Animal Flow Level 2 ONLINE WORKSHOP (USA Time Zone)
June 6 @ 10:00 am - June 7 @ 4:00 pm
Join us for the Animal Flow® Level 2 Workshop, taught online via video conference (through Zoom). The workshop will be taught live by program creator Mike Fitch. Participation is limited to 23 individuals, so that we can still ensure students will have an appropriate amount of interaction with each other and with Mike. This workshop will be taught in English. It is 6.5 hours each day, beginning at 10am Mountain (Boulder time) / 12pm EST (NYC time). You must be present for the full time on both days.
Register for the Advanced Flow Design Workshop, offered on June 26 or 27 (choose one) separately. AFD is a one-day workshop that helps you put together everything you’ve learned in L1 and L2 in fun, challenging flows.
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 23 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. You can practice the individual moves in a smaller space (ie an 8ft x 10ft living room -type space), BUT the final “kinetic flow” you learn in this workshop does require a bit more space. So, start thinking ahead of time where you might be able to do this, whether that means rearranging your living room, moving to your garage, using a closed studio space, or perhaps even going outside.
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 and access to the Level 2 tutorials online, but you will NOT have ongoing access to the workshop itself after it is completed.
ABOUT THE COURSE
The L2 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.
Building upon the strong foundations learned in Level 1, Level 2 teaches 10 more new moves, as well as progressions for hand balancing. You’ll delve into more advanced concepts like energy transfers, tempo changes and using animal locomotion in flows, while engaging in intermediate level flow design. Read more about the LEVEL 2 WORKSHOP HERE.
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:
– Review of key Level 1 moves
– Intro to Hand Balancing: Tuck Balance Progressions
– New Transitions: Reaching Underswitch; Reaching Underswitch to Deep Ape; Scorpion Sweeps; Roll Throughs; and Crocodile Rolls, Pop Switches and Pop Outs;
– New Traveling forms: Bear, Leopard, Crocodile;
– Using traveling forms as a “link” for switches and transitions;
– How and why to introduce tempo change and energy redirects into a flow;
– Intermediate flow design
Participants are eligible to receive Continuing Education credits from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – .9 CE; American Fitness Association of America (AFAA) – 9 CEUs.
To enroll in Level 2, you must have already taken the Level 1 workshop at least 30 days prior to the date of the L2 workshop. While we strongly recommend that you complete your Level 1 certification prior to the workshop, you may still enroll even if you have not fully completed the test process to become a Certified Instructor. Contact us if you still need to submit your videos but want to enroll in L2. We will make arrangements with you to ensure you can complete the Level 1 test out after the Level 2 workshop.
Note that while we do not require that you have completed certification, you MUST be up-to-date with your L1 practice and be very familiar with the moves. L2 is a long, frustrating day if you haven’t internalized the L1 moves.
The workshop will be taught by Animal Flow Creator Mike Fitch. Mike will teach in English.
COST AND REGISTRATION
Regular cost to attend just L2 is $495 USD. Payment plans available: You can register with a 50% deposit. You will receive an email reminder to pay the balance before May 23. 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.
SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER: Register for L2 AND Advanced Flow Design (taking place on June 27 OR 28) together and save $100 USD. AFD helps you put together the pieces learned in Level 2, showing you how to design creative, engaging Flows integrating L1 and L2 movements. Most people choose to take these two workshops together. You do NOT need to wait between L2 and AFD. The L2/AFD bundle rate is offered with the code sent in your confirmation email for L2. YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER FOR AFD SEPARATELY. To receive the bundle rate, register for L2 first. You will receive the code for $100 off AFD in your confirmation email.
Note that we are offering AFD on two days (June 27 OR June 28). It is a one-day workshop, and you register for your preferred date. They are offered in different time zones, so check for the one most convenient to you.
To become a Level 2 Certified Instructor, you will need to submit your Level 2 certification test on video 30 – 90 days after the workshop. Read about CERTIFICATIONS HERE.
Cancellations and Refunds
Note that we have a strict Refund Policy which you can read HERE. This event is limited to 23 participants, as that is max number of zoom screens we can watch at once. It will sell out, and you will not be able to transfer out last minute if we don’t have enough time to fill your spot.