All about our team, pedagogy, history - Aqua & Soul

Our History

  • Our History
  • Family business in second generation
  • 2001 Helga Korp (body, breath therapist & communication trainer), the founder of Aqua & Soul, starts her successful work as a baby swimming teacher and develops her own baby swimming method.
  • 2003 our first family swimming pool in Munich, the Aqua & Soul pool in Fürstenried West opens its doors. It is exclusively concerned with the well-being of our youngest and smallest in the water. Due to Helga Korp's unique baby swimming method and the family-friendly atmosphere of the Aqua & Soul pools, Munich's most popular baby and toddler swimming classes develop.
  • 2004 Helga Korp starts her internal trainee ship of baby and toddler swimming instructors and trains her swimming instructors herself in a six-month course. Today the Aqua & Soul family has grown to a team of 30 swimming instructors.
  • 2010 the Aqua & Soul pool in Maxhof reaches the limits of its capacity. And so the Korp family, the children ans are now on board after completing their studies, are looking for another swimming pool. This is found with our pool in Oberföhring and is redesigned in a new, comfortable and practical way, suitable for parents and children.
  • 2012 our popular, always very well booked children's swimming courses for all the little ones from 4.5 years of age are included in the program and the offers on land are further expanded: parent and baby group, children's gymnastics, yoga, baby massage
  • 2013 Sebastian Korp takes over the management of the family business together with Helga Korp
  • 2015 the pool Obermenzing in the west of Munich joins the company. Our smallest and very fine pool with sauna area, family changing room and nursing room, equipped in the same way as the other two pools.
  • 2018 beside Sebastian Korp, Liliane Korp joins the family business as another managing director and the founder and MotherHelga Korp retires from the company. Now she finally has all the more muse to spend time with her own 3 grandchildren in the water and on land.

Helga Korp

  • Helga Korp
  • Foundress of Aqua & Soul
  • Development and implementation of her own approach to baby and toddler swimming since 1999
  • Breathing teacher, head of communication seminars (advanced training with M. Miller-Rümelin, Munich Institute for Individual Psychology, Düsseldorf, at the Institute "Die Sprache", Munich), leadership and guidance of body-oriented meditation methods, advanced training in systemic family constellation with Dr. R. Langlotz, several years of personal experience in process therapy according to Anne Wilson Schaef
  • Businesswoman
  • Mother of two children

Sebastian Korp

  • Sebastian Korp
  • Managing Partner Aqua & Soul
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2005
  • Research paper topic: Language development and the support possibilities through baby swimming
  • Play and drama teacher M.A.
  • Breath Therapist (AfA)
  • Father of two children

Liliane Tu

  • Liliane Tu
  • Managing Partner Aqua & Soul
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Children's gymnastics
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2008
  • Research paper topic: Diving during baby swimming - a discussion
  • Educationalist M.A. (focus on parent training at the chair of Prof. Walper, LMU Munich)
  • Yoga teacher
  • Mother of two children

Andrea

  • Andrea
  • Swimming for babies and toddlers
  • Baby and toddler swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2003
  • Research paper topic: Developmental stages from infant to toddler accompanied, supported and encouraged by baby swimming
  • Teacher and lawyer
  • Mother of two children

Astrid

  • Astrid
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Water gymnastics / aqua fitness
  • Office: Customer Service
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2016
  • Research paper topic: Moving parents - moving water - moving children - how movement shapes, strengthens and promotes childrens (brain) development
  • Pedagogue M.A.
  • Mother of two children

Astrid

  • Astrid
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Children's gymnastics
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor*in ( according to Helga Korp) since 2017
  • Research paper topic: "With a song you move more" - singing and playing as essential elements of an integral developmental support in water.
  • Educator and translator
  • Mother of two children

Bettina

  • Bettina
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Synchronized Swimming
  • Office: Customer Service
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2019
  • Research paper topic: Inclusion - chances and limits in baby, toddler and children's swimming
  • Trainer C-License competitive sport synchronized swimming since 2009
  • Active competitive swimmer - Masters synchronized swimming
  • 1996-2004 Member of the German National Team Synchronized Swimming (Olympic Squad 2004)
  • Lifeguard DRK-Silver
  • Business Administration and Business Psychology (B.A.)
  • Mother of one child

Blanca

  • Blanca
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Swimming for adults
  • Water gymnastics / aqua fitness
  • Office: Customer Service
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor(according to Helga Korp) since 2014
  • Research paper topic: Reflexes and reactions in babies and toddlers and their integration in baby and toddler swimming
  • Lifeguard DRK-Silver 2018
  • Mother of one child

Carlo

  • Carlo
  • Engineering and maintenance

Carolin

  • Carolin
  • Office: Customer Service

Christine

  • Christine
  • Baby- und Kleinkindschwimmen
  • Office: Customer Service
  • Facharbeitsthema: Von Kopf bis Fuß im Wasser -Die motorische Entwicklung und Förderung durch das Babyschwimmen (vom ersten bis zum vierten Lebensjahr)
  • MFA
  • Mutter von einem Kind

Dalyan

  • Dalyan
  • Photo team

Heike

  • Heike
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Water gymnastics / aqua fitness
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2018
  • Research paper topic: What makes us move? Motor skills promote the entire development from baby to child. Support and encouragement through baby swimming - playful learning in Aqua & Soul.
  • Trained office clerk
  • Mother of two children

Ingrid

  • Ingrid
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2015
  • Research paper topic: From baby swimming to learning to swim - the necessary basic skills
  • Diploma in sociology
  • Mother of two children

Julia

  • Julia
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2017
  • Research paper topic: Fear in water? How baby, toddler and child swimming can promote confidence.
  • Communication scientist M.A.
  • Dipl. puppeteer
  • Mother of two children

Katharina

  • Katharina
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2018
  • Research paper topic: Learning for life - how baby swimming influences the individual motor development of the child.
  • Mother of one child

Kirsten

  • Kirsten
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Yoga
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2007
  • Research paper topic: Closeness and distance in dealing with babies and toddlers.
  • Dipl. Social Pedagogue (FH)
  • Mother of one child

Klaudija

  • Klaudija
  • Head of Customer Service
  • Wholesale and Foreign Trade Businesswoman

Lisa

  • Lisa
  • Viereinhalb Jahre alt
  • lernt schwimmen
  • Hier könnt ihr zusammen mit Lisa schwimmen lernen.

Lucie

  • Lucie
  • Swimming for babies and toddlers
  • Yoga
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2019
  • Research paper topic: A young tree with old roots and nourishing fruits: baby, toddler and children's swimming lessons from an interdisciplinary and holistic point of view and its added value for today's children (findings from neuroscience, psychology, attachment and resilience research and their parallels to yoga - in the context of brain-based learning, exercises and situations in swimming lessons)
  • Yoga teacher (BYV, Yoga Vidya) with further training in Hatha Yoga, relaxation techniques, hormonyoga, sound and mantrayoga, psychological yoga therapy, sound therapy, regression gymnastics/ pre- and postnatal training (Wiechers Academy)
  • Singer, musician, composer
  • Mother of three children

Maria

  • Maria
  • Water Gymnastics / Aquafitness
  • Baby and toddler swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2003
  • Research paper topic: Baby swimming and music
  • Mother of one child

Marion

  • Marion
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby Massage
  • Office : Head of Photo Team
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2017
  • Research paper topic: Water situation in baby, toddler and infant swimming and the change of its meaning in the course of child development.
  • Qualification : Harmonious baby massage according to Bruno Walter
  • Beauty and Fitness Editor
  • Mother of two children

Marleen

  • Marleen
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Children's Gymnastics
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2017
  • Research paper topic: What moves parents in baby and toddler swimming at Aqua & Soul.
  • Day care mother (federal certificate)
  • Advanced training for fine sign sense perception in infants and small children (Elly-Heus-Knapp)
  • Breast feeding attendant training (Dais)
  • Fenkid instructor training
  • BLSV Breitensport C licence for children and young people
  • Yoga teacher for children (Yoga Balance Augsburg)

Martina

  • Martina
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby Massage
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2014
  • Research paper topic: Promotion of movement coordination by baby swimming
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Mother of 3 children

Melanie

  • Melanie
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2018
  • Research paper topic: Breathing is the way to movement
  • Trained nurse
  • Mother of two children

Michèle

  • Michèle
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Water gymnastics / aqua fitness
  • Office: Marketing & Communication
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2020
  • Research paper topic: to be announced
  • Swimming teacher for children since 2015
  • Certified lifeguard
  • Studies of business administration and business psychology

Nadine

  • Nadine
  • Swimming for babies and toddlers
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2018
  • Research paper topic: Diving during baby swimming
  • Banker
  • Mother of 3 children

Natascha

  • Natascha
  • Yoga
  • 2-year yoga teacher training (700+) at Yoga Vidya in Munich and Bad Meinberg 2012
  • Teacher Training Vinyasa Power Yoga with Karo Wagner
  • Power Yoga Academy Germany 2015
  • various workshops, among others at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco and in Auroville in India
  • Thai Yoga Massage further education in Munich

Nina

  • Nina
  • Swimming for babies and toddlers
  • Office: Customer Service
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2019
  • Research paper topic: Fear in water - from the trusted enemy to the well-disposed friend
  • Dipl. marketing and communication economist
  • Mother of two children

Patricia

  • Patricia
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and children swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2011
  • Research paper topic: Diving at baby swimming
  • Mother of two children

Patricia

  • Patricia
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby Massage
  • Office: Customer Service
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2016
  • Research paper topic: The accompanying person - How does the behaviour of the accompanying person influence the behaviour of the baby during baby swimming
  • Qualification: Harmonious baby massage according to Bruno Walter
  • State-certified gymnastics teacher
  • Massage practitioner (Paracelsus)
  • Mother of two

Rebecca

  • Rebecca
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • FenKid Course Instructor
  • Water gymnastics / aquafitness and aquafit prenatal
  • Office: Marketing & Communication
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2017
  • Research paper topic: Diving at baby swimming - current state of a continuous discussion in literature, science, media and practice and based on this an analysis of baby diving according to the Helga Korp method
  • Qualification as parent-child course leader at the Storchenbiss e.V.
  • Diploma in sports science
  • Marketing specialist IHK
  • Mother of two children

Rikarda

  • Rikarda
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Office: Costumer Service
  • Baby, toddler and children swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2011
  • Research paper topic: Trust means safety - on land and in the water
  • Mother of one child

Ruth

  • Ruth
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Water gymnastics / aqua fitness
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2010
  • Research paper topic: Trust and safety of the parents-child-relationship through baby swimming
  • Breath teacher
  • Instructor for creative dance and children's dance

Sabine

  • Sabine
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • FenKid Course Instructor
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2014
  • Research paper topic: The skin as a perception organ in babies and toddlers in water
  • Qualification: Harmonious baby massage according to Bruno Walter
  • Qualification as parent-child course leader at the Storchenbiss e.V.
  • Mother of two children

Sandra

  • Sandra
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Office: People & Organisation
  • Baby, toddler and child swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2007
  • Research paper topic: From insecurity to safety - Baby swimming as an aid for parents and children in everyday life
  • Qualification: Harmonious baby massage according to Bruno Walter
  • Coach for children and teenager
  • Industrial clerk, former competitive swimmer
  • Mother of three children

Sonja

  • Sonja
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2018
  • Research paper topic: Baby swimming - an active pleasure for the senses
  • State-approved nursery school teacher with special educational focus
  • Mother of two children

Stefan

  • Stefan
  • Technology and maintenance
  • Father of two children

Sylvia

  • Sylvia
  • Swimming for babies and toddlers
  • Baby and toddler swimming instructor (according to Helga Korp) since 2004
  • Research paper topic: Holistic developmental support for babies and toddlers
  • Mother of three children

Tamara

  • Tamara
  • Swimming for babies, toddlers and children
  • Swimming for adults
  • Photo team
  • Baby, toddler and children's swimming instructor*in (according to Helga Korp) since 2018
  • Research paper topic:: Breathe better and swim better
  • Training as product manager for fashion design and clothing
  • Member of the board - Forest Kindergarten Aubinger Lohe
  • Active competitive swimmer - Master
  • Lifeguard DRK-Silver 2016
  • Mother of two children

Tuan

  • Tuan
  • Photo team
  • Father of two chidren

Our Pedagogics & Philosophy





Development

Life is movement

Movement of body & soul is a prerequisite for growing and maturing.
The motor development is linked to the psycho social development. The development of the sense of movement (kin-aesthetics) and the sense of balance (vestibule sense) is the basis of a healthy emotional development.



Competences

Encourage, demand, support

We take a holistic approach to our understanding of people. Every movement and exercise is multidimensional and thus it fosters self-competences such as courage, expression of needs, independence, self-assesment, etc. and social competences such as communication, trust in others, etc. in an age-appropriate manner.



Individuality

Every person is unique

With the aim of integrating this image of the human being into our pedagogic concept the structure of our lessons is based on rhythmic movements and contains ritualized sequences. Regardless of this systematic teaching, we observe everyone´s individuality, both of the child and the parent. We believe in a positive essence to which we respond by teaching our courses in a cheerful, conscious, calm and yet determined manner.