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 …

How to Keep Moving When Working from Home

GUEST POST: How to Keep Moving When Working from Home

Photo Credit – Unsplash With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, companies were forced to continue their business operations remotely. More flexible working arrangements saw employees working from home, prioritising both staff and customer health and safety. Because of this, office sitting time has doubled, with around half of UK workers spending almost the entirety …

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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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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 …

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Colleen Snell: On Artistic Collaboration & the Importance of Embodiment

“I believe in humans… their behaviour and their stories.” Colleen is a performer, choreographer, educator and the Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Frog in Hand – a dynamic, site-specific driven performance group that she began with her sister, Noelle Hamlyn. I first met Colleen in 2010 at London Contemporary Dance School where we received our Masters. I’ve been following …

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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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Bernardo Ricou Gama: The GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer That’s Making Waves with Mixed-Ability Movement Community

On April 24th, 2018, I was fortunate to observe, photograph, and film Bernardo Gama’s mixed-ability group that practices both the GYROKINESIS® Method and DanceAbility® Method. From moving while sitting down, transitioning to the floor, to contact improvisation – it was a beautiful to see how movement can develop in every sense of the word. Sit …