Gyrokinesis exercise allows one to work on the entire body through seven natal elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left, right, left twist, right twist, circular and other undulating movements. These movements stimulate the body’s internal organs while different corresponding breathing patterns are integrated along with the movement.
A typical gyrokinesis class begins with participants practicing self massage and simple breathing patterns, called “awakening of the senses.” All Gyrokinesis classes, from beginner to advanced will move through spine, pelvis, shoulder, arms, legs, knees and so on, in all possible directions. All movements can be done sitting, laying, or standing. Fluidity is the key, postures are not held for long periods of time, the exercises appear and feel more like a dance and swimming than like traditional Yoga.
Michelle has a B.S degree in Nursing and later went on to study dance and movement. She has taught dance on and off for 15 years since age 16. She had a few injuries during performing and competing, so she decided to stop dancing and in the year 2000 got certified as a Yoga instructor and taught Yoga in various studios, schools and health clubs. In 2002, Michelle became certified as a Pilates instructor, taught Pilates in various institutes, studios and clubs and in 2014, Michelle became certified as a Gyrokinesis Instructor and taught Gyro at various studios and at Spectrum Club S.B. She became a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer in 2006 and began training private clients at her home studio and became certified as a Gyrokinesis Pre-Trainer in 2009, training other instructors to become Gyro teachers. Michelle is currently teaching all of the above at her home studio and at the Spectrum Club S.B. and is currently studying Chinese Medicine, Chi Kong, Tai Chi and Chinese healing methods.