the GYROTONIC® method
Should I try Gyrotonic exercise?
Yes, all of Spira's instructors love to teach and to practice Gyrotonic. Your direct experience of this unique system will speak for itself!
How do I begin?
Once you have completed several private sessions, ask your teacher about joining our group Gyrotonic Tower classes.
The words GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® are both adjectives used to describe a movement method. The freedictionary.com defines “gyro” as a rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction. In a Gyrotonic class, our full bodies, from the external to the deepest internal, become that spinning mechanism. One performs Gyrotonic exercises on special equipment; a Gyrokinesis workout uses just a stool and a mat. Juliu Horvath, the creator of the system, invented the Gyrotonic Pulley Tower Combination unit and four other main pieces of specialized equipment.
Private Sessions: the best place to start
Don’t wait until you are “fit” or “in shape” to begin your work with us! Even if you are post-rehab or dealing with a serious condition, we can help if you have permission from your doctor. The beautiful Gyrotonic equipment assists your fluid movement with weights, pulleys, and churning handles. Find increased flexibility, strength, and joint decompression in Gyrotonic’s wavelike motions.
Unwind from injury, misalignments, and learned movement habits.
Much like yoga or tai chi, the Gyrotonic method allows a student to enter the movement within their own comfort zone while offering the possibility of moving past blockages. The universal motions offered, such as the spinal waves, can help to awaken the body’s inner intelligence system.
Trusting that your body already knows what to do can be a major hurdle in unlocking mysteries of chronic pain or aches. Through Gyrotonic, this trust of yourself is an important gain.
People who have movement experience in swimming, T’ai Chi, gymnastics, dance, or yoga will find common elements in a Gyrotonic session. Gyrotonic exercises can help people with limited mobility to reach new places of possibility and has shown great success working with professional dancers and athletes. In a class, we focus on breath, coordinating movements, learning sequences, and moving multiple areas of the body at once.
Spira is proud to be a teacher training facility for Gyrotonic movement.