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The SPRA Fitness Division approves a variety of courses offered by outside agencies. These courses provide knowledge and instructional techniques to keep SPRA fitness leaders up to date with trends and information relevant to the Fitness Industry in Canada. The courses posted below are approved by the SPRA Fitness Division for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) towards your recertification.

All SPRA Fitness Leaders must submit 12 CECs every 2 years as part of the recertification process.

Click here for a chart that depicts how CEC applications are assessed. It includes a list of CEC categories and details and the corresponding number of CECs that are awarded for each.Individuals must complete a CEC Application Form in order to receive credits from SPRA for items listed below, with the exception of the annual SaskFit Conference or courses that have been assigned CECs below.


Applying for CECs

If you have attended a course not listed below and would like to know if it qualifies for CECs please fill out the CEC Application for Fitness Leaders Form.  Please remember that the SPRA Fitness Division does require proof of attendance on all courses put forward as CECs for recertification purposes.

If you are a course instructor and would like to know how many CECs your course is worth and have it posted here, please fill out the CEC Application for Instructors Form. Please return all forms to the SPRA office with the requested accompanying materials.


Upcoming CEC Opportunities

Specialty Workshops

Tabata Blast 2017
Date: 
 April 17, 2017
Time:  8:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Location:  Mind's Eye Yoga Center (6855 Rochdale Blvd) 
Cost:  $299.00 plus GST
CEC's:  6
For more information or to register.  Registration is on a first come first basis and is limited to 8 participants.

PiYo LIVE
Date:
  May 6, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Swift Current
Cost:  $249.00 U.S.
CEC's:  4
PiYo LIVE is pre-designed music driven, athletic workout, inspired by the mind/body practices of pilates and yoga.  It includes flexibility and strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement.
To Register or for more information please contact course instructor Jacqueline Tuffs at getjacqed@SaskTel.net or call (306) 460-5612

Train the Core Safely 
Monday May 22, 12:30-4:30
North West Leisure Centre, Regina, SK
Instructor: Laurie Idema-Wood
$159 ($166.95 with GST) Early Bird Price Before May 1, 2017
$179 after May 1, 2017 ($196.90 with GST)
4 CECs offered through SPRA

Train the Core Safely and Effectively utilizing body weight, the Bender Ball, and the Gliding Discs!  This course is research based and suitable for fitness instructors, group trainers, or those who have and interest in furthering their knowledge in core training.  The registration fee includes a Bender Ball and one set of Gliding Discs. 

For more information or to register read the registration form

P90X LIVE
Date:
  June 4, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Regina
Cost:  $249.00 U.S.
P90XLIVE is a total body, cardio and strength training class that uses free weights, resistance bands or just your own body weight.  It is pre-formatted workout that offers group strength in a group fitness setting.  Workouts can be modified for a wide range of fitness leavels and abilities.
To Register or for more information please contact course instructor, Jacqueline Tuffs at getjacqued@SaskTel.net or call (306) 460-5612

Tabata Bootcamp 2017
Date: 
 July 2, 2017
Time:  8:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Location:  Mind's Eye Yoga Center (6855 Rochdale Blvd) 
Cost:  $299.00 plus GST
CEC's:  6
For more information or to register.  Registration is on a first come first basis and is limited to 8 participants.

Fitness Yoga Teacher Training

Two (2) Saskatchewan Yoga Teacher Training courses are approved for the Fitness Yoga Designation and Twelve (12) CEC's for SPRA.

1) Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon
2)  FYI - Fitness Yoga Instructor Training through BreatheMoveBe

Namaskar Yoga - Saskatoon
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS - Yoga Alliance
Cost: $345.00 per course
CECs: 12 per course
Location:  Saskatoon
Dates:
Teaching Basic Asanas:  April 8-9, 2017 (New Date)
Teaching Intermediate Asanas: May 28-29, 2017
Teaching Advanced Asanas:  August 12-13, 2017
Teaching to Specific Groups: May 13-14, 2017
For more information on all courses, please visit Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon or email kathleenyoga@gmail.com

FYI - Fitness Yoga Instructor
Instructor: Shirley Berthelet SPRA,RYT, YfR (Yoga for Runners)  & Leanne Parsons RYT, YfR 
Cost: $350.00 per module
CEC's:  12 per module
Location: Esterhazy
Dates:
Module 1 - Laying the Foundation:  None at this time
Module 2 - Expanding the Base:  April 21 - 23, 2017
Module 3 - Yoga for Athletes:  June 2 - 4, 2017
For more information on all courses, please visit Breathemovebe or email running@breathemovebe.ca  To review Poster

Fitness Yoga Workshops

Integrating Deep Core Work into your Yoga Class
Date:  
March 26, 2017
Time:  Sunday March 26, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio - Saskatoon
Cost:  $35.00 includes GST
CEC:  1
This workshop will introduce the basics of core and back anatomy along with discussion of the importance of core strength in supporting a healthy low back and show you how to integrate the techniques into your yoga lesson plan.  We will practice accessing and strengthening our deep stabilizing muscles and apply that learning to help you build deep core work into a safe and enjoyable practice for your yogis.  Enjoy a fun, safe and non-judgmental learning environment with modifications for all levels of experience and ability. 

For more information or to register email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

How to Teach Chair Assisted Fitness Yoga  (Prequesite Fitness Yoga Certification)
Date:  
March 26, 2017
Time:  Sunday   11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  (7 hours - lunch on the mat)
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio - Saskatoon
Cost:  $140.00 
CEC:  6
If you would like to teach yoga to older adults or those who may require chair assistance but are not sure you feel well enough prepared to do so, this may be the right workshop for you.  We will work together to learn how to modify yoga poses with chair support and have plenty of opportunity to practice teaching what we learn in a safe, encouraging and non-judgmental environment.  The emphasis of this workshop is to help you broaden your teaching skills in a fun and practical way and to give you the confidence and knowledge to provide a service to those in your community who would benefit from Chair Assisted Yoga. 

For more information or to register email kathleenyoga@gmail.com, or call 306-241-3409.

Yin Yoga Training
Date:  April 29 - 30, 2017
Time:  Saturday and Sunday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Lunch on the mat.   18 contact hours 
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio Staskatoon
Cost:  $355.00
CEC:  12
Yin Yoga is a practice which places healthy, gentle, regenerative stress on the connective tissues of the body.  Yoga postures that may feel challenging to maintain.  This calm, beneficial practice is a great counter training to more active styles of yoga, and helps to reduce aches, pains, and overall physical and mental tension and stress. 

Contact:  namaksaryoga.sk@gmail.com 
Website:  namaskaryogasaskatoon.com

Aqua

If you have any question about the courses listed below, please call the contact provided.

Canadian Aqua Fitness Leadership Alliance (CALA) provides high quality training in aquafitness and aquatic rehabilitation.  

Courses:
CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course:  12 CECs
CALA Group Aqua Fitness Leadership Specialty Training Course:  12 CECs

Please visit http://www.calainc.org/Upcoming/upcoming.htm for a list of upcoming dates.