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Animal Flow Level 1 ONLINE WORKSHOP (North America Time Zone)
August 6 - August 7
Join us for the Animal Flow® Level 1 Workshop, taught online via video remote (through Zoom). The workshop will be taught live by Master Instructor Chris Flores.
Participation is limited to 28 individuals, so that we can still ensure students will have an appropriate amount of interaction with each other and with Chris. This workshop will be taught in English. It is 6.5 hours each day, beginning at 10am ET / UTC-4 (New York time). You must be present for the full time on both days – if this workshop time is not convenient for your time zone, please register for a different workshop.
We will be offering this in different time zones on different days. (See list of other online workshops HERE.)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE/ REQUIREMENTS
This course will be taught utilizing the Zoom video conference platform. This is not a webinar livestream, but rather an interactive workshop where participants will be able to see and interact with the Instructor, and the Instructor will in turn be able to view all the participants. A maximum of 28 students will be admitted, to ensure the Instructor is able to see everybody clearly and to facilitate a smooth experience for everyone.
You will need to set up your laptop/webcam in an area where you have space to practice the Animal Flow movements. A living room area is sufficient, but you may want to move your furniture aside, if possible, for the duration of the workshop.
You will need to have access to WiFi that is strong enough to stream video for the full 6.5 hours each day. We will not be able to help you if your WiFi connection is poor. If you know you do not have access to a good WiFi signal, we do not recommend attempting to complete this course online.
We will utilize the Zoom platform for the workshop. You will be able to download the Zoom app to your computer for free. We recommend stream the video from your laptop to a larger screen – such as a large tv in your living room – if you have that option. That will allow you to see and hear the Instructor and the other students clearly, while also being able to practice the moves in your space. It is possible to participate using only a laptop, but you will need to be prepared to move back and forth quite a bit as you view what is being demonstrated on the screen, and then work on the move in your space. You should NOT plan on doing the entire workshop on a Smartphone – you will not be able to see the Instructor and other students well enough on a tiny screen.
We will provide time for short breaks during the workshop, as well as a 30 minute lunch break each day.
You must be present for the entire Workshop. You will receive the PDF of the Student Manual on the day of the Workshop (in the morning) and access to all Level 1 tutorials via email immediately after the registration (payment), but you will NOT have ongoing access to the Workshop itself after it is completed.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The L1 online course will cover the identical curriculum as the live workshop. The Instructor will provide the same lecture materials, and will teach the exact same movements. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the other participants in small group work, just as you would in the live workshop.
L1 is an intensive two-day workshop (13 hours total) where you’ll learn all 30 Level 1 moves, including regressions, progressions, and variations for all skill levels. You’ll explore how and when to use each movement individually, as well as how to link them together into flows of your own design.
The workshop is open to fitness professionals and non-professionals, as we welcome everyone interested in becoming a better mover. Fitness professionals are eligible to become Certified AF Instructors, who are allowed to teach AF in personal training, group fitness classes, or other fitness programs. Becoming certified requires completing the test process after the workshop. Non-professionals all welcome to take the course for their own benefit, but are not authorized to teach it without first attaining an appropriate fitness credential. You can find the details on the certification process and benefits HERE.
You’ll cover all 6 components of Animal Flow, including the Traveling Forms (the “ABCs” of animal movements); Switches and Transitions; Wrist Mobility; Activations; Form Specific Stretches, and, of course, Flows.
The workshop starts with base positions, which systematically build in difficulty and complexity over the two days. Movements are taught within the context of scientifically-based concepts relevant to anyone working in health and fitness industries. By the end of the second day, the entire class will be performing a sequence known as the Beast flow which integrates a large majority of the movements from the workshop. This becomes a structure from which they may begin their own creative practice.
Find more details about the Level 1 Workshop here, including the specific movements covered in the workshop, the course objectives, and the test-out process.
Your registration includes:
- Complimentary access the full library of instructional videos for all Level 1 movements
- PDF of the new Student Manual
- Access to the private AF Instructors Facebook group.
- Access to Mike Fitch’s tutorial series reviewing the Call Out language used in AF
- Certificate of Completion, including proof of participation for Continuing Education credits.
- Discounted Instructor Rate for subscribing to the Animal Flow On Demand channel
The workshop is open to persons of all skill levels. You should be physically fit enough to support your own bodyweight in quadrupedal position and be medically cleared to participate in physical activities. Attendees must be at least 18 years old.
Upon registration, you will receive access to a welcome video, access to the Level 1 tutorials, and other pre-workshop information.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
The Level 1 course is approved to provide continuing education credits from: American Council on Exercise (ACE) 1.1 CEUs; National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) 1.1 CEUs; Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) 11 CEUs; International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) 13 CECs; UAE REPs 13 CPDs.
This workshop will be taught by Master Instructor Chris Flores.
COST AND PAYMENT PLANS
- The Level 1 regular workshop rate is $595 USD.
- In addition, you can register at early bird rate of $545 USD until July 2.
- Payment plans available: You can register with a 50% deposit. You will receive an email reminder to pay the balance before July 23 (2 weeks prior to event). Note that we do not collect credit card information and thus cannot automatically rebill you; you will need to click on the balance payment email to make the second payment. The payment plan option is only available until July 16.
ALL PRICES ARE IN USD. If you are paying in a foreign currency, the conversion is done automatically at checkout.
We plan to hold this workshop on the scheduled date. However, we must also be prepared to react to changes in circumstances due to COVID-19. It is possible that a workshop may have to be rescheduled if government regulations require closing of venues or other restrictions, and/or restrict travel in a way that makes the workshop impossible to hold. If a workshop is postponed due to COVID or other unforeseen circumstances, you will be offered the option to transfer to the future workshop or to take the workshop online. If you are absolutely unable to transfer to one of the future options, you can request a refund. If a workshop must be postponed due to circumstances beyond our control (such as COVID-19 restrictions), we are not responsible for any travel or other costs you may have already incurred. If you plan to travel to attend a workshop, we suggest obtaining travel insurance.
If a workshop remains scheduled to take place, but you are unable to attend due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, or due to infection or exposure, you can transfer the full value of your registration payment to a future workshop. If you request a refund in lieu of transfer to a future workshop, the following terms apply: If there are more than 30 days to workshop, 100% of registration minus $20 processing fees provided; if there are 14-30 days to workshop, a $50 cancellation fee is applied; less than 14 days to workshop a $100 cancellation fee is applied.
We understand that many unforeseen circumstances can occur, particularly when COVID-19 is involved. That is why we offer to transfer 100% of your payment to another workshop. However, if you must receive a cash refund instead, we need to apply the referenced processing fees in order to cover the costs we cannot recover for canceled registrations.