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TEACHER TRAINING

Deepen your knowledge of the Essentrics technique, anatomy, body mechanics, movement, teaching skills, and more!

Essentrics® Live Teacher Trainings (LTTs) are 2-3 day workshops that take place in select locations across the globe. Hosted by Essentrics Master Educators, the main purpose of an LTT is to provide you with a live interactive experience that brings to life your training material. We highly recommend that you attend at least one Live Teacher Training during the 4-level certification process as it will greatly assist you in completing your levels.

Attended by new and experienced Essentrics instructors worldwide—our trainings provide an opportunity for our growing teaching community to gather together in one place, to learn from one another and to share their experiences. Essentrics is a techniques-based program and it is the practical application of our techniques that drives home the objectives of our exercises. Mastering this takes practice and experience; our live trainings will accelerate and solidify the process.

Benefits of attending an LTT:
  • Develop a greater understanding of the Essentrics program and techniques
  • Perfect your movements through personalized feedback
  • Enhance your teaching skills with class tricks and pointers for cuing, tempo, musicality, modifications and corrections.
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Learn from Master Educators and your peers—think beyond the manuals
There is no substitute for the knowledge you will acquire at these live trainings; many instructors attend all four levels, multiple times. If you can make it happen, absolutely go for it!

All LTTs include:
  • Practical work
  • Theoretical work
  • 2-3 full days of training (with a 1-hour lunch break)
  • 1-hour group class per day (Pre-Cho Workout)
Examples of Instructor Titles:

If you attend a Live Teacher Training, you will be credited with an honors degree for that level, in addition to a 2-hour credit (per LTT day) to deduct from your required apprentice hours. (Example: 2-day LTT = 4-hour credit; 3-day LTT = 6-hour credit)
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 1 with honors
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 2 with honors
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 3 with honors
  • Essentrics Certified Instructor Level 4 with honors
Please feel free to contact our Teacher Training department to chat more about any of our LTTs.
training@essentrics.com


LEVEL 1 TEACHER TRAINING | Principles of the Essentrics® Program
The fastest way to understand the theory behind Essentrics is to put it into practice, which is why we want you to begin teaching as quickly as possible.

In the Level 1 Live Teacher Training, you will be introduced to the principles, techniques, anatomy, philosophy, physiology and objectives of the Essentrics program, and discover the relationship that exists between them. This will enable you to confidently achieve the desired objectives from your workout when you begin teaching your Apprentice hours. You will also learn the breakdown of your first 1-hour Pre-Choreographed Workout (PCW), how to perform and teach all the exercise sequences correctly, and how to be aware of (and correct) common mistakes.

Upon completion of this Level, you will have the choreography and skills necessary to teach an Essentrics group class and purchase any of our PCW's.

NOTE: PCW1 is simple to learn with straightforward choreography. Try our Full Body Toning DVD for an idea of the difficulty level.
PRE-REQUISTE:
Registered in the instructor certification program. Additional requirements: You do not need a background in health, fitness, dance, anatomy or physiology. Some of our best instructors have never taught prior to Essentrics. We do suggest you learn the basic muscles and skeleton at this level (included in your Level 1 Instructor Manual).
MATERIAL TO BRING: Level 1 Instructor Manual + exercise mat


LEVEL 2 TEACHER TRAINING | Trademark Exercises
Trademark exercises are overall the most challenging aspect of the Essentrics workout, as they involve large, fully body movements that focus on deep strengthening of the spine and core. They are scientifically designed to rebalance the entire body’s musculature and decompress the spine while working through muscle chains, improving posture and relieving back pain.

Trademark exercises are overall the most challenging aspect of the Essentrics workout, as they involve large, fully body movements that focus on deep strengthening of the spine and core. They are scientifically designed to rebalance the entire body’s musculature and decompress the spine while working through muscle chains, improving posture and relieving back pain.

Essentrics Trademarks have the most drastic impact on the shape and health of the body.

In the Level 2 Live Teacher Training, you will learn how to correctly execute all our exercises, transitions, and positions—which make up the components of a Trademark sequence—and develop your application of techniques. You will also be taught how to find appropriate music for these sequences by learning how to listen for the emotional story in each song, which will make your classes more powerful and enjoyable.

Upon completion of this Level, you will understand the purpose and power behind these full-body movements and have what it takes to create your own safe, balanced sequences. You will also develop musicality and use of techniques, cuing and imagery.

PRE-REQUISTE:
Must be a Certified Level 1 Instructor OR have attended/registered for a Level 1 Live Teacher Training.
MATERIAL TO BRING: Level 2 Instructor Manual + exercise mat


LEVEL 3 TEACHER TRAINING | Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercises
Full body flexibility is one of the most important features of a healthy, pain-free body. Level 3 is focused on all of the healing benefits of the Essentrics technique.

Full body flexibility is one of the most important features of a healthy, pain-free body. Level 3 is focused on all of the healing benefits of the Essentrics technique.

In the Level 3 Live Teacher Training, you will analyze the flexibility-focused exercises and techniques in our program and learn how to use them to achieve deep healing, therapeutic objectives. Through this in-depth analysis, you will understand why students perform the exercises differently and how to adapt them to suit the many different body types, levels of fitness and health conditions you will find in your classes. This LTT will show you how to adjust a regular Essentrics toning workout to make it one for healing.

Upon completion of this Level, you will have learned over 50 original flexibility exercises targeting every muscle group of the body to increase the full range of motion of every joint. You will be proficient in standing, floor and barre/chair work—which is very high in demand—and be able to relieve aches and pains from chronic conditions, help with injury rehabilitation and confidently teach Essentrics Aging Backwards classes.

PRE-REQUISTE: Must be a Certified Level 2 Instructor OR have attended/registered for a Level 2 Live Teacher Training. Additional requirements: To pass Level 3, you must complete or provide proof of prior completion of a basic anatomy/physiology course.
MATERIAL TO BRING:
Level 3 Instructor Manual + exercise mat


LEVEL 4 TEACHER TRAINING | Strengthening Exercises
Essentrics is a full-body strengthening program where muscles are developed to become strong, long, lean and slender. As we work our muscles in the elongated position, they strengthen as they are being lengthened, which permanently renders them more strong and flexible.

In the Level 4 Live Teacher Training, you will learn the science behind weight loss and anti-aging, as well as the importance of strength in our bodies on a cellular level.

Upon completion of this Level, you will be able to help anyone achieve their overall body shaping and toning goals and be able to work with professional athletes. Your clients will become stronger, faster, more powerful, and have more energy through our specific standing, floor and barre strengthening exercises. In this final Level, you will be taught how to apply all that you have learned in your training for you to design an Essentrics workout to suit any clientele and need; a very rewarding experience!

PRE-REQUISTE: Must be a Certified Level 3 Instructor OR Must have attended/registered for a Level 3 Live Teacher Training.
MATERIAL TO BRING:
Level 4 Instructor Manual + exercise mat