Stretch Therapy Teacher Intensive Program
– Ten full days: Part A and Part B, each 30 contact hours
– Parts A and B separated by a minimum of six months
– Start teaching immediately after Part A
– Bring your practical ST teaching experience to Part B
– Numbers: minimum 10, maximum 20
– Presenters: Kit Laughlin and Olivia Allnutt; and, depending on location, a number of Senior Stretch Therapy Teachers
Pre-requisites for Part A
(Updated 5 April 2019 – only change is to the pre-Part A study materials)
Contact (in-person) experience
To be eligible for Part A, attendance of four days’ of ST workshops (or equivalent, more below). This must include one two-day ST workshop.
- Attend two 2-day ST workshops
- Start with one of the two entry-point workshops, meaning no prior ST experience required. These are Into the Stretch (beginner focus) or ST for Performance (focus on mastering particular end poses). Then,
- Repeat your first workshop, or attend the other entry-point workshop. Or,
- Attend Deeper Into the Stretch – the pre-requisite for this is either Into the Stretch or ST for Performance
- Attend one 2-day ST workshop plus a minimum of 12 hours of Stretch Therapy classes or workshops given by a currently listed teacher (please tell us who your teacher is in your application).
- This option allows you to start with 12 hours of ST classes and use this as the pre-requisite to attend Deeper Into the Stretch as your one 2-day ST workshop for Part A eligibility.
About Stretch Therapy two-day workshops
Deeper Into the Stretch has the pre-requisite of attendance of an Into the Stretch or ST for Performance workshop, or equivalent class-based Stretch Therapy experience with a listed teacher.
Mandatory reading and online study prior to Part A
All of these materials are included in your registration fee for Part A. Upon registration, you will be sent coupons to access online.
- Stretching & Flexibility (2nd edition) is required reading prior to Part A, along with its update (video material)
- Study of two of the Mastery series programs: Master the squat and hip mobility; and Master shoulder flexibility
- The Absolute Beginner’s Stretching Series follow-along programs – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
- Overcome Back Pain follow-along programs for Individuals
Pre-requisites for Part B
(As at 11 October 2017)
Contact (in-person) experience
Having completed Part A, a minimum of six months teaching of Stretch Therapy is required to be eligible for Part B. It is your ST teaching experience that we focus on closely in Part B.
Further study required for Part B
These are included in your registration fee for Part B. Upon registration, you will be sent coupons to access online.
Overcome Neck & Back Pain (4th edition) is required reading prior to Part B, along with its update (video material).
Plus, Overcome Back Pain follow-along programs for Practitioners–Teachers.
Stretch Therapy is a named modality with Aon as part of their Allied Health Practitioners cover: see HERE.
If you already have professional indemnity/public liability insurance through Aon and – upon successful completion of the Stretch Therapy Teacher Intensive program – you wish to add Stretch Therapy, contact Aon to request this. Generally, there is no additional charge to add a modality to an existing policy.
If you do not have insurance presently, you can apply to Aon.
Other insurers in Australia
If you have professional indemnity insurance already for another modality but not with Aon, please speak directly to that insurer about whether they will add Stretch Therapy to your current policy – often, they will do this upon request.
An insurance policy for ST teachers and apprentice teachers is available in the UK.
DSC-Strand Limited Swithins Tilford Road Farnham Surrey GU9 8HU
T: 01252 735806
Send DSC-Strand Limited an email asking for Care-Sure Insurance for Stretch Therapy.
In order to maintain currency, and your listing on the Teachers section of the ST website, you are required to attend minimum one two-day workshop in any three-year period.
See details at left.
How do I register?
Potential attendees are asked to submit an application outlining why they are interested in participating in the Intensive program.
We’d like to know why you want to train to become a Stretch Therapy Teacher!
Email your application to Olivia Allnutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-requisite workshop dates
Find the schedule of pre-requisite workshops on the Workshops Schedule page at stretchtherapy.net/workshops-schedule/
If you have previously completed the old Stretch Teacher format (2015 and prior) and you wish to attend Intensive Part A, our repeat rate of 50% discount applies.
If you have previously completed the old Stretch Teacher format (2015 and prior) and you wish to attend Intensive Part B, you will attract a 15% discount off the Early Bird rate (payment due by the Early Bird closing date).
[Note: maximum 5 repeater spots available in any Stretch Teacher Intensive workshop.]
How do I claim a discount?
Contact Olivia at email@example.com.
Attending Olivia and Kit’s workshop is always an inspiring experience. Not only I got thoughtful and well-organized information to advance my skills as a Yoga teacher, I also observed immediate improvement to my own flexibility that I thought impossible. Through the hand-on experience of identifying and removing the inhibitors within my body, I can explore the opportunities to continue improving myself physically and non-physically. With more than a decade of learning from them, I am still amazed how innovative they are and how effective their approach is, continuously. It is a true privilege to call them my teachers and my friends.
Justin – Boston, Massachusetts USA, 2017
Approaching the age of 40 I began to notice several ‘old injuries’ resurfacing. Shoulder, hip and knee were all causing enough pain that I was talking with my GP, surgeons and a variety of health care professionals (physio, chiro, etc). At best I would get a little short term relief but it would not last. The most common advice I received was to do less. I reached a point where i was no longer doing the things I enjoyed, I was in pain and I was not seeing any improvement. It was then I decided to get off the treatment table and back into my body.
This led to studying the Stretch Therapy Mastery Series videos through Vimeo. With regular practice I quickly realised I was on the right path. 12 months later and I am moving with an ease and freedom that I haven’t experienced since childhood. Attending several Stretch Therapy workshops took the gains I had already made to the next level. It was an easy decision to enrol in the Stretch Therapy Teacher Intensive program and I feel incredibly fortunate to be sharing this knowledge and helping to make a positive change in how others experience their body.
If you are someone who is looking to gain a greater awareness of your body, to identify and address imbalances and to put an end to the associated pain (as I was), I strongly recommend Stretch Therapy.
If you are a therapist looking to add an extra modality to your practice, empowering your clients to make a lasting change and an exit from the hamster wheel of healthcare I strongly recommend Stretch Therapy Teacher Training.
Mark – Hobart, 2016
My experience was truly amazing while attending Olivia’s Stretch Teacher Workshop. She explained it so clearly and precisely, and I felt confident after the workshop to start taking my own classes. Thank you again Olivia.
Karyle – Melbourne, 2015
I have been working in the fitness industry for 8 years (part-time) and more recently focused on yoga (3–4 years). I have seem a lot of people want to fix their bodies or supplement their athletic regime and have been very frustrated that my knowledge base could not always serve the deconditioned and on the end of the other spectrum the injured athlete.
This course opened up my eyes to a whole new world of practicable possibilities that will give me the tools to guide individuals to fitter more supple bodies. I am so glad that this wealth of knowledge has been opened up to me.
While I have been running / walking lately I have been dreaming of the yoga classes I will hold in the future and how much richer they will now be with this information in tow. I will be practicing on myself as over the weekend I could see that you were all highly attuned to your own bodies (an element essential for a great teacher) and understand that I need to develop these qualities within myself.
Sylvia – Sydney, 2014