Advanced Flow Design

Advanced Flow Design (AFD) is an intense (6 hrs) workshop focused solely on helping you design and execute higher level flows. You will learn new moves and trickier transitions, with an emphasis on dramatizing the movements and bringing in your own personal flair. End the day by performing a creative flow of your design with feedback from your course instructor. AFD is open to anyone who has taken L2. The course is offered in conjunction with L2 (taught the day before) and we encourage instructors to take the two workshops together.

ADF Curriculum

Level 2 builds upon the strong foundations learned in Level 1.
Participants will learn how to successfully perform the Level 2 exercises, as well as how to correctly integrate the movements with Level 1 to create extended Flows with an increased degree of complexity and intensity. Participants also learn how to instruct the movements and incorporate them into a training program. Emphasis is placed on understanding how the Level 2 movements train the fascial slings of the body; understanding the role of dissipating force, fluidity, and leverage in the advanced movements; and understanding how to instruct a range of progressive drills and conditioning exercises that form the introduction to hand balancing practice.


The full-day agenda includes:

  • Further understanding of energy rolls, redirects and brakes
  • How to strategically use tempo changes
  • When to use personal style components and flare
  • New traveling moves: Baboon, Frog, Traveling Underswitch
  • Properly integrating Animal Travels
  • Combining L1 and L2 movements
  • Tons of new transitions for getting into and out of switches and transitions
  • Design your own flow using creative transitions and individual style



Anyone who has taken the Level 2 workshop may attend AFD. You don’t have to completed your L2 test, as long as you’ve taken the workshop so that you are familiar with the Level 2 move set. Most students take L2 and AFD on the same weekend, which provides a great opportunity to put to use the new moves you learned the day before.


We do not currently offer any certifications with AFD, as this workshop is focused solely on your personal development in your flow practice. Thus, there are no post-workshop assessments or other tests. Just continue sharing your new flow skills with the rest of the AF community so you continue to learn and grow!


If you need to cancel your workshop registration, you may be eligible for a partial refund, dependent upon length of time to the event, according to the following terms. Note that we schedule travel and instructor time based on the number of registrations several months in advance, so we cannot offer full refunds if you must cancel.

For registrations that have “paid in full” (early registration or regular registration), refunds are made minus a $15 processing fee, according to the following schedule: 60 days or more until event: 100%; 45-60 days 75%; 30-45 days: 50%; 15-29 days: 25%; two weeks or less until event: $0.

It is allowable for you to transfer your registration to somebody else, although it is your responsibility to identify the individual and make any financial arrangements directly with them.

If space permits, we may be able to transfer you to a future workshop in the same region.

If an event is cancelled by GBT for any reason, a full refund (with no processing fee) shall be provided.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this refund policy.