A celebration of flow and movement.
The Gyrotonic Method is a sequence of refined exercises and breathwork that improves mobility, coordination, and strength. Supported by machines that offer sensory feedback, each movement is a natural expression of the body.
With gentle movements reminiscent of dance, yoga, and t’ai chi, the Gyrotonic Method enables you to strengthen and repair the body naturally through a series of three-dimensional movements that flow from one to the next.
Each fluid movement sequence is designed to help you connect with your core while strengthening and lengthening your muscles, improving your range of mobility without strain. Whether you’re looking to heal after an injury, or improve your strength and flexibility, the Gyrotonic Method can help you.
The Gyrotonic Method uses multi-directional, circular movement patterns. Each movement is grounded in rhythm and conscious breathwork, stimulating your focus and awareness of self.
During the session, your movements are supported by the machines that offer tactile feedback in the form of gentle resistance, like swimming, to minimize strain on the joints.
Your qualified Gyrotonic Trainer will also offer specialized hands-on assistance, guiding you through the movements, strengthening your mind-body connection.
My experience with Gyrotonic exercise feels like a complete recalibration for the body. My nervous system feels balanced, my body feels energized from deep breathing, and I feel stronger after each session. It has also helped me to understand my areas of weakness and unhealthy habits that are not supporting a balanced body. I’d describe it as a highly sophisticated self osteo-therapy session, with immediate benefits!
Patricia’s facilitation style is very accessible.
She is extremely knowledgeable and at the same time down to earth.
When you’re a professional athlete or dancer, your body is a fine-tuned machine that performs best with the right maintenance. The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods are ideal for maintaining functional strength, balance, and agility, conditioning your mind and body for enhanced performance.
Originally called Yoga for Dancers, Gyrokinesis exercise offers a similar sequence of fluid movements without the machines.
Flow through the postures with the aid of a mat and stool in this mindful practice, each movement designed to strengthen and articulate the natural movements of your body.
The Gyrokinesis Method aligns the body and mind through calm, conscious breathwork. This oxygenates the blood and opens up energy pathways, improving mental clarity and your sense of well-being.
During this mindful practice, you’ll undergo a series of rhythmic and graceful movements designed to increase your range of motion, flexibility, and functional strength. It also decompresses the spine, activates the lymphatic system, and massages the internal organs, stimulating your body’s natural ability to heal.
Both the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods were designed to work in conjunction, each method informing the other.
Both methods are carefully designed to create balance and harmony between mind and body, while strengthening the core, improving flexibility and increasing awareness.
The methods were developed by former ballet dancer Juliu Horvath, while looking for a way to regain his strength and agility after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
Yes, they’re suitable for everyone. We keep our classes small and personalized for all levels, whether you’re recovering from an injury or looking to maintain your professional fitness.
Both methods allow you to expand beyond your limitations – physically, mentally, and energetically. They are also meditative and calming, leaving you feeling invigorated.
The Gyrokinesis Method was first developed by former ballet dancer Juliu Horvath when he was searching for a way to heal his body after an injury. In the course of his healing journey, he began having profound energetic experiences as a result of his movement and meditation practices.
To explore this further, he chose to practise in isolation. In 1977, he built a small hut in the mountains of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. During the following six years he spent there studying yoga and meditation, the new insights he gained into movement and healing enabled him to develop a unique exercise method that combined rhythmic movement with conscious breathwork. This was the beginning of The Gyrokinesis Method, which he originally named Yoga for Dancers.
Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercises have helped in my healing journey after being injured in a motor accident. It brought my body back into its natural alignment and stability. I also feel more mentally and emotionally balanced as a result. Gyrotonic is described as an expansion system, and this description is totally accurate for the way it makes you feel after a session. I feel lighter in my body and taller, my movement is easier and effortless. The machine gives amazing feedback to the movement in your body. It feels incredible!