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 …

a journey back to dance improving technique again kindall payne

A Journey Back to Dance #7: Improving Technique

Getting use to your own body after time off might take some patience. Thankfully we have the visual memory and muscle memory systems to help us return, but how else can we continue to improve technique in the present body? “Technique” is thus understood as the skills experienced in practice and inscribed into one’s own …

dancing up the pacific northwest

A Mini Dance & Fitness Guide: the Pacific Northwest

Being in the States for Christmas and New Years for the first time in a while meant being able to visit family, friends, teachers and studios I know and love along the Pacific Northwest. After a very relaxing time in Los Angeles, it was time for an adventure to discover something new. This meant travelling (and dancing) for at …

how the gyrotonic and gyrokinesis methods can support your fitness goals

Health & Fitness Goals: How the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods Can Support You in the New Year

As we move on towards another new year, here we go again with our resolutions and goals. According to sites like Statistic Brain and The Guardian, in 2015, people’s top ten resolutions included: losing weight, staying fit and healthy, and wanting to learn something new. In fact, 38%-47% of people set fitness and self-improvement related resolutions for the new year. The good news …

best new blogs in dance health and fitness

Best New Blogs in Dance, Health, and Fitness in 2016

Above: Mara Cimatoribus, founder and blogger of SHE-SMILES In no particular order – these new blog platforms are equally amazing, inspiring and necessary for dance, fitness, health, and wellbeing enthusiasts alike. One thing these blogs have in common is that all of the founders/creators/directors/bloggers took the initiative to use their experience and knowledge to create a fun, …

journey back to dance #6: old and new injuries

A Journey Back to Dance #6: Dealing with Old and New Injuries

(Above: Teaching a GYROKINESIS® class via Video Chat to help dancer, Valeria Caboi, recover from an old hip injury.) Often times dancers have to deal with either old and/or new injuries, especially when returning to training and performance. Even when we train, retrain, and cross train to prevent and reduce injury old or even new injuries could flare up when the body is …

journey back to dance #3: mental and physical preparation

Take Home Tips #1: For Dancers

Here are a few tips my dance clients receive during and after a GYROTONIC® class that I would like to share. These tips are essentially all taught during a dance class, however, private and semi-private training allows an individual to focus on the areas that need more improvement to provide even more depth and clarity. Private or small group training also allows the individual …

Resting Tips for Your Long Weekend

“Are you tired? Run down? Listless? Do you poop out at parties? “ Well, I’ve got a couple of resting tips for you. Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) Viparita Karani literally means “inverted action”. It’s so easy, you won’t want to do anything else. Sit down on the floor or bed, shimmy your bum against the wall, put your legs up and lay down. …