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We are thrilled to announce that MOVE will be hosting Gyrotonic Master Trainer Donna Place for the Level 1 Foundation Training in August. And, we look forward to hosting the Pre-Training in June taught by our own Lauren Miller. Donna has a wonderful perspective on supporting people as they step into this work. Lauren is a passionate teacher of teachers. You will be in good hands!

Details and steps to becoming a Gyrotonic Level 1 Trainer can be found here to help you further understand the process. 

1. Pre-Training: 

  • June 3-5 and June 17-19
  • Fee: $850
  • Studio Fee: $250 to hold spot

2. Foundation Course:

  • August 15-27
  • 12 days with a day off on day 7 (8/21)
  • Fee: $1,500
  • Studio Fee: $500 ($400 If paid by April 1)

3. Supervised Review

  • 2 sets of 3 days
  • First one is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of 1/20/23.
  • The second one will be decided based on the group’s needs.
  • Fee: $700
  • Studio Fee: $250

4. Certificate Course


To Register:

Please call us at 734-224-2560 or email us to register and hold your space by paying your studio fees to MOVE. Course fees will be paid directly to the trainer.


Master Trainer Donna Place GYROTONIC® Instructor Training

About Donna Place

Donna Place is graduated with a BA in music education from Whittier College in 1987. She spent the next 12 years teaching music, folk dance and physical education, both in college and in elementary schools. Convinced of the necessity of movement in the school system, Donna began studying dance more formally at local studios and the Lewitzky summer dance program. She received her MA in dance studies in 1995 from the Laban School for Movement and Dance in London. During that time she also began studying Pilates with Alan Herdman. After returning to the United States she continued Pilates training with Marie Jos​e Blom and GYROTONIC® training with Mary Halzworth, completing both programs in 1996. 

In 2000 Donna became a GYROTONIC® master trainer and in 2001 she joined the dance faculty at Orange Coast College where she currently teaches kinesiology for dance. Donna travels throughout the United States and abroad teaching anatomy seminars for various movement programs as well as teacher training courses for the GYROTONIC® system. 


MOVE Senior Trainer Lauren Miller

About Lauren Miller

Lauren is a certified GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® and TRX instructor as well as a STOTT PILATES Certified Trainer.

Lauren holds a BA, a BFA and an MS from the University of Michigan and is an accomplished dancer. She spent 8 years with the Ann Arbor Ballet Theatre, 5 years in Chicago as a dancer with JHD2, dance teacher for Park Ridge district, at the Joel Hall Dance Center, as a freelance director, choreographer, performer and (in her own words) a theater tech geek!

Although she has more than 30 years of dance training to her name, when she’s not dancing or helping clients achieve a greater level of fitness Lauren also finds time to pursue her other interests of geology, science education and playing the cello.

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