Sessions & Classes

Starting out?  

Try a single one-hour Private session or take advantage of our Introductory Package of three one-hour Private sessions at a discounted price. 

Getting Started

Clients begin by working one-on-one with a Certified or Master Trainer in a series of Private sessions.  We like to get to know you, your injury history, current activity level, your goals and the issues you’d like most to address.  

 

Sometimes the primary goal is reducing stress, other times it’s building a stronger core, improving posture, or becoming more flexible.  Some clients would like us to work closely with their physical therapist or physician in overcoming chronic pain, injury or working with them during a post-op rehabilitation phase.  

        We want to help you become:

              strong

                    flexible 

                       adaptive

                    balanced

                 pain free

             healthy in mind, body and spirit

        We want you to feel at home in your body & help you move to the next level.

 

So, during your first few sessions the skillfully trained teachers at GMC are carefully assessing general restrictions or weaknesses which might be preventing you from your peak performance, or watching for inefficient but habituated movement patterns that might be creating or contributing to your pain.  We want to be successful quickly – so anything you can share with us about how you feel, what you like, what you want to learn, or how you learn best is appreciated and helps us help you reach your goals. 

Many clients choose to exclusively see Trainers in
Private Sessions, enjoying the focused, hands-on attention while others work toward joining a Gyrotonic Tower or Gyrokinesis class, and some clients working at a higher-level, schedule Independent Sessions during which they can work out on their own with general supervision by a Trainer and schedule Private sessions for continuing growth and mastery, while others enjoy arranging Duet Sessions.  Ultimately, our goal at the GYROTONIC® Movement Center is to develop a program that meets your personal goals and one that you truly enjoy.

 
 

Private Sessions

Most of our clients choose to exclusively see Trainers in Private Sessions where you can enjoy sessions that are designed to meet your long-term goals but allow for each appointment to be tailored to your daily needs.  This is our most personalized session type and allows in-depth transformative work.  

Each session is tailored to you, allowing us to introduce the 
GYROTONIC EXAPANSION SYSTEM® method, discuss any concerns or limitations you may have, create homework programs and tailor the pace to best support your needs and goals.  

You are welcome to exclusively do Privates, and enjoy the personalized focused and hands-on attention.

Independent Sessions

Clients who enjoy more self-directed independent programs and who wish to take more ownership of their workout are welcome to work towards what we fondly call Indy Sessions.  When both you and your trainer feel you have a strong grasp of the system, your individualized exercise program, the equipment, and can demonstrate that you can work independently; you may schedule appointments for Indies during which you will work out on your own with general supervision by a Trainer who is in the studio working privately with other clients.  This is the most affordable of our session types but does demand a high-level of proficiency, and requires scheduling periodic private sessions for your continued growth and mastery.

 

Duet Sessions

Duets are a fun way to get highly individualized instruction while working simultaneously with another client.  During duet sessions clients are paired with another person of similar skill level so they can do a session in tandem - working side by side on the same or similar exercise sequences. These sessions are fun and playful and often focus more on creating rhythm and melody in your body which includes slightly faster pacing than might happen in a private session. We work to find a client who matches your skill level and scheduling requirements so that you can receive a session together or if you have a family member or friend with whom you’d like to share a workout this adds to the fun. 

 

Groups and Classes

Join us online for our Mat Classes!

 

GYROKINESIS® Classes: Stretching, spiraling & strengthening are some of the words our clients use to describe the benefits of GYROKINESIS® exercises. Join us and move your entire body through circular natural movements of the spine, while also articulating all your joints. Together we’ll systematically and gently work your muscles through rhythmic and undulating movement, stimulating all the rhythmic systems in the body, including circulatory, lymphatic, and respiratory. Join us to feel energized, refreshed and aligned as you move fluidly from start to finish. 

 

NOTE:  Classes with fewer than three students may be canceled & deposits refunded. One missed class per month can be made-up with a one-week extension of the monthly tower card, by participation in another same-level class, or by scheduling an Independent session (with approval by Trainer); no additional make-up sessions are available.

Introduction to GYROKINESIS®, Beginner:
 

Mon: 10:30-11:45 am 

Wed: 10:30-11:45 am 

Fri: 10:30-11:45 am

Are you wondering how it's possible to feel great just from exercising on a chair – join us and find out. Undulate your spine, move with freedom and release tension in this gently paced 1.25-hour Gyrokinesis class. Class includes a small amount of floorwork.

(Level 1 class, with Jennifer Prout) online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

GYROKINESIS®, Intermediate-beginner:

Wed: 7:00-8:15am

This 1.25-hour class is paced a little faster then our Introductory and Essentials classes. Join us and move through rhythmic flowing choreographed movement sequences of stretching, spiraling, and arching & curling motions designed to strengthen your whole body to leave you feeling energized and refreshed. This class will include floorwork and plenty of abdominal exercises. (Level 1 class with Jennifer Prout) online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

Meditative Movement -
A journey inward using Gyrokinesis:

Fridays: 9:00-10:15am

This 1.25-hour gentle class leads you through flowing movement sequences gently stretching & strengthening your body with spiraling, arching & curling motions.  Paced to allow you to feel the integration of mind & body while moving you will leave feeling energized and refreshed, using the Gyrokinesis method. This class will include some floorwork. (Level 1 class Fridays with Deanne Meek) 

online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

GYROKINESIS®, Advanced:

Tues: 12:00-1:15pm
 

For our hearty clients who like a push- Level 2:

 

This 1.25-hour class is for hearty clients who want to push themselves. Previous Gyrokinesis experience is suggested or participants should have the ability to follow movement sequences easily for this class. Be ready to move more intensely as you are guided thru a faster paced rhythmic flowing class – with plenty of floorwork including deep abdominal work to build a powerful core! (Level 2, with Master Trainer Karen Mullen) online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

GYROTONIC® Home Applications, Intermediate:

Saturdays: 9:00-10:15am

This 1.25-hour class is for our hearty seasoned stalwarts who want to push themselves.  Are you trying to stretch, strengthen or both? In this class we'll work to build a powerful core! You'll do the full homework sequence plus plenty of spinal motions and abs in this class. (Level 2 class with Jennifer Prout) online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

Join us in-person for our Tower Classes!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday GYROTONIC® Tower classes
Core Concepts for Beginners
3:30--4:30 pm

This Introductory level class provides clients with support to grow their knowledge of Gyrotonic exercises in a small class experience – giving you great trainer engagement in a group setting. 
$105.70 for a 4-session monthly class card
$33.03 for a single drop-in class
Currently on HOLD

Long and Lean, Intermediate Class
5:00 -- 6:30 pm
This evening class provides supervised and personalized instruction in a small class setting, continuing to build upon the basic principles of the 
GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method and includes exercises from Level 1 & Level 2. 
$158.54 for a 4-session monthly class card
$46.24 for a single drop-in class

Currently on HOLD

Core Concepts and Beyond

Thursdays: 6-7pm

This Introductory level class provides clients with support to grow their knowledge of Gyrotonic exercises in a small class experience – giving you great trainer engagement in a group setting. $105.70 for a 4-session monthly class card$33.03 for a single drop-in class

Advanced Beginner GYROTONIC®

Thursdays: 7:30-8:30pm

The Advanced Beginner course takes the workout to the next level, doing all of the families of exercise in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method.$105.70 for a 4-session monthly class card$33.03 for a single drop-in class

 

We continue offering our on-line classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are also happy to welcome you for in-person privates and small group classes.  

Check out our Thursday group tower classes!

We look forward to seeing you back in the studio when you are ready!
 

 

Teacher Trainings & Education for Movement Professionals

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED GYROTONIC® OR GYROKINESIS® TRAINER?

We've got you covered!
 

I am excited to offer a complete start to finish modular educational program for those interested to become trainers of the Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis methods, as well as to offer continuing education to support certified trainers in the form of updates, advanced level courses, specialized courses plus certification on the Jump-Stretch Board, Leg Extension Unit, Archway and GYROTONER® equipment.

 

In addition to specializing in these two unique methods, I also offer educational courses and workshops for other movement or body working professionals like physical & occupational therapists, teachers of yoga, Pilates, Dance & Barre, and anyone with a deep curiosity about the moving body.  

 

I am privileged to have worked closely with Juliu Horvath, the system’s creator to be one of only 16 master trainers to be licensed to conduct the Final Certification Courses for teachers in the Gyrotonic method.  As such, those doing teacher training with me can expect a very unique experience – and can have their entire educational process supported by me from start to finish.  I enjoy helping teachers find nuanced understanding about the body, building teacher confidence and mentoring in all its many forms.  I believe that we are called to be teachers; I love what I do and am committed to ensuring student success by providing a caring, supportive, safe & non-judgmental environment where you can develop a keen eye for detail & seeing the moving body.  Come join me!

If you do not see a course you are interested in or wish to have a specialized in-house teacher training or in-service program conducted at your facility, please contact the studio and we will see what we can create to support you.

Teacher Trainer Schedule

 

Summer 2019

Jump-Stretch Board Course

This course can be applied as either your GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® update credit.

We strongly suggested that you do introductory sessions on the Jump-Stretch Board prior to participating in this course. 

Dates:  August 21st-29th, 2019 (August 25th is a day off)

Instructor:  Karen Mullen, Authorized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

Fee:  $1250 includes studio fee and additional day of instruction (Early bird price, $1150 if registration and deposit are received 2 months prior to course date.)

Registration: To register, please submit a completed registration form and deposit of $500. Email Info@gyrotonicmc.com for registration form.

Prerequisite: GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certified Trainer

Fall 2019    

GYROTONIC® Pre-Training Course - Part 1 of our 4-part program!

You can take this fun course to have a deeper experience of the GYROTONIC® method or as part 1, in our 4-part complete training module on your journey to become a certified teacher.  In this course students interested in becoming certified GYROTONIC® trainers gain a thorough physical and kinesthetic understanding of the movement concepts & exercises found in the GYROTONIC® system.  Successful participation in this course fulfills the prerequisite for participation in part 2 - the teacher training Foundation Course.

Dates:  September 18th-23rd, 2019

Instructor:  Diane Daniel, Authorized GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer

Location:  GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, Seattle, WA

Fee: $1250 ($1100 if registration & deposit are postmarked on or before July 18th, 2019).

Registration: To register, please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit check for $250 payable to Gyrotonic Movement Center for those individuals registering on or before early bird date of July 18th, and $400 deposit for those registering after July 18th.  A second payment due on August 18th for $250 payable to Diane Daniel as cashier’s check only.   Balance due in cash or cashier’s check payable to Diane Daniel on first day of the training September 18th.  Email Info@GyrotonicMC.com for registration form.  

Prerequisite:  Please check with Pre-training instructor Diane Daniel dsowterdaniel@shaw.ca for admission information and requirements.

GYROTONIC® Final Certification Course - Part 4 of our 4-part program!

Congratulations - you made it this far! This is part 4 of our 4-part complete program with Karen on your journey to becoming a certified teacher.  The GYROTONIC® International Headquarters requires that ALL GYROTONIC® Final courses are conducted in Washington DC for US students. 

Dates:  October 11-13th, 2019. 

Teacher:  Karen Mullen & Cori Doetzer, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainers

Location:  Elements Studio, Washington DC

Fee:  $350 + studio fee to be determined by the host facility. 

Registration:  Handled by Elements.  To register contact www.elementscenter.com

Prerequisite: 1) Successful completion of GYROTONIC® Apprentice Review course. 2) 60 clients teaching hours documented on the Apprentice Log Sheet.

NOTE: No more than 1 year can expire between the completion of your Foundation Course and your Final Certification Course.  

Deepening Your Understanding of GYROTONIC® Principles Workshop

Deepening the GYROTONIC® Principles with Karen Mullen and Cori Doetzer offers an in-depth look at the foundations of movement and sets the stage for transforming the student’s relationship to this work.  This one-day workshop will help refine how trainers assess their clients, ensuring each client reaches the most ideal positions ensuring safety while gaining strength & freedom of motion during their GYROTONIC® session.  This is a great opportunity for experienced teachers to delve deeper and get re-inspired, and for new instructors to make Gyrotonic teaching even more practical and user friendly for real clients. 

Date:  October 14th, 2019 

Teacher:  Karen Mullen & Cori Doetzer, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainers

Location:  Elements Studio, Washington DC

Fee:  $200 + studio fee to be determined by the host facility 

Registration:  Handled by Elements.  To register contact www.elementscenter.com

Prerequisite: GYROTONIC® Certified Level 1 trainer

GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course - Part 2 of our 4-part program!

This is part 2 of our 4-part complete program on your journey to becoming a certified teacher.  Upon successful completion of this course you are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship and can begin providing instruction to clients.  (Retaking a Foundation Course may be applied as your Apprentice Review Course)

Dates:  Course dates November 8th-20th, 2019, with a required afternoon meeting on Thursday November 7th, 2019. (November 14th is a scheduled day off.)

Teacher:  Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

Location:  GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, Seattle, WA

Fee:  $1900 ($1750 if registration and deposit are received by September 8th, 2019)

Registration:  To register, please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit of $500.Email Info@GyrotonicMC.com for registration form.  

Prerequisite: Successful completion of GYROTONIC® Pre-training course.

NOTE: No more than 12 weeks can expire between the completion of your Pre-Training Course and the Foundation Course.  

Winter 2019 - 2020    

 

GYROTONIC® Level 2 Program 1, Pre-Training Course

This course can be applied as your Level 1 GYROTONIC® continuing education UPDATE credit.

Dates: December 6-8th, 2019

Instructor:  Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

Fee: $575 (Early bird price $475 when registration and deposit are postmarked 2 months prior to course start date)

Registration: Submit registration form and non-refundable deposit of $250. Email Info@GyrotonicMC.com for registration form.

Prerequisite: GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certification.

 

GYROTONIC® Archway Level 1 Course

The Archway will help you better understand the GYROTONIC®  method particularly because of the unique way you utilize your own body weight, gravity and leverage.  It develops a deeper sense of strength through relaxation & precision. We strongly suggested that you do some introductory sessions on the Archway prior to participating in this course.  Please note for this course Karen includes an additional day of instruction.

Dates:  January 15-22nd, 2020 (January 19th is a day off)

Instructor:  Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer 

Location: GYROTONIC®  808, Maui, HI

Fee: $900 (Fees do not include studio fee but do include an additional day of instruction.)

Registration: To register, please contact Martha Cotton @ gyrotonic808@gmail.com

Prerequisite: GYROTONIC®  Level I Certified Trainer

Spring 2020

 

GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Foundation Course

This course can be applied as your Level 1 Gyrotonic continuing education UPDATE credit and allows you to become certified to teach the Level 2 Program 2 to your clients.

Dates: February 27-March 1, 2020

Instructor: Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

Location: Chicago Northshore Kinetics

Fee: $550 (plus studio fee)

Registration: To register, please go to www.cnskinetics.com.

Prerequisites: GYROTONIC® Level 2 Program 2 Pre-training with Pre-training Qualification Agreement

 

GYROTONIC® Apprentice Review Course - Part 3 of our 4-part program!

This is part 3 of our 4-part complete program on your rewarding journey to becoming a licensed and certified teacher.  During this course you will review the entire Foundation Level 1 curriculum, review important tips for success in your own teaching practice and prepare for a successful participation in the GYROTONIC® Final Certification Course your final exam. 

Dates: May 15-21th, 2020  

Teacher: Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

Location:  GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

Fee: $1000 ($850 early bird, for students registering as part 3 of their 4-part program with Karen or $950 early bird if you did not take your Foundation Course with Karen but would like to take your apprentice review with us. Early bird is for deposits received on or before March 12th, 2020.) 

Registration: To register, please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit of $250. Email Info@GyrotonicMC.com for registration form.

Pre-requisite: 1) Successful completion of the GYROTONIC® Foundation Course.  2) 30 client teaching hours documented on the Apprentice Log Sheet prior to participation in Apprentice Review.

GYROTONIC®

Movement 

    Center

4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Suite 440, Seattle, Washington 98103

Phone: 206-547-5880

Email:  info@gyrotonicmc.com

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