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There are 2 in depth teaching training tracks for those who are interested in teaching the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods.

The Gyrotonic level 1 teacher training program is available for those interested in becoming a Gyrotonic Trainer, and the Gyrokinesis level 1 teacher training program is available for those interested in becoming a Gyrokinesis Trainer. After successfully completing one of the Level 1 Teacher Training programs, trainers continue to develop their teaching skills by taking specialized courses in the method(s) they are qualified to teach. The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary. Some people choose to pursue training in one of the methods, while others study both.

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You have 2 options

Option 1

Take ten or more Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis sessions with a certified Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis trainer to gain enough experience to begin one of the level 1 teacher training programs.

Option 2

Take an Extended Pre-training course.  This is for those who don’t have access to regular Gyrotonic Classes.  The extended pre-training course is for those who don’t have access to regular Gyrotonic classes. 

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Gyrotonic® Track

Program Overview

In this program students learn to design, and teach a progressive sequence of Gyrotonic Level 1 exercise classes on the Gyrotonic Pulley Tower Combination Unit. The 188 hour program is composed of four sequential courses (See course details below). Students typically begin teaching the Gyrotonic Method in the role of apprentice within 3 months after beginning the program. It takes approximately 1 year to complete the full program and to become a fully qualified Gyrotonic Trainer.

Gyrotonic Trainers are eligible to register for Gyrotonic specialized courses and Gyrotonic specialized equipment courses.

Gyrotonic Trainers attend at least one continuing education course every two years in order to expand their skill set and maintain their certification and trademark license.

Why Gyrotonic Level 1 Teacher Training Program?

  • Experience an in-depth exploration of Gyrotonic principles, and level 1 movement sequences under the direction of a skilled Gyrotonic Master Trainer
  • Learn to professionally teach the Gyrotonic Level 1 exercise sequences on the Gyrotonic Pulley Tower
  • Gyrotonic level 1 Trainers have access to specialized Gyrotonic teacher training courses, including specialized equipment courses.

Times and Logistics

  • 188 hour program (4 sequential courses)
  • 3 months to become a Gyrotonic Apprentice Trainer
  • 1 year to become a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer
  • Purpose

    To provide a foundational understanding of the Gyrotonic level 1 exercises and prepare students physically for the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course. During this course students focus on gaining experience, and developing a personal understanding of the exercises on the Pre-Training Course exercise list.

    Prerequisites

    An experienced Gyrotonic student, with a basic understanding of the Gyrotonic, level 1, progression I exercises. Students should take a minimum of ten or more classes with a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer before registering for this course. For students who do not have access to Gyrotonic classes, a three day introductory course designed to provide an introduction to the Gyrotonic level 1, progression 1 exercises can be taken before the Pre-Training Course.

    Upon successful completion

    Once students have successfully completed the Gyrotonic Level 1 Pre-Training Course, they may proceed to the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course. The foundation course must be taken between one week and 3 months after the pre-training course.

Purpose

To provide a more in-depth understanding of the Gyrotonic Level 1 curriculum and provide students with the specific skills and techniques needed to teach these exercises to clients. During this course, a Gyrotonic Master Trainer introduces the teaching techniques and principles underlying the Gyrotonic Level 1 exercise syllabus and introduces the complete Gyrotonic, Level 1 exercise curriculum.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Pre-Training Course.

Upon successful completion

Once students successfully complete the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course, they are considered a Gyrotonic Apprentice. At this stage the Gyrotonic Level 1 Apprenticeship period begins and students can begin teaching the Gyrotonic level 1 exercises they have learned in the role of Gyrotonic, Level 1 Apprentice. The apprenticeship license is valid for 1 year. During the one year apprenticeship period, students will finish the apprenticeshp review course, practice teaching hours and the Gyrotonic Final Certificate Course.

Purpose

To help Gyrotonic Level I Apprentices expand their experience and understanding of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course material and prepare them for the Gyrotonic Level 1 Final Certificate Course. During the apprenticeship period students are required to complete 60 “teaching client” hours and a minimum of 30 supervised apprenticeship hours. Apprentices complete their supervised apprenticeship hours under the guidance and supervision of a Gyrotonic Master Trainer, either in the form of a Gyrotonic Apprenticeship Course, or by re-taking the Gyrotonic Foundation Course.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course

Upon successful completion

Once Apprentices have successfully completed all of the apprenticeship requirements, they can proceed to the Gyrotonic Level 1 Final Certificate Course. At least two weeks must elapse between the last day of the apprenticeship review course and the final certificate course. 

Purpose

The purpose of this course is two fold. It is an education course and it is also a practical assessment of students’ teaching skills and their understanding of the Gyrotonic Level 1 curriculum. To successfully complete this course, Apprentices must physically execute and demonstrate a proficient understanding of the exercises and principles in the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course syllabus. Additionally, Apprentices must apply the appropriate verbal cues and physical guidance to a moving person according to the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course manual.

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the Gyrotonic apprenticeship requirements

Upon successful completion

Upon successfully completing the Gyrotonic Level 1 Final Certificate Course, students are considered Certified Gyrotonic Trainers, and are granted a trademark use license. Gyrotonic Trainers are required to meet continuing education requirements and renew their certification, and trademark license every two years. After successful completion of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Teacher Training Program, students are also eligible to enroll in Gyrotonic Specialized Courses, and Gyrotonic Specialized Equipment Courses.

Gyrokinesis® Track

Program Overview

In this program students learn to conduct two in-depth Gyrokinesis class formats. The 138-hour program is composed of four sequential courses. (See course information below.) Students typically begin teaching the Gyrokinesis Method in the role of “apprentice” within 3 months after beginning the program. It takes approximately 1 year to complete the full program and become a certified Gyrokinesis Trainer.

Those who successfully complete the program are qualified to teach Gyrokinesis Level 1 exercise sequences to students in the role of Gyrokinesis Trainer. Gyrokinesis Trainers are also eligible to enroll in Gyrokinesis specialized courses and certain Gyrotonic specialized equipment courses.

Gyrokinesis Trainers complete at least one continuing education course every two years in order to expand their skills and to maintain their Gyrokinesis certification and trademark license.

Why the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Teacher Training Program?

  • Experience an in-depth exploration of Gyrokinesis principles and Level 1 class formats with skilled Gyrokinesis Teacher-Trainers.
  • Learn to teach with rhythm and flow. Develop effective tactile and verbal cueing skills that are unique to the Gyrotonic Expansion System Method.
  • Learn to teach the Gyrokinesis Level 1 class formats to a group class.

Times and Logistics

  • 138-hour program (4 sequential courses)
  • 3 months to become a Gyrokinesis Apprentice Trainer
  • 1 year to become a Certified Gyrokinesis Trainer
  • Purpose

    To provide a foundational understanding of the Gyrokinesis level 1 exercises and prepare students physically for the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Course. During this course students focus on gaining experience, and developing a personal understanding of the exercises on the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Pre-Training Course exercise list.

    Prerequisites

    An experienced Gyrokinesis student, with a basic understanding of the Gyrokinesis, level I class formats. Students should take a minimum of 10 or more Gyrokinesis classes with a certified Gyrokinesis Trainer prior to registering for this course.

    Upon successful completion

    Once students have successfully completed the Gyrokinesis Level I Pre-Training Course, they are qualified to proceed to the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Course. The foundation course must be taken between one week and 3 months after the pre-training course. 

     

Purpose

To provide a more in depth understanding of the exercises in the Gyrokinesis level I 6o minute format class and 90 minute format class, and provide students with the specific skills and techniques to teach these exercise sequences to others. During this course, a Gyrokinesis Master Trainer introduces the principles, and teaching techniques underlying the Gyrokinesis level 1 exercise syllabus.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Gyrokinesis Level I Pre-Training Course.

Upon successful completion

Once students successfully complete the Gyrokinesis Level 1 Foundation Course, they are considered a Gyrokinesis Level I Apprentice. At this stage the Gyrokinesis Level I apprenticeship period begins and students are granted a trademark license that allows them to teach Gyrokinesis classes in the role of Apprentice. The apprenticeship license is valid for 1 year. During the one year apprenticeship students will fulfill all apprenticeship requirements and complete the Gyrokinesis Final Certificate Course.  

Purpose

To help apprentices review and practice the Gyrokinesis Level I Foundation Course material and prepare for the Gyrokinesis Level I Final Certification Course. During the apprenticeship period apprentices are required to complete 30 “teaching client” hours and a minimum of 15 supervised apprenticeship hours. Apprentices complete their supervised apprenticeship hours under the guidance and supervision of a Gyrokinesis Master Trainer, either in the form of a Gyrokinesis Apprenticeship Course, or by re-taking the Gyrokinesis Foundation Course.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Gyrokinesis Level I Foundation Course

Upon successful completion

Once apprentices have successfully completed all of the apprenticeship requirements, they are qualified to proceed to the Gyrokinesis Level I Final Certification Course. Atleast two weeks must elapse between the apprenticeship review course and the Gyrokinesis Final Certificate Course. 

Purpose

The purpose of this course is two-fold. It is an education course and it is also a practical assessment of the students’ teaching skills and their understanding of the Gyrokinesis Level I curriculum. To successfully complete this course, apprentices must physically execute and demonstrate the exercises and principles from the Gyrokinesis Level I Foundation Course syllabus. Additionally, apprentices must apply the appropriate verbal cues and physical guidance to a moving person according to the Gyrokinesis Level I Foundation Course manual.

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the Gyrokinesis level 1 Apprenticeship requirements. There must be a minimum of 6 months, and maximum of 1 year apprenticeship period between the foundation course, and the final certificate course.

Upon successful completion

Upon successfully completing the Gyrokinesis Level I Certificate Course, students are considered Certified Gyrokinesis Trainers. Gyrokinesis Trainers are required to meet continuing education requirements and renew their certification, and trademark license every two years. After successful completion of the Gyrokinesis Level I Teacher Training Program, students are eligible to enroll in Gyrokinesis specialized courses.

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