What is CANTIENICA®?
CANTIENICA® – Method for Bodyform & Posture is a vivatomically substantiated posture and movement concept.
„Logical vivatomy, vivatomical logic” – that’s what Benita Cantieni named her method. Why? Because all bones are stretched and aligned according to the original blueprint of the human body, in a way that all of its muscles, chords, ligaments, and fascias obtain their basic tonus and a vivid tension. In an optimal posture (with an errect spine), strength, flexibility and stamina are trained from the core of the body, i.e. its deepest muscle layers. The CANTIENICA® method also brings about beauty benefits: The muscles forming the inner pelvic floor (levator ani) activate the muscles in the back, the abdomen, the buttocks and the legs and therefore improve shape and posture extremely fast and effectively. Practicing the CANTIENICA® method gives you a good and healthy constitution, fostering self-esteem and radiance – independently of your age, size or weight.
"Hi. I am Benita Cantieni. I developed the CANTIENICA® Method originally for myself, looking for relief of my constant pains due to a scoliosis. What I found out about my body was life changing and I told the story in a first Tigerfeeling book back in 1997. Guess what: What worked for me worked for others. Due to the demand I started to train people to become CANTIENICA® Teachers. Up to now the CANTIENICA® Method is provided in 14 countries, see cantienica.com/anbieter
I am thrilled and excited to teach in the United States. All participants of the 1st Certification Course state: The CANTIENICA® Method is unique. More precise, more logical, more powerful than any other bodywork. It's safe, fast and sustainable. And, something Americans understand right away: It's fun."
"My name is Jan. I'm a
CANTIENICA®-Senior teacher. I teach classes and private lessons in Zurich. The CANTIENICA®-Method became the embodied perspective through which I perceive the world. Guiding people in their posture awareness, facilitating a non-judgmental way to physical lightness through deep muscular core strength training makes me happy. Chances are it will make you happy too! I am beyond excited (and really blessed) to be able to assist Benita - and all of you - on our CANTIENICA® journey."
"Always felt that there was a way to straighten my spine, but had not yet found it and even the most sophisticated practicioners have kindly warned me and assumed there is no way to make such profound and major changes. I always knew - beyond reason - that there was a way, if only I could find it. Now I have! Not only will this give me the strength I need, but also the structural changes I long for. It will be perceived as miracle, but I now think it can be taught."
BENITA CANTIENI, born 1950 in Switzerland
2014 October: 1st Certification Training CANTIENICA® Method Level 1 in Berkeley, California, USA
1998 to 2017: Trainer of appr. 130 Certified CANTIENICA® courses with estimated 1300 trainees (Zurich, Lucerne, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich)
1998 to 2017: Since January 1st 1998 co-owner and chairwoman of CANTIENICA Ltd, Author of 28 books in German, translations in various Languages, Author of various DVD and CD in German
1993 to 2017: Founder and developer of CANTIENICA® Method for Bodyform & Posture (part time until 2003; fulltime since 2003)
1998 to 2003: Editor in Chief Magazine Shape Germany (part time), Munich
1994 to 1997: CEO Callanetics AG Zurich
1995 to day: International Senior Master Teacher Callanetics
1996: NewCallanetics – The Book, authorized by Callan Pinckney
1990 to 1998: Freelance Journalist for Sonntags-Blick
1988 to 1990: Editor in Chief Vogue German, Munich
1984 to 1988: Editor in Chief Annabelle, Zurich
Chief Reporter; Lecturer (Ringier School of Journalism, MAZ School of Journalism); Fashion Buyer; Drama Student; Commercial Clerk; Sales Clerk; Schoolgirl; Child.