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Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Teacher Training, with Rich O'Connor


To provide a more in-depth understanding of the Gyrotonic level 1 curriculum and provide students with the specific skills and techniques needed to teach these exercises to others. During this course, a Gyrotonic Master Trainer introduces the teaching techniques and principles underlying the Gyrotonic level 1 exercise syllabus and introduces the complete Gyrotonic, level 1 exercise curriculum.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Gyrotonic Level 1 Pre-Training Course.

Once students successfully complete the Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Course, they are considered a Gyrotonic Apprentice. At this stage the Gyrotonic Level 1 Apprenticeship period begins and students can begin teaching the Gyrotonic level 1 exercises they have learned in the role of Gyrotonic, Level 1 Apprentice. The apprenticeship license is valid for 1 year.

Course Fee: $1500

Studio Fee: $400 (covers trainer's travel & lodging + studio use)

Rich O’Connor is a GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Specialized Master Trainer. Rich has been a movement educator/coach for over 25 years. He has a degree in Exercise Physiology from UMass Lowell, and has worked with all levels of athletes in reaching performance goals, as well as, rehabilitation from injuries and various acute and chronic conditions. He discovered the Gyrotonic Method in 2002 during his own search to heal from heavy strength training and an intense martial arts practice. The results were almost instantaneous, taking years off his body and providing renewed health and strength. Rich currently resides in New Mexico, and is the owner of Gyrotonic Albuquerque. As a Gyrotonic & Gyrokinsis Master Trainer, he has the opportunity to share his passion and experiences with other teachers, and be part of their journey through the Work.