Premier Training in Land and Aquatic Bodywork

For nearly 40 years the school has offered a unique combination of presence-oriented training in techniques and knowledge essential for any therapeutic bodyworker. Our classes are offered in a supportive, residential intensive format that allows the student to become totally immersed in the learning process. Our professional staff and instructors are here to assure that your learning environment is nurturing, fun and full of self-discovery.


Our flexible schedule of classes and training programs allows you to:
Begin a new career in the healing arts
Take continuing education to broaden your skills
Experience personal growth

Our classes give each student the solid, hands-on practice of skills and knowledge any good bodyworker needs to be successful. But we don’t stop there – all of our courses integrate the core principles of presence, breath, support and conscious touch while nurturing the innate gifts of each individual student. The “Heart Conscious” principles of Harbin Hot Springs are integrated into our classes to reflect the healing potential of our sacred land and waters. We are dedicated to training professional bodyworkers to hold space for healing in their communities. Our students have gone on to find the freedom of their own practice or to work at premier spas in the Bay Area such as Cavallo Point Resort, Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch and many more throughout the country and the world.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of others through conscious touch, come train with us.

Water Classes Being the place of origin, HSHA has been at the forefront in developing and teaching a number of forms of aquatic bodywork that have grown out of Watsu, thus providing practitioners with tools to apply to every possible situation. The School has the most extensive offering of aquatic bodywork classes anywhere. Students come from all over the world to learn skills they can use in therapy, to help prepare themselves for new professions and for personal growth. Learn More

Land Classes Becoming a bodywork professional at the HSHA has many advantages. The classes not only provide state of the art massage education, but also give the student a solid foundation combining creativity and adaptability. All classes are taught by highly experienced and practicing massage professionals, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Each class provides the knowledge and hands-on training required to give a sensitive, intuitive and complete bodywork session. Learn More


You're Invited!!!

Harold’s contribution to aquatic bodywork around the world is profound. He created Watsu® and had the foresight to teach, create a registry and the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association. He has worked tirelessly spreading the love of aquatic bodywork and Watsu® around the world. Come celebrate him!
There will be demonstrations of new modalities, time to exchange sessions with instructors and students, Harold will lead us in the Flower Round and culminate in a gratitude circle. Demos by Mary Seamster (Amnion®), Cameron West (Aquatic Integration), Shantam (Fluid Presence) and some surprises!

Join students, instructors and creators for 3 days of water play, sharing circles and hanging out with Harold.
Price for 2 nights lodging (either indoor/outdoor camping or dorm space) and catered meals: $200 Earlybird if paid in full by Dec. 1, $225 thereafter.
RSVP and Register with Harbin School of Healing Arts (707) 987-3801. reception@harbinschoolofhealingarts.org
Please pay in full before celebration
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