Academy

Mindful Movement Teacher Training

What is a Mindful Movement
Instructor?

• Mindful Movement Instructors respect and protect the safety and health of the mover’s body.

• They teach their students/athletes/performers to pay attention to their body’s sensations and needs and to gear their movement practice accordingly.

• Mindful Movement Instructors teach with continuity of consciousness, rather than with scattered, haphazard lack of awareness.

• Mindful Movement enhances Self-awareness. 

The Dilemma

How many of us have cringed watching people busting a gut at the gym?

How many of us have been taught that it’s OK to get hurt during our workout, our performance, or our competition?

How many of us have suffered a “no pain, no gain” injury in the name of toughening up or getting ahead?

Answer:  A LOT of us.

On the other hand…

Who is teaching us, through movement, to find more health, more fitness and more safety?

Who is teaching us to move mindfully in sport, in performance, at work, at home?

Who is teaching us to move to feel better?

Who is training athletes and performers and everyday joggers how to listen to their bodies?

Who is teaching to the whole human being: body, mind and heart?

And — Who is training the movement instructors how to teach?

The Solution

Enter the Academy of Mindful Movement 

The Academy accepts experienced instructors from all types of movement practices – athletic, artistic, fitness, recreational and therapeutic. We train the instructors to teach with greater awareness. Mindful Movement trainees learn to teach their students to move mindfully in their discipline. We enhance the safety and sustainability of each movement practice, as well as introducing a mindful quality to daily life.

Mindfulness implies deliberateness and choice. When we choose to move mindfully, we choose to listen to the input our body is always giving us: what feels good, what feels safe, what energizes and strengthens us without damaging us.

The Academy of Mindful Movement in Honolulu, Hawaii, takes ordinary coaches and teachers from around the globe and makes them into exceptional instructors. And we certify to the public that our Instructors are teaching their practice safely and mindfully.

The Mindful Movement Instructor listens to body sensation to guide their movement, avoiding injury and advancing health. They teach to the whole human being: body, emotion, and mind, enhancing Self awareness.  Recognizing the problems of scattered thought and lack of attention, the Mindful Movement Instructor teaches with continuity of consciousness, enabling their students to be Here, Now.

The solution is for all Instructors to become present in their practice, mindful of sensation, thoughts and emotions, and to pass this awareness on to their students, creating a long-sighted view of human health and safety across all movement modalities.

When we are doing Mindful Movement, we fully engage our consciousness.

We tune into body sensations to take care of the body,

and we are completely present, Here Now.

The standard of Mindful movement teachers being in tune with our own body sensations has struck me the most.
It’s made me realize that while… yes I am in tune with my body, I’m not always honoring or listening to it.
I have to practice what I preach, even at this phase of life in small ways.
I know I’m not alone in this, as the numbers for teachers getting burnt out or injury is high. 
The format was more collaborative and joyful than I have  experienced online before,  so kudos for that. 
I loved everything about playing this week, and it’s expanding my thoughts to include more of it in my classes!  –Roxy Menzies / Yamuna®️ Gyrotonic®️

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