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Level Two: Flexibility Intensive – San Diego – February 2023

$495.00 AUD

Update your understanding of flexibility training by exploring the nuances of the many different systems that affect mobility in this two day workshop designed especially for dance educators. Get the best of both worlds by maximising mobility and preventing injury simultaneously!

Our in-person workshops are back in 2023! Join Lisa Howell for 2 days this January in San Diego (CA, United States) for the “Level 2 – Flexibility Intensive ” in the Dance Educator Series.

  • Location: The Ballet Company
  • Address: 580 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021 ,CA, United States
  • Dates:  Sunday 19th February & Monday 20th February, 2023
  • Times: 9am to 5pm daily

Please Note: It is only possible to purchase a single ticket in each transaction. This is to ensure that each participant’s details are correctly added to the system. If you are booking for more than one attendee, please make sure to use each attendee’s personal details so that they are correctly registered.

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Description

Course Description:

Update your understanding of flexibility training by exploring the nuances of the many different systems that affect mobility in this intensive workshop designed especially for dance educators. Get the best of both worlds by maximising mobility and preventing injury simultaneously!

In this course you will learn:

  • Rapidly improve mobility in your students in both studio and clinical settings
  • Master the art of using specific exercises based on the quality of restriction
  • Understand the order of priority when trying to improve flexibility long-term
  • Systematically unravel restrictions that may otherwise go undetected
  • Achieve a gentler, more effective, and less dangerous approach to flexibility training.

What’s Included:

  • 14 hours of teaching spread over 2 Days.  The content will be delivered over  2 days (9am to 5pm) with a combination of  practical and theoretical components.
  • Course Manual. On Day One you will receive a detailed printed manual which includes both the theoretical components and practical exercises discussed in the course.
  • Course Schedule. For a detailed outline of what is covered on each day, please review the daily schedules below.
  • CEC Accreditation. After this workshop, you will be emailed the CEC Accreditation Application Form, which is designed as an overview of the online course in order for you to appropriately claim CEC credits with your governing body for 14 contact hours of education.
  • A comprehensive set of additional resources. We have curated specific Flexibility Assessment sheets to make any future flexibility assessments easy to conduct, plus a student workbook for them to track their progress.
  • Unlimited access to the Level Two Flexibility Intensive Members Area. After the workshop will you be given access to the Level Two Flexibility Members area, giving you lifetime access to over 100+ pre-recorded videos as well as the assessment sheets & student workbook. 
  • Lunch & Snacks Included. The course fee also covers lunch and snacks for the two days. Vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options are provided, however if you have any major food allergies or restrictions it is advised to self cater.

Location details for this course: 

  • Location: The Ballet Company
  • Address: 580 Broadway, El Cajon, 92021 ,CA, United States
  • Dates:  Sunday 19th February & Monday 20th February, 2023
  • Times: 9am to 5pm daily

*Please click here to view our cancellation policy before completing your purchase.

Course Schedule

Day One

 (9am to 5pm)

Day One focuses on understanding the nature of flexibility, how to assess each individuals particular restrictions and the order of progression of which restrictions need be worked on for optimal efficiency and safety in flexibility gains.

We explore how each of the components of flexibility can be worked with intelligently to create lasting change in flexibility. The exercises in this level are suitable for all attendees, and many teachers who have not moved well for years discover are delighted that carefully chosen assessment and ‘treatment’ techniques can open up their range in a pain free way.

Assessing Range - The course commences with some exploration of how to carefully assess each individual's particular restrictions, taking note of the quality of the restriction, as well as the range. This leads into an understanding of the order of priority in which restrictions need be worked on for optimal efficiency and safety in flexibility gains.

The Importance of the Breath - Effective breathing mechanics can have a surprisingly effective impact on many individuals flexibility. We look at assessing and improving the dynamics of breathing as well as several effective retraining exercises.

Bone & Joint Restrictions - We look at assessing the hip and spine to determine any bone-on-bone or joint restrictions. We look at the anatomical variability in the shape of the hip joint and how this affects range of motion, and the alignment that each individual will need to focus on in class. We revise several exercises introduced in Level 1, plus lots of new ones to help resolve these restrictions safely.

The Nervous System - We explore the role of the nervous system on flexibility via both its function and mechanical properties. We explore how each of these aspects can be worked with intelligently to create lasting change in flexibility.

Day Two

(9am to 5pm)

Day Two includes a revision of Day One – with a discussion of ways of including the various techniques and progressions in a class situation and we run a ‘real time’ mobilisation session to get everyone feeling great. We also look at seemingly innocent common habits that contribute to a reduction in flexibility.

The Fascial System - The fascial system can affect mobility in a number of ways. We explore the nature of fascia and then look at various mobilisation techniques to specifically target fascial restrictions. We look at the unique challenge of training flexibility in the presence of Hypermobility, as well as improving range in those with a more robust fascial system.

The Muscular System - While traditional static stretches are not the most effective way of improving flexibility, understanding how the muscular system affects flexibility is still very important. We look at when muscular stretches are appropriate as well as the art of eccentric training to create long, strong muscles.

Taping Techniques - In some cases, a lack of flexibility is actually due to a lack of stability. We look at some helpful taping techniques that may be used to support the deepest stabilising layers in order to accelerate flexibility training.

Dealing with Growth Spurts - Many adolescents struggle with their mobility during periods of growth. Unfortunately, many people have listened to the Urban Myth that "bones grow faster than muscles" and fail to learn the real reason behind a loss of flexibility during this time.

Resolving Flexibility Issues Long Term - Finally we look at other ways of continuing to work on flexibility long term.

Question Time - Due to the depth of content covered in this dance educator workshop, we make sure to leave time to cover additional questions at the end of Day Two. 

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