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ZEN•GA

Foundation courses


Overview

The ZEN•GA® program is a teaching modality that consciously connects the body and the mind through a fusion of Pilates, yoga, martial arts and meditation. Through intention and imagery, ZEN•GA will unleash the body from tension and bring more clarity to the mind. Using props and equipment, we stimulate the fascial system and build endurance, strength, mobility and stability while cultivating a greater sense of physical awareness.

Our ZEN•GA® programs provide a balanced and thorough blend of theory, observation and practical experience to help you master the repertoire. Both courses teach you workouts that are functional; combining strength, endurance, flexibility, and dynamic stability of the entire body while increasing awareness and mindfulness through movement. Provide your clients with a mindful workout that encompass the bodies’ natural rhythms developing more ease and proficiency while developing a more youthful, resilient fluid body, stimulating the neuromyofascial web of the body and hydrating the myofascial meridians.

ZEN•GA Program choices:

  • Instructor Foundation Course, Mat
  • Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

Upon completion of the Instructor Foundation Course, participants will be able to teach the ZEN•GA method of exercise. Only upon the receipt of their certificate will they be entitled to identify themselves as a ZEN•GA Qualified Instructor.

General course objectives:
  • Explain the origins of ZEN•GA and be able to define what it is.
  • Summarize the ZEN•GA principles – Breath, Support, Yield, Flow – and explain how they are incorporated in movement.
  • Teach a ZEN•GA Foundation class to any level participant.
  • Effectively teach ZEN•GA programming to a client at any level.
  • Explore foundational movement patterns and the fascial system through movement.
  • Experience programming ideas that bring the principles to application.

ZEN•GA® Instructor Foundation Course, Mat

The ZEN•GA Level 1 Mat Course will help us explore the foundational principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to help reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) - and some yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended.

Details

What you will learn:
  • The four ZEN•GA Mindful Movement principles
  • Experiential exercises on the Mat to reinforce these principles
  • The definition of fascia and an introduction to the new model of training termed fascial fitness
  • The benefits of training the neuromyofascial web
  • An introduction to a new field of study in the human body called biotensegrity
  • Exercises on the Mat that explore the Myofascial Meridians

Requirements of qualification:
This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement (dance, Yoga and/or other mind-body training) however, all those interested in this material are encouraged to participate.

Course length: 7 hours

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.7
REPs 6.0
ACE 0.7
canfitpro
4.0

Required materials

For the courses a complete set of notes is provided to students on the first day of the program. These are included with the course fee and cannot be purchased separately

1 per Student: Mat (yoga or Pilates); Flex-Band® (regular-strength); 7", 10" & 12" Mini Stability Ball™

ZEN•GA® Instructor Foundation Course, Equipment

The Equipment program created through the ZEN•GA approach to movement allow us to utilize the unique quality of spring resistance. The coiling and uncoiling quality of the springs creates a more fluid, resilient body. The ZEN•GA Equipment Course will help us explore the principles that make up the method and apply them to movement programs designed to reach the desired goals. This is a seven-hour in-class training (plus one-hour break) - and some previous yoga or other mind-body training is highly recommended.

Details

What you will learn:
  • The four ZEN•GA Mindful Movement principles
  • Experiential exercises on the Reformer to reinforce these principles
  • The definition of fascia and an introduction to the new model of training termed fascial fitness
  • The benefits of training the neuromyofascial web
  • An introduction to a new field of study in the human body called biotensegrity
  • Exercises on the Reformer that explore the Myofascial Meridians

Requirements of qualification:
This course is intended for those already working in the fields of fitness or movement (dance, Yoga and/or other mind-body training) however, all those interested in this material are encouraged to participate.

Course length: 7 hours

Continuing Education Credits

STOTT PILATES 0.7
REPs 6.0
ACE 0.7
canfitpro
4.0

Required materials

For the courses a complete set of notes is provided to students on the first day of the program. These are included with the course fee and cannot be purchased separately

1 per 2 Students: V2 Max Plus Reformer; Vinyasa Triangle; Padded Platform Extender; Jumpboard; 10” & 12" Mini Stability Ball; Flex-Band® (regular-strength)

Admission

Both the ZEN•GA® Mat and Equipment courses are intended for those who are already working in the fields of fitness or movement (dance, Yoga and/or other mind-body training) or someone with an interest in developing these skills. There are no prerequisites.

Fees

Click below for a price list from the Toronto Corporate Training Center for courses, exams and materials.

Note: Prices listed are for the Toronto Corporate Training Center and are provided as a reference. Prices will vary depending on region and location. Please contact individual training centres for up-to-date pricing information as well as any packages or discounts that may be available.

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