Practical education for fitness professionals who want to advance their knowledge and teaching skills

The Bodhi Suspension System combines Pilates principles (posture and functional strength) with the challenge of suspension training to help develop stability, whole-body strength, flexibility and balance.

The ideal complement to any Pilates or personal training practice, the Bodhi adds standing, balance, and stability elements of varying challenge to that can be used in both a post-rehab and performance setting.

The Bodhi instructor training provides fitness professionals with everything needed to successfully teach a variety of formats, including group classes, circuit training or private sessions.

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When taking the Balanced Body Bodhi Instructor Training, you’ll:

Get a practical review of movement principles + anatomy

No matter how long you’ve been studying or teaching fitness, human movement is complicated.

This training simplifies key anatomical principles and highlights the most important aspects of fitness programming, so you can create balanced workouts for your clients.

Improve your ability to see and troubleshoot your client’s form deviations

Textbooks do a great job of teaching us alignment and general cues to keep our clients safe, but sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly why an exercise isn’t working or where the breakdown is happening in form.

This training includes multiple practice teaching sessions with personal feedback from the course instructor, so you can better identify where you client might have some weakness and choose the best exercise to meet their needs, while offering specific and effective cuing.

Expand your exercise toolbox and offerings

The Bodhi allows for up to four points of suspension, which maximizes exercise options to increase or decrease challenge, while providing the opportunity for creative + diverse programming.

And if your clients have become accustomed to using primarily weights or Pilates equipment, the Bodhi makes common exercises like planks, rows, squats or lunges, feel new and dynamic as you add core and coordination challenges by using ropes and working in a different plane against gravity.

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The Bodhi Suspension System Instructor Training includes:

  • Detailed explanation of all the Bodhi exercises + time to experience them
  • Practice teaching and education on program design
  • A comprehensive review of Balanced Body Movement Principles to make your teaching more powerful and effective.
  • The Balanced Body Track System to make class programming a snap
  • A detailed, full color manual with an accompanying DVD
  • Workouts, drills and personalized feedback to take your teaching to the next level
  • CE credits for ACE and the PMA
  • 5% discount on all Balanced Body products for a year
Many fitness certifications throw hundreds of exercises at you without explaining how to create effective programming or modifications to best meet client needs.

After this two day training, you’ll have an arsenal of fun, dynamic exercises and a deeper understanding of essential training concepts that can be applied to your personal training practice and group fitness classes.

Your investment: $550

All Bodhi Instructor Training courses taught by Master Trainer Nikki Naab-Levy take place at Soma Pilates in Redmond, Washington.

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  • "As a life long exerciser, I've done hip programs before seeing little change in my abilities or comfort. Now that I've completed several modules of Hips Don't Lie, I can see why previous efforts were a waste of time. Here is what this program gets right: The program starts with some deviously easy-not-easy exercises to meet me where I am. No straining or cheating needed to feel successful. The program progresses. This is a biggie! Every few weeks, a new set of exercises kept me engaged, interested and challenged. I felt stronger and more capable as the weeks pass. Getting up and down from the ground starts to feel efffortless--important as I am remodeling our home and there is a lot of that. Instructions are clear, concise and strategic. I've done some of these exercises before with other trainers and had no idea I was not positioning my body in a way to engage the right muscles. Eye opening! The program's videos were easy for me to follow and complete at home and I appreciated having PDFs to quickly refer to at the gym. The instructor is a delight. I'd definitely hang with her. Bonus? My core strength improved too. Can't recommend highly enough."

    Colleen G.

  • "If you are serious about form and you want to do things correctly and see improvement, then this is the program for you. Her cues are perfect and I feel like I am finally doing certain exercises right for the first time. I have finally learned to do squats correctly even though I have worked with other trainers and researched how to do them extensively. Nikki has that rare ability to not only know the right way to do the exercises but also how to explain it in terms that make sense. I often find myself thinking, wow, so that is what this is supposed to feel like. After working through this program I feel like I am getting so much more out of my workouts. Hips are the root of so many problems and these routines will help get you back on the right track. Her modifications adjust this for every fitness level and are useful when recovering from an injury.  I am so glad that I found her programs and I am sure you will be too.  I was tired and frustrated and had been through so many different programs from face to face personal training, physical therapy, arrosti sessions, nunerius Drs, videos, books, classes, and boot camps and I feel like I have made more progress with her programs than any of the others."

    Suzie M.

  • "I found the program covered a nice dynamic between stretching and strengthening. My goal for taking this was to improve my hip strength with the time frame of the 8 weeks coinciding with a hiking trip I had planned. I am happy to say that my hips/lower back were able to sustain some very challenging climbs and surfaces during my hiking days. I also found that I could use some of the sequences at the end of my day to release/stretch my hips/lower back."

    Laura R.

  • "Nikki is an outstanding master of her craft!  She has extensive knowledge and a passion for fitness and health and it shows in her Hip Program. I have struggled with hip pain from osteoporosis and followed Nikki's Hip Program for 8 weeks.  The results have been incredible!  I now have increased mobility, strength, and best of all, I can move pain free!  Nikki's program is easy to follow; the exercises are progressive, there are photos and very clear, concise instructions on how to do them.  I continue to do many of the exercises as maintenance to keep good hip function and pain free movement. I am also a movement professional and would have no reservations recommending Nikki's Hip Program to clients who are looking for a thorough, online program at home to compliment the work that I do with them in the studio. Highest recommendation!!!"

    Deb T.

  • "You will learn a lot and you will get results."

    Jen B.

  • "I love how Nikki is able to explain complex terms in a way that are easy to understand, and how she focuses on long-term common sense solutions instead of a quick fix. Whether in her group classes or tips on social media, her advice is straightforward and easy to follow. I love that she's not a fitness guru - she just wants to help people feel their best and be their best, whatever that means to them."

    Allyson F.

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