Gyrokinesis: Free Workshop at Wilkinson Public Library

Gyrokinesis: Free Workshop at Wilkinson Public Library

janetThe Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one big umbrella, the Gyrotonic Expansion System. Both were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian and professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing the methods as a way to heal himself and regain strength and agility.

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. Done right, the carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength, and flexibility. Janet Niichel, M.S.T. sums up the exercise protocol this way:

“3-D movement reeducation system, using either equipment (Gyrotonic) or just a stool and mat (gyrokinesis). The original name of the Gyrotonic Expansion System was ‘yoga for dancers.’ The methodology works to stretch and strengthen all joints. Think gyroscope!”

And so you can try it and see it you like it, Janet is offering a FREE workshop in gyrokinesis on Wednesday, August 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at the Wilkinson Public Library.

Janet Niichel became a healer 32 years ago, in 1981, working first as a massage therapist. The study of Yamuna Body Rolling followed. The system of structural reprogramming and integration helped Janet heal from injuries sustained from falls off her mountain bike. The rolling also helped her maintain structural alignment. But after two more really bad falls, she was unable to get back on her horse; sea kayaking and biking also became much more challenging. Enter Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis.

“The work helped keep me moving and also corrected my alignment while I strengthened and stretched. I now use the body rolling four times/week and gyrokinesis to move through my life of sports, travel, and jewelry making.”

To contact Janet, email at or call 310-779-2906.

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