VeraFlow is the dance-based stretch class with mindfulness
Who is Vera?
Not my great aunt!
Vera means 'true' in Italian and VeraFlow is all about
finding your true flow in body and mind
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WHAT HAPPENS IN A VERAFLOW CLASS?
So, it's a dance class with some stretching and relaxation at the end?
Not exactly. The stretching is mixed into the dance routines and continues throughout the class.
All the routines are choreographed to the music.
The class starts with a warm-up, progresses through standing routines, then moves to the floor and finally to a mindfulness exercise where you most likely be sitting or lying down on a mat on the floor.
What is Mindfulness?
Being mindful is not falling asleep!
Yes, the mindfulness section at the end of the class is usually a relaxing experience and that's because you're finally giving yourself time to just be with you.
Mindfulness meditation and visualisation exercises can help you to calm your mind and to find peace. They can help you to get a clearer understanding of how things really are – to get perspective.
Once you get good at being mindful you'll find that how you react to your every day life will begin to change. Aim to bring mindfulness into your workouts too throughout your VeraFlow classes.
"You just have to experience it"
or so they say
is for you if...
You love to dance and you love great music
The whole class is choreographed to music that will move you.
If you used to dance a VeraFlow class will take you back
and give you those butterly feelings again.
Throughout a VeraFlow class you'll hear a mix of different music styles.
Click below for a link to one of our playlists
Naomi I just want to say THANK YOU for touching us
VeraFlow instructors with the most incredibly moving music. There isn't one tune on either playlist
that I don't utterly adore!
I urge anyone that hasn't already to try a #VeraFlow class find an instructor near you and try it - I promise you will feel free of tension, stress and tightness its just bliss.
You know what it's like to feel stressed
Put your hand up if you feel stressed at least once a day.
We recently did a poll on Twitter and found that 86% of people feel stressed every day and the remaining 14% felt stressed at least once a week!
Exercise is well-dcocumented to help you feel in better spirits, add mindfulness into the mix and you've got a recipe for living a much less stressful life.
As an instructor not only will you be helping yourself but you'll have the opportunity to make a massive impact on many lives helping people to live stress-free.
You have muscular pain
There really is no need to live with muscular pain in your life.
If your muscles hurt you could go for a massage - sounds nice but just add up how much that will cost you each week!
Or you could teach regular VeraFlow classes which will give you a workout, improve your flexibility, balance and coordination as well as train you to be more mindful.
This is a huge selling point for participants but think of how it can benefit you as well. After all your livelihood counts on your body!
According to many class participants you'll feel like you had a full body massage
(no, not one of the nice relaxing ones, but a sports massage. So you'll get the benefit but without the elbows digging into you!)
You find yoga and pilates boring
Just as VeraFlow is not for everyone, yoga and pilates are not for everyone either.
That is, everyone is able to them with the correct instruction, but
not everyone will want to participate or want to teach. And that's ok.
If you find yoga and pilates boring, VeraFlow offers an alternative with engaging music, a variety of interesting stretching techniques and
mindfulness practise without any of the weird spiritual stuff.
Plus points for instructors as well as participants.
You need to teach classes which look after your body instead of make it fall apart!
Programs like Zumba have contributed to injuries and pain because we've been making our bodies perform movements they weren't used to doing.
In addition, the huge rise in popularity of HIIT concepts has meant we are putting our bodies under extreme strain to keep up with the latest trends.
Even yoga, traditionally a restorative program, has turned competitive for many people who instead of listening to their bodies, try to get into poses that their body isn't quite ready for.
These programs are not bad. But you need to give your body a chance to rest and recover otherwise it will probably lead to injuries, muscle tension and stress.
There is no impact in a VeraFlow class and it will be a welcome relief and restorative class to balance out your current class timetable.
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I always enjoy your Zumba class Cath but VeraFlow wow I really feel I've stretched parts of my body I didn't know I had!!! Lovely dance moves and the mediation/mindfulness at the end made me soooo calm and relaxed. Loved it come on ladies give it a go.
Brilliant Zumba class as always but VeraFlow! Wow! It was amazing! Will definitely be going next week! Great stretches, great routines and fab music! Thanks Cathie! Xxx
THIS IS WHAT YOU'LL GET
Instant access to videos, worksheets, audio files and transcripts to make it easy for you to learn whatever your preferred learning style.
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You can implement what you learn in your current classes and in your own life even before completing your training and becoming a licensed VeraFlow Instructor
A small group 9-hour training day with either Naomi - Creator of VeraFlow - or with one of the VeraFlow Masters.
You will put into practise everything you learn in the online training, get clarity on any questions you have and receive personal feedback
Naomi and the VeraFlow Masters will be there for you to answer any questions you might have by email.
You'll also have access to the exclusive forum for the VeraFlow team so you can connect with and get advice from a variety of people all over the world.
The online training modules are:
This section will help you plan out your study and understand the training process
What is VeraFlow?
We’ll cover the description, a little bit of the background story, what people say about VeraFlow, and the branding so you know exactly what we stand for and how to talk about the program.
Benefits of VeraFlow
Find out who will benefit from the class and how they will benefit, so you’re able to talk about VeraFlow to people and make it the solution to the issue they are looking to solve.
Contraindications and Precautions
Learn about who shouldn’t be taking a VeraFlow class and who to be careful with and provide modifications for.
Principles and types of stretching
There are a lot of different types of stretching which you may not even be aware about. We’ll talk about these and identify the types of stretching we use in VeraFlow classes. We will look at how your body reacts during the stretches and how to make the exercises more effective.
Warm-up recap and Format of the Class
Here we’ll be looking at the structure of the class and why it is how it is. Also we’ll have a quick recap about why we warm up and what’s important to include.
Mindfulness, Visualisation and Meditation
What is it and what are the benefits? I will also talk you though one mindfulness visualisation and one mindfulness meditation so that you can experience these for yourself.
Preparing to teach your VeraFlow classes
We really want you to be able to go out and teach as soon as possible after passing the live training day so that you don’t forget everything you’ve learnt and so that you’re still buzzing and really excited about it. So in this module we’ll talk about what makes a great venue and what equipment is needed.
What they are and how to implement them in your class. Use the cueing techniques as you go through the practical stretch videos to think about how you will teach and cue those moves in your classes. This will really prepare you for the live training day where we will be assessing you
throughout the day.
We’ll go over all of the stretches used in the VeraFlow 1 class, looking at alignment, where we’re lengthening and where we’re contracting. We will touch on modifications and progressions and we will expand on these during the live training day.
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***N.B. You'll need your fitness or dance teaching qualification handy or your registration number for the professional body you are a member of (e.g. REPs, EMD, ACE, AFAA, CanFitPro, Fitness Australia, Yoga Alliance, etc)***