Floor Flow® Level 1 Teacher Training Certification FAQ
I DON'T FEEL READY TO TEST / I'M NOT SURE I WANT TO TEST, BUT I WANT TO TEACH WHAT I LEARNED.
Naturally, when you learn things want to share them. This is how you grow as a mover and teacher. You are encouraged to integrate Floor Flow® content into your own training and non-licensed classes. However, please do not teach large amounts of Floor Flow content in other branded and licensed programs and please do not create a class that is solidly based on the training and teaches it under a different name without giving credit to Floor Flow® in the class description. If you show it or share it, give a shout out to where you learned it: @flowmovement #flowmovement #floorflow and "Based on the Floor Flow® program by Marlo Fisken's Flow Movement."
WHY GET CERTIFIED?
Take the extra step to solidify what you learned in the training. Gain a valuable credential that speaks of your movement and teaching abilities. The certification process is recommended if you plan on teaching the techniques from the training to others, and wish to do so well. The certification confirms you've completed and passed the testing process.
The certification PLUS licensing is required if you want to teach a class called FLOOR FLOW®.
HOW IS LICENSING DIFFERENT?
By licensing, you gain the ability to teach a class called FLOOR FLOW®. Additionally, you’ll be granted early access to various Flow Movement® events, be featured on the Flow Movement website as a recommended instructor, receive social media promotion to boost your classes and workshops, and be provided the use of branding materials. Because we are invested in the growth of our certified and licensed instructors, you will receive monthly continuing education.
I TOOK THE FLOOR FLOW® LEVEL 1 TEACHER TRAINING. NOW I WANT TO BE CERTIFIED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
To become a certified Floor Flow® Instructor, you must perform a 60-90 minute mock class, in any language. The mock class can be submitted on video, conducted over Skype, or be scheduled in person with Marlo Fisken. The video submission must be taught to at least three students, in a room with enough space to safely execute the class material and include:
[Required] A brief introductory explanation about Floor Flow (in your words). Mention what Floor Flow is, or why you value the class material. Before delivering your introduction, think about how you can get your students excited and mentally prepared for what they are about to do. You can tell a story, or let them know how this type of movement makes you feel and why you want to share it.
[Optional] Instruct at least three heat and awareness building center floor movements. (Include exercises such as X position moves, leg swings, side slides, circular and waving spinal mobilizations, transitions from supine to side lying, prone or seated, etc.). Teach slowly, and show that you can cue a seamless transition from one orientation to the next. This is the time for simple breathy movements that emphasize letting go of tension, expanding and contracting, etc..
[Required] Progressively teach a short center floor looping combination. (As we discussed during the training, this is your chance to build a flowing sequence in a very progressive, thoughtful way. It can grow out of the exercises you opened class with.) The combination should be simple, mobilizing, and comprised of about three moves. It can be circular or linear--but it must be continuous and include both sides.
[Optional] Three clear and SIMPLE across the floor patterns followed by a remix/mash-up. Remember, any position can travel. Show how you get your class involved while learning across the floor patterns. Explanation and demonstrate how to combine three across the floor patterns. Let your class try the remix a time or two, then give a ‘next level’ assignment such as putting a spin on some techniques, finding ways to stand, etc..
[Optional] A 3-5 move across the floor combination. Teach this progressively. Think about how you can teach this while keeping your class active. Can it be shown in sections? Were the moves already done at some point in class? You should not have to go back and regress the combination because it was too complicated.
[Either] One guided center floor creative movement exercise such as numerical levels or tempos
- Or- one guided across the floor creative movement exercise such as hands and feet on the floor etc. at any point in the class. Creativity is encouraged, but clarity is essential!
One final movement exercise where you get the whole class moving for an entire song and provide cues or instruction on how to combine elements and take the material further.
Throughout your teaching, reveal your cueing skills. Show that you are aware of the room and that you know how to position yourself to be seen and heard. Integrate the Floor Flow principles into your teaching. Be creative, have fun and let it flow.
Note: Your order of delivery may be different from what is listed above. Not all of the above class sections will make it into every class. But with an understanding of them all, you have the knowledge and tools to give engaging classes continually.
After Flow Movement receives and views the video submission, you will detailed receive feedback from Marlo as well as notification if you have passed, or if additional work needs to be done before passing.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH BEING A CERTIFIED AND LICENSED INSTRUCTOR?**
The price to submit and receive detailed feedback for the video submission is 95USD. If you pass, there are no additional costs to become certified.
If you are asked to retake the video submission (or, once certified, if you’re interested in additional feedback), comprehensive feedback from founder and creator Marlo Fisken is available at an hourly rate.
The fee for licensing Floor Flow®'s Intellectual Property (i.e., trademark and logo) is 85USD and is a one-year license.
For renewal of the license, there will be a continuing education component, with credits earned through submission of videos based upon the exclusive, free, bonus content provided by Marlo Fisken to certified and licensed instructors. Other opportunities for credits can be earned via participation in Flow Movement® events, or Flow Movement recommended events, workshops, training, and suggested educational materials. This requirement is easy to fulfill if you regularly find opportunities to be a student of movement.
*To maintain brand integrity and support a positive classroom experience, we do need to pre-approve the classroom/studio that Floor Flow® classes are taught in.
**Criteria for certification and licensing are subject to change. For complete terms and conditions and any questions, please contact us.
*Flow Movement®, Floor Flow®, Flowbility®, Pole Flow®, Flow Zone®, The Floor is Your Apparatus® are registered trademarks of Flow Movement, LLC.
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