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Enlighten Your Body Print CE Course-2nd Edition

Enlighten Your Body Print CE Course-2nd Edition

$239.00 USD

Available As

    Print Course

    Course components are delivered as printed products:

    · Text

    · Workbook

    · DVD

    · 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.

    Course Objectives

    • 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

    Becoming aware

    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

    Main concepts

    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

    About the Author

    Linda-Christy Weiler is the Executive Director for the Academy of Holistic Fitness, a company that provides yoga and somatic-based perceptive and integrative fitness continuing education courses for certified fitness professionals. She has a Master’s degree in Somatic Studies (the Self experienced as a body), a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and more than twenty-five years of experience as a fitness professional and movement educator.

    She served as director of the Yoga Fitness Program at the Hindu Cultural Center in Nashville’s Ganesha Temple for eleven years, and has trained in various styles of yoga including Sivananda, Kriya, Bikram, and Iyengar techniques. Her certifications include NASM CPT & CES, ACE Health Coach, and ACE Group Fitness Instructor. She is an affiliate member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP), and a past member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).

    What distinguishes her teaching is her interest in the effect of this work on the total person, not just on the body. She believes that health, fitness, and lifetime happiness are attained through a combination of physical, psychological, and spiritually-based training techniques, and that the essential qualities of poise, self-respect, inherent nobility, discipline, and loving kindness are integral aspects of optimal wellness.


    “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