Kauai 10 day Posture Educator Course ~ April 17- 28, 2023
April 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm HST
Escape the winter !
Come to beautiful Kauai Hawaii and study posture realignment with YogAlign/FitAlign Posture Training creator Michaelle Edwards at her home studio located near the town of Hanalei. This ten day YogAlign/FitAlign Posture Educator course runs from April 17- 28, 2023. The course runs over a 14 day period so there are two weekends of free time. Sign up now as this certification is limited to 16 people and has sold out in the past.This training will get you set up with a whole new career as a posture educator. YES in just 10 days you can acquire the skills to help others be aligned and pain-free. Course is limited to just 16 students. ( It has sold out the last few sessions) Students will spend two weeks in Kauai with the weekend of April 22 and 23 for free time. Students coming from off island should arrive by Sunday April 16. ( see information on available shared housing below)The 10 day course runs Monday to Fridays during the two week time period the course is held between the dates of April 16- 30.
This YogAlign/FitAlign posture educator course is a science based somatic approach to neuromuscular re-patterning for aligned posture and global body awareness. Using breath based realignment tools and functional body positions, participants will gain the techniques to change posture at the nervous system level. Get aligned and fit in your own body and/or gain the skills to help clients become comfortable, aligned, fit and pain-free.The YogAlign/FitAlign posture educator course is open to anyone interested in correcting posture imbalances using a dynamic focused breathing practice. Body workers, physical & massage therapists, yoga, dance, movement, and fitness educators and all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend the course. Students who complete the course can register for 100 hours of continuing education hours through Yoga Alliance.
You are free to teach the methods as a YogAlign or FitAlign teacher. The concepts are universal and can be applied to yoga, fitness, bodywork, or somatic education.
Learn how to use focused resistance breathing techniques to align the spine and tone the core. In this course, you will deepen your global understanding of the anatomy of the human body and how all movements are connected. Anatomy will be instructed experientially so that practitioners can help others using kinesthetic awareness and safe functional movements using body positions that simulate daily function in real life.
YogAlign/FitAlign certification courses have a focus on optimizing postural alignment; a major determinant of mental and physical health and wellbeing.
How to master and teach the YogAlign/FitAlign resistance breathing techniques for a solid dynamic core and pain-free life
Use self massage to increase circulation, kinesthetic awareness and improve the cortical or ‘body map’ stored in our brain
Understand natural alignment of the human body, honoring the natural curves of the spine and moving from core center
Use YogAlign/FitAlign techniques to improve the movements of daily life and any sport or activity
Learn to teach people of any age and fitness level providing them with self-help tools that work quickly and painlessly
Rewire posture and movement globally at the nervous system level for balanced movements and pain-free living
Release the ‘issues in the tissues’, deeply help traumas, tension and negative emotions
Focus on agility and strength and avoid compartmentalized fitness and stretching routines
Learn how to analyze any yoga pose or fitness exercise for safety and effectiveness
How to sit, stand and move better in real life using the YogAlign/FitAlign alignment techniques
Muscle, bone and fascia anatomy from a global perspective
Teaching YogAlign/FitAlign to to alleviate chronic pain or muscular/skeletal joint degeneration related to postural imbalances
Each YogAlign/FitAlign teacher training includes a teaching practicum where students practice working one on one with each other and then with a client for one or several sessions (The ability to lead a group yoga class will develop as one gains experience by first instructing people privately one on one)
How to use verbal and physical cues to assist people to move towards aligned posture and safe yoga or stretching
Getting private clients and building your YogAlign/FitAlign Posture Educator business
Pre-requisites: Read Chapter 1- 8 of YogAlign, Pain-free Yoga from your inner core before the course begins. Each student will be emailed a copy of the ebook YogAlign.
Students will also receive a copy of the New Teacher Training manual when arriving on Kauai.
After payment for the course, all participants will be emailed a copy of the ebook or they can purchase a physical copy that can be mailed or picked up on Kauai.
All participants are required to complete some basic muscle and bone anatomy worksheets before the start date of the course. This will assist people in learning the (parts) of the body although focus on the course will be in understanding the global continuities and how the body moves as a whole. Worksheets will be emailed after payment for the course is received.
Participants are encouraged to purchase the Essential Anatomy 5 app for their Ipad, laptop or other device. Alternative is to buy a copy of the Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel.
100 % refund is possible if you cancel on or before March 15, 2023. After March 15, you will have a spot in an upcoming course or receive a 100% refund if your space is taken by another student. All students are required to have proper conduct and adult communication skills. Misconduct, use of drugs etc are not allowed and participants can be expelled without a refund. ( This has never happened because everyone is having too much fun to misbehave)
Course is $2500 with a $200 discount to $2300 if paid in full by Feb 1, 2023.
You must make full payment to confirm your space in the course. Contact Michaelle Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 808-652-3823. Payments can be made using the button below to use a credit card or you can request bank transfer details.
Accommodations and food are separate. Shared housing is available in two beautiful high end townhome 5 minutes from the studio. You must arrive on Sunday April 16 and the townhomes are reserved through the evening of Saturday April 29 checking out on Sunday April 30 for a total of 14 nights. The upscale luxury townhomes have large fully stocked kitchens for cooking, living and dining area. There is nothing you need to bring as these townhomes are fully loaded with sheets, towels, beach gear, etc. Each student will have their own private room and private bath unless they decide to share a room. Property also includes a fitness room, salt water swimming pool, jacuzzi and convenient location close to shopping, beaches, walking paths etc. Students usually share a car for transport during the course and will be connected to each other to work out the details. There are 3 private rooms with 3 private baths in each unit. All 3 bedrooms have private bathrooms. Each townhome has 2 master suites with king beds, jacuzzi, walk in tubs etc. The master suites are $1800 for the entire 2 week stay and the other private room in each unit is $1400. The rental costs includes all taxes and cleaning fees and a 10% local discount. If all rooms are rented, students may share their bedrooms and pay 50% off the price. Please email Michaelle for more information on prices and accommodations.One of the units can be viewed here.
Please email Michaelle for instructions on paying for your room during the training. email@example.com