Meditative Movements: Mind Body Exercise Program

Meditative Movement™ Professional Training

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Are you looking for a simple stress reduction activity you can give to your clients that incorporates physical movements? Exercise has a profound impact on cognitive abilities and mental health. It is simply one of the best treatments we have for most psychiatric problems. Now add spoken positive affirmations and your clients have an unparalleled healthy activity that can release trauma while building up their physical, mental and emotional resilience.

Meditative Movements™ is a low cost, adaptable solution that may be effective in reducing anxiety, depression, and fatigue, while improving emotional and functional well-being for persons with chronic health conditions per the 2016 University of Minnesota feasibility research study. You can use this technique one-on-one and in group settings.

As a mental health practitioner, you strive to give your clients tailored resources that fit their individual needs. As SAMHSA reports, an effective approach often involves a combination of treatments and support services. Because people with mental and substance use disorders often have more physical health problems than the general population, they need easy ways to move their physical body while retraining their minds.

Teaching certificates are available for professionals who want to share this technique with their patients and clients.

University of Minnesota Research Findings

The 2017 University of Minnesota 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.

When asked what was most beneficial, participants responded.

More calmBetter sleepFeel more positive about self Less negative attitudeMore confidence Less tired, more energy

 Upcoming Minnesota Trainings

 Sat, June 29 (2 sessions)

Times: 9:30-12:00pm for classroom instruction. Schedule test out with option of conducting it that day.

Location: Pathways, 3115 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN


 Wed, Sept 25 (2 sessions)

Times: 6:15-8:45pm for classroom instruction. Schedule test out with instructor.

Location: The Carlyle, 100 3rd Ave S Minneapolis, MN


To schedule a training class in your area, contact Ellie

 $225 Teacher Certificate Includes:

  1. 2.5 hours of in person classroom training
  2. Access to videos and written directions of 10 Meditative Movements™
  3. Teacher handbook
  4. Students practice on their own and then show successful demonstration of technique and complete written test (approximately 1 hour)
  5. Certificate of Attendance Letter 3.5 CEU
  6. Access to promotional materials
  7. 30 minute personal consultation with Ellie
  8. Online teacher community
  9. Ongoing educational classes

*Recertification is required after two years and cost is $45.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the teacher training process?

  1. Attend the in person class room training. Sign the Certificate Promises.
  2. Practice the movements on your own. We estimate 4-6 hours of practice time.
  3. Learn the information from the teacher handbook.
  4. Upon successful demonstration of technique, receive teaching certificate. If you fail to pass the certificate test, additional fees will be applied for test redos. Your teaching certificate is valid for two years.
  5. Have fun teaching your movements and making a difference in other's lives.

Q. How long is the teaching certificate valid?

     A. Recertification is required after two years and cost is $45.

Q. What if I pay the certificate fee and I am unable to attend the classroom training on that day?

     A.The fee will not be refunded. However, you can sign up for any future classes.

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 if you are teaching classes in the role of a group fitness instructor. 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. 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.

To schedule a training class in your area, contact Ellie.

Affirm Yourself, Move Your Body, Enjoy Your Life

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