GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
Gain a personal understanding of the Gyrokinesis® method
Taught by guest instructor, Melody Allen, Certified GYROKINESIS® & GYROTONIC® Trainer & Pre-Trainer
IT'S TIME TO LEARN!
One of my intentions for our studio is to be a place of community. A community for health, growth and exploration. In the fall of 2015, we hosted a hands-on anatomy & clay workshop with Ann Crammond and then we brought her back again in 2017 for a weekend mixing the Franklin Method and Pilates. Both courses have shown me how continuing education courses truly create community the best. This time, we’re branching out of our Pilates roots and into our passion for the GYROTONIC® Method.
We are pleased to announce we will be hosting Melody Allen, of Houston, TX, for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training. The Pre-Training is a six-day course and the first of four sequential courses of the 138 hour program to become a Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer. While this course is required for those wanting to become a Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer, it is also an excellent course for those looking to deepen their understanding of their own body through the GYROTONIC® Method. This course is meant to be a personal immersion in which all six days will be spent moving, breathing, and exploring the work within your own body. Among all continuing education courses I have taken, pre-trainings will always hold a special place in my heart as they feel like a spa-week of movement.
Then there’s Melody. As both a former dancer and Licensed Professional Counselor, Melody understands the importance of connecting the mind with movement. Melody and I met the summer of 2017, while we both were completing our training for the GYROTONIC® Archway Level 1 Course. After spending a week moving, laughing, and connecting, I knew I wanted to bring Melody to Utah. It is delightful to spend time with someone who takes this work seriously (if you need to know the detailed knowledge - Melody is your go-to!) but yet can also be relatable, funny and knows how to connect with those around her. She’s a powerhouse as a teacher and is definitely the type of teacher we love having in our community.
So, with that, I strongly encourage you to join us May 14th-19th for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training. It will leave your body feeling refreshed, your mind awakened, and give you the beginning insight into this beautiful movement method.
En Route Movement Owner + Movement Teacher
Both the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods were developed by Juliu Horvath, an ethnic Hungarian, and professional dancer from Romania. He developed these methods as a way to heal himself following a series of debilitating injuries during his dance career. Both exercise methods use sequences of rhythmic, flowing exercises typically in spiraling, circular movements. These fluid movements, allow the joints of the body to move through a natural and gentle range of motion. While the GYROTONIC® Method is performed using specialized GYROTONIC® equipment, the GYROKINESIS® work is done are using only a chair and a mat. For this reason, the GYROKINESIS® work is incredibly accessible. It is portable, requires little space, and can be done almost anywhere. This unique work, builds your coordination and enhances your mental focus, agility, strength and flexibility.
The GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training is the first of 4 sequential courses to become a Certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer. In this course students will develop a sound, personal understanding of the GYROKINESIS®Level 1 exercises. Prior to taking the course, students should take a minimum of 10 or more GYROKINESIS® classes with a certified GYROKINESIS® Trainer. Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to take the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation course within three months of their pre-training course.
Tuesday, May 14th - Sunday May 19th 10 Am - 5 PM
6 days - 30 Hours total
$550 course Fee + $250 Studio Fee
What to bring:
Notebook & pen - To be used when you are inspired to take notes!
Water bottle & snacks
Optional: A GYROKINESIS® stool and/or mat if you have them - but do not worry, we have plenty!
Melody Allen is a native Houstonian and an alumus of the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance and the Dance Ensemble and Howard Univeristy Dance Dept. Ms. Allen danced with the Lulu Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. and is the founder of Melody Allen Fitness where she teaches dancers and non-dancers in the movement arts of Pilates, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® , GYROKINESIS® and dance technique. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of training with many dance greats including the late Jimmy Truitt, the late Sherrill Berryman-Miller, Kevin Jeff, Steve Rooks, Assane Konte, Sandra Fortune Greene, Karen Stokes and many others. Ms. Allen continues to pursue her passion in teaching dance technique and dance science modalities in master class formats and private instruction to aspiring artists. She is a pre-trainer in both the GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® Method at the Houstonian Hotel Club, and Spa , her own studio and travels to provide trainings.
Registration will open Monday, February 18th! If you have any questions or would like help with registration, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 801.831.4391. Since this course will be capped at 10 students, be sure to register ASAP. We hope to see you May 14th-19th!
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