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Presence of Being™ with Shantam in Italy

May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - May 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am

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Presence of Being™ is a warm-water therapy course in which we explore the water’s magical way of providing a nurturing environment for Self-discovery. Using the gentle quality of the warm water as the medium and our willingness to be Present as the catalyst, we will discover what happens when we are devoted to truly being with ourselves. In fully allowing rather than resisting what is, and offering unconditional acceptance to whatever reveals itself we discover a vast well-spring of peace within. This embodied recognition then naturally becomes a compassionate invitation that we extend to others.

On the part of the provider, this requires a repeated willingness to meet our own edges, to become aware of whatever belief systems are in place for us and to discover what motivates us as therapists. In Presence of Being™ we stabilize our orientation as pure awareness and remember our fluency as a sensorial perceptual Being. Through experiential investigation with loving kindness and sensitivity we welcome all aspects of ourselves and honor the innocence behind our coping mechanisms. We thus liberate where we have become fixated to a conceptual map over a perceptual map. We entrain to the warm water environment as an invitation to explore our essential nature and to discover the inherent Grace that reveals itself when we meet each other there.

Whether you are relatively new to warm water therapy or have been practicing for years, this course is meant to assist you in deepening your connection with Self and others.

Presence of Being™ is the essence of the Fluid Presence™ Provider training in addition to serving all other forms of Aquatic Bodywork Therapy modalities.

Prerequisite Possibilites: Fluid Presence™ Foundation, Watsu®, WaterDance™, Healing Dance,  Mentoring or Instructor permission. Presence of Being™ Intake Form is required.

To support the exploration of what happens when we focus awareness without agenda we may employ:

•  The Healing Power of Unconditional Presence

•  Self Inquiry & Meditation

•  The Art of Conscious Touch & Breath Connection

•  Establishing Rapport

•  Equanimous Communication Skills

•  Ethics of Warm-Water Holistic Therapy

•  Becoming an Extension of the Water

•  Awareness Exercises

•  Embodied “Neutral”

•  Breath as the Portal to Presence

The location:

Ischia is a beautiful volcanic island off the coast of Naples. It is one of the world’s first health & spa destinations and has drawn people to its thermal hot springs and volcanic muds for over 2000 years for its healing properties.

The venue:

Casa Michelangela is a charming and peaceful little heaven situated on a hill, about half a mile from the sea on the Island. It is a truly magical place between sea and mountains with large terraces from which you can admire endless views across the Bay of Naples.

The pool:

The warm thermal pool is situated on a large panoramic solarium. The place is an oasis of peace and inspiration surrounded by lush green gardens and flowers beds. The water is a natural hot source coming up from the ground, very high in minerals and healing properties.

The accommodation:

You’ll enjoy the warm hospitality and the enchanting atmosphere of the place. The rooms are double or triple. Simply furnished and spacious with attached bathroom and most rooms have a sea view.


May 4th: arrival in the afternoon. Evening dinner together.
May 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th: Full day program
May 10th Departure by midday

How to get there:
By car, train, plane you can reach Naples. From the port of Naples, Beverello, there are daily and several times hydrofoil or ferry’s to reach the island. We recommend to take the hydrofoil company SNAV leading directly to the port of Casamicciola where, if you let us know we can arrange a pick up for you.


€ 1,095  (Approximately $1,290.00) Including Food & Shared Lodging for 6 Nights.
Initial Deposit of € 340 ($400) to hold your space *   Second Installment of  € 340 ($400) Due by 4/1/2018 and  remaining € 410 ($490) due upon arrival.**   PLEASE NOTE: If using PayPal, additional  fees may apply.

An alternative and less expensive way to transfer money is called TransferWise. You can use this link to learn more: transferwise.com/u/monical129    or use this link for the iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/transferwise-money-transfer/id612261027?mt=8

* Please note that the Initial Deposit of € 340 ($400) is non-refundable.
** The remaining balance must be paid in cash upon arrival.

SPACE IS LIMITED to 12 participants so we recommend that, if you are serious about attending, you send a deposit to hold your space.

Deposits can be sent via PayPal to shantam@h2om.com. You will receive written confirmation and additional information.


Casa Michelangela
Via Olivio N°12
Casamicciola Terme Ischia
Naples 80074, Italy

Booking, Course & Travel Info:

For Course Info & Booking, contact: shantam@me.com
For Travel Info, contact Laila at: laila.yogatouch@gmail.com





May 4 @ 6:00 pm
May 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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