One Day Rock and Water Introductory Workshop

This one day program concentrates on the basics of the program including; grounding and centering exercises, standing strong and rock and water attitude in physical and verbal communication. The workshop examines these aspects from the perspective of relationships, body language, breath exercises, boundary awareness exercises, and effective anti bullying techniques. This training will instruct participants on the language and concept of Rock and Water and is a great way to become familiarized with the underpinning Rock and Water Principles.

Do you want a whole school / organizational approach to the Rock and Water Program? Presented by one of our qualified master-instructors who have been trained extensively by Freerk Ykema.? The one day Introductory Workshop provides a survey of the entire course with a focus on the first six lessons of the program including; an introduction to the Rock and Water attitude (in physical and verbal confrontation); standing strong physically and mentally; Rock and Water in the school yard and in relationships (what kind of friend am I? Too rocky, too watery?); and also includes breathing exercises and exercises for boundary awareness and body language. This is a great way to familiarize many staff with the Rock and Water principles in your school/organization.

The program is ran from 8.30am to 5.00pm. Please make sure your participants are available for the whole day.

You can download the One day introductory form here

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Rock and Water in the United Kingdom (Coventry, West Midlands)

Gadaku Institute, located in the Netherlands, has set up a new partnership with Rock and Water Ltd.

Rock and Water Ltd is the contracted provider of Rock and Water training courses in the United Kingdom. 

This year the 3-day Rock and Water training course will be held in Conventry, West Midlands. The 3-day Training Course is the most comprehensive Rock and Water experience. The training provides each participant with an intensive overview, the philosophy and theory, and learning many games, exercises and best practice strategies in order to deliver the Rock and Water programma.

The course will be presented by Freerk Ykema, programme author and founder of Gadaku Institute, from the 18th, 19th and 20th of March 2020. For registration or more information about the course: CLICK

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