GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella- the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods
The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods are complementary exercise methods.
Both methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, and professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career and began developing what are now known as the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
Gyrotonic exercises are performed on custom-designed Gyrotonic equipment, whereas Gyrokinesis exercises are performed on a mat and chair. Both Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise sequences are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breathing patterns. Each movement flows into the next, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, agility, strength and flexibility.
A global community of over 13,000 Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Trainers teach classes in 74 countries.
“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”
— Juliu Horvath
Where to take a Class
There are over 3,500 studios worldwide offering Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis classes. With our Studio Finder, you can locate studios offering Gyrotonic and/or Gyrokinesis classes. There are also two in-depth Teacher Training Programs for those interested in teaching the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods.
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Training for Teachers
There are two in-depth Teacher Training Programs for those interested in expanding their Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis practice further by becoming teachers of the methods.
The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Methods are highly adaptable, making them accessible to anyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis students live in many parts of the world, and come from all walks of life.