The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is an original, and unique movement method developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, and 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.
The system is comprised of two specific veins of practice, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS®. GYROTONIC® utilizes the specialized machines designed by Juliu to support and assist the body in motion and are highly adjustable, and can be customized to fit each persons unique physique and ability, adapting for things such as height, arm/leg length and range of motion, while GYROKINESIS® is practiced without the aid of equipment on stools and floor mats. Both branches of the system employ exercise sequences that are composed of spiraling, circular movements, which flow together seamlessly in rhythmic repetitions with corresponding breathing patterns. 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, agility, strength and flexibility. The work opens energy pathways and balances the subtle energy body, stimulates the nervous system, increases range of motion, improves strength/tone, and movement efficiency.
The beauty of the GYROTONIC® Method is that it can adapted to any body, from post-rehabilitation to elite level dancer/athlete.