Levels of Students and Teachers
The path of studentship in the Bowspring method has 5 levels:
Beginner – first 1-3 months of orientation
Advanced Beginner (Level 1) – 3 months–1 year
Intermediate (Level 2) – 1 year+
Advanced Intermediate (Level 3) – 2 years+
can include inspired Bowspring teachers
Proficient Teacher – 3 years+
can include certified Bowspring teachers and Bowspring Trainers
Levels of studentship are determined by experience in terms of classroom hours of study, regularity of practice over time, and levels of competency and proficiency in practice, and as well as a demonstration of the Bowspring method in daily life both in both physicality and in spirituality.
Creating clear levels of studentship helps to give everyone a better understanding that the Bowspring method is a long-term process of self-development and healthy transformation. It takes time. Although benefits can be immediate in the first few practices, it takes dedicated practice over months and years to develop the proficiency necessary to fully gain the method’s tremendous healing and life-enhancing benefits. It also takes an in-depth working knowledge of the method to effectively teach the Bowspring professionally, and to be qualified as a licensed Bowspring teacher, particularly a designated trainer of the method to teach Immersions or Teacher Trainings. With regular practice over the years, students naturally become teachers who share the method with family, friends and other students.
In addition to clarifying our curriculum and levels of studentship with our method, we will present a new, updated list of our Bowspring teachers worldwide.
We now have 2 categories of Bowspring teachers – inspired and certified.
The inspired teachers list will include any teacher who has over 2 years of regular Bowspring experience and practice (proficient level of studentship), and who is currently integrating and promoting the method in their public Bowspring classes.
Certified teachers include teachers with over 3 years of consistent, regular Bowspring practice; proficiency in all the fundamentals of the method as demonstrated in a video submission of the Seed Kata; good working knowledge of Bowspring breathing practices; and sufficient understanding of the global philosophy of the Bowspring method.