GYROTONIC® LINY owner Patricia Stewart has always been active and had an interest in fitness. Growing up on Long Island, Patricia played field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse and golf. Patricia went on to attend college and law school in NYC where she also worked various office jobs - during this time she took up a serious practice of yoga and got into figure skating and squash. Patricia then moved to California to work as an attorney in Silicon Valley. There she discovered Pilates and in 2003 she became a certified Pilates instructor. She taught both mat and equipment-based Pilates for five years.
Back in NYC in 2004 she was introduced to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method by her boss at the legal recruiting firm she was working for and was immediately taken with the intelligence of this unique approach to movement. In 2007, after three years of intensive self-study and private lessons, she began her career as a Gyrotonic instructor. Since then Patricia has travelled the world to study this methodology and is now a Gyrokinesis Master Trainer (2017), a Gyrotoner Master Trainer (2018) - and as of February 2019, has been hand-picked by Gyrotonic creator Juliu Horvath as one of only 23 trainers world-wide to begin the 2-year Gyrotonic Master Trainer Apprenticeship program for the first time it has been open to applicants in over 7 years.
In early 2014, after over two years spent teaching alongside a senior certifying master trainer at Body Evolutions, the largest Gyrotonic studio in NYC - during which time she taught private sessions and group classes and conducted many Pre-Training Courses - Patricia set off to California once again. She was called upon to temporarily manage studios in San Luis Obispo and Carmel and taught the clientele of their master trainer owners for extended periods. While guest teaching in San Luis Obispo in 2014, Patricia got to know Kathryn Perry DO as a Gyrotonic client and they decided it would be great to offer her services at Dr. Perry’s office in Cambria which she did until December 2015, when she was recruited to teach Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis exercise at the exclusive Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California during their season.
Before returning to the Vintage Club in the fall of 2016 Patricia spent a lot of time in Huntington and got the inspiration to bring this work back home - to Long Island. After her second season teaching at the Vintage Club, this idea turned into a plan and in November 2017 Patricia opened GYROTONIC® LINY at 140 East Main Street, Suite 9 in Huntington NY. Soon after the GYROTONIC® LINY studio was established she was also asked to help jumpstart the expansion of the Gyrotonic exercise program at Philosofit in East Hampton where she taught part-time until September 2018. Now, Patricia is thrilled to share what she believes is the most complete movement system at her beautiful space on the North Shore of Long Island 7 days a week, offering private sessions, group classes and teacher trainings.
We invite you to take advantage of the discounted GYROTONIC® LINY Welcome Package to get you well on your way to more efficient movement and greater health with a Gyrotonic exercise program at the GYROTONIC® LINY studio on 25A just east of Huntington Village and hope to see you soon!!
Formal Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Coursework Completed:
2019- GYROKINESIS BREATHING COURSE EXPERIENCE w Juliu Horvath; GYROTONIC APPLICATION FOR SHOULDER GIRDLE w Paul Horvath; GYROTONIC LEVEL 1 FOUNDATION COURSE - 2nd Master Trainer Assist with Juergen Bamberger (August - NYC); GYROTONIC LEVEL 1 FOUNDATION COURSE - 1st Master Trainer Assist w Rita Renha (May, Manhasset, NY)
2018 - GYROTONER w Juliu Horvath (for Master Trainer Certification)
2017 - GYROTONIC APPLICATION FOR SHOULDER GIRDLE AND CERVICAL SPINE w Uwe Herbstreit, GYROKINESIS FINAL CERT FOR MT ASSIST w Chantal Deeble (May, Wash DC), GYROKINESIS APPRENTICE REVIEW (Master Trainer Assist w Kathy Van Patten - January, San Francisco CA)
2016 - GYROKINESIS BREATHING COURSE INTENSIVE w Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC PRE-TRAINER UPDATE w Billy Macagnone, GYROTONIC APPLICATION FOR DANCERS 1 w Adrianna Thompson, GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE w Lucrezia Caricola - 3rd Master Trainer assist - June, Rome Italy), GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE w Miriam Barbosa (2nd Master Trainer assist - February, NYC)
2015 - GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE w Juliu Horvath (Pre-Trainer Update / 1st assist as Master Trainer apprentice), GYROKINESIS BREATHING COURSE INTENSIVE w Erika Hassan, GYROTONIC PATHWAYS OF SHOULDER HIP AND SPINE w Angela Crowley, JUMPING STRETCHING BOARD w Juliu Horvath
2014 – GYROTONIC LEVEL 2 (Formats 1 & 2) w Juliu Horvath, ARCHWAY LEVEL 1 (new format, w long chain exercises) w Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice and Jackson Kellogg, JUMPING STRETCHING BOARD w Erika Hassan, GYROKINESIS REJUVENATION COURSE (9-day, Munstertal) w Juliu Horvath, GYROKINESIS BREATHING COURSE INTENSIVE w Jackson Kellogg
2013 - GYROKINESIS LEVEL 2 w Juliu Horvath, LEG EXTENSION UNIT w Kathy Van Patten, GYROTONIC PSOAS PRINCIPLES w Juergen Bamberger, GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE (Pre-Trainer Update) w Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC LEVEL 1 AS MUSICAL JOURNEY w Billy Macagnone (Pre-Trainer Update), GYROTONER w Erika Hassan
2012 – GYROTONIC APPLICATION FOR GOLF w David Rasmussen, GYROTONIC ADV PULLEY TOWER WITH MUSIC w Juliu Horvath, GYROKINESIS BREATHING WORKSHOP w Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC LEVEL 2 (Formats 1 & 2) w Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS FOR SCOLIOSIS w Paul Horvath, GYROTONIC THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS FOR SHOULDER GIRDLE AND CERVICAL SPINE w Paul Horvath, GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE (Pre-Trainer cert) w Juliu Horvath, GYROKINESIS REJUVENATION COURSE (9-day, Munstertal) w Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC PRE-TRAINER COURSE w Billy Macagnone, GYROTONIC LEVEL 2 (Formats 1 & 2) w Erika Hassan, GYROTONER w Hilary Cartwright
2011- GYROKINESIS REJUVENATION COURSE (9-day, Munstertal) w Juliu Horvath, GYROKINESIS BEG LEVEL 2 w Erika Hassan (Aug, Nov), GYROTONIC THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS FOR PELVIS AND LUMBAR SPINE w Uwe Herbstreit, ARCHWAY w Erika Hassan
2010 – GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE (for certification) w Juliu Horvath, GYROTONIC LEVEL 2 (and prep) w Billy Macagnone
2009 – ARCHWAY w Sebastian Plettenberg, JUMPING STRETCHING BOARD w Billy Macagnone
2008 – GYROKINESIS FOUNDATION COURSE w Erika Hassan, LEG EXTENSION UNIT w Sebastian Plettenberg, GYROTONIC THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS FOR PELVIS w Paul Horvath, GYROTONIC LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION w Lisa-Marie Goodwin-Rice
2007 – GYROTONIC LEVEL 1 FOUNDATION COURSE AND APPRENTICE REVIEW w Sebastian Plettenberg
2003 - Certified by PhysicalMind (studied with Tom McCook at Center of Balance/Mountain View, CA)
Mat and Apparatus Certifications including Osteoporosis Protocols and Standing Pilates
MA in Education/Special Education from New York University
JD from Columbia University
BA in Russian from Barnard College