What Is Animal Flow

the six components

Animal Flow includes a range of movements and combinations that are grouped into categories we call the “Six Components.” Each Component is designed to elicit specific results. The Six Components can be mixed and matched in many ways, allowing you to incorporate one, some, or all of them in your workouts.
These include:

Wrist Mobilizations

Wrist mobilizations are simple yet effective movements used to prepare the hands and wrists for the challenges of Animal Flow. Healthy wrists are so important to the success of both novice and experienced flow-ists, that it’s always our first component.

Activations

Our activations are a way of “waking up” the body and encouraging it to communicate. The AF practice uses two activation positions, Beast and Crab, which are foundational forms in the overall program

Form Specific Stretches

FSS are full body stretches that begin in a base animal position and then move through various ranges of motion. The goal of the FSSs is to encourage a combination of flexibility and stability (i.e. mobility) throughout the entire body, building "strength through motion."

Traveling Forms

Traveling forms are our animal locomotion movements. They represent the way we mimic animals to improve the function of the Human Animal. We group these forms into the ABCs of animal movements: Ape, Beast, and Crab, along with their variations.

Switches & Transitions

The S&Ts make up the bulk of the “flow” in the AF practice. These are dynamic movements that can be linked together to form endless combinations, or can stand alone as a powerful exercise or drill. The four base S&T categories are Underswitch, Side Kickthrough, Scorpion and Front Kickthrough.

Flows

Flows are where all of the AF components come together. Flows can be performed in many ways, but there are 3 main styles: Choreographed; Call-Outs; and Free Flow. The potential combinations within each style are almost endless.

Experience Animal Flow

Learn to Coach It

Become a Certified Animal Flow Instructor, allowing you to coach others through one-on-one training and/or group classes. Begin the process by attending one of our two-day Level 1 workshops, which are scheduled all around the world.

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Flow On Your Own

Learn the moves and practice anywhere you want - in your living room, at the gym, in a park or anywhere you can find a little open space. Subscribe to Animal Flow On Demand and get unlimited access to tutorials, classes, and flows.

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Train with an Instructor

There is no better way to learn and continually improve your practice than to train with a Certified Animal Flow Instructor. Check out our directory to find personal trainers and/or classes near you!

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Work With Kids

Animal Flow is an awesome way to engage kids and teens of all ages in movements they'll love. To begin coaching kids in a team environment, the first step is to become a Certified Animal Flow Instructor. (Coming soon: specialized AF courses covering different age groups and sample games).

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Testimonials

  • All good! Freyja my instructor is real cool. I hope to work with her again. As a teacher I definitely rate her as top notch. I feel blessed.

    Lee Turner

    Toronto

  • Animal Flow has stood the test of time simply because it WORKS! Information is on point and can be proven. Very practical and will test your knowledge of what fitness is. Highly encourage the workshop for all interest and or involved in fitness.

    Anthony Post

    Los Angeles, CA

  • THIS WAS AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE.

    Andre Blake

    Ontario

  • I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is in the fitness industry and looking to learn more about mobility! It was incredible.

    Maja Howard

    Hong Kong

  • The quality of the workshop has clearly deepened my knowledge of the strength, movement and agility of the body.

    Jaya Khanchandani

    Mumbai