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Ki-Hara Certifications

Level I (Cost $500)

Level I covers the Ki-Hara Self-Stretches, Assisted Stretches, Problem Solving and Mashing. 

Stretch Chi, Intrinsic Strength, Stenia Health and Innovative Body Solutions hold weekend intensive Level I Certifications worldwide.  Two day intensives can be overwhelming at first, so we allow students to retake Level I for free with the same instructor and a one time $100 fee with each new instructor.  Many of our students take Level I multiple times. In order to become a certified Ki-Hara Trainer, you must take a written and physical exam.  We highly recommend completing an internship or working intensively with a Ki-Hara Instructor to prepare for this exam.   

If you are interested in hosting a certification in your city, please contact Carrie

We would highly advise acquiring the Resistance Stretching with Dara Torres DVD and the Resistance Stretching Flash Cards before class. A full color manual, flexibility profile, and trainers only DVD will be given to you upon arrival. Bring water, a light snack, a pen, notebook and a yoga mat if you have one.

Earn Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB 12 CEUs

Click here for a list of our upcoming Level 1 Certifications

Internship (Cost $1,250)

Pre-requisite: Level I

The best way to remember what you've learned in Level I is to practice with an experienced trainer. Carrie Collins runs 6-month internships following each Level 1 to help you learn, review and feel comfortable before you begin working with clients. In the classes you will learn how to teach self-stretches including variations for injured clients, assisting safely based on your body type, practical understanding of the principles of Ki-Hara and techniques for muscle balancing and muscle activation.  

The Internship includes:

a) Four 3-hour Internship Classes (Level I material in greater detail)
b) Five 90 minute private sessions with Carrie
c) Five observations of private lessons 
d) Assisting at a workshop
e) 1 mid-term and a final physical exam
f) Take-home written test

After passing Level I and the Intern Physical Exam, you are able to conduct private sessions and are eligible to be listed as a Certified Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching Trainer on the Ki-Hara website. Stretch Chi is currently conducting internships in Chicago.  You can register for the Internship after completing the Level 1 weekend.  Payment plans are available through Stretch Chi in six payments of $225 or in one payment of $1,250.  Contact Carrie if you are interested in registering for the internship.

Level II (Cost $500)

Pre-requisite: Level I

Learn rotations of the upper and lower body. Learn to use the Ki-Hara Stretching Board as well as working on a massage table and continue work on mashing and advanced problem solving.

After completing this level you must pass a take-home written exam.

Click here for a list of Level II Certification Courses

Level III (Cost $600)

Pre-requisite: Level I, II and Internship

Taught by Susan Bianchi, learn how to include core strength, stability and flexibility into your Ki-Hara routine.  Level III focuses on Ki-Hara for the core.  

Click here for a list of Level III Certification Courses

Level IV (Cost $500)

Pre-requisite: Level I-III, Internship

Taught by Nic Bartolotta of E-centric Strength, this course will provide a deeper understanding of the physiology of tension, flexibility, and Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching. Nic will delineate between the concepts of fascial tension and muscle tension providing the skill set and exercises required to identify and address problems arising from both. 

Click here for a list of Level IV Certification Courses

Level V (Cost $500)

Pre-requisite: Level I-IV, Internship

Taught by Ki-Hara Founders, Anne Tierney and Steve Sierra, in Level V you will learn how to incorporate the previous 4 levels in a private session - including self-diagnosis and bio-mechanical analysis. This course covers the hands, forearms, neck and advanced shoulder work. Level V also covers two trainer stretching including Ultimate Ki-Hara in which opposite arms and legs are stretched at the same time.  

Click here for a list of Level V Certification Courses




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