Teacher Training

Chicago Northshore Kinetics is proud to offer various training courses and workshops for those wishing to learn to teach the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. We offer Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® teacher training, Gyrotonic® Specialized Equipment trainings, Certified Instructor Updates, Supervised Apprentice Hour workshops and more.

For complete details on the requirements for Gyrotonic® or Gyrokinesis® certification visit: www.Gyrotonic.com

Please contact our studio at 847.866.9655 or email [email protected] to be put on our email list of upcoming courses. If there are specific courses and/or workshops you would like to see offered, contact us as we may add courses according to demand.

Please see below for upcoming courses and special events in 2018.

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WAITLIST ONLY! PLEASE CALL STUDIO TO ADD YOUR NAME

GYROTONIC® WINGMASTER COURSE 

Dates: March 9-11, 2018 (Friday-Sunday)
Times: Tentatively 10 am to 5 pm
Instructor: Mike Luque
Cost: $500 ($350 for the workshop and nonrefundable $150 studio fee).
Registration deadline: January 31, 2018

The Wingmaster course fulfills the Gyrotonic® Trainer CEC (update) requirement allowing one to renew a Gyrotonic® license. If a student is both a Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Trainer, he/she is eligible to renew both trademark licenses after taking this course.

Workshop description: This workshop increases the vocabulary of exercises that are possible using the Wingmaster and the Pulley Tower. Trainers will learn new ways to blend the spinal ranges of motion they’re already using with primal movement to create total body exercises that can be applied to any level client, from seniors with strength and/or mobility limitations to athletes seeking to increase total body conditioning and coordination.All the favorite and familiar Gyrotonic® movements are utilized: arch, curl, side bends and spirals. Standing, squatting and lunging positions are added. New ways to attach the Wingmaster to the tower open up greater possibilities for movement.

Instructor bio: Mike began his GYROTONIC®® journey as a client in 1998 and almost immediately decided to become a trainer. Working with Debra Rose and Nora Heiber, he became a certified instructor and certified on all the specialized equipment. He’s also a certified GYROKINESIS®® instructor. He’s had the great pleasure of taking courses with eight different Master Trainers.Mike first started developing the Wingmaster workshop when he was living in Atlanta. It began with the simple question “Hey, why are there eye hooks on the back of the Wingmaster?” So he began to explore. With his background as an NASM personal trainer, he took movement principles from traditional strength training and applied the GYROTONIC®® touch to them to develop the Wingmaster workshop.

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GYROTONIC® LEG EXTENSION UNIT COURSE

Dates: June 5th-11th, 2018 (Day off June 8th)
Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Instructor: Master Trainer Elena Spaziani
Cost: $750 course fee + $250 non-refundable studio fee
Pre-requisite: Certified Gyrotonic® Level 1 InstructorThis course counts as an update.About the course: Learn functional full body movement sequences that strengthen upper/lower body coordination and hand/foot coordination. Contra-lateral movement sequences in various planes increase functional strength and stability at all joints.  A unique, patented, cam mechanism allows the leg to elongate, as it extends.  So, the hip and knee joints are able to move in a fluid, natural range, without compression, increasing stability and strength around those joints.



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NEW OFFERING in 2018! GYROTONIC® Specialized Course Trilogy:
Pelvic Girdle – Shoulder Girdle – Scoliosis

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 31, 2018.

Dates: Thursday May 31 through Tuesday, June 12, 2018  (11 days with days off on Monday, June 4, and Friday, June 8)
Times: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (to be finalized closer to course dates)
Instructor: Uwe Herbstreit
Fees: $1100 course fee + $375 studio fee + 3% processing fee if paying by credit card (total of $1,519.25); FULL payment required for registration.  NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 30, 2018–ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS
Pre-requisite: Certified Gyrotonic® Instructor with valid license

This 11-day course is designed by Physiotherapist Uwe Herbstreit. It will be a decompressed version to the regular format of all 3 “Specialized Courses for Rehabilitation”, and includes an ANATOMY workshop compact, designed by Uwe Herbstreit. In this course, trainers will also have more opportunities to practice the work, and–in collaboration with the host studio–observe regular clients.

It is also feasible to participate in one or two courses in this long-term event. Individual course fees are listed below.  Each course is credited as a GYROTONIC®® Level 1 Update course, except the ANATOMY workshop compact.
If a Trainer is GYROTONIC®® + GYROKINESIS®® licensed, each course is credited to update the trademark license for both.

In the Trilogy course, GYROTONIC®® Certified trainers will learn about common patterns associated with main orthopedic diseases/injuries for all different subjects. The practical part of the course will build on a conceptual framework, with practical GYROTONIC®® and GYROKINESIS®® exercise applications skills.

This course will deepen your understanding and increase your level of abilities, applying the GYROTONIC®® movement system to your clients. You will receive a manual for the different programs and progressions, including pictures.

The expectations we have of our participants is full participation in the training. To complete the training, you must participate in all the days and hours of the training, without exception.
To respect the structure and breaks of the training schedule, there will be  2 hours for lunch each day and various breaks at the instructor’s discretion and/or studio accommodations throughout the day.

Pre-requisites:

• Certified GYROTONIC®® Level 1
• Valid License for GYROTONIC®® trademark

If participants are interested in taking each course separately, the pricing structure is as follows:

Anatomy workshop compact:
( 1day / 6h / $120 open to everybody / $90 for GT/GK Certified teachers / no charge for Trilogy participants ; 3% processing fee added if paying by credit card )Therapy, PsychoSomaticNetwork and the basic of energy, Systems of Circulation, Breathing similar to function, Basic terms – relation between, different structures and it’s function, Importance about Connective Tissue/Soft Tissue, Basic Anatomical Connections, Pelvic Girdle, Shoulder Girdle and Spine as a Coordination Center, Stability meets Function, Movement as a Healing Tool, Strategy in Therapy

Pelvic Girdle course:
3days / 18h / $350 + $150 studio fee + 3% processing fee if paying by credit card (total of $515)
In this course trainers will review basic terms, anatomy and will learn about pattern associated to main diseases/injuries regarding Lumbar spine, Pelvis and Leg axis.

Shoulder Girdle course:
3days / 18h / $350 +$150 studio fee + 3% processing fee if paying by credit card (total of $515)
In this course trainers will review basic terms, anatomy and will learn about pattern associated to main diseases/injuries regarding Cervical spine, Shoulder and Arm axis.

Scoliosis course:
4days / 24h / $450 +$200 studio fee + 3% processing fee if paying by credit card (total of $669.50)
In this course trainers will review basic terms, anatomy and will learn about pattern associated to different deformations of the spine, mainly Scoliosis.

You can register online for the TRILOGY or individual courses.  Registration is open until March 31, 2018.  Payment by credit card will be assessed a 3% processing fee -please check carefully the options in the drop-down menu during the registration process to select the correct course(s).  Full refund will be applied if you can cancel in writing by April 30, 2018.  After this date, no refund will be given.


Course Fees



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 GYROTONIC® Pre-Training Course

Interested in becoming a certified Gyrotonic® trainer?  Or simply deepening your understanding of the Gyrotonic Expansion System® for personal growth?  We are offering a Pre-training course where students work in a group setting to learn the core set of equipment exercises in order to physically prepare them for the Gyrotonic® Foundation Course, which is the required next step towards becoming an instructor.

Dates: April  20, 21, 22 and 27, 28, 29 2018 (6 days)
Times: Fridays 11 am – 6 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Kay Min, Authorized Gyrotonic® Pre-trainer
Fees: $850 course fee + $200 studio fee (total of $1,100); nonrefundable $200 required to secure your spot.

Pre-requisite: A basic understanding of the Gyrotonic® level 1–progression 1 exercises. Students typically take ten or more classes with a Certified Gyrotonic® Trainer to aquire enough experience to begin this course.

Once students have successfully completed the Gyrotonic® Level 1 Pre-training course, they may proceed to the Gyrotonic® Level 1 Foundation Course.

Please contact the studio at 847-866-9655 to register or to learn more about whether this course is appropriate for you.

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GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom Program 2 Course

Conducted by: Juergen Bamberger
Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, July 24, 25, 26, 2018
Times: 10am-5pm
Cost: $600 ($450 course fee and non-refundable $150 studio fee)
Pre-requisite: Certified Gyrokinesis® instructor with a valid license

In this course, students learn a new 1 hour 15 minute Gyrokinesis® floor sequence, and the 30 minute Standing Shivering Sequence. The floor sequence consists of simplified elements of the Gyrokinesis® Level 2 Cat Back Sequence, in addition to a number of Level 1, and simplified Level 2 Gyrokinesis® sequences. The Standing Shivering Sequence provides an energetic release, cleansing the entire system, re-organizing, and refreshing body, and mind.

The entire Lotus Blossom #2 course is accompanied by a custom music score that has been developed by Julu Horvath, and musician, Rodolfo Troncoso. The music in this course resonates with the intention of each movement sequence.

Course manuals, and music download option are included. In addition, the Gyrokinesis® Lotus Blossom #2 DVD will be available for purchase, exclusively to course participants.




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GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update

Conducted by: Juergen Bamberger
Dates: Friday-Sunday, July 27, 28, 29, 2018
Times: 10am-5pm
Cost: $500 ($350 course fee and non-refundable $150 studio fee)
Pre-requisite: Certified and licensed Gyrotonic® Pre-trainer

This is an update only for authorized pre-trainers.  If you are looking for a Level 1 Gyrotonic® Update for certified instructors, please visit: https://www.Gyrotonic.com/Continuing_Education.aspx




 

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GYROTONIC® Applications for Healing and Rejuvenating the Hands and Feet

Dates: October 19-21, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: $350 course fee and $150 non-refundable studio fee
Registration deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018
Pre-requisite: Certified and licensed Gyrotonic® Instructor
This course counts as an updateCourse Information: The hands and feet are the furthest parts from the brain and the first parts of the body to start to lose coordination and nerve strength. By working on these areas you are opening up all the channels to the center of the body, allowing more surrounding space for changes to happen through out the rest of the system. This course is highly beneficial for anyone who sits at the computer a lot or uses their hands for any kind of intricate work. It is also a great course for those working with arthritis and foot imbalances.

You will be executing exercises on the tower as well as on the floor and stool.This course is appropriate for teachers who either have clients with issues in their feet and/or hands, or if they themselves have these issues. More specifically, we will brush up on basic anatomy when we do our self massage, addressing the layers of tissue and joint structures in order to better understand how the joints should slide and glide easily in the movements. Using various hand or foot positions, coupled with some basic foundation movements, we get to develop new neurological pathways and gain dexterous movements that help to correct issues.


 

 

Training Policies

Pre-requisites

All Pre-requisites must be fulfilled prior to the training according to the educational guidelines of Gyrotonic® Headquarters.

Registration

To register for trainings please contact the studio directly by phone: 847.866.9655 or email: [email protected] Registration is only approved after the deposit has been received.

Deposits

All trainings require a nonrefundable registration deposit. If travel expenses are necessary for the instructor, an additional travel fee might be added to deposit. Once we receive your registration and deposit, your spot in a training is secured. The remaining balance for all trainings is due on the first day of the course.

Attendance/Make-Up Sessions

It is mandatory to attend the entire course to be considered for a certificate. All students are expected to be present at all times. Make-up sessions are only for emergency circumstances and are subject to additional fees. Make-up sessions are also subject to the schedule of the course instructor and may not be available during the course of the training. Therefore, all students are expected to adjust their personal schedules in order to meet the attendance requirement for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Once registered, please let CNSK know immediately if you are unable to attend. Studio fees are not refundable. Chicago Northshore Kinetics reserves the right to postpone or cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this event, all paid course fees will be refunded.

Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card.  Checks or money orders can be made out to Chicago Northshore Kinetics and mailed to:  Chicago Northshore Kinetics, 515 Davis St. Evanston, IL 60201.