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Top Classes in New York & Hikes in California

I’ve just finished teaching the last class of 2021 and I’m taking in the whirlwind that was the past year! From teaching online to returning back to the studio, I feel lucky to even have had the option. Last month I finally had the chance to visit both my east and west coast family. As …

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

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 …

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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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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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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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Domini Anne: On Merging the GYROTONIC®, Yoga & Fitness Communities

Master Trainer Domini Anne from Carmel, California. She is an avid mover and maker within the movement community who is constantly delving deep into GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods as well as various styles of yoga, movement and fitness. I first met Domini in San Francisco many moons ago at S.F. GYROTONIC® where she also sold …

The Change in the Field of Dance and Rehabilitation by Using the GYROTONIC® Method

From left to right: Poster Presenters Jennifer S. Dalva, Jeanine Ferrone, Rita Renha, & Marni Larkin From teaching to speaking with medical professionals first hand, Specialized GYROTONIC® Master Trainer Rita Renha wrote an open letter about the progress that’s happening between dance rehabilitation and physical therapy today. These progressions involve the collaboration of GYROTONIC® Manhasset, …

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The GYROTONIC® + GYROKINESIS® Methods= Body Awareness

Over the last few weeks I’ve taught two GYROKINESIS® Workshops and attended a GYROTONIC® course with Master Trainer Rita Rehna. There are some incredible benefits to delving into these methods more deeply; largely body awareness. Here are 5 benefits in which I’ve seen within my clients and experienced personally coupled with supported outside sources. 1) …