Level II Certification – Johannesburg, South Africa
Go deeper into Natural Movement® Fitness with the MovNat Level 2 Certification.
You’ve already learned the basics of Natural Movement®. You know your body craves not only natural movements, but diverse, complex movement in a natural environment, and that the human body needs this to remain healthy, mobile, strong, and capable. You also know that Level 1 opens up a whole new world of possibilities, there is so much more to learn. Now it’s time to step things up.
Course Description: The MovNat Level 2 Certification is an intermediate level course that will bring your personal movement skills, knowledge, and coaching ability to the next level. Not only will you learn more advanced techniques and develop a deeper understanding of Natural Movement® Fitness, you’ll also start exploring the idea of integrated movement by practicing combinations and transitions while improvising to specific circumstances.
The Level 2 movements add several layers of complexity and technique efficiency to the Level 1 foundation you’ve already acquired. The movements and protocols taught in L2 will challenge even the fittest students, and better prepare you for even more ambitious personal and professional goals. This new set of advanced techniques and knowledge will enable you to confidently begin programming movement for a variety of students and environments. With this curriculum, you will get a taste for the full orchestra that is integrated movement.
Who Is This Course For?
If you are ready to learn new natural movement skills and go deeper into the philosophy, practice, and programming within MovNat, this course is the perfect next step in your journey.
Level 2 is a challenging, yet doable course for anyone who is willing to put in the work. If you are a MovNat Certified Trainer, you already possess a foundation of knowledge and skills, which enables you to learn faster and go deeper into Natural Movement® Fitness. Like our L1 Cert, this program is for anyone who wants to become the healthiest, strongest, and most capable person they can be naturally, and wants to help others do the same.
Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and this course will help you discover them. You will improve your movement skills, programming knowledge, and coaching ability. If you can get through Level 2, not only will you be a very capable mover, you will also be ready to teach just about anybody. Successful completion of this course also makes you eligible to teach MovNat Elements Workshops and apply for MovNat Licensing.
This is a course we designed with professionals and serious enthusiasts in mind. Come prepared to be challenged.
Note: The level of difficulty will be scaled for each person’s ability. Even though the L2 certification is an intermediate level course, you will never be pushed to do anything too hard, unsafe, or that you’re uncomfortable with. But you will be challenged with complex movements that deliver amazing benefits for overall fitness, mobility and conditioning.
Techniques Covered To Help You Become a Capable, Confident Mover
You will learn dozens of techniques, such as:
- Intermediate Ground Movement (e.g. crawling and get ups)
- Gait Movement (e.g. running and balancing variations)
- Airborne Movement (e.g. intermediate jumping and vaulting techniques)
- Climbing Movement (specifically on narrow vertical and horizontal surfaces)
- Manipulative Movement (e.g. lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, etc.)
You will also go deeper into Movement Efficiency Principles and General Practice Efficiency principles to help you get the most out of your MovNat practice.
What’s On The Agenda?
We’ll be learning and refining intermediate movement patterns that most modern humans have lost, using MovNat’s “from the ground up” approach.
You can expect several hours of professional instruction per day, split between morning and afternoon sessions. Every session will first cover fundamental movement techniques and variations with a great emphasis on mindfulness, breath, position, stability, and relaxation. Your instructors will emphasize practical, mindful movement and progressive, safe skill acquisition while also introducing elements of adaptability and integrated movement.
- Instruction in each of MovNat’s movement domains with safe, step-by-step progressions for all abilities and fitness levels (e.g. crawling, walking, running, balancing, jumping, vaulting, climbing, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, etc.)
- Instruction on MovNat’s approach to developing movement skill and improving fitness, with emphasis on how to incorporate MovNat into your existing fitness routine, at-home practice, or busy lifestyle
- Learn how to program for special situations and populations by learning MovNat’s principles through experience
- Instruction in how to coach simply and effectively
Johannesburg – Exact location of this event will be emailed to participants 3-4 weeks before the event’s start date.
Note: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to prepare for each day’s activity.
*These times are subject to change. You will receive confirmation from your instructor prior to the event.
WHAT TO BRING
- Government issued photo ID
- Notebook and MovNat Trainer Manual
- Training gear for indoors and outdoors (e.g. shorts, T-shirt, minimal shoes, etc.)
- Snacks, fluids, and lunch
Steps to Prepare
- Read the MovNat Certified Trainer Manual and study the Level 2 Prep Materials (e.g. L2 Prep Guide, L2 Progression Manual, L2 Video Library, etc.)
- See the “Study Aids” tab above for more resources.
We recommend at least 3-6 months and 20-40 total hours of practice time to prepare for the Level 2 Certification. But depending on your fitness level and movement background, you may need more or less time to prepare.
Note: You will receive a detailed Prep Guide and additional preparation instructions upon signup.
Please join us!
We believe in the power of moving naturally. We also believe that humans are meant to possess a high level of movement skill and fitness for a lifetime. That this is supposed to be normal. But in today’s society, it takes work! So, if you’re ready to step things up in your Natural Movement® practice, please join us for this special event.
The MovNat Level 2 Certification will help you take your movement skills, fitness, and real world capability to the next level. Sign up TODAY to hold yourself accountable and motivate yourself to work hard while preparing.
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler