What is the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Method?
An entirely unique and original approach to fitness and well-being comprised of full-body movements which follow arcing and spiraling paths to create greater connection and harmony within the body, exercise sequences flow in systematic progressions and are performed with focused integration of the breath and an intention towards expansion and completeness. GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method exercises simultaneously stretch and strengthen the entire body which promotes freedom of movement - and with that, adaptability and resilience. When you train in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method, you train your body to move in an intelligent, efficient and fully expressed way - the way it is designed to move. There are two aspects to the work: the GYROTONIC® method - using specialized equipment exclusive to the exercise system - and the GYROKINESIS® method - with exercises performed on the floor, seated on a stool and standing. .
Among the Powerful Benefits of this Specialized Approach to Fitness and Wellness:
- long lean muscles / stronger more responsive core / toned physique
- spine and joint health / dynamic trunk stabilization
- postural intervention / scoliosis protocol
- sustainable movement / graceful aging / relief from everyday aches and pains
- injury prevention / post-injury retraining
- moving meditation / stress reduction
- greater (more functional) range of motion / enhanced flexibility
- improved balance and coordination
- activation of breathing patterns to support healthy movement and vitality of the entire organism
- cross-training for dancers and athletes
- programs for children and seniors
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MOVE INTO YOUR POTENTIAL™
Jumping Stretching Board
Gyrotonic Level 2 on Long Island
Handle Unit - Cross-Grip Spiral
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Master Trainer
Patricia Stewart has been teaching GYROTONIC® exercise for 13 years, is certified in all of the Specialized Equipment – Jumping Stretching Board, GYROTONER®, Archway, Leg Extension Unit - and is a GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer. She is also a GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer and a GYROTONER® Master Trainer. Previously, she taught mat and equipment-based Pilates for five years.
Patricia is the only Gyrotonic Expansion System Master Trainer based on Long Island and loves to share the work to help people of all levels of fitness and from all walks of life to experience harmony, flow and joy in their movement and to feel more at home in their bodies. Her clients have included high-level athletes, professional dancers, martial arts instructors and yoga teachers - those who seek to master movement and perform optimally. She has also taught other Gyrotonic instructors and physical therapists, who have turned to her for her advanced understanding of the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. Patricia has worked extensively with seniors and children. She has trained individuals looking to up their performance and prevent injury as well as those coming back from injury, including spinal cord injuries and TBI. She has also worked with many clients who have had joint replacements, and with some who have chronic ailments - eg, fibromyalgia, Parkinsons, scoliosis, arthritis, Lyme disease - and have been greatly helped by this work. However, most of Patricia's clients are simply people who value a healthy and inspired approach to fitness - they enjoy both the challenge and the satisfaction of a full-body flowing Gyrotonic work out and find that Gyrotonic exercise brings an added dimension of wellness, pleasure and vitality to their daily lives.
Patricia has had the very special privilege to study extensively with Gyrotonic Expansion System method Creator and Founder Juliu Horvath. Her depth of knowledge and range of experience with the Gyrotonic method sets her apart from most instructors. Patricia's students benefit from the expertise she has developed over her many years as a teacher and student of the methodology as well as by the formal coursework she has completed which includes: all of the Gyrotonic Therapeutic Applications - Shoulder Girdle and Cervical Spine, Scoliosis, Pelvis and Lumbar Spine with physiotherapists Paul Horvath and Uwe Herbstreit, as well as Gyrotonic Application for Golf and the Gyrotonic Application for Dancers, and Gyrotonic Level 2 and Gyrokinesis Level 2 training.
Patricia is thrilled to be sharing all that she has learned in her travels teaching and studying this work back home to Long Island and looks forward to helping you to move better, feel better moving and to discover new possibilities for movement - and in life - through the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. She invites you to MOVE INTO YOUR POTENTIAL™ as part of our growing community!
For Patricia's full bio and educational background click here.