What is Aguahara
Aguahara is akin to baptism, immersion in water to establish a connection the sacredness of one's own being as a body on Earth. Beyond technique, I like the phrase used by creator Alexander Siebenstern to describe it, "Being Work."
The beauty of Aguahara is that everyone's journey in relationship to the water is different. I share a bit of my own journey here to give you an idea of the transformative impact this work has had on my life.
My journey with water began like yours, in the womb of my mother.
From the time I was a little girl playing on the beaches of Block Island, RI have loved the ocean in all its moods.
In love with literature and language, I pursued a traditional education that culminated with the realization that I was a poet, not a professor. I moved to my childhood refuge, Block Island, year round and allowed the elements to shape me as I devoted myself to writing.
Wind and waves made me both stronger and softer. Free from most of the distractions and routines of modern society, I learned my own rhythms until the waves carried me to Peru and Hawaii, and from there to Mexico, where I made a home on the Yucatán peninsula.
Swimming in the crystalline lagunas and cenotes, I discovered janzu and aguahara, eventually becoming trained in both modalities after experiencing profound healing and transformation through the water.
I returned to Block Island for summers and introduced these modalities in hundreds of sessions in the oceans and ponds of this very special little island.
Aqua Odyssey was born from the union of my passions and life experience. While many aquatic therapists work in pools, I knew from witnessing the transformative power of nature, that I wanted to connect people with the essence of water through direct experience of currents, wind and waves; to connect with the spirit of water, to be enchanted and forever changed by this miraculous substance that makes life on Earth possible.
While some aquatic modalities use the water as a medium to heal and release, I want everyone who comes in the water with me to be water, to flow with what is in a dance of simultaneous being and becoming that is beyond everyday words.
I want to release the poem inside each one of us where we are one again with the Great Mother, in awe of life and living each day as a ceremony of praise for all we have been given.
Water is alive, a holy being. Humans have been baptized in it for as long as we know in recorded history, and probably beyond that to the time when our ancestors first crawled onto land. We all dream of going back to the water.
Join me in this ancient tradition with an Aguahara session, experience yourself as the truth of who you are, a body of water.
UNFOLDED BY THE WATERS ARE THE FACES OF THE FLOWERS