Aloha and welcome! We bring our true Hawaiian Aloha to every session we offer.
All sessions are by appointment only (in studio and online). We are often booked two or three weeks in advance (especially at prime-time hours).
Please feel free to schedule a 15 min phone consultation with us to determine if our program will be a good fit for you, your goals, and your schedule.
One student, one instructor
The Gyrotonic Method or Stott Pilates
Private Lessons are the starting point for all clients new to The Gyrotonic Method or Stott Pilates.
Private lessons provide the quickest results in learning a new system of movement, and are geared to your pace, your goals or limitations, and your schedule.
Private Lessons are ALWAYS the choice when recovering from an injury, surgery, or working with any medical issues.
Our Gyrotonic Applications for Dancers Program is available in Private, Duet & Trio formats. Please inquire when booking.
Two students, one instructor
The Gyrotonic Method or Stott Pilates
Know someone who would like to arch and spiral too? Have a friend who wants to join you for Pilates? Start and continue your Gyrotonic and/or Pilates Journey together as a Duet lesson. Duet lessons are a great way to team up and stay motivated, while still receiving personalized instruction. When two students begin together, no additional private lessons are required.
Private Duet lessons are for two specific people vs a Gyrotonic Duet which is an open session that anyone can join (with instructor permission)
***The studio does not find Duet Private lesson partners. If you're interested in attending a Duet Private lesson, let us know. We'll do our best to find you a partner. Until that time, private lesson rates will apply.
***Both students must be present for a Duet Private lesson or an upgrade fee of $25 to a private lesson will apply.
Up to three students, one instructor
The Gyrotonic Method
Our Gyrotonic Trio lessons are a fun way to keep spiraling with fellow Gyrotonic students. Prior to joining a Trio, we ask that you complete a minimum of 3 private lessons. Some students need more time before joining a Trio. We want you to feel comfortable and confident as you embark on a group experience. If your goal is to join one of our Trios, please let your instructor know so they can prepare you!
Private Duet lessons are for two specific people vs a Gyrotonic Trio which is an open session that anyone can join (with instructor permission)
Up to four students, one instructor
Our Pilates Small Boutique Group Lessons are a great way to save money while continuing to receive personalized attention. Our small four person size allows us to correct alignment and so more. Even the greatest instructors cannot give personalized feedback and guidance in a large group class setting.
Plus, our classes have THE most personalized attention in town!!!!
New to Pilates? No problem! Start with our 3 lesson orientation package.
Up to 4 students, 1 instructor, 60 minutes
This Pilates Equipment Open Level/ Level 1 class is perfect for those just beginning their Pilates Journey AND for those looking to revisit the fundamental principles of the Method. This class moves at a slower pace than our All Levels class.
These classes focus on the principles of the Pilates Method while increasing balance, core awareness, and mobility. Build strength, coordination, and flexibility. Props add variety and create opportunity for both advanced modifications and supportive options for those with specific needs. Be prepared to leave feeling lighter, longer, and stronger!
Up to 4 students, 1 instructor, 60 minutes
This Pilates Equipment All Levels Class is recommended for Clients with previous Pilates Experience (this is our most popular format). Combining contemporary and classical repertoire this class targets strength, toning, flexibility, balance, coordination, and alignment. Modifications are given to make exercises more challenging or less challenging depending on individual needs. Workouts are varied between work on the Reformer, Tower, Chair and/or selected props to bring vitality and FUN with an emphasis on full body awareness and integration so that you leave each class feeling empowered, refreshed, and renewed.
Up to 6 students, 1 or 2 instructors, 1.5 hours
Our Intro to Gyrotonic Workshop offers students new to The Gyrotonic Method the opportunity to experience some basic Gyrotonic movements.
These workshops are scheduled upon request, and are designed for four to six people. Let us know if you're interested in arranging a Gyrotonic workshop with some friends, family or co-workers!
Up to 3 students, 1 instructor, 60 minutes
In the beginning, we'll focus on the foundational movements and exercises of the method. You'll also learn about things such as how to set up your Pulley Tower, breath patterns, what are your Seed Center and Fifth Line, what is Neutral, what is your deep core and how do you activate it....and much much more. Basic exercises utilizing the specialized equipment are also introduced.
This is where all new students begin after completing a minimum of three private Orientation lessons.
Once a Trio is more "experienced" we begin our exploration of more advanced Gyrotonic exercises from the Level 2 repertoire AND we play on the full array of Gyrotonic Specialized Equipment. These classes are A LOT of fun! We work in a circuit format moving through multiple pieces of The Gyrotonic Specialized Equipment along with work on the Ultima Pulley Towers in each session. These classes require a certain level of familiarity with the Gyrotonic Method prior to joining. Let us know if you'd like to join in on some of the fun!
We also will play with some of the repertoire from the Gyrotonic Applications for Dancers program (see below).
Gyrotonic Applications for Dancers
These Dancer sessions have two "personalities":
1) one is geared towards the pre-professional or professional dancer looking to enhance their craft. We'll work with proper muscle recruitment to enhance turnout and turns, finding length, posture, pelvic placement, core strength and much more. Dance teacher giving you consistent corrections? Are your hips turning out evenly? Need to build core strength? Let's help make those changes. Sessions utilize both the Pulley Tower/Handle Unit and the Specialized Equipment;
2) the second is towards healthy curious moves who want to learn to "dance with the Gyrotonic Pulley Tower" (soooooo much fun!). These "Gyrotonic for your Inner Dancer" lessons are taught to fun world music, all while learning, laughing, and finding ease and strength in the body. These sessions are taught exclusively on the Pulley Tower/Handle combo units.
How can this format benefit you? Read below and let's dance!
For the pre-professional and professional dancer.
Available as Private, Duet & Trio Lessons. Sessions will utilize the Pulley Tower/Handle Unit and the Specialized Equipment. Laura weaves a great deal of this work into her Trio lessons. Ask her and she'll make it happen!
DANCERS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE USING THE GYROTONIC® METHOD AS A CORE PART OF THEIR TRAINING...HERE IS WHY:
This system was designed by Julio Horvath, who was a professional dancer and suffered numerous injuries. He tried to overcome them but nothing worked. Eventually he decided to come up with his own solution to help him heal those injuries. This later became known as the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®
Dancers will learn to simultaneously stretch and strengthen each muscle group in a way that is identical to the range of motion needed in dance class, increasing flexibility in a usable way.
Dancers will learn to use the expansion system to allow muscles to help make room in the joints and strengthening the areas around those joints, preventing unnecessary compression during training and exercise - ultimately helping to prevent injuries and staying healthy longer!
Holding proper alignment has to do with the balance of strength between muscle groups. Through this system the body will learn what it FEELS to be aligned and will follow that naturally to finally achieve its own unique alignment.
Balance is perfected with two things: Alignment and strength. Whether you’re a prima ballerina on pointe, or a contemporary dancer moving from one balance to another, you need to have jaw dropping balance. Dancers will not only have one on one time to learn more about what makes their body unique, but with the specialized GYROTONIC® equipment and eye of the trainer, it will highlight any inconsistencies in their body that are preventing the best balance possible. And who doesn’t want better balance?!
Gone are the days of dancers looking “frail”. Dancers are stronger and more diverse movers than ever before. The problem with tradition strength and cross training for dancers, is it’s done in a static or two dimensional plane. Dancers need strength in the every aspect of movement. GYROTONIC® exercise for Dancers is designed to strengthen the joints and muscles in their 3 dimensional realms, creating strength at every level of movement. It focuses on the importance of a “connected” body, meaning, your shoulder girdle and pelvis work together to achieve the perfect structural balance. Without both, it’s like trying to build a skyscraper without laying the foundation. Eventually it’s going to crumble.
Using the GYROTONIC® Methodology, one can easily learn how to use the best muscle groups.
Not only does our breathing give our muscles oxygen to perform at the highest capability but our breath enhances movements. Every dancer has been in a class and told to “breath” or “use your breath” but do you really know how to? GYROTONIC® exercise uses different breaths to achieve the maximum strength, extension, and connection through the whole body. Instantly increasing your bodies capability.
*** We happily accept:
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Session purchase required prior to booking. Thank you.
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All pre-paid sessions have specific expiration dates found on your receipt (or by checking your account online) at which time all unused sessions shall be deemed expired. No exceptions. All purchases and packages have a 3-month expiration date. Intro packages have a 30-day expiration. Please only purchase what you will be able to use. Fees for all pre-paid sessions are transferable once to another program/service (prior to the expiration date) at The Studio but are not refundable.
All Lessons & Sessions require a reservation (of both the equipment and the instructor) and are reserved by appointment only. Sessions missed will be considered taken & charged unless notification is received 48 hours in advance by phoning/texting the studio at 808-756-1628. A strict 48-hour cancellation policy applies to all sessions and reservations at The Studio. This includes all unforeseen issues including accidental oversleeping, medical emergencies, traffic, work conflicts, sickness, and otherwise. All HOLIDAY sessions along with Manual Therapy sessions have a minimum of 48 hour notice of cancellation or the full session rate will apply. We do not accept cancellations via email.
To gain the most from your experience at the Studio, we suggest that clients set up recurring reservations (e.g., weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) for all Lessons, Manual Sessions. This helps you commit to your program, helps to keep you on track with your goals, and ensures that you have a space in group or time set aside for your appointment. This also helps your instructor/therapist plan for your session/lesson. We appreciate receiving as much advanced notice of cancellation as possible (e.g., vacation schedule, family visiting) so that we may offer your regular time to another client during your absence. If a client continually late cancels or no-shows for a recurring appointment or trio lesson reservations, we reserve the right to cancel future reservations.
\By attending sessions I agree that Blossoming Lotus Gyrotonic® (herein referred to as “The Studio”), its owners, its affiliates, and/or its landlord, is in no way responsible for the safekeeping of my personal belongings while I attend sessions at The Studio. I understand that movement sessions at The Studio may be physically strenuous and I voluntarily participate in them with full knowledge that there is risk of personal injury. I have attained permission from my physician to exercise and/or receive Manual Therapy, if I am currently under doctor’s care. And I further agree to inform the staff of The Studio of any changes in my health.
\ The Studio provides hands-on instruction that includes an appropriate and professional level of touch to aid in proprioceptive feedback. The Studio also offers therapeutic Manual Therapy which also involves appropriate and professional touch therapy. The staff of The Studio works together in a team model. Therefore, the staff may discuss your progress so that the most efficient path to achieve your goals may be attained.
\ The Studio asks that all clients wear grip socks during all equipment-based sessions, we recommend Toe Sox. The Studio also asks that each client clean the equipment used and pick up props after each session.
\ The Studio asks that clients who are feeling ill or “under the weather” refrain from coming to the studio and passing along colds, etc. to either the staff or other clients. Please take this time to rest and rejuvenate.
\ The Studio asks that clients refrain from wearing perfume and scents into The Studio as many clients are sensitive.
\ The Studio does not allow pets of any kind into the studio as many clients are allergic. Animals that assist those with disabilities are allowed to wait outside the front door.
\ The Studio reserves the right to refuse service to any person. The Studio reserves the right to refer the client for other services prior to resuming or beginning lessons/services at The Studio. Instructor/Therapist choice is guaranteed for private sessions/Manual Therapy only. The Studio reserves the right to change its schedule, instructor availability and pricing without notice.
\ Booking a session is your acceptance of our policies. Thank you for your understanding.
Feel free to reach out to us via phone or text at (808) 756-1628
Please be sure to include your name, the type of session you'd like to schedule, and any other questions you may have.
We'll get back to you as soon as we have a break in our schedule.
We have convenient 24/7 online booking for your convenience.
We look forward to sharing this amazing movement system with YOU.
Rates and schedule are subject to change without notice.
Blossoming Lotus Gyrotonic® (& Pilates) Unleash YOUR Potential to Flourish and THRIVE!
Blossoming Lotus GYROTONIC® (& Pilates)
445 W. Foothill Blvd, Suite 106, Claremont CA 91711
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