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What is Gyrokinesis?

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A GYROKINESIS® class starts by “awakening” the nervous system and promoting concentration within oneself. The pelvis and spine starts warming-up through simple and rhythmical moving patterns, expanding to all possible directions releasing hip, knees, hamstrings and upper body. This first part of the class is performed sitting on a stool, and aims to prepare and open up the body, creating a passageway for energy to begin flowing. Then, follows a series of more intense exercises performed on a mat, which strengthen the hamstrings, connect the upper with the lower body, encourage rotation and articulation of knee and hip joints, and lengthen the torso. The class ends with more “intense” abdominal exercises targeting the entire abdominal structure and by returning to an upright position, where participants restore energy balance to the body.

 Some of the benefits you’ll experience joining a GYROKINESIS® class are: improvement of balance, coordination and neuromuscular control, increase of stamina with minimal impact to the joints, reduction of stress-levels, improvement of focus and clarity mind. GYROKINESIS® is not just an exercise, but a holistic experience,  totally beneficial to every part of our being!

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GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone’s ability. People from all walks of life including accomplished athletes, fitness enthusiasts, senior citizens, and people recovering from an injury or dealing with a disability take Gyrokinesis classes. By the end of a Gyrokinesis session, one’s entire system is awakened and brought into greater balance. Focus on the breath stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a sense of calm, well-being and mental clarity.

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“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body,  to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”


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Jane Leavitt-Arey GYROKINESIS® 

 ​Something happened to my thinking this past fall as I finally stopped, looked in the mirror … and become fully aware of my ‘lack’.  As I was honoring my truth for what I was seeing, I felt  a question arise.  “What is the ‘thing’ I’m going to do to assist in getting this body moving to obtain a level of stable,  strength and fitness without getting hurt?”  ​Thanks to my sister being involved with the GYROTONIC® exercise method she introduced me to their chair & mat exercise system called ​GYROKINESIS®.   I fell in love with how fast my body responded to the movements! WOW, and it was fun too!  I was sooooo happy! Now I enjoy getting in the chair to help others discover it for their bodies too!  

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Joan Leavitt-West GYROTONIC®  GYROKINESIS® An inactive lifestyle for over 12 years led me to find a solution to my loss of strength and balance in my body. I found the Gyrotonic method via a friend mentioning that Serena Williams (professional tennis player) uses it.  Wow, well let me check it out!  This body movement modality gave me my body back!  I feel as strong today as I did in my 30’s.  Let’s just say it’s 25+ years since then!  When someone asks me what has this done for you? My answer is always the same, “I got my body back”!  To me…PRICELESS!

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“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body,  to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”


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Thank you to ​https://www.anassa.ae/gyrokinesis/ for her description and image of Gyrokinesis I have used here.