The GYROTONIC® method was founded by dancer and gymnast, Juliu Horvath. This unique system offers the same benefits also derived from yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming and tai chi, but is not derived from these exercises modalities. Gyrotonic exercises both strengthen, stretch, and stimulate the muscles and connective tissues while maintaining maximum range of motion within the joints in the body. Corresponding breathing patterns are used during the performance of the exercises, thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic activity. This combination of breath, rhythm and freedom of movement allows for a dance like quality.

For more information on this system please visit the official Gyrotonic Expansion System website at:  www.gyrotonic.com

What is GYROKINESIS® exercise?

z-Gyrokinesis-new-1The GYROKINESIS® method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a certified Gyrokinesis Trainer, and can also be practiced at home with a mat, chair, and instructional Gyrokinesis dvds.

Gyrokinesis classes are 60-90 minutes long. Each class begins on a chair with a gentle warm up sequence to awaken the senses, and stimulate the nervous system. This is followed by a series of fluid spinal motions which increase range of motion, and prepare the body to explore more complex movements with agility, and ease. Class continues on the floor with exercises that expand on the spinal motions, incorporating more movements of the hips, shoulders, hands and feet. The floor exercises are followed by a rhythmic standing sequence that incorporates balance, and cardiovascular exercises; then ends with a calming, unwinding sequence designed to prepare the body and mind to reintegrate with the every day world.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a fitness regimen developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. The Pilates movements are gentle yet challenging. The series focuses on proper alignment, flexibility, core strength and mobility promoting overall health and wellbeing. Pilates exercises can be done on a mat or various pieces of equipment.  The exercises focus on core stability, strength, flexibility, and balance.  It builds strength without adding bulk.  It’s been said pilates can help create that ‘dancers’ body.

What Teacher Training Courses do you offer? Do you travel for trainings?

Yes!  I offer courses throughout the year in various locations!  I’m always happy to meet new teachers and see new studios!


Gyrotonic Level 1 Pre-Training Course (6 days)

Gyrotonic Level 1 Foundation Teacher Training Course (12 days)

Gyrotonic Level 1 Apprentice Review (6 days)

Gyrotonic Level 1 Update Course (3 days) **

Gyrotonic Level 1 as a Musical Journey (6 days) **

GYROTONER® (4 days) **

Jumping-Stretching Board (7 days) **

Gyrotonic Level 2 Prep Course:  Program 1 and Program 2 (3 days each) **

Gyrotonic Level 2 Foundation Course:  Program 1 and Program 2 (4 days each) **

** Continuing education courses that can count towards Level 1 License renewal.

How old are your clients? Do I have to be physically fit?

I’ve worked with clients from the age of 11 to 91!  Every client is at a different level of physical fitness and ability.  That’s ok!  Not all clients are an elite athlete!  I work with clients of all ages and fitness levels.  I’ve had clients run ironmans and marathons.  I’ve also had clients with hip and knee replacements.  Any movement is good movement.

Before starting any new exercise regimen you should have a consultation with your physician.  All exercises are tailored to the individuals needs so that they benefit and stay safe.

Have other questions I didn’t answer above?  Send me a message and I’ll get back to you soon!

Here is a brief video showing an overview of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® movement methods.