Animal Flow Level 2 Osaka
March 2, 2024 - March 3, 2024
Take your Animal Flow practice to a higher level of understanding at the Level 2 from March 2-3, 2024. The two-day event is 6 hours each day, from 8:30am to 3:00pm, on Saturday and Sunday. It will be hosted at Link Dance Studio in Osaka. This workshop will be taught in Japanese by Master Instructor Jin Takazawa. The Level 2 workshop is open to anyone who has taken Level 1.
We have scheduled this workshop for the noted dates under the hopeful assumption that the coronavirus crisis will have subsided enough by then that we can go back to holding live workshops. We will, however, continue to monitor the situation. As we get closer to the planned date, if it appears that it would not be safe to hold the event, it will be postponed. If we postpone the event you will have the option to transfer into another future event, or to take the online version offered via live video remote. Thank you for understanding as we all try to move forward under these difficult circumstances.
ABOUT LEVEL 2
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
Level 2 Continuing Education
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.
This workshop will be taught by Animal Flow Master Instructor Jin Takazawa. Jin will teach in Japanese.
The event will be hosted at the beautiful Link Dance Studio in Osaka.
Cost and Registration
Regular cost for the Level 1 Workshop 121,000yen (tax included).
Register by contacting Jin Takazawa at [email protected]
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
If you need to cancel your workshop or other event registration, you may be eligible for a partial refund, depending 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.
If you must cancel due to a conflict, emergency (including but not limited to having COVID), or other reason, you have the option of transferring your registration to a future online or in-person event.
If you are requesting a cash refund, the amount of refund is dependent on the length of time until the event. 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. Requests for cash refunds must be made within two weeks of your cancellation.
Otherwise, you will be provided with a transfer credit for a future workshop (credit expires within 1 year). There is a $75 transfer fee. Anyone who cancels within 1 week of the workshop, under any circumstance, will automatically fall under this transfer category. No exceptions.
For registration deposits, no refunds are provided within 90 days of the event.
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 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.