The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a holistic approach to movement developed by Juliu Horvath that is designed to meet the needs of people of all ages and abilities. GYROTONIC® students are both young and old who are healthy or recovering from illness or injury. It is also a very effective system for enhancing the training of dancers. Some of the benefits of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® exercises include increased strength and flexibility, renewed energy and vitality and a general sense of calm and well being.
There are two in-depth teacher-training programs available for MFA students in the Somatic Emphasis who are interested in teaching GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods.
After successfully completing one of the level I teacher training programs, trainers continue to develop their teaching skills by taking specialized courses in the method(s) they are qualified to teach. The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods are complimentary and some people choose to pursue training in one of the methods, while some study both.
MFA students must complete the pre-training and Foundation courses in either GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® to receive the 10 credit reduction that allows them to earn their MFA with 50 credits instead of 60. Students are expected to meet the general MFA requirements that all students in the Somatic Emphasis must follow. Specific courses, fees, and training schedules will be determined with Jen DePalo, Director of the teacher training programs in coordination with Nada Diachenko, Somatic Emphasis Director.
For specific information on the two training programs visit the website of the Gyrotonics Bodhi Studio or call Jen DePalo at 347-693-4408.