodywork since 1984 and renewed her passion for the water in 1994 by enrolling in a Watsu class with Elaine Marie at Harbon Hot Springs School of Massage and Watsu.  She is presently employed at Canyon Ranch Resort were she is an aquatic therapist responsible for aquatic bodywork treatments for the guests, and is invloved in developing new services. Susan was  instrumental in contributing her vision to the developement of the world class aquatic bodywork facilities at Canyon Ranch helping to make it a reality.

Keith McDaniel

Los Angeles area, CA: watucson@msn.com

Mindy McDaniel

California USA: watucson@msn.com

Bhakti Rinzler

bhaktialoha@yahoo.com

 

Bhakti Rinzler

Bhakti Rinzler

 

Adrianne Stelzenmuller

Traveling Therapist/Instructor AZ, NY, CA, NC: www.adriatictherapies.comadrianne@adriatictherapies.com or 520-406-7861

 

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Adrianne Stelzenmuller

 

Adrianne combines her professional skills as an Aquatic Massage Instructor and Therapist,  Watsu Practitioner, Massage Therapist, anatomy teacher, meditation teacher, and personal trainer to provide her students with a well-rounded and exciting learning environment. Having been mentored directly by Elaine Marie for over 10 years, she embodies the heart and vision of this work in her teaching and mentoring.

Adrianne has worked professionally in a variety of situations, including 10 years at Canyon Ranch, a world class spa, and The Providence Institute, a community-oriented body therapy center and school. She offers her students a unique perspective into the practical applications of Aquatic Massage in the professional world.

Based in Tucson Arizona, she makes herself available to travel and teach anywhere in the world that people are drawn to study this expansive healing aquatic therapy.

Maria Cristina Bandeira Viseu

Brazil: www.avatarepc.com or 510-289-7610, 55-11-9385.4575, 55-11-2533.2008

 

Maria Cristina Bandiera Viseu

Maria Cristina Bandiera Viseu

 

The depth of inspiration that I received during my first Watsu with Elaine Marie in 1996 in Brazil has never left me. It is from this transmission of heart and oneness that I have continued to share this sacred work. When Harold Dull, the founder of Watsu, was in Brazil I worked as his interpreter, I have had the good fortune to study with Mario Jahara and others to whom I will always be grateful. After completing more than 1000 hours of training and giving more than 1000 private sessions, I traveled from Brazil to California to complete the Aquatic Massage instructors training with Elaine Marie.

More than anything I cherish the eternal and unique dance of each client, each student in each session. With deep gratitude for the many gifts that I receive from this work I want only to continue to share it, both in classes and in private sessions.