I wanted to post a couple of thoughts from the recent CST Cert Prep event in SF. Our theme for the day was “CST as a system”. As you’ll notice from the attached handout, we did our best to fold in key concepts WHILE doing the movement sections, this seemed to work well. The key performance goal for the attendees was to explore, experiment and enjoy.
It became a very inclusive experience with 5 total instructors: Jeff Samson, Garth Reynolds, Ken Rich, Tony Barbarino (all the way from LA) and yours truly. We all shared the responsibility of teaching and coaching throughout the day. I can state categorically that each of the Instructors far outstripped my expectations of them – they each did a magnificent job with their teaching sections and 1-on-1 instruction of the attendees.
Overall I was doubly impressed with the attendees themselves. For whatever reason the group shaped up as a very athletic bunch. Some people had Never seen CST material before and just did an amazing job. Everyone worked hard and I believe got a lot out of the day.
The goal was/is fourfold. One, to give anyone/everyone an “idea” of what a cert event is like and second to interest the general public in CST, third to encourage potential Instructor candidates to become involved in CST and lastly, to give all of us (CST's) more time instructing. I believe we accomplished all of those objectives.
I’ve attached a copy of the handout I worked up and gave to the attendees. I should give everyone a fair idea of what we looked at that day.
Below are some unsolicited feedback I received after the event:
Thank You So Much!! I learned so much and
all of the instructors were wonderful. I am definitely motivated to
expand my knowledge of CST.Thank You again for the wonderful experience. I would go again just to
see all the great people!!Below is the link to a slideshow for the day. Click on the large “I” before the slideshow starts for comments on the pics.But let me say this.....that damn workshop ROCKED!! I am going to write an article about that day. I am so sore all can do is laugh each time I either reach for something or take any first few steps after sitting awhile. Not bad sore but GOOD sore. That is how in my opinion a CST Seminar should go. Informative and Engaging. Well done brother....well done.
We hope to do another event of this nature in the near future – so, stay tuned and please join us if you’re able.