Foundations of Athleticism
Science of Strength | Principles of Locomotion | Physiology of Endurance | Art of Coaching
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Our 8 week online course will give you the tools to transform the performance of any athlete, in any sport, into the most high performance version of themselves.
From split second power, to maximum strength, and all day endurance – the Samsara Method is a full spectrum approach to developing peak performance. This course is a gateway to a career in coaching (and a prerequisite to coaching at Samsara).
Foundations of Athleticism is held once a year and is an 8 week immersion into human performance.
Independent Study: Each week you will be assigned a 3-5 hour multimedia module. We have designed the content to be easy to consume. Expect a mix of academic papers, podcasts and videos that you can listen to while commuting or even working out.
Mentorship Calls: Each week join a private 1 hour FOA Mentorship Call with Zahan Billimoria and Esther Smith, live (and recorded) on Zoom. What does the science mean? How do I translate this science into training? Each session is designed to accelerate your understanding and grow your confidence as a coach.
In-Person Session Jackson, WY: Join us in person in Jackson WY on March 19 for a Live Movement Workshop where you will learn the Athlete IQ Movement Method, followed by an afternoon Q&A.
For: Students of Human Performance, Coaches, Physical Therapists
Timeframe: 8 weeks
Live Sessions: 7 Cohort Calls
Weekly Study: 3-5 hours
Focus: Professional Development
Format: Personal Study + Live calls + Chat + In Person Movement Workshop
Materials (not included): Books, Scientific Research, Podcasts, Articles
Whether you are a new coach, or a seasoned fitness leader, this program will transform your understanding of the human body and give you the tools to transform the performance of the athletes you work with.
Rooted in Science: In an age of bio-hacks and disposable gadgets, training can become a game of chasing trends. The Samsara Method has its roots in modern science, ancient martial arts, and an evolutionary understanding of human performance.
Athletic to the Core: We don’t build robots, we train movement-first. Our obsession is how we cultivate athleticism at its roots, so that you can perform better everywhere simultaneously.
Full Spectrum: Our greatest gift as human athletes is how broad our athletic capacity is. Our method is the simultaneous pursuit of explosive power, maximum strength and ultra distance endurance. We can be all those things at the same time, it’s in our DNA.
“The Foundation of Athleticism course was instrumental in helping me transition from being a self-coached athlete to working with The Samsara Experience as a coach.
Z and Esther fostered an encouraging community of like-minded athletes looking to expand their knowledge of how humans can use scientific principles to enhance their athletic experience. I enjoyed getting to interact with athletes from all different sporting backgrounds and learn from them and with them.
Having access to the group via chat helped build community and allow us to work through concepts as we engaged with the reading material. This made calls efficient and effective for my learning style. While there is a good deal of book learning involved with FOA there were also well timed movements and workouts that helped reinforce the book learning.
Learning something on paper only goes so far, but knowing it in your body is truly powerful. Z really tailored this curriculum for both the mind and body!”
– Scott Palmer, Samsara Coach
Biological Building Blocks
Principles Of Strength
Samsara Philosophy of Strength
A History of Athleticism
Form Follows Function
Samsara Philosophy of Movement
Biological Building Blocks
Principles Of Endurance
Samsara Philosophy of Endurance
Every Human is an Athlete
Samsara Programming Approach
Evolution & Biology