GYROKINESIS® class falls under the larger umbrella of GYROTONIC® exercise. Both the Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic methods derived and evolved in part from yoga, Tai Chi, dance, gymnastics, and swimming, although it is different from any of these. In this technique, great emphasis is placed on increasing the mobility of the spine through a specific “yawning” quality of movement. Movements are continuous and fluid often with circular or figure eight patterns.  Gyrokinesis work helps mobilize and create space in all the joints of the body while increasing strength and stamina. The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods share the same technique and philosophy of movement. The difference is that while the Gyrotonic method uses larger pieces of equipment such as the Gyrotonic Tower, Jump Stretch Board, or Archway, Gyrokinesis work is done with minimal equipment, either on a stool, mat, or standing.

Who should take GYROKINESIS®Class?

Gyrokinesis classes can be done by people of any age or fitness level. The approach can be made appropriate for those who need a slower and gentler approach, as well as high level movers looking for an intense and challenging workout. At MOVE Wellness Studios, we are currently offering Gentle Gyrokinesis Class, which will primarily be done sitting on a stool, as well as some standing balance work.  We also offer faster paced, more challenging Gyrokinesis classes, where more of the work is done in a variety of positions on the mat as well as stool. You are not required to have any experience to take Gyrokinesis class, but you can increase the depth, quality and understanding of your class experience by supplementing with Gyrotonic private lessons.

Why take GYROKINESIS®Classes?

It’s fun. It feels good. And of course it is good for your body in so many ways!

In the Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic methods we move with the quality of “supple” or “yawn. ” What does this mean? Pretend you just woke up in the morning and are sitting or standing at the edge of your bed. Now reach for the ceiling and create a big yawning stretch, letting the feeling of yawn travel through your whole body. This is how we move in the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis work. This quality of movement can be done slowly or with increasing speed. After taking a Gyrokinesis class, students often say they feel as though they have just had a massage. The creator of the Gyrotonic method, Juliu Horvath, has said that all movements in this technique should feel “nice and profound.” As many trainers and students at MOVE Wellness Studios will attest, becoming a student of the Gyrokinesis method is truly a gift to yourself.

GYROKINESIS classes at MOVE Wellness Studios are offered at these days and times. You can book a class online or call 734-761-2306 to register.

  • Tuesdays 10-11 GYROKINESIS class with Suzanne Willets Brooks
  • Thursdays 1-2 Gentle GYROKINESIS class with Lauren Miller
  • Fridays 12:30-2 90-Minute GYROKINESIS class with Master Trainer Aimee McDonald

More information, as well as videos, can be found here:

Gyrokinesis Method

Written by Lauren Miller, MOVE Wellness Studios Senior Trainer