2023 Training Dates

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Enjoy Dr. Laurette Willis' Master Class below and see if PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry is a “fit” for you!

WATCH THE MASTER CLASS REPLAY BELOW. Afterward, you can View the CPI Application HERE.

Thank you for your interest in the PraiseMoves Teacher Certification Program!

You can learn more about our Training Program HERE: Considering Certification?

CPI APPLICATION is available here.

Online & Live Certifications

ONLINE TRAINING is also available for Certified PraiseMoves Instructors in the following additional Certification:

MIRA! (Alternative to Zumba — Christian Fitness with a Latin Beat!)
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PRAISEKICKS (Kickboxing with the Word)
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PRAISEMOVES GOLD (to teach seniors and those with limited physical mobility).
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L.I.F.T. (Laughter In Fitness Training)
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PRAISEBARRE (High-intensity/low-impact Barre exercise with PraiseMoves + 7 ways to Praise from Psalms!)
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PRAISEWAVES (Aqua PraiseMoves – in the water!)
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HipHop2Scripture (easy, *chill* Hip Hop moves to scripture!)
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POWER PRAISEMOVES (PraiseMoves high-intensity circuit Power Moves to Scripture)
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PRAISELATES (PraiseMoves-infused Pilates)
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GOOD NEWS! Once you are a Certified PraiseMoves Instructor, you may immediately study to become certified in any additional PraiseMoves certifications!
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Additional Certifications are recorded and online for you! Simply ADD additional Certifications to your Application.
— Type ANY of the Certifications in the SEARCH BAR to find out more and see workouts in many of these additional certifications.
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2023

ONLINE TRAINING February 6, 2023 – ONLINE anywhere in the World –    4-week Webinar Training over 8 sessions for CPI Level I with PraiseMoves Founder Dr. Laurette Willis. THIS CLASS IS OPEN. Apply HERE no later than January 27 
Classes are recorded and online on Mondays and Thursdays (Feb. 6 – March 2). 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. 
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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 March 2. (This also serves as the Recertification schedule for CPIs who are recertifying. Recertifying CPIs must coordinate with NolaJeanne Baird, Master CPI Trainer).
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Summer 2023 Conference for all CPIs & Trainees!

The 15th Annual PRAISEMOVES INT'L CONFERENCE – Get an idea of what the Conference is like by seeing promos for our 2022 Conference.

  • June 23-25, 2023 – VIRTUAL – LIVE & ONLINE!
  • Friday, June 23: New CPI Training
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 23 – 25: Additional Certifications, Workshops, Evening Sessions & More
  • NEW CPI Training 
  • This LIVE CPI TRAINING CLASS IS OPEN for NEW Trainees. 
  • See the 2022 Conference to have an idea of what the 2023 Conference will be like
  • This Training for New Trainees is OPEN. Apply HERE. There are several weeks of assignments you must complete BEFORE the live training at the Conference. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can receive your materials, begin studying and be ready for the LIVE Online training. 
  • Applications for NEW CPI Trainees are due NO LATER than Friday, May 12, 2023
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  • ONLINE TRAINING September 11, 2023 – ONLINE anywhere in the World – 4-week Webinar Training over 8 sessions for CPI Level I with PraiseMoves Founder Dr. Laurette Willis. THIS CLASS IS OPEN. Apply HERE No Later than August 31
Classes are recorded 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 must coordinate with NolaJeanne Baird, Master CPI Trainer).

Submitting Applications

All applications are done online at www.praisemoves.com/cpi

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 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
24 Comments
  1. 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,
    James

  2. 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. 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. 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. 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,

    Naomi

    1. 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:
      http://praisemoves.com/calt

      We look forward to hearing from you.

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

  6. 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. 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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!!!

  11. Hi! My name is Kay Houser and I am a fitness instructor in Tennessee. I am interested in becoming a Praise Moves Instructor for my church, and would have no problem with the online study, but there is no live training offered in the south and I wouldn’t be able to attend the trainings you have offered. Is it possible to certify completely online? I have been a fitness instructor for seven years, teach five days a week and am certified in eight different fitness formats. We have a real need for Praise Moves in this area and I would love to certify if possible. Thanks! Kay

  12. This is so exciting. I attended a Yoga class and really like the exercise part of it but do not agree with the Hinduism. I also am passionate about health and wellness. I am praying and planning to attend a conference training!

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