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Certified CANTIENICA® Training, Level 1 Basics

This 5-day intensive course enables you to start working with the CANTIENICA® Method right away. The method is strictly empirical assuming that each and every person and their bodies are unique. This will, above all, require a fair amount of practice and experience in order for your skills to grow.The CANTIENICA® training system consists of four parts. The course fee covers all four parts.

Part 1: self-study prior to course attendance (3 months)

Part 2: hands-on intensive course (5 days)

Part 3: gathering practice experience (6 months)

Part 4: follow-up course (2 days) 


Contents of the Course


Part 1

Getting prepared: 3 months of self-study with training documentation (prior to course attendance)

The Level 1 Basics documentation consists of two manuals. The first one gives you a background on the CANTIENICA® vivatomy; it provides a glossary, elaborates on the basics of "diaphragm-based" breathing and pelvic floor training, and contains precise and detailed instructions for 75 exercises depicted in more than 100 photographs.


The second part instructs you on the unique CANTIENICA® coaching which, together with the exercises, makes the method so extraordinarily successful. We strongly recommend using both manuals during your self-study phase. The better prepared you are, the more you will benefit from attending the on-site course.


Part 2

Getting to know and applying the CANTIENICA® vivatomy: 5 days on-site course

  • Alignment of the bones, based on the upright and straightened spine

  • Use of the diaphragm as an intermediate floor in the body

  • Pelvic floor

  • Diaphragm

  • Activating and using 100 % of the musculature, including diaphragm and autochthonous muscles




Practicing of exercises; duration 3 days (requirement: self-study of 3 months with training documents beforehand)

  • Breathing

  • Discovering the levator ani (inner layer of pelvic floor)

  • Perfect posture (legs, pelvis, chest, shoulders, head)

  • Perfectly vertical alignment

  • Basic positions, warm-up exercises

  • Exercises for arms, chest, head, neck

  • Exercises for abdomen, back, waist

  • Exercises for hips, hip joints, buttocks shape and legs

  • Exercises for lower back, pelvis and legs


Each CANTIENICA® exercise involves the entire body: all bones, muscles, fasciae and ligaments. Aligning the bones exactly means the body is perfectly stretched in every position and every move.



Duration: 2 days including repetition of all exercises done before.

  • How to coach a person into his or her individual perfect position

  • The perfect coaching touch

  • Coaching during exercises

  • Demonstration

  • Instruction

  • Eye contact

  • Instilling emotions as priming


Note: During these 5 days, you will do a lot of physical work. The training however, while being very intense, is absolutely safe and gentle and has no harmful side effects. 


Part 3

Gathering practice experience: teach what you learned – with the knowledge acquired in part two you are ready to do so right away.

In assuming that every person is an individual and as such absolutely unique the CANTIENICA® Method is strictly empirical. A qualified self-evaluation system will support you in completing 90 hours of CANTIENICA® Teaching practice in groups or with individuals.


Part 4

Deepening your knowledge and exchanging experiences: follow-up course based on the concrete needs of course attendants (raised by questionnaire).

12 hours (2 days); date and place yet to be determined. Practical work on exercises, case studies.

The physical trainings are intense yet absolutely safe. 


You are required to practice teaching (groups, personal trainings, workshops) for 60 hours (60 minutes) and to prepare your lessons (an additional 30 hours). As a proof of practice, please document your lessons and preparation work in writing. After successful conclusion of part four, you will receive your diploma as a teacher for CANTIENICA® Method Level 1 Basics.


We will provide a hotline for course participants.



The course fee of CHF 6'500 includes: two training manuals (for 3 month' self-study), practical instruction (5 days), coaching during your practice (6 months), follow-up course (2 days). 


Quality Standards

The CANTIENICA® – Method for Bodyform & Posture is certified by the internationally acclaimed Swiss certification institute EDUQUA. The system is highly professional and designed for professionals.


Travel & Accomodation

Trainees are responsible for their travel expenses and accommodation.


Additional Remarks

The course will take place with a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 18, thus enabling an intense personal coaching for every attendant. You will be provided with the training manuals after your valid registration and payment of the entire fee.


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