ACCREDITATION + TEACHER TRAINING
4th YEAR GATE
Students who have completed 4 years with Spiderflower are required to move through their 4th Year Gate.
This is a review of all work completed with Spiderflower up until this point in time, and works with intent to consolidate all that has been learnt before moving onto more advanced levels in order to ensure foundation is firm, and students have a firm understanding of Spiderflower's principles in form, supporting structures and ethos.
A student may request to enter their 4th Year Gate, or Spiderflower will request they take this before moving on.
This is a bespoke process, tailored and priced around how many modules a student has completed with Spiderflower. It usually takes around 6 months to complete through written assignments, conversation, practical assessment and mentoring.
Teacher Training is available. Students who want to work through and / or teach Spiderflower's structures and techniques must gain accreditation.
Teacher training is bespoke, and works closely on an individual basis with each persons unique talents and gifts. It is a non-commercial operation and works like an apprenticeship, mainly on a one to one basis or in very small groups.
To train as a teacher, a student must complete 4 separate levels of study. Usually, this will take a year per level - but has to be flexible and a student will complete when they have a thorough grasp of all elements within that cycle of teaching.
As teachers complete one level of training, they practice that particular level under supervision. When a further year of supervision is complete, they are then accredited to teach to that level. A teacher may begin study of a new level at the same time as undergoing supervision.
There's no set start date. Training is means tested and importantly works on the principle of sacred economics. This means your practical contribution to the work will need to be high and is important - but must be balanced with financial contribution that is within your own means. Full details of community ethos, modules (that can be designed to work around your schedule) and pricing are discussed fully on application.
For a full programme, if you have any questions or to apply simply enquire contact(at)spiderflower.org.
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