Information according to the Gyrotonic.com website
TEACHER TRAINING: THE GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® METHODS
There are two in depth teacher training programs available for those 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 some study both.
Before enrolling in either of the level I teacher training programs, students are required to have a basic understanding of the level I exercises of the method they choose to study. People typically take at least ten (10) Gyrotonic classes with a certified Gyrotonic Trainer before they have enough experience to begin the Gyrotonic Level I Teacher Training Program.
People typically take at least ten (10) Gyrokinesis classes with a certified Gyrokinesis Trainer before they have enough experience to begin the Gyrokinesis Level I Teacher Training Program.
Government requirements for movement professionals vary internationally.
If you are interested in teaching the Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis method professionally, you should first establish a good understanding of industry regulations in your region.
For instance, in some european countries, the government requires Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainers to hold either a government regulated license or academic degree in a movement or therapy related field, in addition to their Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis Trainer certification.
It is the student’s responsibility to understand the regulations specific to the region they intend to teach in, and to meet the industry requirements established by the governing bodies of that region.
The first step toward becoming a Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis Trainer is taking classes with a certified Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis Trainer. You can search for Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis studios and trainers offering classes in your area with our studio finder.
People typically need to take ten (10) or more Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis sessions before they have enough experience to begin one of the level I teacher training programs.
For those who want to become a Gyrotonic Trainer, but don't have access to Gyrotonic classes in their area, there is also an opportunity to take the Extended Gyrotonic Pre-Training course which provides an additional three day introduction to the Gyrotonic level I, progression exercises.
All Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainers are required to renew their trademark license, and complete at least one continuing education course every two years in order to maintain their certification.
GYROTONIC® Level 1 Teacher Training Program
This in depth program teaches students the fundamental movement principles of the Gyrotonic method and prepares them to teach a progressive sequence of Gyrotonic level I exercises on the Gyrotonic Pulley Tower Combination Unit.
Successful completion of this program is necessary in order to become a Gyrotonic Trainer and to be eligible to enroll in Gyrotonic Specialized courses.
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.
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: A basic understanding of the Gyrotonic, level 1, progression I exercises. Students typically take ten or more classes with a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer to aquire enough experience to begin this course.
Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer or a Gyrotonic Master Trainer.
Duration: Minimum 6 days/30 hours
*Cost: USA/CA/AUS/Asia $850 UK/EU €850 **Other $650
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 1 curriculum 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.
Duration: Minimum 12 days/60 hours
*Cost: USA/CA/AUS/Asia $1500 UK/EU €1500 **Other $1250
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.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Pre-Training Course.
Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Master Trainer.
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 30 supervised apprenticeship hours. Apprentices complete their supervised apprenticeship hours under the guidance and supervision of a Gyrotonic Master Trainer, in the form of a Gyrotonic Apprenticeship Course.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course
Conducted by: A Gyrotonic Master Trainer supervises the 30 hours of supervised hoursrequired 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 UK/EU €700 **Other $700
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
Duration: 3 Days/18 hours
*Cost: USA/CA/AUS/Asia $350 UK/EU €350 **Other $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.
*These prices are for courses taken in 2013 and are subject to change. Prices do not reflect any studio fees that may be charged seperately by the course host.
**Other Countries: Central America, South America, Middle East,Africa and South Africa, Canada fees charged in Canada dollars equivalent to US prices. Australia fees charged in AUS dollars equivalent to US prices. Russia fees equivalent to EU Prices