Due to my father’s health, my mother was unable to continue with the courses and I decided to pursue Watsu on my own. I went on to complete Watsu II in Wilkesboro, NC. In November of 2011 I flew to Florida to train with Watsu Practitioner and Watsu Instructor Minakshi. Minakshi who trained with the founder of Watsu (Harold Dull) continues to travel and teach classes alongside Harold to this day. It was in Florida where I completed Water Dance I and Watsu III (Free Flow). After completing the remaining prerequisites I received my official Watsu Certification in December of 2011.
Minakshi has continued to be a driving force in my life. She has become an inspiration to me as she has to countless others. It is for that reason I lovingly refer to her as "Our Water Mother".
In 2017, Minakshi's island was hit by Hurricane Irma. She spent the next 2 years with her partner, Jim trying to rebuild from the devastation. In April of 2019, Jim passed from cancer. She is currently taking a break from teaching as she navigates thru a new life. A Go Fund Me page has been created. Please feel free to reach out to me to see how you can help!