GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®
Movement Beyond Limitations
Whether you are an athlete or someone who doesn’t exercise often, but simply wants to move better, you can find success with the GYROKINESIS® Method, which works to create balance in the body through increased strength and flexibility, without compression or strain.
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How it Works
The GYROKINESIS® Method consists of a series of movements that flow from one to the next, focusing on strength, balance, and flexibility. Currently, we’re offering The GYROKINESIS® Method in private sessions and semi-privates. On the horizon is Open level community classes.
The GYROKINESIS® exercise will use the stool, mat, and your own body. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® uses a tower and various pieces of equipment to teach and show the body how to move. Both sessions are full of breathwork, rhythmical and fluid movements.
A GYROKINESIS® exercise session includes self-massage and breathwork to wake up the body. From there groups of exercises to nourish and move the spine and hips in various directions. We curl, arch, spiral, bend and move in circular ways. After that, the exercises proceed to work on balanced joint function in the hips, knees, and ankles, shoulders, arms, wrists, etc. The class develops to seated and lying exercises where the client puts in all together- culminating the work done earlier in the session.
Similar to the function of our apparatus in the Pilates method, the GYROTONIC® apparatus serves as feedback and support to the user. Movements can then be done more evenly or resistant areas of the body can be freed up to move better.
Benefits of the GYROKINESIS® Method
Develop Advanced Movement Skills
The GYROKINESIS® Method offers people advanced movement skills. Every system in the body gets attended to during the session.
Replenish Energy Stores
Simply put, It is invigorating without draining you of energy. The session can replenish your energy stores for the day and builds stamina in mind and body simultaneously.
Improve Range of Motion
For clients who want to maintain or improve the quality and range of motion in their bodies, this system offers a solution for that need. The GYROKINESIS® Method also offers a different access point for clients to work on their internal support (their core) and develop an exercise program that enhances their need for vitality and wholeness.
Establish a State of Calm
A body freed from nervous tensions offers a house that is capable and calm. When that shift occurs through the GYROKINESIS® Method, the mind is focused and relaxed.
Nourish the Whole Self
Our body is the house of the soul and mind. The GYROKINESIS® Method provides a way to exercise in a way that respects the needs of the whole body.
The GYROKINESIS® Method teaches the path of movement in such a purely natural way that when applied, a client can move beyond limitations and experience movement as joy and freedom. The global picture around the work we do in the studio is to offer client’s the experience of moving well so that it transfers to their life outside of the studio. The stewardship and rejuvenation in that exchange can heal people and transfer to those that live, work and love them. Movement beyond the limitations of the body is a real experience for those who practice the GYROKINESIS® Method.
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I wanted to try this practice because my body has natural impediments to moving smoothly without hitches and the idea of decompression and creating internal space and support was very appealing.
When we started learning the techniques, I really enjoyed the awakening routines and do those fairly regularly in my own morning routines. The internal support of the seed center has developed for me and I particularly enjoy the infinity-shaped rotations that start at the sit bones and work higher. I’ve gotten a lot of additional rotation and flexibility through my mid-back, which has been an especially “stuck” body part for me.
I experience a lot of satisfaction in class from increased movement and internal strength. Pilates helped me understand how much internal muscle development can improve regular movement and improve quality of life. The GYROKINESIS® exercises help differently, having improved range of motion and showing me ways to better support myself and continue to move in ways I didn’t think I’d be able to as I get older.
– JESSICA DIPRAMPERO