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

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.

Join us online for our Mat & Tower Classes!

Introduction to GYROKINESIS®, Beginner:

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.

M, W, F: 10:30-11:45 am 

GYROKINESIS®, Intermediate-beginner:

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.

Wed: 7:00-8:15am

Meditative Movement -
A journey inward using Gyrokinesis:

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.  TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Fridays: 9:00-10:15am

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

GYROKINESIS®, Advanced:

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.

Tues: 12:00-1:15pm
 

GYROTONIC® Home Applications, Intermediate:

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.

Saturdays: 9:00-10:15am

Online Master Trainer Tower Class

Join Karen for an online tower class for Certified Gyrotonic Trainers only.  All you need is your tower and a device.  Upcoming dates & times: May 7 1:00-2:30 PDT, June 25 1:00-2:30 PDT 

Fridays: 1:00pm

Join us in-person for our Tower Classes!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Concepts

Core Concepts, Tower Class, keeps you focused on the foundation & building blocks of the GYROTONIC® system, giving you time to feel these concepts in your body.  When you understand basics, you can apply them to any choreography.  (1 hour class, Wednesdays 4-5 pm taught by a Certified Trainer) $105.70 for a 4-session monthly class card $33.03 for a single drop-in class

Wednesdays: 4-5pm

Core Concepts and Beyond

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

Thursdays: 6-7pm

Advanced Beginner GYROTONIC®

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

Thursdays: 7:15-8:15pm

 

We are very excited to announce that have reopened for in-person visits.  During the COVID-19 pandemic we will continue to offer on-line classes & private appointments as well.  Please see a list of our in-person tower classes and online mat classes below.  

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!

Teacher Training at GYROTONIC Movement Center; Seattle, WA

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

 

Spring 2021

GYROTONIC® Final Certification Course

Congratulations you made it this far on your journey to becoming a certified teacher! 

Dates:  April 9th, 10th, 11th, 2021. 

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

Location:  GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA 

Fee:  $350 + $200 studio fee . 

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

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

NOTE: If you have exceeded 1 year since the completion of your Foundation Course please contact the Gyrotonic HQ's.  

Leg Extension Unit Course

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

We strongly suggested that you do introductory sessions on the Leg Extension Unit prior to participating in this course. 

Dates:  April 19-24th, 2021 

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

Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

Fee:  $975 includes studio fee (Early bird price, $900 if registration and deposit are received 2 months prior.)

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

Prerequisite: GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certified Trainer

Summer 2021

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 Leg Extension Unit prior to participating in this course.  

Dates:  June 1-9th , 2021 (June 5th 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 by April 21st, 2021.)

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

 

Leg Extension Unit 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:  July 13-19th , 2021

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

Location: WAV PT, San Clemente, CA

Fee:  $850 + $250 studio fee (includes addition instruction time) 

Registration: To register, please info@wavpt.com for registration form.

Prerequisite: GYROTONIC® or GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certified Trainer

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:  August 11-16th, 2021

Instructor:  TBD

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

Fee: $1250 ($1100 if registration & deposit are postmarked on or before June 11th, 2021).

Registration: To register, please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit check for $500 payable to Gyrotonic Movement Center Email Info@Gyrotonicmc.com for registration form.  

Summer continues...  

GYROKINESIS® Certified Trainer UPDATE Course 

Dates:  September 10th-12th, 2021

Instructor:  Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

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

Fee: $600 ($500 if registration & deposit are received on or before July 10th, 2021).

Registration: Submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit check for $350 Email Info@Gyrotonicmc.com for registration form.  

Pre-Requisite: Certified GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Trainer.

 

GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer UPDATE Course 

Dates:  September 10th-12th, 2021

Instructor:  Karen Mullen, Specialized GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

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

Fee: $600 ($500 if registration & deposit are received on or before July 10th, 2021).

Registration: Submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit check for $350 Email Info@Gyrotonicmc.com for registration form.  

Pre-Requisite: Authorized GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer.

GYROKINESIS® Pre-Training Course - Part 1 of our 3-part program!

You can take this fun course to have a deeper experience of the GYROKINESIS® method or as part 1, in our 3-part training module offered in Seattle on your journey to become a certified teacher.  In this course students interested in becoming certified GYROKINESIS® trainers gain a thorough physical and kinesthetic understanding of the movement concepts & exercises found in the system.  Successful participation in this course fulfills the prerequisite for participation in part 2 - the teacher training Foundation Course.

Dates:  September 14-20th, 2021 (Sept. 17th day off)

Instructor:  Colleen Downard, Authorized GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer

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

Fee: $1250 ($750 if registration & deposit are postmarked on or before June 11th, 2021).

Registration: To register, please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit check for $350 received by July 14th.  Email Info@Gyrotonicmc.com for registration form.  

Pre-Requisite: a minimum of 10 Gyrokinesis classes or privates with a certified 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 October 1-13th, 2021, (Thursday September 31st, 2021 mandatory afternoon meeting. Note; October 7th 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 August 1st, 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.