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 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 a Certified Trainer) online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

First-timer? Call the studio before enrolling.

Wed: 10:30-11:45am 

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 required for this class.  While this class is not a Level 2 class to most Gyrokinesis teachers it is our more advanced class for clients. 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.

First-timer? Call the studio before enrolling.

Tues: 11:45-1:00pm
 

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 a Certified Trainer) online sign-up available up to 24 hrs. prior - after 24 hrs. call the studio.

First-timer? Call the studio before enrolling.

Fridays: 9:00-10:15am

Online Master Trainer Tower Class

Online Master Trainer Tower Class

Join Karen for an online tower classes .  All you need is your tower and a device.  Upcoming dates & times:

 

Join us to deepen your understanding of Level 1: May 31st & June 28th

 

Join us for Level 2, Program 1 to refresh, learn or deepen your understanding on June 14th & 21st  (This is great for those interested in the Level 2, Program 1 Pre-training, those preparing to take the Level 2, Program 1 Foundation Course,  or anyone who has already taken the training.)

Tuesdays: 8:00-9:30am

Join us IN-PERSON for our Tower Classes!

Core Concepts

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.  This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to understand the basics.  (1-hour class, Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm taught by a Certified Instructor) 

First-timer? Call the studio before enrolling.

Mon: 4:00-5:00pm
Thurs: 7:15-8:15pm

Core Concepts & Beyond, Tower 

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) 

First-timer? Call the studio before enrolling.

Thursdays: 6:00-7:00pm

Long and Lean, Tower

Long and Lean, Intermediate Tower Class takes the workout to the next level, doing all the exercise families, applying more rhythm and speed  (1.5 hour class, 3:30-5:00 PM Wednesdays, taught by a Certified Trainer) 

First-timer? Call the studio before enrolling.

Wednesdays: 3:30-5:00pm

 

We are currently seeing clients for in-person visits, and we continue to offer on-line classes & private appointments in addition to our in-person sessions and classes.

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

 

Summer 2022

GYROTONIC® Level 1 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 program 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 9th-11th & September 16th-18th, 2022 

        Instructor: Jennifer Prout, Authorized GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer

        Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

        Fee: $1200.  Fees include studio fee plus additional instruction time.

        Total Hours: 36

        Registration: Please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit of $350.
       Email Info@gyrotonicmc.com for registration form.

        Prerequisites: Please check with Pre-training instructor Jennifer Prout, jenniferprout.gmc@gmail.com for admission information and requirements.  Balance due on 1st day of training payable to Jennifer Prout via cash or check.

Golden Leaves

Archway Level 1 Course

The Archway can feel intimidating but with clear instruction you will leave the course with a greater understanding of the work which you will immediately be able to incorporate into your personal or teaching practice, 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:  October 3-10, 2022 (October 7th is a day off)

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

  • Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

  • Fee: $1150 Early bird for registration and deposits received August 3rd or   $1250 after. Fees include studio fee and an additional day of instruction.

  • Total Hours: 39

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

  • Prerequisite: GYROTONIC® Level I Certified Trainer

GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
 

Join us 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:  October 28th-November 9th, 2022, with a required afternoon meeting on Thursday October 27th. (Nov 3rd is a scheduled day off.)

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

  • Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

  • Fee:  $1750 Early bird for deposits and registrations received 2 months prior to course start date or $1900 after. Fees include studio fee plus additional 12 hours of instruction time beyond standard.

  • Total Hours: 72

  • Registration: 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.

and in 2023...
 

GYROTONIC® Level 1 Supervised Apprentice Review Course!

The next step after your foundation course on your journey to becoming a licensed and certified instructor.  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: January 18-23rd, 2023

  • Instructor: Karen Mullen, Master Trainer

  • LocationGYROTONIC® South Orange County at WAV PT

  • Fee: $850 course fee, $250 studio fee.  Course fees include additional instruction time.

  • Total Hours: 36

  • Registration: Please submit a completed registration form and non-refundable deposit of $250. Email  gyrotonicsouthoc@gmail.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® Level 2, Program 1 Foundation Course

This is the course that follows your pre-training course.  It can be applied as your Level 1 Gyrotonic continuing education UPDATE credit even if you’ve taken it before and allows you to become certified to teach the Level 2 Program 1 to your clients.

  • Dates: February 16-19th, 2023

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

  • Location: GYROTONIC® Movement Center of Seattle, WA

  • Fee: $700 Early bird for deposits and registrations received by December 9th, 2022, or $800 after.  Fees include studio fee plus additional instruction time.

  • Total Hours: 22

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

  • Prerequisites: GYROTONIC® Level 2 Program 1 Pre-training with Pre-training Qualification Agreement