Live Session



Hosted by Elaine Puren

Zoom link provided

14:30 - 15:45 • 24 Jul 2024 UK Time (+ 4 other times)

Class outline

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If the student is late, the teacher reserves the right to not let the student in once the class has started.

The GYROKINESIS®  technique is the component of the GYROTONIC® method that doesn’t utilise equipment. It is usually taught as a group class and begins with exercises seated on stools followed by floor work and standing sequences. Movement and breath are harmonised in fluid patterns to stimulate all the systems in the body simultaneously. The focus is on rhythmic repetitions of a very wide repertoire of exercises which are developed to build strength, mobility, balance and stamina without force or strain.

Who is GYROKINESIS® for?

  • The system is suitable for anyone but this class will be aimed at dancers of all levels.
  • It is not necessary to have prior experience of the technique.
  • The first part of the class takes place seated so you will require a stool or firm chair and a yoga mat.
  • It is suitable during pregnancy but please inform me in advance so I can suggest adaptations if necessary.

Who is GYROKINESIS® not for?

  • An online class is not suitable for anyone with a serious injury.

Meet your teacher

Elaine Puren

Elaine grew up in Buckinghamshire and studied at the Arts Educational School from the age of twelve, moving to the Central School of Ballet at sixteen to complete her training.
She danced in Northern Ballet before moving to Durban, South Africa, to dance with the NAPAC ballet company as a soloist. During her time freelancing back in London she discovered the Gyrotonic method and decided to train as a teacher after realising the depth and power of the system.
She has been fortunate to take many trainings with the systems creator Juliu Horvath since 1999 and is now a master trainer. Elaine co runs Movement to Life which is based in the heart of the City of London as well as teaching from her home studio in Chesham, Buckinghamshire offering private sessions, group classes and teacher training courses.

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