2017 Training Dates


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*LIVE* Training in U.S. & Canada. *ONLINE* TRAININGS Available! 

You can apply to take part in either our *Online* or *Live* Trainings (or both!).

If you are called to become Certified PraiseMoves Instructor, now you can train Online with us from anywhere in the world!  Train Online and you may attend a Live Training at no extra charge (and vice-versa). Online training is the Recertification requirement for ALL CPIs.

ONLINE Trainings: Eight (8) in-depth online video sessions over 4 weeks with Laurette Willis, PraiseMoves Founder and Director.

ONLINE training is held February, May and September every year. Even though we study together online intensively for 8 classes over 4 weeks, it is highly recommended you apply to receive your materials as soon as possible in order to study and be prepared before the intensive online training.

LIVE Training: You will be required to study at home 5-6 weeks before the one-day live certification event. It is recommended to get your materials long before the application due date, so you can invest more time to study at a comfortable pace.

Download PraiseMoves Application Here. Once approved, we can immediately send your training materials and you can study at a comfortable pace. You’ll also receive 50% off PraiseMoves DVDs as a CPI Trainee.

Online Training Available in February, May and September.

LIVE Training: June Int’l Conference, Pittsburgh, PA , Chicago, IL, and Toronto, Canada area when available.

You can APPLY NOW for the 2017 CLASSES. The sooner you apply the better. This way you are giving yourself ample time to study and practice before classes begin. You will also be ensured a spot before the Classes sell-out..

Please Note: ASAP! If you are interested in Certification in Pittsburgh, please contact MaryAnn Haslett, mahaslett@windstream.net . If you’d like certification in Chicago or Toronto area, please contact the PraiseMoves Office. Live Certification is also available at our Annual Conference (June 22nd in Tulsa, OK). .


LIVE Training Experience! 

Summer 2017 Conference for all CPIs & Trainees!

  • June 22-25, 2017 – Tulsa, OK – Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Thursday, June 22: New CPI Training
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 23 – 25: Optional Certifications, Workshops, Evening Sessions & More
  • NEW CPI Training CLASS IS FULL. 

    New CPI Applications have been extended!

  • Registration still open for existing Certified PraiseMoves Instructors!

  • Only $89 for Conference Workshops, Sessions & Banquet! (plus $125 for each additional Certification you would like to take)
  • (This also serves as the Recertification schedule for CPIs who are recertifying. Recertifying CPIs coordinate with NolaJeanne Baird).
  • PraiseMoves Gold – Teaching PraiseMoves to the growing senior/elder population. Learn more HERE.
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  • MIRA! – MIRA is an energetic (and modest) Latin dance workout with the Word. It’s “Christian Fitness with a Latin Beat!” and some are even calling it “The Christian Alternative to Zumba!” (David Warren, Oasis Network). Learn more HERE.
  • PraiseKICKSNEW Kickboxing Certification FOR 2017!!!

Each of these optional certifications are for Certified PraiseMoves Instructors ONLY and requires an additional $125 fee per certification. If you certify with us on Thursday 6/22 you can sign up for these certifications, too!

PLUS! Workshops, Evening Services, Round-table with Experts, Luncheon, Awards Banquet, Fellowship and more!

SEE HERE for 2017 Conference info.


ONLINE TRAINING September 11, 2017 – ONLINE anywhere in the World –    4-week Webinar Training over 8 sessions for CPI Level I with PraiseMoves Founder Laurette Willis.  THIS CLASS IS OPEN. Must Apply by August 31.

Classes are recorded and online Mondays and Thursdays (Sept. 11 – Oct. 5). Since the classes are recorded, you may watch the videos the day they are released, or the day after. Everyone is given 24-36 hours to view that day’s lesson. 
You will be expected to “check in” via email and complete your assignments in a timely manner. You must complete all the classes, assignments and requirements within the 4 weeks of training in order to be certified and take part in the online Certification Ceremony on October 5. (This also serves as the Recertification schedule for CPIs who are recertifying. Recertifying CPIs coordinate with NolaJeanne Baird).


Contact us with questions you may have. Thank you!

* Note: You are expected to study the PraiseMoves course materials AT LEAST 4 – 6 weeks BEFORE the *LIVE* certification event (that much lead time is not required for the Online training since you will be with us over the course of 4 weeks’ time). Be sure to send in your application well in advance of the “Must apply before” date to allow time for your application acceptance, delivery of your course materials and study time for yourself.

Additional Information
You may contact the CPI Trainers directly for additional information:
PA – MaryAnn Haslett, CPIT (mahaslett@windstream.net )
OK – NolaJeanne Baird, CPIT (nolajeannepm@gmail.com)
IL – Jessica Guthrie, CPIT (romyandjess@yahoo.com)
Canada – Barb Selfe, CPIT (selfbg@yahoo.ca)
International – Laurette Willis, Director (info@PraiseMoves.com)

Submitting Applications

All applications are to be sent to the main office in Oklahoma at PraiseMoves P.O. Box 1449, Tahlequah, OK  74465. If you are outside of the United States, you may scan in your signed application and send it to us via email (info@PraiseMoves.com). Contact us for payment arrangements if outside of the U.S.

The best thing to do if you believe the Lord is calling you to train to be a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor is to send in an application to the PraiseMoves office and begin studying your materials. Once you are certified, you may attend any online or live CPI certification at no additional charge.
One day Certification Blitz (9am-6pm) THIS CLASS IS FULL – Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St., Grove City, Ohio 43123 w/CPI Trainer MaryAnn Haslett* hosted by CPI Cheryl Puthoff

17 Responses to "2017 Training Dates"

  1. James Zimmermann says:

    Hello there I have been wanting to become a certified trainer and one are that I would love to add to my Certifications is a PraiseMoves Certification. What are the costs for the certification and the study materials? Thank you for all the information that you may be able to provide.

    God Bless,

  2. Laurette Willis says:

    Hi, James! We would certainly love to hear from you. More men are needed in Christian Fitness Ministry – and with so many men looking to look/feel better, lose weight – and want an alternative to yoga – it is a powerful ministry for both men and women.

    Interestingly, most leaders in the Hindu yoga movement are men — it’s exciting to see Christian men rise up and counter with fitness programs that honor Jesus Christ.

    You can find all the info about training on the drop-down menu under “About” above, or go here and follow the links to all info and application. http://praisemoves.com/about-us/instructor-training/

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Carole says:

    Hi Laurette,

    I’ve been doing PraiseMoves and Love it. I’ve been spending more time in the Word and have been wanting to learn Scripture…which I find really hard. I’ve also always enjoyed yoga…but always felt uncomfortable with the idea. so as I was doing research I came upon your website.

    PraiseMoves is just wonderful! I’m going to order more DVD’s.

  4. Laurette Willis says:

    Hi, Carole! We’re glad you’re enjoying working out with PraiseMoves — this unique way to focus on the Word and praise the Lord in spirit, soul and body! Keep PraiseMovin’!!!

  5. Naomi says:

    Hello, I am already at certified yoga instustuter in Hatha yoga. I have only been teaching for little over two months, am I able to get certified in Praise Moves? I am a Christain, along with all of the other students that where in my yoga training. I believe that most people do not really now that yoga stems from other religious belief systems. I was introduced to Praise Moves by my dear friends mother, who is a Minister herself.

    I believe that this is the path that I need to take to help others!

    Thank You and God Bless,


    • Laurette Willis says:

      Hello, Naomi – as I wrote to you personally, we would welcome hearing from you.

      You may learn more about PraiseMoves certification here: http://praisemoves.com/about-us/instructor-training/ with upcoming dates for online and live trainings.

      Your friend may have shared this article with you about the roots of yoga, and the PraiseMoves difference – I was into yoga for 22 years myself:

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Praise moves God…deeply. So keep Praising the Lord!

  6. Nicole says:

    I am so excited to find this website. I feel strongly that the Lord is calling me to take a leap of faith with big changes in my life. I finally feel I have found my true calling. After lots of thought and prayer I know what the Lord is asking me to do. The world is in need of people to teach and educate others on living a complete and healthy life style. while putting the Lord first. From the foods we eat to the life style we live. Knowing that Yoga being against all my christian beliefs but believing that that the physical aspect is very healthy for the body. Just needing to find a way to educate other on the physical part and leaving the “yoga” (Hindu) out. While focusing on our Lord and Savor. Very excited to get signed up for an upcoming class toe get certified.

    2 Corinthians 3:17
    17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

  7. Sara Loggins says:

    I have been praying about a way to get out of my current profession for the past year. I have looked into going back to school and other ways to change my profession. I injured my back in December and was bedridden for Christmas! 3 bulging discs! The Lord does work in a way that we may not see at the time! Lots of pain and therapeutic yoga later I am searching for ways to get certified in yoga only I am not interested in taking all the ‘extra’ classes on third eye, oneness, and some even list tarot card reading as a class! If I cannot glorify my God while doing it, I cannot do it. I am so excited to have found this website tonight! This may not get me completely out of the job I do from day to day, but it might help me to an alternate path and may allow me part time in this job and part time spreading the good news of Christ and the good news of health at the same time!

    • Laurette Willis says:

      Hi, Sara – I’m so glad you found us, too! You are welcome to call us at the office at 918-458-1800. We are happy to answer any questions for you.

  8. Hi,

    I’m very interested in the live training for the Christian Fitness alternative to Zumba. I would like to know if you have any training offered in the Minnesota area?

    Thank you,


    • Laurette Willis says:

      Hi, Conni! We hope to have online training later this year.
      One will have to become a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor first – that’s the basic foundation to all our training.
      We look forward to hearing from you!

  9. Lori Woodward says:

    Hi Laurette, if we get a generic fitness certificate the group fitness training in our own country, will it be possible to do Mira and PraiseMoves Gold, I have a huge interest here for PM Gold!!! 🙂 almost finished my generic group training certificate and am registered with Australian Fitness Network as a group fitness instructor, and my insurance is also for group fitness training. Was very important to me not to go the way of being insured as a yoga instructor. It was the long way around the insurance journey to be registered as a group fitness instructor and complete the additional fitness training, but I believe it was the way of integrity. Looking forward God willing to the conference this year!

  10. Lori Woodward says:

    Online later I meant, was a bit vague …

  11. Jessica Z says:

    Hi! I am interested in becoming certified in Praise Moves. I have clicked on every possible link and cannot find any dates for certification. Can I please receive information on training dates. I would love to bring this to my church and area churches around my city (even to the elementary school I teach at). Thank you!

  12. I first found your website a year ago while in Belgium. The Lord directed me to you and I have thought of you and the organization since. I am really interested in getting certified asap. I will be sending in my application as soon as I can. Thank You for obeying God! May God continue to grant you the desires of your heart!!!

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