25 lessons, covering the following topics:
- The Science of Stretching
- Why Warm Up
- mUvStretch Guide
- mUvStretch System
- Cue and Sequences
- Sample Stretch Sequences
- Get Certified
Stretch Academy is for instructors ready to teach our:
“Stretch Academy has given me the tools and knowledge to safely, confidently and efficiently implement a stretch curriculum into my studio. This curriculum is effective, backed by science and the results are outstanding! Highly recommend it!”
Stretch Academy covers the science of stretching and how to create healthy, sustainable, and functional flexibility, and mobility NOW and for years to come!
It covers how to train neutral joint positions and turnout. How to condition deep core and postural muscles. How to safely deepen backbends, and so much more!
“Stretch Academy gives teachers in-depth anatomy knowledge to help them understand the science behind the stretch. GAME CHANGER!!!”
Stretch Academy is a closed 8-week training. Students receive weekly guidance and support throughout the entire training.
This is an online training program that reqires time and effort on your end. And while we lay it all out for you in an easy to follow format, it still requires work!
But if you’re willing to set aside time each day for learning, studying, and implementing our program, you and your students will see results. Plus, you won’t do it alone. My team and I will be there to guide you along the way.
“This is definitely a think outside the box way of stretching and conditioning and has proven to be the most efficient way to get the most out of your students!”
“Stretch Academy changed the way I practice and teach stretching. It is a perfect educational program for everyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and become an expert in the field of stretching for dancers. All of it brought to you with a lot of love and support from Christine and her team.”
***All Students who complete Stretch Academy will receive A Certificate of Completion.
Stretch Academy is for dance, yoga, Pilates, and fitness professionals looking to become experts in the field of flexibility and how it relates to dance. It is for instructors who understand that proper stretching is a fundamental prerequisite for success in the world of dance.
Stretch Academy is for teachers who want to understand the inner workings of the dance specific movement they are teaching in order to prevent “gaps” from forming in their dancers’ technique.
Gaps can lead to bad habits, frustration, burn out, fatigue, pain, and risk of injury in dancers. Join Stretch Academy now to ensure you fill in and prevent future gaps from forming in your dancers’ technique.
“Including mUvmethod’s Level 1 and Level 2 curriculum into our dance program has simplified my dance conditioning tremendously while greatly improving my dancer’s technique. In fact I have seen greater improvements in 4 months of implementing the program than I have seen in 2 years with other programs I have used.”
“Since I started Stretch Academy, I feel overall improvements in my body. I had a knee operation many years ago that affected my dance career. Because of my injury I was hesitant to push my dancers when stretching. I didn’t want anyone to become overly flexible. But now with your program, I feel confident, empowered and ready to pass on this knowledge because it’s backed by science and doesn’t force dancers into positions that their bodies aren’t ready for. I am very pleased to have found mUvmethod and I cannot wait to start teaching the curriculum to all my dancers. Thank you for providing us with this incredible journey!”
Upon completion of Stretch Academy, you will be an expert in the field of flexibility and how it relates to dancers. You will be ready to deliver our up-to-date, safe, and effective weekly stretch curriculum for dancers, ages 5 and up. And you will have access to our Level 1 weekly class outlines for easy implementation.
Upon completion of Stretch Academy, you can begin working towards submission of your Level 2 Practical exam and Teacher Certification. Once Level 2 Certified, you will be approved to teach our FULL 60- minutes stretch and condition classes.
Teaching Applicaiton and Opportunities:
We are helping thousands of dancers each year move beyond limitations in flexibility and mobility in order to reach the new demands of dance with weekly stretching made safe, easy, and effective.
Our Training + Weekly Curriculums Are Specifically Designed Too; Increase Clarity. Decrease Overwhelm. And Increase Productivity.
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So what are you waiting for? Become a certified mUvmethod instructor so we can work together and help even more dancers safely move beyond their limitations and reach their full potential.
“I began Stretch Academy to implement a consistent stretching regimen studio wide. I have already seen my advanced students make small adjustments that produce huge results. Totally recommended!”
25 lessons, covering the following topics:
Over 200 Videos, and here are some of our customers favorites:
Our online Teacher Trainng + Certification Program covers:
• Anatomy: These lessons cover 4 systems: The skeletal, fascial, muscular, and nervous systems. They also cover the anatomy of the pelvis, spine, and shoulder girdle. The course defines what they are, their role in stretching, and how they impact flexibility, mobility, and overall range of motion.
• The Science of Stretching: These lessons cover various types of stretching, stretch reflexes, and neuromuscular inhibition. They also include how to stretch for immediate and long term success.
• Why Warm Up: These lessons will address the importance and the benefits of a proper warm-up, warm-up guidelines, as well as provide sample warm-up sequences.
• mUvStretch Guide: These lessons cover how to approach stretching, neutral pelvic, and spinal placement along with 135+ instructional videos that cover the steps, placement, alignment, and modifications for 65+ stretches.
• mUvStretch System: These lessons cover the 4 stage system that each mUvStretch class follows. Each stage is designed to take our students through stages of physical and mental progression.
• Cue and Sequence: These lessons cover how to cue and sequence effective stretch classes. You will learn our 5 steps cueing system, various forms of cueing, along with our stretch guidelines and recommended stretch sequencing.
• Sample Stretch Sequences and Weekly Class Curriculums: These lessons cover how to create effective stretch sequences. They address transitions and timing and provide sample stretch sequences to get you started in creating your own. They also provide 6 months of class outlines for dancers ages 5 and up.
• Get Certified: This lesson will introduce the mUvStretch Certification process.
Christine has spent the last two decades helping her students improve their flexibility, mobility and movement patterns.
Laila has distinguished herself in the field teaching and choreography for many years. She has choreographed for commercials, televised NFL half time shows, trade and fashion shows and has been awarded over 20 choreography awards. Laila was also nominated for a Heartland Emmy award for a commercial she choreographed for Starz/Encore. She danced and served as a dance captain for the Denver Nuggets Cheerleaders and has choreographed for the Denver Nuggets and Denver Bronco Cheerleaders. She has been seen on Extreme Makeover UK as part of the “Dream Team” and patented “Air Guitar Aerobics” in Europe.
Laila served as a private dance coach for several Disney Mickey Mouse Club members, most notably Justin Timberlake. Many of her former dancers can be seen on Broadway as well as in music videos, commercials, on NBA and NFL dance teams, and on tour with artists such as Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. Laila worked as the Associate Artistic Director for the award winning Starstruck Dance Academy in Denver, Colorado, was the founder of Extreme Dance London located in London, England, was a teacher for Pineapple studios in London, was a faculty member of the dance convention, Dance Raw and was owner and director The Dance Project SLC in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. She also is the owner and director of the professional dance company “Urban Fairytalez”. She is also currently enrolled in her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in Vinyasa.
Molly grew up in Taylorsville, UT where she trained in jazz, ballet, clogging and tap. She started her career with Odyssey Dance Theatre as a senior in high school when she was accepted into their training program, Odyssey II (2005-2007). Molly trained at two summer programs with Lines Ballet School in San Francisco, where she was also awarded a scholarship (2007-2008). She has worked as a dancer for USANA on several occasions, was a dancer for Glenn Beck’s “Man in the Moon” (2013), and was featured in Christopher Peddecord’s Discount Dance Supply Calendar (2014).
Molly spent eight years dancing for and touring with Odyssey Dance Theatre (2007-2015), where she had the opportunity to perform works by several world renowned choreographers including Derryl Yeager, Eldon Johnson, Roni Koresh, Bonnie Story, and Christian Denice. She has had the opportunity to perform in the Off Broadway Productions of “Cats,” “Tarzan,” “Grease,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Wizard Of Oz,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in St. George, Utah. She teaches ballet, contemporary, jazz, and is also Scholé Yoga Level 1 certified and a mUvmethod instructor. She is grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities she has encountered through dance, and enjoys sharing her passion with her students.
Megan has been dancing since she was three years old, training extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and hip-hop in her hometown of Huntsville, AL. She attended Brigham Young University on both academic and dance scholarships and graduated with B.A. in Dance. During her time at BYU, Megan was a member of the Ballet Showcase Company and also performed with Theatre Ballet. She then went on to dance with the National Champion Cougarettes for 3 years. Megan was a dance instructor for BYU and has worked teaching dance camps and classes to various high schools and studios across the nation for many years. At the end of her college career, she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga and found it to be an incredible complement to dance training both physically and mentally. Finding mUvmethod was serendipitous, as it presented an opportunity to blend and share the two worlds she has grown to love. Megan is grateful for the chance to teach and share her passion for both yoga and dance. She and her husband, Matt, are also proud parents of 3 little girls.
When Does The Course Start?
This is a self-paced course that starts the moment you enroll. All course materials are available upon purchase of the course. You complete all modules and lessons at your own pace.
How Long Do I Have Do I Have Course?
After enrolling you have unlimited access to this course across all devices you own. You can view and review it as many times as you want, unless of course, you have failed payments. In that case, you will be unenrolled and unable to view the course.
How Do I View The Course?
Upon enrollment, this course will be added to your mUvmethod account. All you need to do is visit mUvmethod.com, click on “My Account” and log in. All the programs you have purchased will be located under your Dashboard. You will be able to view them from your computer, tablet, smartphone – essentially any device with internet access.
How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Course?
Our mUvStretch Online Training Includes over 200 videos, written content, review questions and lessons greatest takeaways. Some have completed the training in 15 hours. it may take you more or less time dependent upon your learning style and familiarity of content. But this can give you a rough estimate!
Who Is This Course Intended For?
This course is intended for those working in the field of: dance, tumbling, cheer, yoga, pilates, fitness and more. It is for trained professionals looking to add flexibility plans and stretch classes to their existing curriculum. And for dancers looking to deepen their knowledge of flexibility and mobility training.
What If I Am Unhappy With The Course?
We want our customers to be happy so we offer a 14 day money back guarantee! If you are unsatisfied upon completion of the course let us know and we will be happy to give you a full refund. Of course, you will need to show FULL completion of the course.
How Do I Become A Certified mUvStretch Instructor?
Upon completion of the mUvStretch Online Training you will need to email Christine Jones @ [email protected]. You will then be provided with instruction on how to complete the following certification requirements:
Do I Need mUvBands?
Yes, mUvBands were specifically designed to go with the stretches in this course. And are included with the purchase of this course. Once enrolled we will ship them to you.
mUvBands, combined with our stretches, align the body to ensure the greatest gains in flexibility. Using other Bands is NOT recommended. Specifically bands with stretch as we cannot ensure proper safety and alignment. Nor can we guarantee they will stretch the target areas to help you reach your dance specific goals!
mUvBands come in three easy to use sixes- meaning no adjusting necessary. And target the following hard to stretch areas: