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Practitioner Certificate Program

Entry & Advanced Levels

Work smarter, not harder

Click Here for Practitioner Certification Program REGISTRATION FORM

Training in Core Movement Integration to improve your own & your clients’ well being

Learn CMI’s 6 Movement Pathways for yourself

  • Reduce strain and pain to work with ease
  • Optimize your own body mechanics at work and home
  • Enhance your therapy skills with integrated movement
  • Generate power with less effort

Learn to use CMI with your clients

  • Teach your clients to move with the same ease that you experience
  • Learn manual skills/strategies to achieve results with less time and effort
  • Use CMI to identify and release soft tissue and joint restrictions
  • Use specific anatomical landmarks to recognize and guide movement
  • Give your clients home exercises that reinforce your work

 Instructors: NCBTMB-Certified Teachers teach the CMI method using awareness lesson-exercises, hands-on facilitation and applications for client treatment.

Master Teacher: Josef DellaGrotte, CMI Founder, LMT & Certified Feldenkrais trainer

Primary Teachers–NCBTMB Certified

  • Kimi Hasegawa, LPT
  • Deborah Hledik, LMT
  • Ann Strand, LPT

Core Movement Integration Level 1 Certification (Minimum 100 hours of study)

Level 1 Certification – minimum 100 hours

Entry-level training for practitioners already certified in a bodywork discipline who want to integrate CMI into their practice. Completion of this Program certifies that you are competent in the use of CMI techniques and may teach CMI classes for clients. Level 1 Certification is required to advance to Level 2 Certification.

Competencies to Be Attained:

  • Completes all 6 basic seminars and labs
  • Uses CMI as an adjunct to current body work or movement discipline
  • Has an elevator speech that describes CMI and a physical demonstration of how CMI movement differs from habitual movement
  • Prepares self and client for optimal learning and communication with breathing, relaxation and similar techniques
  • Names and demonstrates all six pathways in supine, sitting, standing and side lying
  • Uses 4 main concepts – connect, lengthen, flow and uplift – when describing and teaching the Pathways
  • Uses CMI Pathways with individuals and groups to improve movement patterns and integrate movement through the body
  • Uses the basic access points to guide and integrate a Pathway

Ways of Learning:

  • basic seminars/labs
  • grand labs
  • private/semi-private sessions with a certified practitioner
  • take or observe a class for clients
  • study groups
  • paired practice with a classmate
  • observation of a certified practitioner at work
  • readings from book list with brief review of what was significant for you

Required competency assessment may include

  • Written or oral description of a client or class session including
    which Pathways and movement lessons were chosen, what worked,
    what didn’t work, how would you modify what you did
  • Written outline of a one-hour class for clients
    • Goals of class
    • Pathways and lesson-exercises used
  • Demonstrate for instructors of hands-on treatment or access point techniques
  • Video of a class or session
  • Teacher observation of student at work, teaching a class or a private session

The Seminar/Labs (for current schedule, visit Find Courses & Practitioners)

1. CMI: Foundations – Mapping Movement Pathways Using Functional Anatomy
2. CMI: Dynamic Core Stabilization – Pelvis and Low Back-Thoracolumbar Complex
3. CMI: Improving Sitting Posture – Connecting Deep Trunk Muscles and Spine
4. CMI: Upper Body – Connecting Head-Neck and Spine to Pelvis
5. CMI: Shoulder – Connecting Shoulder-Arm to Ribs, Spine and Pelvis
6. CMI: Walking – Connecting Lower Leg to Greater Trochanter and Spine

 Certificate Unit PriceCertificate PackageNon-Certificate Unit PriceNon-Certificate Total
6 Seminar/Labs @ $220/$200*$1320/1200* @ $270/$250* $1620/$1500
2 Grand labs @ $150/$125*300/250*@ $175/$150* $350/$300
Instruction in Class Teaching $220/$200* $220/$200* $270/$250* $270/$250
Observation and Supervision est. $20/hr$240/$240 NA** NA**
Cost Comparison $2030/$1890* $2240/$2050*
* regular price/early bird price ** Observation & Supervision included only in Certificate Program 

To join the Certificate Program

Click Here for Practitioner Certification Program REGISTRATION FORM

You can complete the Registration Form online, and follow the instructions at the top to save and send as an email attachment. Or you can simply print the Registration Form, complete it and mail along with payment. Online PayPal payment is available below.

Please make a deposit of $300 (may be in 3 monthly payments). A $100 non-refundable registration fee will be taken from this deposit. During your course of study the remainder of the deposit, $200, will remain intact. You may choose to apply the deposit to the end of your course of study (approximately last 10 hours) or to maintain the deposit to continue on to the Level 2 certification.


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If for any reason you decide to discontinue the program, you must give 30 days written notice. Your
deposit will then be refunded less a registration fee of $100 and any outstanding payments due.

If you choose not to do the online option for the Registration Form and/or payment, please mail your completed registration form and deposit to CMI, PO Box 322, Maynard, MA 01754.

From a graduate: “I have learned so much from the seminar program-shoulder, spine, gait, sitting postures and especially gait and walking. I enjoy bringing this approach to the public. The Core Integration training has changed my life. My work and practice is better. My Aikido is better. My life is better.
Byron Eddy, LMT and Aikido Martial Artist

How often do you get the chance to train with an instructor who has the credentials, talent, and history of Josef DellaGrotte who trained with legends such as Dr. Feldenkrais and Ida Rolf?
Josef is living proof that his training is one of the best methods for improving and maintaining a person! He will demonstrate by teaching and by example the importance of correct movement… essential for good health and a high quality of life.
As a clinician, he has helped a multitude of people with challenging problems which neither conventional medicine nor alternative methods could resolve.
Josef’s unique training in movement enabled him to take these techniques and put them together in a new mapping system based on biomechanics, neuromotor function, and myofascial pathways which is changing the conventional world of bodywork.

Greg Hurd, Program Director, Bancroft School of Massage and Bodywork, Worcester, MA, USA