Aloha and welcome! We bring our true Hawaiian Aloha to every session we offer.
Aloha and welcome! We bring our true Hawaiian Aloha to every session we offer.
In line with more traditional types of yoga and martial arts techniques, creator Juliu Horvath's goal with The Gyrotonic Expansion System is to bring the mind, body and soul in to union. This ancient spiritual approach towards overall health has been focused into the emergence of an exercise method that has been created to answer the growing needs of a fast paced, dynamic culture.
It is modern day yoga for the modern day individual.
Unlike anything you have experienced, The Gyrotonic Method will spiral your spine and limbs, open your energy centers, safely and effortlessly increase the range of motion in your joints, all while building strength, stamina, flexibility, power and endurance. For those seeking an alternative in place of traditional linear modes of exercise The Gyrotonic Expansion System is a low-impact expansion method that can be practiced by everyone regardless of age or fitness capability. A Gyrotonic session can be a relaxing and rejuvenating movement experience (Laura calls this "yummy, gummy, gooey"), or an invigorating and challenging workout, depending upon the goals and needs of the client that particular day.
Whether you are an advanced athlete, a golfer looking to improve his or her game, a beginner student, or perhaps recovering from an injury, Gyrotonic sessions increase flexibility and range of motion dramatically, while at the same time toning and strengthening the entire body.
Imagine an experience that is the evolution of dance, swimming, chi kung and yoga that causes your mind, body and breath to ripple with energy. Envision your body undulating like an ocean wave and swaying like a palm tree.
By activating your imagination, you just took your first step into the world of Juliu Horvath, the founder of the Gyrotonic Expansion System.
After suffering a ballet injury, Horvath developed the method as a way to rehabilitate his body and spirit. In the process, he developed a movement method for strengthening and realigning the body. Through spiraling movements, breathing exercises and a pattern of motion that engages the body from head to toe, the Gyrotonic experience fully invigorates your being as it oxygenates and strengthens your body.
In a time where the average person spends most of his or her day collapsed in front of a computer screen, the Gyrotonic Method has never been more important; By developing a regular practice, one can counteract the impact of the technological revolution on our minds and bodies. Get ready for a physical awakening, one twist at a time.
Is Gyrotonic exercise new?
While Gyrotonic has been around for a few decades, many have not heard of The Gyrotonic Expansion System. Juliu Horvath, a modern visionary in the world of mind-body development, created the Gyrotonic equipment and exercise after years of intense study and self-exploration seeking to heal his own body. It is a sophisticated mind-body fitness method that ingeniously combines exercise with the energetic awakening and transformation of Chi Kung (and other forms of internal martial arts), the flexibility and balance of yoga, the strength and body toning of weight training, the grace and elegance of dance, the internal focus and calm mind of Tai Chi, along with improved core strength, coordination and aerobic conditioning.
The method has therapeutic applications for people recovering from life's ailments - shoulder injuries, hip replacements, strokes, breast cancer, and surgeries, as well as applications for special times in life - pregnancy, menopause, and aging. The method is applicable to athletes, dancers, golfers, tennis players, martial artists, and us "regular folks" who may be living with chronic back pain, neck and shoulder tension, and more.
Juliu Horvath , creator of the Gyrotonic Expansion System
Many of our clients come to us after an injury, surgery or other "issues in their tissues" that traditional therapies weren't able to address.
The method is widely used in Europe as THE go-to method for orthopedic rehabilitation. The US is slowly catching on.
We've seen miracles with this method of movement therapy with our clients. If you've experienced a major injury, illness, TBI, neurological disorder, or you're simply in pain...try a session of conscious Somatic-Based Gyrotonic Movement with us!
We have experience with (and not limited to) the following conditions:
Traumatic Brain Injury TBI
Spinal Cord Injury
Sacro-illac Joint Dysfunction
Degenerative Disc Disease
Severe Disc Herniation
Full Knee Replacement
Full Hip Replacement
Pre/post surgery for hip pain
Forward Head Posture
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Many of our clients simply want to live their lives with the greatest amount of freedom, joy, and want to take care of their bodies so that aging occurs gracefully. Open the energy centers, lengthen the muscles, free the spine, strengthen the core, enhance the mind-body connection, BREATHE and MOVE!
The Gyrotonic Method is a PERFECT compliment to any activity you enjoy and will help you move with greater ease so you can enjoy your life to the fullest.
As Somatic-based Movement Therapists and Educators, we're fond of saying..."We pick up where Physical Therapy left off - or never happened!"
In addition to working with our general clients and their fitness and wellness goals, both Laura and Steve have 1,000s of hours of advanced training in both rehab Pilates as well as advanced coursework in the Gyrotonic Method of Movement. Additionally Laura and Steve have advanced training as Medical Massage Therapists (although neither of us currently practice massage therapy). In our Hawaiian Medical Massage Therapy school, our 1,250 hour program consisted of intense anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, assessment and treatment design, and therapeutic hands on work along with therapeutic exercise. The schools goal was for their graduates to work side by side with allied health professionals (e.g., Physical Therapists, Physicians, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, and other Massage Therapists). As Movement Educators, we believe that the more a client understands about their condition, what contraindications exist, and which options for alternative exercise therapy (and bodywork) exist, the more these clients can take their power back and get fully onto the road of healing.
Both Laura and Steve had extensive shoulder "re-build" surgeries. Laura's was from a slip and fall while Steve's was from a Moto X accident. Steve was fortunate enough to have his injury after we opened our studio in Hawaii. Laura worked with Steve to get his shoulder as strong and stable as possible BEFORE his surgery...as surgery was the only option to repair his shoulder. As soon as the Doctor cleared Steve for exercise, Laura began working with him in the Gyrotonic studio. He began the very same exercises she had given him prior to his surgery. At his 6 week follow up the Doctor exclaimed that he had never seen anyone "at Steve's age" recover so quickly from a surgery like as intense as his. He asked what we were doing. We responded with, "We are both Hawaii licensed massage therapists with specializations in medical massage and therapeutic exercise and we also happen to own a Gyrotonic studio." The doctor was so impressed, he told Steve there was no need for PT as we were clearly on the right path.
We've made it our life's work to help others with this amazing movement method the way it has helped both of us AND our many clients.
Where she was at: A woman in her 40's came into the studio to begin Gyrotonic lessons, after hearing Steve and Laura speak at a local traumatic brain injury event. Her goal was to continue rehab for her injuries, as her health insurance had run out. She had been involved in a head on collision while both vehicles were driving 55 miles per hour. The other driver swerved into her lane and she was unable to avoid the collision. She broke over 100 bones in her body. She received a major head injury (traumatic brain injury or TBI). And she nearly bled out. The doctors had nearly given up hope that she would live. She was transferred to a critical care facility and then eventually a long term care facility. She could not speak, move, let alone walk at that time. She was later able to speak, move and walk with the aid of a walker and a caregiver to keep her from losing her balance. Her cognitive skills were also challenged. Eventually her insurance company would no longer authorize further physical therapy. She said that we were her last hope of recovery....
After working on building my own company and raising twins on my own, the stress I was under had taken it's toll on my physical and mental state. I'd tried everything (yoga, pilates, massage, meditation) and nothing helped.
Then I heard about Laura and Gyrotonic exercise. I was skeptical, as I'd never heard of it before. By the end of the first session I was hooked. Not only did the movement feel SO good in my body, I felt as though I had gained a part of myself back that had been missing.
I've been practicing the Gyrotonic Method (on the equipment) and the Gyrokinesis method (in group class) now for 4 years and cannot imagine my life without them.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing this amazing method into my life.
~ Marta Barerras
Feng Shui Consultant
The GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit was the first unit of Gyrotonic equipment to be sold to the public. In 1991, Horvath introduced a line of specialized equipment: the Jumping Stretching Board, the Ladder, the Leg Extension Unit, and the GYROTONER®. Each unit of specialized equipment has its own unique features and functions, providing an extensive range of exercise options.
The innovative line of Gyrotonic equipment is hand-crafted in Europe with high quality, commercial grade materials and is designed according to the exacting standards of Juliu Horvath, who is still actively creating, improving and expanding on existing designs.
The GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower Combination Unit is the result of over thirty years of research and development, and is the most widely used piece of Gyrotonic Equipment. The Pulley Tower provides smooth, even support and resistance via a unique, weighted pulley system. The adjustable bench and rotating handle unit can be customized to fit the individual proportions and movement capacities of each user. The design of the equipment supports the full and natural range of motion of the joints, allowing for three-dimensional, functional movement, thus eliminating the sharp starts and stops where most injury occurs.
Our studio features two Brand New "Ultima" Pulley Towers
The Archway is the updated version of the original Ladder and is considered by many to be the most physically demanding piece of specialized equipment. The vertical, tiered ladder design of the Archway accommodates advanced strength and stability sequences by allowing users to perform exercises in various relationships to gravity- vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and inverted. The included propeller accessory, and adjustable arms provide standing, and rotation exercises for people of various abilities- beginners to advanced. The Archway is a great addition to any studio, and is especially popular with dancers, and other athletes.
Our studio features one Archway
The Gyrotoner facilitates hip, and shoulder articulation in a myriad of different planes. It is an especially useful piece of equipment for mobilizing the thoracic spine, and for coordinating hip, and shoulder movements with the spine.
Our studio features one Gyrotoner
A broad range of exercise sequences and modification options make the Jumping-Stretching Board accessible to people of all levels of strength and flexibility. Due to its versatility, and popularity with clients, this is often the first piece of specialized equipment added to a GYROTONIC® studio.
Jumping-Stretching Board exercise sequences are composed of full body, functional exercises, performed in a variety of body positions- kneeling, standing, lying and sitting. A diverse range of standing exercises improve flexibility, coordination, and functional strength.
The ergonomic, gliding platform allows users to experience running, and jumping in a low impact, horizontal plane, with the spine and pelvis fully supported, making it ideal for post injury exercise. Four independent gliding slides, with optional rotating platforms, provide for challenging strength and coordination sequences. The propeller accessory, and pulley tower feature are also included with this unit.
Our studio features one jump stretching board (a client favorite for sure!)
The Leg Extension Unit facilitates functional full body movement sequences that strengthen upper/lower body coordination, and hand/foot coordination. Contra-lateral movement sequences in various planes increase functional strength and stability at all joints. A unique, patented, cam mechanism allows the leg to elongate, as it extends. So, the hip and knee joints are able to move in a fluid, natural range, without compression, increasing stability and strength around those joints. Hand/foot straps, and lightweight aluminum Wing Master accessory included.
Our studio features one Leg Extension Unit
Listen as Juliu explains about the amazing system he has created.
A journey towards the expression of life!
That's awesome. (And YAY you!)
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