We offer our certificate training because being a teacher is rewarding. Ellie, creator of the Meditative Movement™ technique, began teaching fitness classes in 1980. As a divorced mother of three children under the age of 5, exercising her mind, body and spirit felt so good, she wanted to share her love of exercise with others. She saw how her students increased their self-love as well as other healthy changes were occuring naturally like losing weight, overcoming depression, and reduction in medications.
She was working as Ellie from the deli part time earning $80 a week while receiving sporadic child support payments. At the height of her career, she was teaching 14 workout classes a week to supplement her deli income. For her to stay healthy, she needed some classes to be less of an impact on her physical body. Hence, we offer cardio, flexibility, balance, and strengthening exercises that are adaptable to any ability so teachers can stay healthy while instructing others.
Ellie wants you to have this same opportunity to teach in your own community. You too can create a space where others can practice Meditative Movements, earn a good income or volunteer your time, and teach classes that meet your and your student's needs and schedules.
Teaching certificates are available for individuals who want to teach group fitness classes and for professionals who want to share this technique with their students and clients.
Therapists & Educators & Existing Instructors
As you design activities that meet the interests, physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of the individuals you serve, consider an affordable, easy to implement solution called Meditative Movements. Recreational, occupational, physical, speech therapists and educators can teach the movements to help distraught, injured, sick, and disabled individuals get back on their feet. This program uses safe, easy to follow, therapeutic movements that are adaptable to anyone's physical abilities.
Certificate of Attendance Letter issued for CEU credits.
New Group Fitness Instructors
If you have no prior group fitness instruction or personal trainer experience, we guide you through this process. For example, the American Council on Exercise offers Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Health Coach Certfications.
As part of our process, you will complete an instructor profile identifying additional areas you may need in order to be successful. Our Meditative Movement™ certificate is cost effective and is an easy way to start your own practice. Your income potential is unlimited. We support you so you can reach your success goals.
If you are looking to teach classes that are easy on your own body, this technique is great for Senior, Independent and Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Investment of $125 includes:
Investment of $590 includes:
To schedule a training class in your area, contact Ellie
*Certificates are valid for one year and current recertification cost is $15.
Wednesday, April 12 6:00-8:30pm, Fort Myers, FL
Wednesday, September 27 6:00-8:30pm, Chanhassen, MN
Saturday, September 23 (8:30-5:00), Optional Session TBD, Chanhassen, MN
* We offer scholarships if the certificate fee is higher than you can afford. If you are going to teach Meditative Movements as a volunteer, we support you by reducing your teaching certificate fee to be the current cost of the printed materials. Remember if you want to teach, everything is possibility. Please contact Ellie to learn about your available options.
The University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy Department's feasibility research study concluded that Meditative Movements™ may be effective in reducing anxiety, depression, and fatigue, while improving emotional well-being and functional well-being for persons with chronic health conditions. The findings suggest that Meditative Movements™ may be used as an alternative and complementary therapy or rehabilitation program for persons with chronic health conditions. Another research study is planned for spring of 2017 to offer more conclusive evidence. Here's more information about the study.
"I haven't done the combination meditation/movement before, other than Qigong, and not with affirmations like this, so this class was fascinating, helpful and empowering. I tend to be resistant to affirmations, so I appreciated this new approach. Voicing / speaking the phrases was difficult but probably good for me. Thanks for keeping it simple." Pathways Participant
"Like yoga, Meditative Movements, connects the body, mind, and spirit...but what is unique about Meditative Movements is the way in which I can claim my own power to authorize immediate change within myself. By saying affirmations out loud AND intentionally including the body in the expression of myself, I am being touched on an emotional level. There is a very powerful emotional experience to be had in saying the affirmations out loud while also expressing yourself with bodily movement. I have FELT change within myself in a way that is both tangibly powerful (I can really feel it). I now recognize how important it is to include the body (and body movement) in my practices toward becoming a more calm and centered person who is effective in the world." Bekah Rieke, Integrative Nutrition Coach
"I entered the class with a headache and feeling wiped out. I left feeling on a more even keel and no headache. Even after six hours it has not returned." Pathways Participant
" The mantras with the movements imprint the messages into my muscles. Another highlight was when I kept making mistakes yet I didn't feel bad. It's nice to know and hear yourself saying nice things to yourself." Pathways Participant
" I like affirming myself. Saying the affirmations is easy and they make working out more fun. My relationships are changing and I have found myself saying I am loved and I am strong more frequently throughout the week." Marge
Click to read about instructors who have received certificates to teach Meditative Movements and links to their class schedules.
To schedule a class in your area, contact Ellie Peterson ~ 612-710-3415 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
By becoming a Meditative Movement instructor, you can be the change you want to see in the world. Empower your mind, move your body and your life changes naturally.
Q. What is the new teacher training process?
Q. What is the training process for existing instructors, trainers and therapists?
Q. How long is the Certificate valid?
A. Each year you will be required to follow the recertification process.
Q. Am I an employee of Power of Positive Workouts?
A. No. You are responsible for all business functions.
Q. How much money can I make by teaching Meditative Movements?
A. That depends on how often and where you teach. For example, Community Education typically pays $15/hour. This can be beneficial as they market your class for you. If you hold your own class, you can rent studio space for approximately $15-35/hour. You can charge your students $10/time or offer packages. If you are hired at a facility, you could earn $60-$100 per class.
Q. Do I need to be CPR certified?
A. It is highly recommended that you are CPR certified. Based on the location, the facility may require CPR certification in order for you to teach or they may have someone on staff that is CPR certified.
Q. What if I pay the certificate fee and I am unable to attend the in classroom training on that day?
A.The fee will not be refunded. However, you can sign up for any future classes.
Q. Do you recommend having liability insurance to teach?
A. We recommend working with the facility that you will be teaching at and determine your insurance needs.
Q. Are you an approved Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program?
A. Because we do not teach the 200 hour and five Yoga Alliance educational categories like anatomy & physiology, we do not meet their requirements. Our specialty is teaching you the Meditative Movement program. As part of our new teacher training, you will complete an instructor profile identifying your additional self development needs. We guide you on various ways to obtain those skills.
Contact Ellie | 612-710-3415 | Email Ellie