Course components are delivered as printed products:
· Continuing education exam
Enlighten Your Body, Second Edition Print CE Course, will help you identify and improve your clients’ postural habits, misalignments, asymmetries, and compensations as you apply the lessons of yoga and mind–body methods to daily movement. This inspirational course combines balanced movement, grace and flow, mind–body techniques, and core strength.
Through this course, you will be able to identify the most common asymmetrical patterns in the human body, using body landmarks and anatomical structures as cueing strategies. The course covers 16 basic Pilates mat exercises and yoga as a form of body sculpting. It also touches on the psychology of learning, helping to translate these exercise and strategies from the classroom into practice.
More than a basic yoga course, Enlighten Your Body will help you and your clients to cultivate personal transformation through awareness and self-discovery. The course concludes with a continuing education exam for students to receive credit through participating organizations.
• Identify the most common asymmetrical pattern in the human body.
• Define good use and explain why it becomes more important as we go.
• Identify the primary core musculature that determines the body's basic posture.
• Use 12 key bony landmarks as a cueing strategy.
• Use 3 key anatomical lines as a cueing strategy.
• Use the base of support as a cueing strategy.
• Create and use imagery (visualization) as a cueing strategy.
• Teach 16 simplified basic Pilates mat work exercises.
• Understand the differences between classical and operant conditioning.
• Identify the most common motivations and barriers facing adult learners.
A continuing education course for yoga and Pilates instructors and other fitness professionals.
Table of Contents
Part One: Addressing the Asymmetrical Body
The myth of perfect symmetry
The problem with compensations
Part Two: Re-educating Proper Use
Somatic training principles for restoring symmetry
Somatic training methods for restoring symmetry
Part Three: The Mind-Body Techniques
Why are mind–body methods important?
Guidelines for the inquiries
Worksheets: “How do I teach this concept?”
Part Four: The Pilates Influence
Mat work exercises in the program
Part Five: Yoga Sculpt
A challenging program
The yoga sculpt format
Part Six: The Psychology of Learning
How do we learn?
Other theoretical interpretations of learning
From the classroom into real life
Part Seven: Continuing Education Exam
“I teach Pilates and yoga and now have a better understanding of somatic awareness and different techniques that I have already begun to apply to my classes.”
K. Kobelak—Fremont, Indiana
"Enlighten Your Body offers excellent cues for students to ensure improved form and safety for yoga classes. The segment regarding how students learn provides valuable insight."
D. Hurley—Santa Monica, California
"I work with a lot of people with chronic back and hip pain. This course provides good ways to teach individuals how to turn off and tune in to their own bodies through practical exercises. The course strengthened my professional and personal understanding that an individual can change faulty patterns of use and become pain-free."
G. Whittemore—Fredericksburg, Virginia
“I learned to cue by bony landmarks and to reinforce the proper form by turning students away from the mirror so that they can feel the movements and poses. I gained more technical knowledge about the body, but the most valuable information I learned from this course was the psychology of learning. I think the course was exceptional and I know I will use this as a resource over and over again.”
A. Kinsey—Orange Park, Florida
“I learned much more about how yoga applies to somatic awareness, anatomical misalignments, and the three stages students go through to learn. The course was challenging even though I have taught for over seven years.”
S. Mitchell—Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
“This course was extremely well presented. I gained extended knowledge and new techniques to enhance core training and functional fitness. It was a pleasure to study. It will be used immediately with my clients and for my personal use.”
K. Wolf—Cleveland, Ohio
"I really liked the attention to detail, the great explanations, and that the course was very thorough yet not too complicated. I have been teaching yoga, Pilates, and body sculpting classes for quite a while, and your philosophy on how to teach students is very refreshing. Thank you!"
B. Kaiser—Surfside Beach, California