Become an Instructor

Certification Benefits

By becoming a Certified Animal Flow® Instructor, you’ll join an elite family of fitness professionals who’ve demonstrated their ability to effectively incorporate Animal Flow into their individual or group training methods.

Certification requires much more than just mastering the program itself – you must also be able to successfully coach others. Becoming certified is a two-step process: First, you'll take the Level 1 Workshop where you'll learn everything you need to know to become an Instructor. Then second, you'll take the live practical test, where you demonstrate that you know the moves and can instruct others. You’ll become proficient in the various forms, and understand how and why we use them. You’ll learn how to regress and progress each movement, tailoring the program to your own clients' needs and your training style. And, you'll master the art of creating and calling out your own flows!

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Animal Flow Certification Requirements

Becoming Certified

Certified Animal Flow Instructors are accomplished fitness professionals who’ve demonstrated a true mastery of the program beyond performance of the moves. They must also fully understand the program philosophy and be able to effectively coach others. To become certified you must:

  • Attend and complete the two-day Level 1 workshop. Workshops are offered on a regular basis in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Check workshop calendar here. When you register for the workshop, you'll also receive a link to our introductory video that gives you some practice exercises before the workshop.
  • Pass the live certification exam within 1-3 months after completing workshop. The exam is a hands-on test where you: (a) demonstrate that you yourself can correctly perform the moves; and (b) demonstrate that you can create your own flow and coach somebody else in performing it. Exams may be submitted via video. Sometimes we offer opportunity to complete your exam in person, via a live group test out in various cities. Note that if you require more than 3 months to submit your live exam, you can request an extension.
  • Provide proof of your status as a fitness/exercise professional. This can include certification from an accredited fitness entity in the U.S. such as NASM, NSCA, AFAA, ACE, AFPA and many others; being a Registered Exercise Professional with an accredited fitness entity in a non-U.S. country (for example, Skills Active UK; Fitness Australia; REP New Zealand; CanFitPro; and others); holding a certification in yoga or martial arts; holding a bachelor’s degree or higher in an exercise science or related field. These are just a few examples - if you aren't sure if your credentials and/or experience qualifies, Contact us. While we aim to be flexible in recognizing that different fitness disciplines have different types of credentialing, we do require that you some sort of other formal fitness training before you can become a Certified Animal Flow Instructor - we are not a program where you can become certified simply by completing a workshop. Animal Flow should be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, your regular fitness education and experience.

Maintaining Your Certification

You will maintain your status as a Certified Animal Flow Instructor in perpetuity, as long as you abide by the Instructor Code of Conduct in how you use the Animal Flow name and trademark and in how you use and teach the practice. The cost of becoming certified is included in your workshop registration.


Animal Flow Instructor Association Memberships

Basic Membership in the Animal Flow Instructor Association is complimentary for the first year. Membership includes listing in the International Animal Flow Instructor Directory and access to the Members Only section of the Animal Flow on-line resource library. After the first year, continued membership will cost a small annual fee of $100. You do not need to maintain membership to continue your status as a Certified Animal Flow Instructor; however, membership is required to maintain your listing in the directory and access to the Members Only online resource library.