Is GYROTONIC® for you?
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® creator, Juliu Horvath, developed the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® after his personal struggle with chronic pain and injury. Horvath was a swimmer and gymnast before becoming a ballet dancer in his early 20's. He danced professionally, wherein he tore his Achilles tendon, and herniated a vertebral disc, which ended his dance career. At that point he moved back to New York City where he began a regular yoga practice.
When Horvath began to teach Yoga for Dancers he established the first GYROTONIC® exercise studio - White Cloud Studio, in 1984. At first most of Horvath's students were professional dancers but as demand for his classes grew, and the diversity of his clientele increased, he refined Yoga for Dancers, creating a class format that any person could perform, regardless of age, injury or health. He named this refined version the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Method.
This method addresses your entire person, stimulating the nervous system, opening energy pathways, increasing range or motion and improving strength and movement. With GYROTONIC® method, each movement flows into the next, allowing joints to move through a natural range of motion without jarring or compression. This carefully crafted sequence creates a balance in efficiency, strength and flexibility for both the body and mind.