Plan your career as a GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® Trainer. Are you interested in
- pursuing a career in movement
- or, improving your training skills?
We welcome you to train in a supportive, nurturing environment to foster your personal skill, talents, and strengths, helping you achieve your greatest potential as a teacher and for your own body. To learn more about the teacher training process, please select from the following:
Aimee is truly a master teacher. Her knowledge of the body and movement is surpassed only by her passion for her work. I’m so grateful to be able to train with her. I continue to learn so much!
Aimee is special in that not only is she a great teacher herself, but she knows how to teach others to teach. She is always willing and ready to re-explain anything and really wants each individual to understand and take ownership of the exercises. I truly feel that taking an instructor training course with Aimee has made me a more effective instructor and is one of the best decisions I have made for my career. – Jayme
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in teacher training?
Anyone is welcome to participate as long as they have have some experience in the system they want to study. Many of our teacher training students are dancers or athletes, but we also have students who are simply inspired by the positive results they’ve experience and want help others experience the same kind of results.
When are courses offered?
Money is tight – Are payment plans available?
Yes! We understand that your education is a big investment, especially when you’re transitioning to a new career. We’re happy to explore payment options with you. Contact us for more information.
How do I get started, and how do I become certified to teach?
Each process is outlined below. Please take a moment to review the steps, then contact us for additional information.
What happens after I finish my training?
As a certified teacher, you’ll have a lot of options:
- open your own studio (or work from your home)
- work at an existing fitness or dance studio
- teach in a school (public or private)
- build your own dream, whatever that may be
The following conduct is expected of all Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Trainers:
- Be honest in all professional activities.
- Treat all communication with students/clients with professional confidentiality.
- Represent yourself honestly with regard to training, experience, and qualifications and refer clients/students to physicians and other professionals as needed and/or indicated.
- Never attempt to diagnose a student’s physical or psychological condition, prescribe a treatment, or suggest or approve of going against a physician’s advice.
- Describe yourself as a teacher of movement using the Gyrotonic® method and/or Gyrokinesis® method and clearly state when you are teaching by this method and when you are not.
- Inform clients/students as to fees and conditions of work, expected duration, and results.
- Follow all local, state, and national laws that pertain to teaching the Gyrotonic® and/or Gyrokinesis® method(s).
- Honor the terms specified in all contracts with Gyrotonic® Sales Corp, including but not limited to, the terms outlined in the trademark License Agreement and Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement.
The following conduct is unacceptable and will not be tolerated:
- All forms of bias including race, ethnicity, gender, disability, national origin, religion and creed as demonstrated through verbal and/or written communication and/or physical acts.
- All forms of sexual suggestion or harassment with clients, students, & other trainers, even when they invite or consent to such behavior involvement. Sexual suggestion is defined as, but not limited to, all forms of overt and covert seductive speech, gestures, and behaviors, as well as physical contact of a sexual nature; harassment is defined as, but not limited to, repeated comments, gestures, or physical contact of a sexual nature.
- All types of proven dishonesty, including plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information, forgery, and alteration or use of official documents with intent o defraud.
- Intentional disruption or obstruction of teaching, administration, or other educational activities.
- Theft or damage to property or premises of others.
- Teaching while intoxicated, under the influence of a controlled substance, or in any other state that would result in impaired judgment.
- Violation of the terms specified in all contracts with Gyrotonic® Sales Corp, including, but not limited to, the terms outlined in the Trademark License Agreement and Confidentiality an Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Teacher Training/Course Policies
Entry-level coursework for the Gyrotonic® Level 1 Teacher Training program requires students must have experienced all exercises in the Gyrotonic® Level 1, Progression 1 exercise list under supervision of a licensed Gyrotonic® Trainer. Entry Level course work for the Gyrokinesis® Teacher Training program requires students must have experienced the Gyrokinesis® Level 1 60 minute, and 90 minute format programs, taught by a licensed Gyrokinesis® Trainer. For continuing education courses, and workshops, additional requirements and prerequisites are posted with each course description at www.gyrotonic.com/education.
The Conducting Teacher Trainer records the attendance of each student. Students are required to complete 100% of required course hours.
All courses will start on time and students are expected to be present and ready to participate at the appointed starting time. Tardiness will not be tolerated and may result in the student being required to either make-up missed course work privately, or to retake a course. Anyone who misses more than 20% of a course, for any reason, will be required to retake the course at their own expense, before proceeding to the next course.
The opportunity to make up missed course work will be offered at the conducting Teacher Trainer’s discretion. Make-up work must be completed with the original conducting Pre-Trainer or Master Trainer, and the student will be charged a per hour fee equivalent to the trainer’s regular hourly rate for private clients. A student may be given the opportunity to make-up as much as 20% of the missed course work. Anyone who misses more than 20% of a course, for any reason, will be required to re-take the course.
Students are expected to notify the conducting Teacher Trainer in writing if they intend to withdraw from a course or program. Any student who fails to notify the course instructor of withdrawal will be considered absent and enrolled until such time that the student informs the school of withdrawal. Absent work must be made up to continue a teacher training program. Refunds are not given for course withdrawal once a course session has initiated.
Students dismissed from a teacher training program may request re-entry by submitting a written request to the conducting Teacher Trainer. In cease where the student was dismissed due to excessive absences, financial concerns, or failure to fulfill the requirements of a given course, it may be possible for the student to receive private sessions, or retake a course and then re-enter the program.
In cases where the student was dismissed due to unacceptable conduct, the student may submit a written request to the conducting Teacher Trainer for re-entry. Re-entry into the program will be at the Teacher Trainer’s discretion. The student will receive written notification within 14 days stating whether or not he/she will be permitted to re-enter the program.
Credit for Previous Training
Students receive credit for all Gyrotonic® International Headquarters approved courses. Credit will be given in accordance with Gyrotonic® International Headquarters course policies. If the allotted time between a prerequisite course, and the proceeding course has been exceeded, the student must receive a formal course extension, in writing, from Gyrotonic® International Headquarters in order to receive re requisite credit for the course. Students who are not granted credit will be required to retake the course at their own expense.
Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® exercise courses are specialized. Previous training in other methods, disciplines, and professions do not directly correlate with the material covered in these courses. Therefore, credit for previous training outside of the Gyrotonic® curriculum will not be considered.
Method of Evaluation
Students are evaluated on a complete/incomplete basis. Successful completion of the course includes:
Full attendance and participation in all training session as outlined in the course curriculum.
Demonstration of a practical, working knowledge of he principles and exercises outlined in the course curriculum, with competency determined by the course instructor, according to the requirements outlined in the course curriculum.
Demonstration of teaching skills in a practicing environment, with competency determined by the course instructor, according to the requirements outlined in the course curriculum.
Students unable to demonstrate full competency during a course are not considered to have successfully completed the course. Students who do not successfully complete a course are given the opportunity to retake the course after additional practice, independent study, and/or additional sessions with the conducting Teacher Trainer. Students must successfully complete all of the required courses in the Gyrotonic® Level 1 Teacher Training Program in order to become a Gyrotonic® Trainer and all the required courses in the Gyrokinesis® Level 1 Teacher Taining Program in order to become a Gyrokinesis® Trainer.
Conditions for Dismissal
Students may be dismissed from a Gyrotonic® or Gyrokinesis® Teacher Training Program for the following reasons:
Not adhering to the code of conduct and teacher training policies.
Missing more than 20% of instruction time.
Failing to honor the confidentiality and trademark licensing contract established between the student and Gyrotonic® Sales Corp.
Student Evaluation Techniques
A majority of course time is spent in a practicum environment under the supervision of a Teacher Trainer. During the practicum students are learning exercises and teaching techniques in the form of daily lessons. After each lesson the student is required to demonstrate the exercises and teaching techniques as learned in the lesson and outlined in the course curriculum. Failure to competently demonstrate the skills learned in the lesson is an indication that the necessary skills for teaching the Gyrotonic® or Gyrokinesis® method were not acquired and the student should make arrangements for additional practice, independent study, or tutoring with the conducting Teacher Trainer.
At the end of both the Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Level 1 teacher training programs, students participate in a three day practicum course (Final Certificate Course). The Gyrotonic® Level 1 Final Certificate Course is supervised by a Gyrotonic® Specialized Master Trainer. The Gyrokinesis® Level 1 Final Certificate Course is supervised by a Gyrokinesis® Specialized Master Trainer. The Specialized Master Trainer will assess the student’s competency in regards to meeting the outlined program requirements. During the three day practicum students must demonstrate a practical working knowledge of all the principles and exercises taught in the program. Thins includes correctly verbalizing, executing, and demonstrating the exercises in the level 1 curriculum, as well as demonstrating the correct guidance and support to an actual student. Successful completion of the course requirements will result in an assessment based certificate verifying the student has demonstrated competency as a level 1 Gyrotonic® or Gyrokinesis® Trainer. Students unable to demonstrate competency will be granted the opportunity to return to their original Teacher Trainer for additional course work in order to build the skills necessary to successfully complete the Final Certificate Course.
Refund and Payment
Deposits placed to reserve a place in any teacher training course show a commitment to participation in the course and serve as a reservation of the studio space and the conducting Master Trainer’s time and, therefore, are not refundable.
The balance of course fees must be paid by the start date of the course session. Once a student begins the teacher training course the entirety of the course fee is non-refundable, even if the student withdraws from the course prior to completion, or is dismissed from the course for violation of the code of conduct.
In the case of a course being cancelled by the conducting Master Trainer, or hosting facility, the course fees will be refunded to the student, or may be applied to a future training at the student’s request.