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AUDIO: Listen to a Conference Call with CPIs on what it’s like being a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor.

VIDEO: See Interviews with CPIs answering the question: “Why did you become a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor?” 

*LIVE* and *ONLINE* TRAININGS Available! And NOW *Live* Trainings in CANADA!o

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

$100 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE if you live in one of “The Top 60 Yoga Cities in the World” — and FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for Candidates in Jerusalem (a CPI applicants is accepted to train once his/her application is approved by PraiseMoves Home Office). SEE HERE for Details.

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 for 2013-2014.

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

Scheduled Online trainings are 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 Trainings: 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 materials as a CPI Trainee.


NOTE: THE SOONER YOU GET YOUR APPLICATION IN, THE BETTER - This will give us ample time to review your application and once approved, get your materials to you — giving you EXTRA TIME to *get ready* for your training (it’s better to be prepared than not). You’ll do wonderfully well in Jesus’ name. :)

Additional dates in CA, PA and Ontario, Canada to be announced shortly.

May 5 – 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 BEFORE April24). Classes are recorded and online Mondays and Thursdays (May 5 – May 29). Since the classes are recorded, you may watch the videos the day they are released, or the day after. 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 May 29.

Summer 2014 Conference for all CPIs!


June 20-22, 2014 – Tulsa, OK – Clarion Hotel

Optional Certifications on Friday for CPIs: PraiseMoves Gold - Teaching PraiseMoves to the growing senior/elder population. 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). Each of these optional certifications are for Certified PraiseMoves Instructors ONLY and requires an additional $125 fee per certification. If you certified with us on Thursday 6/19 you can sign up for these trainings, too!

Thursday, June 19 - Certification Training for New PraiseMoves Instructors. Certification held in Tulsa, OK – *LIVE* (at the Clarion Hotel @ Tulsa Int’l Airport) One day Certification Blitz (9am-6pm) THIS CLASS IS OPEN.  Must apply BEFORE May 10. (Call for info: 918-931-8325)   CPI Trainer NolaJeanne Baird –  Course materials provided.

PraiseMoves International Conference.Thursday evening dinner w/Laurette & CPIs around the world; Friday, Saturday & Sunday: optional certifications, workshops, roundtables, fellowship and Awards Banquet. SEE HERE for Conference info.

September 8 – 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 BEFORE August 29). Classes are recorded and online Mondays and Thursdays (September 8 – October 2). Since the classes are recorded, you may watch the videos the day they are released, or the day after. 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 2.

September and November, 2014 – DATES TBA – Burlington, Ontario, CANADA – *LIVE* (outside of Toronto, Canada) One day Certification Blitz (9am-6pm). THESE CLASSES ARE OPEN (Contact us if you would like to attend)Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 1401 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario with Barb Selfe, CPI Trainer (

NOTE: You can certify for PraiseMoves, and MIRA! and/or PraiseMoves Gold the next day! If you want to certify in MIRA! or PraiseMoves Gold, and are not yet a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor, this would be the perfect opportunity for you to become a CPI on Friday and then take part in the MIRA! and/or PraiseMoves Gold trainings the next day! Only Certified PraiseMoves Instructors can take the MIRA! and PraiseMoves Gold trainings. We consider PraiseMoves to be the fitness foundation for our ministry. Please pray and ask the Lord what He would have you do. We would love to hear from you! See details on MIRA! and PraiseMoves Gold Certifications.

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 ( )
OK – NolaJeanne Baird, CPIT (
Canada – Barb Selfe, CPIT (
International – Laurette Willis, Director (

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 ( Contact us for payment arrangements if outside of the U.S.

Making Requests for Training

Now that PraiseMoves Certification training is available online, people from around the world can participate in the most complete and thorough online Christian fitness training available.

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. You may also attend any one of the in-person certifications 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
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13 Responses to “2014 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.

    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,


  6. 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: 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Conni Johnson Bergo Says:


    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,


  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. Lori Woodward Says:

    Online later I meant, was a bit vague …

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