VANCOUVER MISFITMETHOD TEACHER TRAINING
THE MISFITMETHOD IS A LIFESTYLE
A WAY OF MOVING
A WAY OF BREATHING
A WAY OF SPEAKING
LIVING WITH MINDFULNESS
A UNIQUE APPROACH TO TEACHING, CLASS CREATION, PLAYLISTS AND THE MOVEMENT
WE ASK FOR AN OPEN MIND
A WILLING HEART
AND A CURIOUS SOUL
BEYOND THE MOVEMENT, THIS METHOD LOOKS AT THE PATTERNS, HABITS, FEARS AND SHADOW THAT KEEP US STUCK
THAT PREVENT US FROM STEPPING FORWARD IN LIFE THE LIMITING THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS THAT HOLD US BACK
WITH LOVE, CONNECTION, TENDERNESS AND MOVEMENT
OUR AIM IS TO UNTANGLE
AS THE PROCESS OCCURS, WHAT MAY SURFACE IS THE DARK
AND WE BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE WITH LIGHT IS TO LEARN TO DANCE THROUGH THE DARK SHADOWS
TO FULLY EMBODY TRANSFORMATION AND LIVE WITH FREEDOM
APPLY ALL TO LIFE
TO TEACHING AND LEARNING (AS THEY ARE SYMBIOTIC)
For the first time ever, we'll be bringing the MISFITMETHOD teacher training to the West Coast, offering 2 class trainings for $1,600+ GST/PST – with an early bird special of 10% off if you apply before January 20th, 2020. We recommend that you complete at least 2 MISFITSTUDIO classes prior to applying for the program, which are currently offered at TurF in Kitsilano. The classes taught in this series are Get Lifted and Get Released, which you can get to know here.
For payment plans, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All successful applicants will be contacted.
Dates: March 2-6, 2020
Times: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
Hosted at Werklab
We will begin by learning the foundation from the ground up! Literally how to build internal FIRE and fuel an entire practice with a focus on glute, inner thigh, core and arm work, as well as a review of essential anatomy.
Once the foundation is laid, we discover how to add articulation to movement with signature MISFIT moves like threads, circles, waves, dragon waves, and variations of shooting star.
By the end of this training, upon an exam evaluation, students will be able to lead Get Lifted and Get Released classes.
For me, this teacher training program went way beyond learning how to structure and teach a Misfit Method class. At its most surface level description, the modules are thoughtfully sequenced, you'll learn about the movements, how they relate to the body and why they are included in the method. You'll also be teaching almost immediately (which is wild in the best way) and gather valuable feedback from the vibrant teaching faculty, but also from other students. The atmosphere that Amber, Robyn, Rachel and Lindsay cultivated was always warm, open, light-hearted and super welcoming to moments of curiosity and exploration. The group was also so uplifting and supportive (love you MMTT 2019 <3). You'll work hard, but you'll have so much fun doing it.
Going deeper, the training really puts you face to face with YOURSELF. With the teachers as our guide, we all learned how to dive into ourselves, learning how to face fear with courage and find our own strength (waaaaay more than just physically). As the training progressed, I noticed a shift in the way I held myself in life outside the studio walls. I started to wake up to what was happening in my life, make changes and set boundaries with the new found intuitive knowledge that I was capable of so much more than I had ever thought.
All this came with many emotional HIGHS and LOWS, but I really feel like one of the most valuable take aways of the training for me was learning how to ride the waves.
I've dreamed of teaching movement for many years. This course empowered me to confidently and clearly lead a class and that's what I do full time now, which is more than I ever expected at the end of it all. I'm so grateful for this deep dive. This training opened my eyes, heart and mind, challenged me immensely both physically and mentally, and set me off on the path I've always wanted to pursue. Infinite gratitude for this experience! Definitely recommend it whether you're looking to deepen your practice, connect to your self and your soul, or pursue what you love professionally.
Whether your intention is to actually teach or just to learn more, the MMTT is a deep dive into the style of movement,
but more than this, it is a deep dive into
Y O U.
What does it mean to be trusted by other bodies?
What does it mean to TRULY trust your SELF?
Every session rooted in the WHY,
the training honed in on a practice of carrying intention* through
It was a journey of opening myself, TO myself.
Using movement as a tool to more intimately
understand and face so many aspects of me.
The body as a carrier of memory,
we untangled through
our old stories of who we are, aren’t,
sticky beliefs of what we can and cannot do,
things that scared us,
and; things that LIT US UP.
we practiced sensing our experience of Self through a bodily way of
that fed our heart,
that healed, empowered,
and lovingly challenged us.
Feel your growth. Get to know your POWER.
The Misfits Method Teacher Training was a very important experience to me.
The way it has affected my sense of self is still growing, still processing it all.
I thought it was such a fun, engaging, movement-focused first module. I had no idea how much we would actually 'teach' (even just to other trainees) in the first module but WOW. Amber is an incredible teacher. I love that she has a specific point of view on how to create a powerful movement EXPERIENCE and OWNS IT. It made me realize that what is so special about misfit is not an accident (I really used to think misfit just had some sort of magical fairy dust situation going on) - every minute and every word of the experience is so intentional, yet feels so natural. All around amazing.
It was so hard to leave the studio yesterday - after feeling so many new things, dreaming up so many incredible things, and getting to spend time with some of the most beautiful souls I have ever met, each so unique and necessary for the circle to be whole. A truly special experience that encourages growth, draws out strength and allows for sisterhood. When I signed up for teacher training I knew my physical body wanted this, but when I arrived, truly arrived, I knew my soul needed this, so deeply.
To feel more connected, to feel stronger in the presence of others and ourselves, to feel the the willingness of our hearts, the energy of our able bodies and the deep desire to grow and fuel the fire and this is just the beginning, what a trip!
MMTT was the start of a life-changing journey. A journey that is continuing long after the last module and final exam. Walking into the training not knowing what to expect, I moved through the modules with open eyes and an open heart. As training continued, my curiosity and openness flourished, especially being held and surrounded by a sisterhood of mentors and fellow trainees who encouraged each one of us to step wholeheartedly into our vulnerability and strength, our shadows and light. MMTT empowered and inspired me to cultivate a new language, in my voice and body, and articulate in exploratory, fresh ways that will continue to evolve because of what I learned here!