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Important Notice:   As a result of the Corona virus, CALA has had to postpone planned  training events.  Until further notice, CALA will be offering online live workshops and courses  through ZOOM and Independent Learning through Private Facebook Groups.


CALA On-line  ZOOM training

ZOOM is live (you see others attending,  the instructor and you can chat and interact
CALA Event are recorded.


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On-Line Learning
Delivered only through Facebook

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e-transfer payment and direct deposit

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CALA offers the following Continuing Education Opportunities (CECs).  CALA education is accredited by canfitpro, YMCA, YWCA, CFES CPTN, BCRPA, SPRA, OFC, NSFLA  CALA training events are routinely eligible for AFLCA continuing education credits. If you are AFLCA Certified, you will need to petition for credits using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
CALA Workshops, and Conferences are open to CALA members and non-members as well.   Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO). If you take CALA approved courses and earn CALA Education Credits (CECs),  you may now use them as credit towards TRO registration under the non-TRO-sponsored event category.

CALA Specialty Training and Certification Courses

Group Aquafitness
GAF
Healing Waters:  Aquatic Post Rehab Aqua Arthritis & Joint Disorders
HW:AA
Aqua Yoga
AY
Water Running
WR
HydroRider Aqua
HR
Kick Box
KBox
Important:  If the training event you are interested in attending is not listed, please contact CALA  at 416-751-9823 or cala_aqua@mac.com to discuss your training requirements or interest in hosting. To recertify you require 8CECs per year.  If you have more than 8CECs in a year you can bank them for future use.  CALA grants 1CEC for 1 hour of training.  You can petition CALA for CECs from other related training. doc  pdf  No refund or credit for withdrawal from CALA Events. Registration fees may be used toward future CALA events at the discretion of CALA Management, less an  administration fee.  CALA manuals are final sale and cannot be returned for a refund/credit.
NEW Independent On-Line Learning Live ZOOM CALA Training Events

CALA Event Recordings
The CALA ZOOM events are recorded for independent study and reference by registered participants. Upon registration, you will be sent an invite to join the CALA private Facebook group where the recordings reside

    Scheduled  Live ZOOM CALA Training Events   Download CALA  Events Schedule
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 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE

ZOOM CALA Group Aquafitness Certification Completion.

Facilitator:  Katherine McKeown 
Registration:  416-751-9823 or cala_aqua@mac.com
Certification  Part One:
Submission of completed GAF Assignment (30-minute class plan) on January 6, 2021.
Certification - Part Two:
Upon successful completion of GAF Assignment, you are advised to book a ZOOM practical assessment (demo a 30-minute class) Coordinate your practical assessment ZOOM booking with katherine@aquaintensity.com

Workshop/Clinic
 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE
FOR Group Aquafitness Certified Leaders who completed the CALA Liquid Barre Specialty Training and Certification Course
CALA Workshop: Liquid Barre Update for GAF Certified Leaders
When:  Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm EST (ZOOM from Ottawa, Ontario)
Facilitator: Dylan Harries
Price:  Complementary
Accreditation: Earn 3 CALA CECs. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
Download Registration Form  

Workshop/Clinic
 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE

CALA Workshop: Aqua Articulation
When:  Sun Jan 24, 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST (ZOOM from Keswick, Ontario)

Who:    Katherine McKeown 
Price:  Early Bird: on or before Jan 17, 2021. CALA Member: $75 / Non-Member: $95 (plus tax)
Regular Fees - Register after Jan 17, 2021, Add $15 (plus tax).
Accreditation: Earn 3 CALA CECs. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Download Registration Form  

Workshop/Clinic
 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE
FOR Group Aquafitness Certified Leaders who have NOT completed the CALA Liquid Barre Specialty Training and Certification Course
CALA Workshop: Liquid Barre Update for those NOT GAF Certified Leaders
When:  Sat Jan 30, 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm EST (ZOOM from Ottawa, Ontario)
Facilitator: Dylan Harries
Price:  Complementary
Accreditation: Earn 3 CALA CECs. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
Download Registration Form  

Workshop/Clinic

 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE
CALA Workshop: Keep it Slow
When:
Sat Feb 13, from 1pm - 4pm EST (ZOOM from Ottawa, ON)
Who: Kristin Murphy
Price: CALA Members: $75 + tax Non-Members: $95 + tax. *Register after Jan. 31, 2021 Add $15 (plus tax).
Accreditation: Earn 3 CALA CECs, 2 PTS & 2 FIS canfitpro. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
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Pre-requisite

 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE

NEW: ZOOM ONLINE CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training Prerequisite Course. *VWT Refresher Option available for those
            who would like to earn 12 CECs
When:
Feb. 20, 21 & Mar 6, 7 & 20 from 1pm - 5pm EST (ZOOM from Keswick, ON)
Who:  Katherine McKeown 
Price: CALA Members: $280 + tax Non-Members: $339 + tax
VWT Theory exam writing via ZOOM: Wed May 24, 6pm - 9pm EST Open book exam: 2.5 hours
Accreditation: Earn 12 CALA CECs (if this is a refresher course for you) 4 PTS & 4 FIS canfitpro.  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms.  SPRA grants 12CECs for the course
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Download Registration Form  

Workshop/Clinic

 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE

CALA Workshop: Feast on Form: Increase your CALA IQ
When:  
Sun March 21, 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST (ZOOM from Keswick, Ontario)
Who:    Katherine McKeown 
Price:  Early Bird: on or before Mach 7, 2021. CALA Member: $75 / Non-Member: $95 (plus tax)
Regular Fees - Register after March 7, 2021, Add $15 (plus tax).
Accreditation: Earn 3 CALA CECs. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Download Rgistration Form   

Certification

 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE
CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty (GAF) Training and Certification Course
.
When: Saturdays April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8  from 1pm - 5pm EST
.
Who:
 Katherine McKeown 
Price: CALA Members: $280 + tax Expired and Non-Members: $339 + tax
Accreditation: Earn 12 CALA CECs (if this is a refresher course for you) & if you are certified with other organizations, this GAF Course is accredited by BCRPA, YMCA, CFES, SPRA 4 FIS canfitpro. 
SPRA grants 12CECs for the course
If you are AFLCA Certified, you will need to petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
Certification - Part One: Submission of completed GAF Assignment (30-min class plan) on May 25, 2021. Submit in MSWord format to katherine@aquaintensity.com  & cc cala_aqua@mac.com
Certification - Part Two: Upon successful completion of GAF Assignment, you are advised to book a ZOOM practical assessment (30-min class demo) Coordinate your practical assessment ZOOM booking with Katherine Mckeown: katherine@aquaintensity.com  & cc cala_aqua@mac.com
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Download Registration Form 

Workshop/Clinic

 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE

CALA Workshop: Muscle Strength & Endurance with the CALA Tempo Tree
When:  
Sun May 2, 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST (ZOOM from Keswick, Ontario)
Who:    Katherine McKeown 
Price:  Early Bird: on or before April 18, 2021. CALA Member: $75 / Non-Member: $95 (plus tax)
Regular Fees - Register after April 18, 2021, Add $15 (plus tax).
Accreditation: Earn 3 CALA CECs. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Download Registration Form  

Exam Writing

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COMPLETING CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty CERTIFICATION

When: May 29, 2021
Who: Katherine McKeown
Certification  Part One: S
ubmission of completed GAF Assignment (30-min class plan) on May 9, 2021. Submit in MSWord format to katherine@aquaintensity.com  & cc cala_aqua@mac.com
Certification  Part Two: Upon successful completion of GAF Assignment, you are advised to book a ZOOM practical assessment (30-min class demo) Coordinate your practical assessment ZOOM booking with Katherine McKeown: katherine@aquaintensity.com  & cc cala_aqua@mac.com
 OR submit a video to
cala_aqua@mac.com and cc katherine@aquaintensity.com

Certification

 NEW:    ZOOM ONLINE

Updated CALA Aqua Infused Yoga Specialty Training and Certification Course
When:  Late Spring 2021

Who:    Karl Notargiovanni   Katherine McKeown   Charlene Kopansky 
Price
:  CALA Members; $399 + tax
Refresher Price (for those who have already completed the course:  CALA Members; $15 + tax
Accreditation: Earn 12 CALA CECs if this is a refresher or you have completed more than one CALA Specialty Course & canfitpro CECs etc.
If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application form
NOTE: A ZOOM link to the CLINIC Sessions will be emailed one day before the event starts
If you need to miss a part of the training, you will be provided access to a recording on Facebook
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Download Registration Form  (in development)

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Independent Learning recordings are only delivered through Facebook
- Private Group Page.  You will receive an invitation from CALA to join the private group 

Workshop/Clinic

   NEW Private Facebook Recording
CALA Workshop: Aqua CUE-riosity
Who
:   Jennie Queen
Price:  2-hours: CALA Member: $50 / Non-Member: $60 (plus tax) Join CALA Now ($59 plus tax)
Accreditation: Earn 2 CALA CECs, If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Registration form

Workshop/Clinic 

  NEW - Private Facebook Recording    
Independent Learning CALA Workshop CALA Spot on Choreography - open to everyone
Who:   
Jennie Queen 
Price:  2.5-hours: CALA Member: $50 / Non-Member: $60 (plus tax)
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
Accreditation: Earn 2.5 CALA CECs. If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration form

Workshop/Clinic

  NEW - Private Facebook Recording   
Independent Learning CALA Workshop The A.R.T. of Aqua Mastery
 - open to everyone
Who:   
Jennie Queen 
Price:  2-hours: CALA Member: $50 / Non-Member: $60 (plus tax)
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
Accreditations: Earn 2 CALA CECs, 2 BCRPA, 2 CFES, SPRA, NSFLA & canfitpro.  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration form

Workshop/Clinic

   NEW - Private Facebook Recording      
Independent Learning CALA Workshop: CALA Workshop Brand the NEW YOU
- open to everyone
Who:   
Jennie Queen 
Price  2-hours: CALA Member: $50 / Non
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
Accreditations:  Earn 2 CALA CECs, 2 BCRPA, 2 CFES, SPRA, NSFLA & canfitpro  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration form

Workshop/Clinic

   NEW - Private Facebook Recording    
Independent Learning CALA Workshop: Navigating Uncharted Waters
- open to everyone
Who:   
Jennie Queen 
Price  2-hours: CALA Member: $50 / Non-Member: $60 (plus tax)
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
Accreditations:  Earn 2 CALA CECs, 2 BCRPA, 2 CFES, SPRA, NSFLA & canfitpro   If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration form

 Workshop/Clinic

  NEW - Private Facebook Recording   
Independent Learning - CALA Change the Chatter Workshop
- open to everyone
Who:   Katherine McKeown 
Price:  CALA Member: $75 / Non-Member: $85 (plus tax)
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
Accreditations: 3 CALA CECs, 2 FIS, 2 PTS & 2 HWL canfitpro, 3 BCRPA, 3 CFES, 3 SPRA   If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to
cala_aqua@mac.com

Registration Form

Workshop/Clinic

   NEW - Private Facebook Recording    
Independent Learning CALA Integrating Aqua Yoga Poses into Aquafitness Classes
- open to everyone
Who:   
Katherine McKeown 
Price:   $75 CALA Member: $75 / Non-Member: $85 (plus tax)
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
Accreditations:  Earn 3 CALA CECs, 2 FIS, 2 PTS & 2 HWL canfitpro, 3 BCRPA, 3 CFES, 3 SPRA  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration Form

Workshop/Clinic

   NEW - Private Facebook Recording    
Independent Learning CALA Aqua Yoga Inspiration Workshop
(English)
 - open to everyone

Who:   Karl Notargiovanni  Katherine McKeown
Price:  CALA Member: $40 / Non-Member: $50 (plus tax)
Join CALA Now $59 plus tax
ccreditations:  Earn 2 CALA CECs  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration Form

Pre-requisite

   NEW - Private Facebook Recording   
Independent Learning CALA (VWT) Vertical Water Training Course
- prerequisite for all certification courses (English) Manual will be emailed electronically 
Letter of Acceptance to Bypass VWT Course  - CALA membership required
Who:   Katherine McKeown 
Price: CALA Members: $280 + tax Non-Members: $339 + tax.
Add $45 to ship a copy of VWT manual.
Refresher fees if repeating the course $150+tax
Accreditations:  Many accreditation organizations grant CECs for completing the VWT. Refresher (if repeating the course, you will be granted 12 CALA CECs  4 PTS & 4 FIS canfitpro.  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration Form

Certification

   NEW - Private Facebook Recording   
Independent Learning CALA (GAF) Group Aqua-Fitness Certification Course (English) - CALA membership required
Manual:  
Emailed electronically - option to order a hard copy of the manual
Who:   Katherine McKeown 
Price:  CALA Members: $280 + tax   Expired and Non-Members: $339 + tax
Add $45 to ship a copy of GAF manual
Refresher fees if repeating the course $150+tax
Accreditations:  Many accreditation organizations grant CECs for completing the GAF. Refresher (if repeating the course, you will be granted 12 CALA CECs  4 FIS canfitpro.  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
Registration Form

Certification

  NEW - Private Facebook Recording        
Independent Learning CALA Aqua Infused Yoga Specialty Training & Certification Course (English) - CALA membership required
Prerequisite:  
Completion of the CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training Course OR the Letter of Acceptance to Bypass the CALA VWT Course.

Who:  Karl Notargiovanni    Katherine McKeown   Charlene Kopansky 
Price:   Full 20-hour course: CALA members: $399 + tax Add $45 to ship a copy of AYoga manual
Accreditations  Earn 12 CALA CECs (if you have already completed a CALA Specialty Course), 4 FIS canfitpro4 FIS canfitpro  If you are AFLCA Certified, you can petition for credits through individual application by using the AFLCA CEC Petition Application forms

 Note:  This course will certify you as a CALA Infused Aqua Yoga Specialist not an Aqua Yoga instructor.  This course infuses Yoga positions within a regular CALA Aquafit class.  You will incorporate the Yoga posses with the CALA bank of movements using preset choreography that can be modify. It is design for recreational (cooler pools) but can be modified to warmer water.
Register through CALA.
416-751-9823 or email cala_aqua@mac.com
your completed registration form, then email an e-transfer to cala_aqua@mac.com
 Registration Form

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If your pool is open and your facility would like to host a CALA Training event, please contact CALA 416-751-9823or email cala_aqua@mac.com .  CALA trainers are available to come to your facility. This might be a great time to have in-house training sessions.

Assessors
All areas other than Mississauga

Assessment times are listed in the schedule above.  If you need to schedule a time other than what is posted, please contact the appropriate person.  Contact CALA or appropriate contact below to arrange a time for your written Exam or Practical Assessment  (VWT, GAF, Aqua Jogging, Aqua KickBox, HW Intro, HW-AA)

Mississauga ON

Assessment times are listed in the schedule above.

Please contact the community centre where you took your course. If your facility is not listed, please CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823 or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact

Canada other than Quebec and Mississauga
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com

Laval, Quebec
contact Marie-Claude to express interest or book an assessment appointment
Contact: Marie-Claude Leblanc

United Kingdom 
Contact
Linda Kanninen   (Wales) linda@aquarobics.co.uk

 

Mississauga Valley Community Centre
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5A 3R8
Linda.Northcott@mississauga.ca

Clarkson Community Centre
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact

Huron Park Community Centre
Marni Hill, 905-615-4820 x2450
Marni.Hill@mississauga.ca 

Malton Community Centre
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact


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Check out the other courses and workshops available through CALA.  If the course or workshop you are looking for is not listed, please contact CALA. Consider hosting the event.

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Finally the 'civilized' world is catching up with what ancient societies recognized the "Healing Power of Water" and practiced various forms of water exercise for centuries. Movement in water offers multidirectional resistance in a non impact environment. Water supports the body and cushions movement. When the water is warm enough, the pain cycle is interrupted and the healing process is encouraged. Aquatic Post Rehabilitation is not new. Recently, there has been renewed interest in water as a therapeutic means of healing. Health Care Providers, (physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, OT's, massage therapists - to name only a few) in the 'know' are referring patients to exercise in water. The business opportunities are immense. With certification in Healing Waters, you can expand your business, bring relief to so many people and contribute to the health and well being of your community: win-win-win. Charlene Kopansky, Founder and President of CALA Inc. 

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