"I first heard of Cantienica® in 2008. At the time I was going through a period of 2 - 3 years of chronic pain from playing competitive sports, and despite my best efforts I couldn’t find the underlying issue as to why I was constantly getting injured.
A friend told me of Cantienica and I travelled to Switzerland to meet with Benita Cantieni. I spent 3 days in her studio taking classes and learning the Cantienica method. As soon as I started my body felt different. My muscles began to relax. I felt taller, lighter, and free in my movement. Pain and tightness around my hip and pelvic regions disappeared. This is where I was having the majority of my pain, but it went away as I continued to practice the Cantienica method.
I wanted to learn everything about Cantienica but unfortunately there were no English courses. So I continued to use what I learned in Switzerland until finally in 2014 Cantienica was taught in English. I jumped at the opportunity to learn the method!
The certification was held in Berkeley, California, for 5 days. I live in Ireland so it was a long journey to get there but I didn’t mind one bit. I was very excited to learn everything I could. Each part of the certification was insightful, however what I enjoyed most was the choreographies that we performed each day. Benita would instruct us through very precise movements that worked my body from the inside out.
The movements looked simple, yet I found them very challenging. Cantienica helps awaken the parts of your body that you’ve forgotten how to use. Everything gets realigned, and muscles and bones are free to do the work they are designed to do.
The feeling that you get after a Cantienica choreography is just amazing. Simple movements such as walking become a joy, because when your body is free to move optimally it’s like giving yourself an internal massage!
I am currently practicing Cantienica on a daily basis and going through the training manuals that I received at the certification. The exercises are very detailed, and they require my full attention. But as I practice and explore I feel myself improving and developing.
I’ve also started to teach Cantienica to others. They feel the same way after one of our sessions. It’s a delight to be able to help someone rediscover pain free and enjoyable movement.
I want to thank Benita and everyone who has helped develop Cantienica for giving me the chance to learn this wonderful method. I see myself practicing it for the rest of my life, and I aim to become an excellent instructor.
If you arecurious about the method I encourage you to give it a try. Visit a class or perhaps a personal training session. If you can dedicate the time, I would highly recommend the the certification."