ZENbo® Balance Instructor
Training to become certified ZENbo® Balance Instructor | MODULE 1C
ZENbo® Balance is a training concept that uses classic western relaxation methods such as autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation, meditation and ZEN with Far Eastern exercises from China, such as Qi Gong and India (Yoga) united. A holistic body & mind training concept with gentle gymnastics.
What does the „bo“ mean at ZENbo?
The „bo“ stands for the English term body. This name is intended to emphasize that it is ZEN for and through the body. Gymnastic exercises according to the ZEN principle.
Contents ZENbo®Balance Basic Instructor – Module 1C1 & ZENbo® Balance Instructor – Module 1C2
The ZENbo® Balance Training is very effective and easy to learn because it can be practiced in different levels of difficulty. Participants can often apply what they have learned at home after the first course and experience the positive effects on the body and mind.
ZENbo® Balance is a body & mind exercise program that consists of three phases.
Silence– Arriving and creating awareness: We start with a meditation.
At the beginning of the course unit, meditation helps to center and clear the mind to “arrive”.
Move – main part:movement exercises on the floor and on the floor, which are based on Qi Gong and yoga, form the movement part of the training program. The mobility is improved and the stomach and back are strengthened.
The moving gymnastic exercises promote both the inner balance, as well as the sense of balance and coordination. They are carried out consciously and in a concentrated manner and thus train body awareness. The breath dictates the rhythm of the exercises so that the body exercises are carried out fluently and are rarely kept static.
Relax & go– end and relaxation phase: The Body & Mind training is rounded off with relaxation from the western-oriented world, e.g. Autogenic training. Instead of an “original koan”, a short story is read to the participants as a “go”, which they then “take” with them and let them take effect.
ZENbo® Balance is suitable for everyone. People who have never trained their bodies or minds learn to feel themselves. People who meditate a lot but have so far neglected their bodies can now also consciously perceive the body. And anyone who is already doing something for themselves, such as practicing yoga, can experience the familiar in a new way and expand their wealth of experience with the unknown.
- The history of the ZEN
- The nature and development of ZEN
- ZEN Koans and the western equivalent
- Various breathing exercises
- ZENbo® Balance movement exercises
- ZENbo® Balance exercise sequences
- Flowing processes and
- Meditations for the phase: Silence
Use and focus at ZENbo® Balance
The movement part can be practiced as moving meditation or you can see this as a relaxed movement unit. The instructor himself can determine the focus of the training by changing the length of the phases. e.g. For a 60-minute course, the focus in a gym is probably in the second phase: move and the first and last phases are a little shorter.
With the same amount of time spent in a health center that focuses on relaxation, meditation and relaxation can play a greater part in the exercise lesson and the movement sequence in the second phase can be just as long as the third „Relax & go“.
If you have enough time, you will take 90-minute courses and help the participant decelerate also through time. It is also possible to use ZENbo® Balance in workshops and health weeks to activate the participants and to train body awareness. As a moving meditation or relaxation, ZENbo® Balance can help people who have previously had difficulty relaxing while sitting or lying down to find access to calm and serenity through physical exercise.
We have had very good experiences with seniors too, so we also offer the ZENbo® Balance Instructor advanced module for seniors.
ZENbo® Balance Basic Instructor
The ZENbo® Balance Basic Instructor training begins with the introduction of very gentle exercises, focusing on breathing and the rhythm of movement. Light flowing combinations are carried out together.
ZENbo® Balance Instructor
In the second training module to become ZENbo® Balance Instructor, the exercises become a little more demanding and the focus is placed on the combination of different exercises. After the training, the instructors are entitled to offer courses under the name ZENbo® Balance (until their licensing).
We recommend people who have no previous knowledge in the field of movement to complete the self-learning course Module M1 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals of Movement at the fitmedi Academy. This is not a mandatory requirement, but it is a good first basis for successfully running exercise courses. Adequate physical fitness and fun while moving are of course also required.
Fields of work and areas of activity as ZENbo® Balance Instructor
You can use the training for yourself or to offer courses and workshops as an independent ZENbo® Balance Instructor. Possible fields of work are in health & family centers, sports clubs & fitness studios, adult education centers and as an additional offer in yoga studios. You can also incorporate the ZENbo® Balance Training into a vacation seminar or a health week. As a complete course unit or only selectively, just a few exercise. This form of movement is also suitable in stress management seminars in between. You may also be able to integrate the qualification as ZENbo® Balance Instructor into your current work area.