Critical Alignment Teacher Training

Yogadotcalm is pleased to annually host Gert van Leeuwen from Amsterdam each spring. Dates, cost and detailed information for his 2018 visit will be posted by November 1, 2017. Please check back.

During his visit he offers his Critical Alignment training, Levels 1-4. These levels can be taken all at once or over a number of years. However, we do recommend spending some time after Levels 1-3 working with this practice before embarking on Level 4 and Certification.


Critical Alignment Therapy Teacher Training Level 1

Join founder and developer, Gert van Leeuwen, in this first level of Critical Alignment Therapy training. This level will outline the basic principles of the Critical Alignment method and introduce many of the specialized yoga tools used in Critical Alignment, including the black strap and roll. Level 1 will focus on the alignment and function of the upper back, shoulders and neck.

Pre-requisite: Completed 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program (any yoga style) or training in bodywork (i.e. massage therapy, chiropractor, physiotherapist, personal trainer, etc.).


Cancellation Policy: If cancelled before May 1 - 60% refund. If cancelled after May 1 - Sorry, no refunds.​


Critical Alignment Therapy Teacher Training Level 2

Continue your CAT training with founder Gert van Leeuwen. Level II will focus on the alignment and function of the lower back, pelvis and core. It will offer more practices on the black strap and roll and introduce more complex practices on the specialized Critical Alignment headstander and backbender.

The Critical Alignment methodology learned in Levels I and II will open your eyes to a new perspective of the function and movement of the spine.


Cancellation Policy: If cancelled before May 1 - 60% refund. If cancelled after May 1 - Sorry, no refunds.​


Critical Alignment Therapy Teacher Training Level 3

Level III builds on the foundation of Levels I and II and focuses deeply on evaluating the body as whole. You will learn more advanced practices using the Critical Alignment tools. You will also learn more about the common issues, compensations, and disconnections in the body and how to build a new 'critical alignment' within yourself and your students.

Completion of Level III will give you a solid foundation with which you can build a Critical Alignment practice and incorporate the methods of CAT into your yoga teachings.


Cancellation Policy: If cancelled before May 1 - 60% refund. If cancelled after May 1 - Sorry, no refunds.​


Critical Alignment Therapy Teacher Training Level 4

Complete your Critical Alignment Therapy training with Gert van Leeuwen with Level IV Certification.

Level IV goes in-depth into the teaching methodology of Critical Alignment, including the psychology and reactions of this practice. You will gain a deeper understanding of one-on-one client assessment, with the help of hands-on practice and real life examples. You will learn how to develop a program of practice based on an individual's personal needs.

In order to receive Certification, you will be required to demonstrate your understanding of this practice by teaching one or more of the principles of Critical Alignment in a class setting. Details of the assessment will be further explained during the training.

**Before registering, please contact Andrea at info@yogadotcalm.com for the Level IV Application. Acceptance of your application must be approved before you can register for Level IV.**

Pre-requisite: C.A.T. Levels I- III and acceptance of CAT Level IV Application (see above).


Cancellation Policy: If cancelled before May 1 - 60% refund. If cancelled after May 1 - Sorry, no refunds.​

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