Dr. Justine Bernard D.P.T.



Dr. Justine Bernard began studying GYROKINESIS®, then known as Yoga for Dancers, in 1994 with Hillary Cartwright while on scholarship at The Ailey School for Dance in New York, NY. She also studied with Juliu Horvath at White Cloud and became certified to teach GYROTONIC® exercise in 1997 and GYROKINESIS® in 1999. She taught at Studio Riverside under the guidance of authorized master trainer Leda Franklin for many years. In 2003 she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons specializing in Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation. After working at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center as a physical therapist, she returned back home to Washington, DC in 2004  to teach GYROTONIC® exercise and physical thearpy. She opened Elements Cetner in 2004 which has grown in to a Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Final certification studio offering all level one courses.

Dr. Bernard is currently a GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer in Washington D.C. and owns Elements Fitness and Wellness Center, a complete GYROTONIC® studio which also offers physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy and pilates.

My Qualifications

  • GYROTONIC® Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Apprentice
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Archway, Level 1 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 with Music Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® L2, Pre-Training, Program 1 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONER® Master Trainer
  • GYROTONER® Program 2 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONER® Program 1 Master Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Final Certificate Course Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Cardiovascular Breathing Courses, Progression 1 Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Final Certificate Course Master Trainer

My Training

  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROTONIC® Archway Level 1 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Archway (as single course-legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit Course
  • Gyrotonic Level 2 Pre-Training Course (legacy)
  • Gyrotonic Level 2 Course (legacy)
  • GYROTONER® Course- 4 days (legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 as a Musical Journey
  • GYROTONIC® Leg Extension Unit Course
  • GYROTONIC® Wingmaster Course
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Juliu's Wrapping System
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Dancers Level 1
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for Dancers Level 2
  • GYROTONER® Course- 6 days (legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Archway Level 1 Refresher Course
  • GYROTONIC® Exploration into the Extremes
  • GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles
  • GYROTONIC® Pre and Post Natal Applications
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Jumping-Stretching Board Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Beginner Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Experience with Juliu Horvath (legacy)
  • GYROKINESIS® Essentials
  • GYROKINESIS® Cardiovascular Breathing Course- Progression 1
  • GYROKINESIS® Cardiovascular Breathing Course- Progression 2
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONER® Program 1 Course
  • GYROTONER® Program 2 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Applications for the Fascial Body

Teacher Training Course Schedule

Virtual Class Schedule

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“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