The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are complementary exercise methods that fall under one umbrella- the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, professional dancer from Romania. Horvath suffered a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career, and began developing what are now known as the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods as a way to heal himself and regain his strength and agility.
Both 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. These carefully crafted sequences create balance, efficiency, strength and flexibility.
Can anyone try this? The Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods are both highly adaptable, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Accomplished athletes and dancers, college students, baby boomers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities.
GYROTONIC® Newport offers Private and classes in Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, specialized series work on the GYROTONER and JUMPING STRETCHING BOARD, Applications for Golf, Fascial Body, Happy Moves and Intensive Breathing. Katie is a Pre-trainer for GYROTONIC®, ask her about becoming a teacher!
The GYROKINESIS® method is a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. It is an original, and unique movement practice which has roots in Yoga, Tai Chi, gymnastics, and dance. The GYROKINESIS® method is practiced in group or private classes under the instruction of a certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer, and can also be practiced at home.
Find out more during on site classes in Newport (Saturdays 10am), off site at Edward King House (Tuesdays 4pm) and Jamestown Arts Center (Mondays 5pm)
JSB®, Jumping-Stretching Board : 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.
The 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.
Schedule a 30 min intro to find out more! (*required 6 Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis classes/private work prior)
Katie enjoyed her training for this specialized machine with Authorized Master Trainer Billy Maganone in the East Village, NYC where she used to teach.
Juliu Horvath developed the movements that one can perform on the GYROTONER® so that various muscle groups, tendons and ligaments in the spine,arms, hips, legs and ankles, among other body parts, could be strengthened and stretched simultaneously while the user consciously engages breathing patterns when executing the movements. The energy channels running throughout the body are thus stimulated, and the overall effect on the mind and body can be profound.
"This specialized unique piece from the GYROTONIC® Method is incredible. It opens the hips in such a safe and connected way, super beneficial as we get older. I find that the cyclist love this motion of opening the hip joint, it is one of their favorites! I personally have struggled with shoulder limitations, tendentious and pain, which it is not present with the use of the GYROTONER® It is designed to accommodate all ages and abilities come check it out today. This is the only location in all of Rhode Island where it can be found!"
This machine is very popular with clients that run and cycle often! Shoulder and hip issues are a common pain for most of us and with the guidance and fun training on the Gyrotoner the pain lessens or can disappear! Schedule a 30 min intro to find out more! (*required 6 Gyrotonic or Gyrokinesis classes/private work prior)
Prices & Packages
Find Gyrokinesis Class at Edward King House, Newport and Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown RI.
* If you are only visiting Newport we can create a shorter package that fits your time schedule! Contact us for more details, we are here to help you discover a happy more fluid moving body & mind!
Prices & Packages
Wear lose and comfortable clothing. We have a spacous changing room and please come early to enjoy tea, water and relax and prepare for the session. Information about this work and Katie click here
"Good golf begins and ends with a good swing, and a good swing is a physical act, first and foremost. If you can't make the physical movements a good golf swing requires, you'll never succeed. "
From David Rasmussen, Golf Professional.....''The GYROTONIC® system has multiple exercises for every part of the golf swing. It will help you increase and strengthen your hip and shoulder turn, improve the rotation of the arms, strengthen your wrists and forearms and improve your cardiovascular fitness. Simply put, it is finest exercise system out there for golfers. With GYROTONIC® training, golf students will play more consistently, hit the ball further and straighter, help to avoid injury and enjoy the game more. It helps people get better faster..."
PRIVATE SESSIONS FOR GOLF ENTHUSIASTS AND MORE.... interested in enhancing your performance? These exercises strengthen the lumbar spine and abdominal regions, areas of the body which are so vulnerable to injury during golf.
What can I gain from this technique?
This is a unique program that will improve your body’s health and efficiency on the golf course, making your play time more proficient and enjoyable. The program integrates the GYROTONIC® teachings which can improve body mechanics for swing distance & accuracy, increase mobility and stamina, strengthen your core, restore joint function and decrease chronic pain.
More from GPA David Rasmussen....
"Conventional strength training has limitations for golfers because flexibility isn't stressed enough. Flexibility on its own is not enough either, because a great deal of strength is needed to swing a golf club well.....GYROTONIC® training gives golfers the best combination possible for both strength and flexibility training. It works for golfers of all ages and fitness levels. We have worked with kids as young as 6 and golfers as old as 86. GYROTONIC® exercises work for people of all handicap levels as well. We have worked with PGA Tour players, PGA Professionals, low and high handicap golfers and even beginning golfers....The success that we have had combining GYROTONIC® Training and GYROTONIC® Applications for Golf Instruction have been phenomenal. Students are getting their games to a level that they never thought they could achieve. GYROTONIC® Training allows people to get to fitness levels that other training systems just can't match. It can help golfers to correct lifelong flawed movement patterns. It is the perfect compliment for golf.''
Gyrotonic Newport is the only studio teaching this Golf & Gyrotonic series in Rhode Island and most of New England. Come see how the GYROTONIC® system has multiple exercises for every part of the golf swing. Use your training from the session to hit the ball farther and straighter, get better faster and help avoid injuries and ENJOY the game more! Book
Katie, posing during day 3 of the course with Dave in Boulder Co.
"This course was sheer joy! I have such a better understanding and respect for the game of Golf! Wow can the Gyrotonic Method really help explore the safe and powerful range needed during this sport. Out for fun with your business or more serious, this is the way to stay ready during the winter months and safely recover after a tournament!" Katie Moorhead
Jean, Dave, Katie
GYROTONIC® for the Fascial Body
This intensive workshop gives GYROTONIC® Trainers the means to deepen their knowledge about the interaction between the vocabulary of the GYROTONIC® Method and fascial training. In this workshop, participants hone their vocabulary and evaluation skills in a supportive group setting. Students learn to identify fundamental fascial patterns through structured assessment of the human body. Principles of anatomy, biomechanics and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation are incorporated. Students will learn to pinpoint physical efforts,to increase training selections. and to build upon concepts they're already using in their Gyrotonic sessions.
Get Connected! Our past events list:
"Fall N2 Balance" and "Music & Meditation" details coming soon!
Enjoy this mini series that has started up at the studio on Thursdays. Join in on any Thursday! We are thrilled to host Mary Leonti and David Stolz! First class kicked off with a blast of love and great energy!
Connect with Gyrotonic Newport to book or host an event at the studio with or without Katie.
"Fall N2 Balance" Hosted Catherine Boylan (NYC) Julio Amaro & Dave Schnider, Julie Warburg and Meika Hale
Simone Lukas -Jogl "Movement Analysis: Rolfing principles, body structure and movement patterns"
Mary Leonti "Touch is the Language of Love" couples learning basic massage techniques and education
Katie Moorhead "JSB Intro" 2 days, 4 hours total using the Jumping Stretching Board
Mary Leonti & David Stolz: Kundalini Series with Live Drums
@GYROTONIC Newport : 146 Broadway, Newport RI
GYROTONER: Sept 13-16, 2018
GYROTONIC GYROTONER Teacher Training Course
Authorized Master Trainer, Billy Maganone will arrive in Newport directly after the Master training in Germany with Juliu on the most updated format for the GYROTONER. All the new curriculum “hot off the press” directly from the master himself!
*Renew your Gyrotonic license
*Use as a refresher course gaining the new material
*Credited as Level 1 update, required for all Level 1 teachers
Course: Sign up with Gyrotonic Newport
(518) 522-3249 / email@example.com
Reserve spot/Studio fee $200
Course fee $550
Sept 13-16 / 4 days / 3 Gyrotoners!!!
*Accommodation details connect directly with Katie
my body was so out of shape
"After 3 births in 4 years, and the subsequent care of my children, my body was so out of shape that my back hurt constantly. Katie worked with me one on one in a GYROTONIC® session, during which we did so many different movements which stretched my back muscles and they loosened for what felt like the first time in years! I really needed Katie to show me personally how to stretch correctly with proper breathing."
Leah Beach, (now a mother of 4)
I am truly ecstatic
"I am truly ecstatic with the physical & mental benefits I have attained from myGYROTONIC® sessions with Katie Moorhead. My career as a professional dancer has stretched over 2 decades & now at 37 years of age I am a creature of maintenance. My low back injury from a motorcycle accident at 18 years old has been a crutch throughout my career. The enlightening process of re calibrating my mental connection to my physical being, through GYROTONIC® is tremendous! I am no longer of the mindset to "just deal with it" instead I feel more proactive about my injury as a work in progress. My pain has subsided and I am gaining strength in areas I never imagined possible. The mental and physical scars I have always accepted as permanent are now healing. I am grateful for GYROTONIC® and Katie's teachings, GYRO HEALS!"
Spencer G Hering, Co Director of iMEE
more than i expected
"My experience with GYROTONIC® was more than i expected. The movements were very natural and comfortable and when it was over i felt like i had just gotten a massage. Katie was a very sensitive, receptive and responsive teacher. She did a great job moving me through all of these unfamiliar movements of this expansion system. After one session, I was hooked!"
Dante Velasquez Inc. NYC
roundness in the movements
“After practicing Pilates for many years, I was very surprised to find out about the movements in GYROTONIC® . There is a lot of extension and roundness in the movements. The breathing helps you roll into the movements.”
coordinated strength..engaging my mind
"For me the attraction of GYROTONIC® is the ability to build coordinated strength while engaging my mind, and the teacher from whom I've learned the most is Katie Moorhead. I came to GYROTONIC® through a foot injury that prevented me from participating in other exercise forms, and it was the new mental challenge of the choreographed movement flow that got me off the couch and working towards rehabilitation as much as the exercises themselves. With a busy work schedule, I have plenty of readily available excuses to justify skipping conditioning, but I seek out GYROTONIC® as I enjoy it and believe that the greater body awareness it builds helps me to avoid injury in my recreational physical activities and also to improve my capacity to manage stress.
I've worked with several trainers and none have helped me to get as much out of GYROTONIC® as Katie. Her particular teaching advantage lies in her combination of an inquisitive mind, sharp eyes and a warm heart. Katie is highly knowledgeable about how the body works and is continually working to educate herself and further develop her understanding of GYROTONIC®. In working with clients, she is readily able to apply this knowledge, tracing the symptom of curled toes to the unstable leg to the unengaged hamstring to the route problem of misaligned hips. Rather than simply command you to uncurl your toes, she leads you in an investigation of body connections and the practice of GYROTONIC®.
Katie's attuned to your particular ticks and is persistent in working on them with you. These lessons are offered generously and throughout she both supports and challenges clients showing patience as you work to understand a movement but also pushing you to do more than you thought you could. Working with someone who believes you can fully realize the benefits of GYROTONIC® has made the difference to me!"
Catherine Day, Harvard Business
achieve your maximum potential
"The GYROTONIC® technique does wonders for strength, control, and aligning the mind and body. As a dancer, the GYROTONIC® tower is the perfect aid for increasing mobility and strength in the places I need it the most. I constantly find myself recommending GYROTONIC® to anybody and everybody because its unique technique has such positive affects on the body no matter your ability or experience. These days there are many types of toning and stretching machines and techniques, but the GYROTONIC® technique and its tower unit stand out to me. This technique and machine are by far the most effective because they revolve around breath, spirals, flows, and three dimensional movement that create a completely different experience. Katie stands out from other GYROTONIC® teachers because she does a exquisite job of incorporating a wide variety of the different GYROTONIC® techniques to specifically suit your wants and needs. She stays mentally present with you every step of the way and is very active in helping you through the techniques to achieve your maximum potential. With her calm demeanor, Katie not only works your body, but emphasizes on opening your mind for a full body experience so you leave feeling energized and refreshed."