What is GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®?
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM ® is an exercise modality that guides users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged during the performance of the exercises, thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic activity.
Juliu Horvath discovered the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® principles that form the foundation for this novel approach to maintaining health and well-being after many years of study, as he not only tried and succeeded in repairing the bodily injuries that he sustained as a professional dancer using these new methodologies, but he also sought to create a system of exercises that anyone could perform, regardless of age or state of health.
Mark D. Grayson will personalize movement exercises deeply rooted in Gyrotonics. These exercises are customized for your health and body. All sessions are held at Body Wise Movement Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California.
What are the benefits of GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®?
Whether you are in need or physcial rehabilitation or simly want to expand your body's ability to heal, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® can help you acheive better range of expression, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce stress. By creating new patterns of movement, the methods promote the functionality of the entire body. Mark D. Grayson will guide you through the methods that are highly adaptable, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Dubbed "Yoga for Dancers", GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® encourages stabilization through contrast, decompression of the joints, and the coordination of movement and breath supported with conscious intention.
What can I expect from a session?
You will receive concentrated attention on your personal goals and concerns. Mark D. Grayson will customize your session using equipment and/or chair and floor exercises. 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 breath. 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, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
What are the rates and lengths of each session?
Private instruction - $75 (hour)
Duets - $45 each person. (hour)
Group classes available upon request $20 fee per class
Call or email Mark to set up a personalized session and to inquire about group classes.