September 6 to October 25, 2022


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Wild Blue

Introduction to the course

  • 8 weeks

    An 8-week course where you will learn methods and techniques to enhance the therapeutic properties of wild aquatic environments.

  • 2 hours per week

    Every Tuesday (6 pm - 8 pm CET) you will participate in a 2-hour videoconference with a Live Online trainer (16 hours in total).

  • Highly Experiential

    Online Live with a trainer. You will carry out practical exercises and explore theoretical content.

What are the typical profiles that participate in this training?

  • Health professionals who aspire to incorporate techniques and skills into their professional practice by offering an integrative proposal in an aquatic environment: naturalists, psychologists, physiotherapists, forest therapy practitioners, art therapists, among others.

  • Well-being professionals who want to integrate new practices into their offer: forest bathing guides, yoga teachers, mindfulness practitioners, teachers of aquatic disciplines, among others.

  • Tour operators, environmental educators, environmental hiking guides, swimming, surfing and diving instructors who want to offer a new perspective.

Contents of the course

Wild Blue allows participants to integrate methodologies and techniques of connection with nature to enhance the therapeutic properties of aquatic environments.

  1. 1
    • Biophilia and neuroscience. How to boost mood and mental health through contact with water.

  2. 2
    • Exploration of the interdependent relationships between water and human beings: the symbolism and representation of water in perception. Chemical properties of water.

  3. 3
    • Fundamentals of HYDROTHERAPY: the thermal balance of the body, techniques and practices of connection with fresh water and how to apply them in experiences.

  4. 4
    • Fundamentals of THALASSOTHERAPY: the properties of seawater and its benefits, the techniques and practices of connection with saltwater and how to apply them in experiences.

  5. 5
    • Breathing techniques and knowledge of the negative ionisation properties of the air.

  6. 6
    • Analysis of spaces and contexts to carry out experiences in blue environments: pollution and meteorological factors.

  7. 7
    • Learn the sequence of activities according to the objectives and the space in which the activity takes place.

  8. 8
    • Select a route that suits the participants and the objectives of the session. Group management. Knowledge about the ethics of prevention and well-being that sustain the discipline.

You will learn

  • The Wild Blue sequence of water connection activities.

  • Techniques and methodologies to promote well-being in blue spaces.

  • Knowledge and management of emotions through water.

  • Play and build confidence with water.

  • Design custom activity sequences in aquatic environments.


Manuela Renzi

Manuela is a holistic practitioner who has studied Naturopathy, Spagyric Medicine and Ecopsychology. She is also an Ayurveda practitioner and Mindfulness facilitator. She speaks Italian, Spanish and English. Having grown up in an environment of mountain tourism, linked to nature, sustainability and the value of the land, she decides to dedicate her time to the wellbeing of people and the environment. In fact, she loves nature in all its forms, and she never misses an opportunity to try to convey this love to the people she knows. She creates events in support of environmental education, outdoor wellness activities, holistic paths and treatments aimed at awakening a love for nature. In addition to accompanying people in wellness programmes, for some years she has been teaching in various holistic schools in Italy.

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