Anat Juran

“Being in the water and connecting with people has been my passion and medicine since I remember myself, hence, my life is forever entwined with water and people”.​

During 15 years as a leading swimming coach in Israel, and 20 years of managing her own aquatic centres, Anat Juran, owner and founder of Aquanat, developed a few distinct swimming programs for babies, toddlers, children and people with swimming challenges.

In adition to her extensive experience in the aquatic industry, specialising in teaching swimming to babies and toddlers, Anat is an internationally qualified Watsu® and Healing Dance® aquatic therapist and trainer, and a Waterdance® practitioner. These are forms of Aquatic Therapy which she often combines in her sessions. 


Over the years Anat explored many forms of therapy including Swedish, sports, aromatherapy and shiatsu massage, ultimately bringing these skills together with her passion for Aquatic Therapy.

Anat is also trained in ‘Hakomi’ body-centered psychotherapy, and SE, Somatic Experiencing for trauma resolution, applying and integrating therapeutic principles in her practice and teaching. 

She has both an Israeli and Australian qualification as a pool manager and holds the Australian accreditation to teach swimming to people with disabilities.

Anat is the founder of The Australian Institute of Aquatic Bodywork, established in order to provide world-class aquatic therapy training and support the growth of the professional community.  



~ The Australian representative member of the Ethical Committee of the international Aquatic Bodywork organisation (WABR)

~ Australian and International Qualifications and Professional Certificates of Swim Coaching and Teaching of different populations 


~ AUSTSWIM executive member  and qualified instructor specialising in teaching swimming to infants as well as people with disabilities 

~ Watsu and Healing Dance Instructor

~ Watsu,  Healing Dance, and Waterdance Practitioner

~ Halliwick WST (Water Specific Therapy) Certification  


~ International Senior Trainer in Aquatic Therapeutic Intervention

~ SE (Somatic Experiencing) for Trauma Resolution Graduate


~ Hakomi (Somatic Psychotherapy) Graduate


~ TAE cert IV in Training and Assessment 

~ RLSS Certificate of Pool Operation

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