Our Healers

Trudy has always been an eccentric flower child who later blossomed into an incredible Water Goddess.

She began her WATSU® career in 1997 at Harbin Hot Springs, CA and has continued to deepen and intensify her knowledge of bodywork and energy work even while teaching full time until 2017.

Somewhere along the way, the paths of healing and teaching merged and now she finds herself immersed in a full-time career of a healer, WATSU® instructor and practitioner, Healing Dance practitioner, Reiki Master, Reflexologist, and Licensed Massage Therapist.

When she thinks back to 1997 and her decision to learn this most amazing modality, she still remembers how enormously free, calm, nurturing and energizing WATSU® made her feel. She became more curious as she learned and says she had never felt her own energy quite like WATSU® made her feel. This trust-inducing, gratitude-deepening, heart-centering, aquatic bodywork is her highest calling and will become her most potent legacy.

She created Celestial Seahorse Pool as a sacred refuge of healing for your body, mind and soul.


Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association member, Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals, Certified Pool/Spa Operator


Licensed Massage Therapist #0022579, Reflexology, Reiki Master, WATSU®, Healing Dance ®, Water DanceTM, Jahara Technique

Ahara Vatter is currently a WABA certified WATSU® 1, 2 & 3 Instructor and Basic WATSU® as well as an Instructor of Healing Dance 1 & 2, Healing Dance® Underwater Basics and Intro to Healing Dance®

Ahara teaches mostly in Colorado, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, but is happy to travel to other locations. Ahara has various skills in her background. She is a Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist. She has been a certified yoga instructor for 25+ years, an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula and Pancha Karma Specialist.

Currently, she teaches Post Partum classes through Sacred Window School and Ayurved Sadhana Institute. She has trained with Hawaiian Kahunas and has served on the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association (WABA) ESAC (Educational Standards Advisory Board) for 4 years and currently chairs the WABR ethics committee. Ahara has a private practice in Santa Fe, NM and in Denver, CO. She also works with a team of practitioners in Santa Fe with people in life transitions and healing life traumas.


Since 1990, internationally known instructor and physical therapist Peggy Schoedinger has taught over 700 aquatic therapy seminars for therapists and practitioners at facilities throughout North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.

Peggy teaches a full range of over 40 topics and techniques including WATSU®, The Bad Ragaz Ring Method, The Halliwick Concept in Rehab, Trunk Stabilization, Aquatic Sensory Integration, and Aquatic Manual Therapy Joint & Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for patients with neurological, orthopedic, and rheumatic impairments.

Peggy is the only physiotherapist in the world who is a certified WATSU® instructor for levels I, II and III. She created the WATSU® III Adaptive and Clinical WATSU® programs, and she specializes in teaching therapists and practitioners how to use and adapt WATSU® for clients with special needs.

Peggy’s frequent international trips allow her to stay abreast of the latest techniques and information from around the globe. She strives to blend the best of East and West into her classes, creating a supportive and joyful environment where each student can explore his or her unique WATSU® gifts.

Theri Thomas is a senior instructor of WATSU® and Healing Dance®.

She is also the creator of Aquatherics® and AQUATERNATIVES®, she last flew out from San Diego to teach at Celestial Seahorse Pool in 2019. Internationally renowned speaker, trainer, hypnotherapist, holistic health practitioner, and instructor trainer, Theri Thomas is the foremost authority of the study, practice, and instruction of multiple styles of Aquatic Bodywork. Owner of her own business in San Diego since 1984, Theri brings with her more than 35 years of practical and teaching experience in many related fields, including movement awareness, health and rehabilitation services, personal growth services, as well as team and business building. Through her practice and experience teaching, Theri developed the AQUATHERICS® program for professional applications of aquatic bodywork. AQUATERNATIVES® Foundation Class is key to the awareness and safety the program builds on. It is also recognized by Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association as a foundation class for WATSU® and Healing Dance® certifications. AQT® classes instill quality of touch and movement, safety and connection as well as a deep understanding of the body and medical conditions® for clinical applications. aquaticbodywork.com

Additional Healers

Marta Stec – flowingwaterwatsutherapy.net
focuses on providing WATSU® therapy for children and adults on CES and SLS waivers.

Amy Sheber-Howard – asheberh@gmail.com
a WATSU® provider

Heather Harris – moonssong.com
Certified WATSU® provider who offers a transformative water experience with presence. Dance and yoga teacher. Thai massage body worker.

Laura Dahmer – lauradahmer@gmail.com
active learner of Reiki, WATSU®, light worker, Shamanistic practices such as Maya abdominal massage

Elik Gilad – ElikGiladaquatics.com
Aquatic therapy for children and adults, aquatic workshops,
dance & movement

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