GYROKINESIS® classes can be adapted to fit anyone’s ability. People from all walks of life including athletes, fitness enthusiasts, senior citizens, and people recovering from an injury or dealing with a disability can take Gyrokinesis® classes.
Gyrokinesis is a slow, fluid exercise practice based on the seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist, and circular. Imagine a whole workout based off of yoga’s indulgent cat-cow stretch. Yeah, Gyrokinesis feels really good.
By gently working the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements coupled with calming breathing patterns, the exercises stimulates the body’s internal organs while corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the nervous system, open up energy pathways, and oxygenate the blood. Those who practice the exercises tend to be more relaxed in their daily lives and can move with increased flexibility and ease, according to the Gyrotonic Health Network.
By the end of a Gyrokinesis® session, one’s entire system is awakened and brought into greater balance. Focus on the breath stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a sense of calm, well-being and mental clarity.
It’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to take a minimum of FOUR classes to learn the method and absorb the education.
This very unique program is taught by Valerie Rolf von den Baumen, Physiotherapist (MSc(PT)) and Medical Dr. from Russia. She is a certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® Teacher.