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Ki-Hara Certifications

We offer 4 levels of certification plus 1 continuing education class.  Our 4 levels build on each other and are taught by top Instructors in the industry. Each level has 12 cec's available for various certifying agencies that can be petitioned after class. Level I requires a written and physical test out and Level II requires a written test out. We keep our classes small and our standards high to produce exceptional trainers.

Level I (Cost $850 - early bird $795)

 Level I certification explains why eccentric training is the optimal way to address the body to re-train the tissue. We will introduce the principles of self + assisted resistance stretches . You will learn 8 beginner self-stretches and 8 assisted stretches for the lower body + problem solving. Classes are extremely hands-on. 

You can repeat, unlimited, free of charge with the same instructor. Repeating with a different instructor is $100. 

CEC's: 12 contact hours available 

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 manual will be given to you upon arrival. Bring water, a light snack, a pen, notebook and a yoga mat if you have one.

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 and II 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 and II 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 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 $850 - early bird $795)

Prerequisite: Level I
 
Building on Level I, in this workshop you will learn over 25 new self & assisted stretches with a focus on the upper body and delve more into muscle activation, recruitment, deceleration and length-tension relationships. Further learn how to change the quality of the tissue through consistent and progressive training techniques.
 
You can repeat, unlimited, free of charge with the same instructor. Repeating with a different instructor is $100.
 
CEC's: 12 contact hours available

Click here for a list of Level II Certification Courses

Level III (Cost $850 - early bird $795)

Prerequisites: Levels I and II
 
You will learn rotational movements and kinematic patterns as well as freestyle arms. We will work on advanced problem solving & scar tissue formulas. Plus an introduction to functional training with Ki-Hara principles & stretches in order to get an immediate understanding of compensatory patterns. More topics covered, include: fundamental core activation techniques, intermediate self-stretches, bio-mechanical analysis, and Ultimate Ki-Hara.
 
You can repeat, unlimited, free of charge with the same instructor. Repeating with a different instructor is $100.
 
CEC's: 12 contact hours available
 
Click here for upcoming Level III Certification Courses

Level IV (Cost $850 - early bird $795)

Prerequisite: Levels I-III
 
You will work on addressing fascial vs. muscular tension and we will address protocols, advanced bio-mechanical analysis, team training and different ways to address common mobility problems in a private session setting.
 
You can repeat, unlimited, free of charge with the same instructor. Repeating with a different instructor is $100.
 
CEC's: 12 contact hours available
 
Click here for upcoming Level IV Certification Courses

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I am fortunate to have received Ki-Hara from Kristin.... Robin Kidd, LMT
Palms on the ground, amazing!... Amy K.
Enabled me to pursue both yoga and pilates successfully... Len

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