Gyrotonic Instructor Training

LOGISTICS

  • 188 hour program (4 sequential courses)

  • 3 months to become a Gyrotonic Apprentice Trainer

  • 1 year to become a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer

To register for courses you must create a student account through the 5th Line Movement and Fitness MindBodyOnline site.  This will allow you to pay the non-refundable studio fee to reserve your spot in a course.  Courses often sell out quickly.  You may e-mail us or call ////////////// to request a spot on the wait list.

5th Line Movement and Fitness is excited to announce we will be offering Gyrotonic Teacher Training Courses!  Whether you are a fitness professional looking to diversify your offerings, or a Gyrotonic student who wants to deepen your understanding of the Gyrotonic Method we have something for you.

Introduction to the Method Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level 1 Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1.                                                        Level 1 Pretraining

 

 

 

 

 

 2.                                                 Level 1 Foundation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.                                                  Apprentice Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.                                                Certification 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.

  • PrerequisiteSuccessful 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.

 

This is a ?? day "crash" course designed to provide initial familiarization with the Gyrotonic Method, movement patterns, and the Pulley Tower Combination Unit.  Normally, individuals wishing to take Gyrotonic Training Courses are required to have practiced Gyrotonic Exercise for at least a year before they can take any Training Courses.  However, because Gyrotonic is just now being introduced to San Antonio through our studio, a special exception is being made for those who are interested in taking Training Courses! So this course is basically aimed at getting individuals up to speed to take the first official Gyrotonic Training Course - Level 1 Pretraining.  Anyone interested in this course is welcome to attend, however, it will be geared for individuals who are already (or have been in the past) professional fitness instructors or are experienced movers in dance, martial arts, gymnastics, yoga, or Pilates.

 CONDUCTED BY

Jennifer Roberts, Gyrotonic Trainer

 DURATION

Minimum 6 days/30 hours

 COST

Level 1 Training is a series of 4 sequential courses (outlined below)  The first courses (Pretraining and Foundation) are open to anyone wanting to experience an in-depth exploration of Gyrotonic principles and Level 1 movement sequences on the Pulley Tower Combination Unit under the direction of a skilled Gyrotonic Master Trainer as well as individuals interested in becoming Gyrotonic Trainers.  The 3rd and 4th courses (Apprentice Review and Certification) are strictly for those who plan to become fully qualified and certified Gyrotonic Trainers. The combination of all four courses comprises a 188-hour program that takes approximately one year to complete. However, students typically begin teaching the Gyrotonic Method in the role of apprentice within 3 months after beginning the program. Those who successfully complete all four Level 1 Training Courses are then certified Gyrotonic Level 1 Trainers with access to specialized Gyrotonic teacher training courses, including specialized equipment courses and Level 2 Training on the Pulley Tower Combination Unit.  Gyrotonic Trainers are required to attend at least one continuing education course every two years in order to expand their skill set and maintain their certification and trademark license.

CONDUCTED BY

A Gyrotonic Master Trainer

 DURATION

Minimum 12 days/60 hours

 COST
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
CONDUCTED BY

A Gyrotonic Specialized Master Trainer appointed by Gyrotonic International Headquarters

 DURATION

3 Days/17 hours

 COST
 CONDUCTED BY

A Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer or a Gyrotonic Master Trainer

 DURATION

Minimum 6 days/30 hours

 COST
  • 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: 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 apprenticeship review course, practice teaching hours and the Gyrotonic Final Certificate 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.

 

  • 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.