dezaun solely: on his journey through dance, teaching, and returning to architecture

Dazaun Soleyn: On His Journey through Dance, Teaching the GYROTONIC® Method, & Architecture

I had to dance first. It made me so aware of my body; in relationship to the earth; in relationship to curvature and spirals; in relationship to flow […] this pulled me away from the mechanics of ‘what architecture is’ to what does architecture mean for me? Dazaun Soleyn is a Dancer, Choreographer and GYROTONIC® …

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Trina Marie Bordere: On Breath Work, Sensation, & Yawning

“The breath is one of the first things impacted by stress of any kind and it impacts every part of your body. There is no part of your human that isn’t touched by breathing!” Trina Bordere‘s a Dancer, Movement Artist, GYROTONIC® Trainer and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer based in New Orleans. She’s known for marrying breath …

Lisa Roche: on self care and reevaluating our priorities

Lisa Roche: On Self-Care & Reevaluating Our Priorities

“Deal with what’s happening. Move that out of your body, and as that moves, you’ll start feeling – ‘Wow, I was hanging on to a lot of stuff’.” Lisa Roche is the founder and owner of a 1 to 1 GYROTONIC® studio, called Nagare, based in New Jersey. Her studio also shares the space with …

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6 Online Platforms to Keep You Moving & Smiling

Happy New Year, Movers! The last couple of months have been so varied. Since my last post in September, I was actually swamped with working in the studios; then I went to California for the holidays; now I’m back in London and house-bound! With that said, I want to share what’s been helping me stay …

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Maurya Kerr: On Diversifying GYROTONIC® Studios & Amplifying Black Voices

I first met Maurya during my training days at LINES Ballet summer intensives back in 2001. She then became one of the main teachers at the LINES BFA program for Ballet and the GYROTONIC® Method, where I was also a student. During the pandemic, lockdown, and the Black Lives Matter’s uprising (all of which is …

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Kayla Harley: On Health, Identity, & Making Things Work

I met Kayla way back in the day during our time at the LINES Ballet BFA program in San Francisco. I had also picked her to perform in my Senior choreography piece, so from working with her in this way, I always knew she had something special to offer. Flash forward 10 years, I was …

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Dialogues Between the GYROTONIC® Method & Contemporary Dance by Tatiana Pará (GUEST POST)

I met Tatiana Pará virtually after she responded to a post of mine asking if any other GYROTONIC® trainers have anything interesting to share – and she sure did! Tatiana is a dancer, teacher, researcher, therapist and somatic educator specialized in the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods. Based in Rio de Janeiro since 2007, she’s dedicated …

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Dr. Justine Bernard: On Living in Washington D.C. & Her Goals for Change

Justine is a Physical Therapist and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master trainer based in Washington D.C. I got in contact with her as soon as she revealed the changes she will begin making at her studio, Elements Center in response to ‘the last straw’ with inequality (see below). Justine speaks openly about her upbringing, her appreciation …

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A Journey Back to Dance #8: Listen to the Body

Listening is a virtue, especially for the body. There’s no need to force the body into shape; let’s nurture the body instead. In a time where we’ve been physically confined (and mentally for some of us), we now need to start wiggling our nervous system a little bit as we re-emerge into the world. The …