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Jamila Kinney: On Lockdown & the Importance of the Moving Body

September 23, 2021
Jamila Kinney: On Lockdown & the Importance of the Moving Body


Meet Jamila Kinney – Dancer and certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Pretrainer based in Chicago, Illinois. She’s also a Reiki and Zen Shiastu practitioner with a Master’s in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counselling.


I welcome the slowing down, I welcome the change. It leaves room to see what comes up […] The body is a historian. It keeps track of everything single thing – every emotion, every thought.

Jamila Kinney


I met Jamila virtually during lockdown (July 2020) as I wanted to reach out to other trainers, especially trainers of color. Turns out we have mutual friends! It was such a pleasure to speak with her and hear her journey with the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods.


At the time of this conversation, we not only saw the Pandemic unfold but also police brutality and racism (again) in the States, amongst many other pivotal occurrences in the summer of 2020. Feeling far from home and having lack of human interaction, I continued to see lockdown as an opportunity to speak to others in my sector to check in and see how they were really doing in the midst of all of this.


Listen to Jamila’s story.


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