The GYROTONIC® method is a movement modality that contains similar elements to those found in yoga, but it is not derived from yoga. It links movement with breath, working to increase the natural flexibility of the spine, while simultaneously strengthening and stretching the musculature.
What makes it different from yoga is that it is less linear and more three dimensional, with a greater emphasis on spiralling and twisting.
Holistic in nature, GYROTONIC® exercises address the body, mind and emotions. The movements promote a tremendous sense of wellbeing, delivering increased energy, greater mind-body awareness, long and lean muscles, improved posture and a stronger core.
The GYROTONIC® method uses specialised equipment to take the body beyond its limitations; the principle piece of equipment being the Pulley Tower.
The GYROTONIC® method delivers powerful cross training for all, including yogis, dancers and athletes. Plus, because it is low impact, GYROTONIC® exercises are also highly beneficial for pre- and post-natal women and those recovering from injuries.
GYROTONIC® is a registered trademark of GYROTONIC Sales Corp and is used with their permission.
the benefits of GYROTONIC®
- Increases spinal mobility
- Maintains heath of the joints throughout the body
- Helps to develop long, lean muscles
- Improves balance and coordination
- Increases body awareness
- Increases flexibility and boosts efficiency of body movement
- Allows for deep stretching of the muscle and encourages myofascial release
- Enhances posture and core strength
- Improves sports performance
- Facilitates the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries
- Improves function of your lungs, heart and circulation
The Gyrotonic method was developed by Juliu Horvath in the 1970s. The Pilates exercise method was founded by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. Although both methods use specialised equipment, and incorporate the mindful application of movement and breath, they are both intrinsically different.
In Pilates equipment sessions, different pieces of apparatus are used to provide resistance and also give support for your body. The Pilates method focuses on linear movement, developing core strength, stability and long lean muscles.
Gyrotonic equipment relies on pulleys and weights as opposed to resistance. Gyrotonic is less linear and more three dimensional than Pilates with a greater emphasis on spiralling and twisting. Sessions help to improve coordination and strengthen the entire body.
Gyrotonic sessions take place in our studio in Camden. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, we ask everyone who is new to our equipment studio to start with a private starter assessment. Call Camden on 020 7483 3344, or pay us a visit to book your session. The starter assessment includes a postural assessment. Afterwards your instructor will be able to advise on a Pilates programme to suit your needs and goals.
Both Gyrotonic and equipment Pilates are excellent during pregnancy and for you and baby after the birth. However it is recommended that you do not attend sessions in your first trimester. You can return to practice in your second and third trimesters. Find out more about our pre and postnatal classes and treatments.
From drop-ins and class passes, to unlimited options, there are a number of pricing options at triyoga. Find all you need to know about our prices here.
Gyrotonic is part of the equipment studio in Camden. Everyone new to Gyrotonic or equipment Pilates at triyoga must participate in a one-on-one starter assessment which can be booked over the phone.
After you have completed your starter assessment you can take advantage of our equipment studio starter pack which consists of 3 x one-on-one sessions. From there you can either buy single sessions, or save money by buying packs of sessions (5, 10 or 20). All Gyrotonic sessions are one-on-one.
All session passes have a 12 month expiry date from purchase, except 5 classes which is 6 months.