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. Students typically begin teaching the Gyrotonic method in the role of Apprentice within 3-6 months after beginning the program. It typically takes 1-2 years to complete the full program and become a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer.
The Gyrotonic Level 1 Teacher Training Program begins with the Gyrotonic Level 1 Pre-Training Course, which is designed to give you an understanding of the Level 1 exercises, & prepare you physically for the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course that follows. The Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course expands on the lessons in the Pre-Training Course, & is also where students learn the teaching skills & techniques specific to the Gyrotonic method. The Gyrotonic Level 1 Apprenticeship period follows. During this period, which can last up to one year, students receive a trademark license allowing them to teach Gyrotonic level I exercises in the role of Gyrotonic Apprentice. Apprentices are required to teach 60 hours & to attend a Supervised Apprenticeship Course with a Gyrotonic Master Trainer.
The program ends with the Gyrotonic Level 1 Final Certificate Course. This is the opportunity for students to demonstrate their teaching skills and their understanding of the Gyrotonic level 1 curriculum. Those who successfully complete this course, by demonstrating a competent understanding of the Gyrotonic level 1 course curriculum, are issued a certification and a trademark use license allowing them to teach the Gyrotonic level 1 exercises in the role of Gyrotonic Trainer. Gyrotonic Trainers are required to fulfill continuing education requirements every two years, and are eligible to register for Gyrotonic Specialized Courses, and Gyrotonic Specialized Equipment Courses.
WHERE TO TAKE A COURSE
Gyrotonic teacher training courses are offered at numerous locations internationally, on an ongoing basis. You can use our Course Finder to search for teacher training courses by location, course title, and conducting trainer. In addition to the courses listed in the Course Finder, there are also opportunities to host a Gyrotonic teacher training course at your studio or facility. Contact Gyrotonic International Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.828.0003 for information about on-site training opportunities.
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Teacher Training Program
01 GYROTONIC® PRE-TRAINING COURSE
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.
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Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer or a Gyrotonic Master Trainer.
Duration: Minimum 6 days/30 hours
*Cost: USA/**CA/**AU/Asia $850
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.
02 GYROTONIC® FOUNDATION COURSE
Purpose: To provide a more in-depth understanding of the Gyrotonic level 1curriculum and provide students with the specific skills and techniques needed to teach these exercises to others. 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.
Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Master Trainer.
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Duration: Minimum 12 days/60 hours
*Cost: USA/**CA/**AUS/Asia $1500
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.
03 GYROTONIC® APPRENTICESHIP
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
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Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Master Trainer supervises the 30 hours of supervised hours required in this course. These hours are completed in the form of a Gyrotonic Apprenticeship Course. Teaching client hours are conducted independently by the Apprentice.
Duration: 6-12 months
*Cost: USA/**CA/**AUS/Asia $700
note: Cost above is for the 30 hour Apprenticeship Review Course. Re-taking the Foundation Course to fulfill apprenticeship review hours may have additional cost.
Upon successful completion: Once Apprentices have successfully completed all of the apprenticeship requirements, they can proceed to the Gyrotonic Level 1 Final Certificate Course.
04 GYROTONIC® 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
Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Specialized Master Trainer appointed by Gyrotonic International Headquarters.
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Duration: 3 Days/17 hours
*Cost: USA/**CA/**AUS/Asia $350
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.