Online Flexibility Workshop: 26th-29th September, 2020
Unfortunately our popular in-person workshops are simply not possible in the current climate so the original Level 2 Flexibility Intensive course has been divided into four 4 hour sessions to allow optimal understanding of all of the content via an online virtual workshop.
Times & Dates:
- The timing of this workshop makes it perfect for the following locations: NZ, Australia, Asia & North and South America.
- To check the exact times in your location CLICK HERE
- Call #1 – Saturday 26th September, 9am – 1:15pm (Sydney, Australia)
- Call #2 – Sunday 27th September, 9am – 1:15pm (Sydney, Australia)
- Call #3 – Monday 28th September, 9am – 1:15pm (Sydney, Australia)
- Call #4– Tuesday 29th September, 9am- 1.15pm (Sydney, Australia)
- 4 Live Zoom Workshops – To replicate the depth of learning and personal connection we feel at the in-person course, the content will be delivered in a combination of live teaching, pre-recorded content and personal exploration.
- A comprehensive set of assessment sheets – These sheets make any future flexibility assessments easy to conduct, and to share with your colleagues.
- Access to the Level Two Members Area – This includes a library of over 100 pre- recorded videos and bite size sections of the course content for you to refer to after the live calls.
- Access to a recording of the virtual workshop –You will also be given 30 days access to the recording of the virtual workshop, ( after the virtual workshop has taken place) giving the opportunity to go over a particular part of the course in your own time.
- CEC/CPD Accreditation – After this workshop you will be emailed the CPD Accreditation Application Form for this intensive, which is designed as an overview of the four day online course in order for you to appropriately claim CPD credits with your governing body.
Strictly limited to 18 individuals so that you will have plenty of time to ask questions.
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Level 2 – Flexibility Intensive & How to train Extreme Mobility Safely
The body of research & development around the art of flexibility, and especially the fascial system and its relationship to our mobility, continues to grow. Flexibility, or lack thereof, is very rarely contributed to muscle tension alone. We must look at each individual more carefully to understand the true cause of any restrictions in range of motion. Factors like joint shape or position, neural tension, fascial tension, breath, postural habits and even emotion can all contribute to lack of flexibility in an individual. Once the true cause is identified, efficient and safe techniques can be used to rapidly, and safely, improve mobility.
Understanding the relevance of this new information to the dancer is essential for all students, teachers and health professionals, especially those working with elite athletes and performers. Many traditional stretches, and even many ‘Myofascial Release Techniques’ taught globally may actually be doing more harm than good. Gone are the days of forcefully “releasing” fascia with deep foam roller work or massage techniques. The new work is far gentler, more effective, and less damaging to the tissues. However, this requires a unique, intelligent, multifactorial approach, with a deep understanding of human anatomy guiding its application.
Many dance teachers are concerned at the safety of their students who are working into the extreme positions require by some current choreography. They want to keep their students safe, yet do not want to hold their dancers back from succeeding in this ever competitive world. While some young dancers struggle with their range constantly, others have excessive natural range, and will often perform “tricks” that make most adults squirm. How do you train this extreme mobility safely?
During this dance teacher and health professional intensive you will learn:
- What make makes one person tighter than the other?
- Why can one dancer do the splits without stretching while others can’t, even when they try so hard?
- Why do students sometimes feel even less flexible when they are stretching?
- How do I help student get their leg higher in second when it just feels like it’s stuck in the socket?
- How do I deal with a class full of students with different levels of flexibility?
- How do I deal with students who suddenly lose flexibility when they go through a growth spurt?
- What is neural tension, and how can I work safely with students with tight nerves?
- In students who have amazing range, how do I ensure they stay safe?
- How do you work into deep back extensions without risk of back injury?