The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was conceived using key principles of gymnastics, swimming, ballet and yoga. Major muscle groups are worked both interdependently and in an integrated manner. This unique form of exercise uses spiraling, spherical movement patterns, which make it fundamentally different from, and a compliment to, our other movement offerings, which are linear in nature.
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Gyrotonic is taught using special apparatus in private, semi-private or small group settings. EVOLVE Movement boasts the full system of Gyrotonic Specialized apparatus, which includes:
- The Pulley-Tower Unit or Cobra®
- The Jumping-Stretching Board®
- The Leg Extension Unit®
- The Gyrotoner®
- The Archway®
This method of exercise is also taught on the floor in a group mat class, without the use of apparatus, called GYROKINESIS®. Gyrokinesis moves through seated, lying down and standing positions during this 60 to 90 minute workout. Originally called Yoga for Dancers, this class allows the client to work on the entire body through the natural elements of spinal movement. This approach systematically and gently works the joints and muscles through rhythmic and undulating movements. These movements and their corresponding breathing patterns stimulate the body’s internal organs.
In Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis, fluidity is key. Postures are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath, making exercises appear and feel more like a dance and swimming, than like traditional yoga. You will find pleasure in movement, in opening and creating space within the body and deepening the connection from your center through your extremities….and beyond.
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