Updated on May 28, 2015
What’s the difference between a masterclass and a regular class?
Lots of people get confused about what a masterclass is compared with a regular weekly class.
The difference is this:
A masterclass is taught by a master of that discipline and these classes are generally one-off special events.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be better than a regular class, but it does mean that the instructor teaching it will have a lot of knowledge, experience and charisma.
Masterclasses in some fitness formats can be taught by anyone and everyone but this de-values what they are and what they have to offer to people.
In a masterclass whether you’re a class participant or an instructor you should feel totally engaged and have your attention captured by the master trainer. There is always something new to learn and experience whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.
Don’t miss out on attending masterclasses in any disciplines that you are passionate about so that you can learn as much as possible to improve your own skills or simple to benefit from a fantastic class just for your own personal benefit!
So, who arranges masterclasses and what’s the deal financially?
They can be arranged by the master trainer or by an instructor or organisation inviting them to come and teach.
Payment would be arranged with the master trainer. For VeraFlow masterclasses we avoid putting a heavy burden on the host by requesting a large payment.
We realise that VeraFlow is a new discipline and for instructors to get their participants involved and interested in the program, hosting a masterclass is a fantastic marketing opportunity for new instructors.
So, we work like this: if you can provide us a great venue we will front the studio hire costs, give you a free place or two in return for hosting and publicising the event with locals and simply charge people a reasonable class fee. Nothing ridiculous. Nothing over the top and unaffordable.
If you would like to host a masterclass in your area with either myself (Naomi) or Vanessa please get in touch with us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be delighted to come to you and share this experience so that you and your participants can understand and enjoy the program.
Hope to see you soon!