At The Art of Movement we offer 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 Gyrotonic classes, ideal for people who want a tailored approach, who have a specific injury or problem to address, or who want to learn more deeply than is possible in a group class.
Gyrotonic method works not only on deep core strength but also the breathing, stimulating neural pathways, de-compressing joints and increasing range of motion. The circular and spiral movements work the entire body, developing increased body awareness, co-ordination, core strength and joint mobility, without any jarring or strain. It is a unique holistic mind-body workout that works on the muscles, nervous system, the fascia, the lymphatic system and overall emotional wellbeing.
Who is it for?
Everyone can benefit, you don’t have to be an elite athlete. The Gyrotonic pulley tower adapts for height, arm length, leg length and ability, the weights provide both resistance and support to those recovering from injury, surgery, or illness and much of the equipment can also be used by those in wheelchairs. A Gyrotonic session is bespoke training and is adapted to the specific needs of the individual, so as well as dancers and athletes it is also suitable for pre/post natal mums, the elderly, those with disabilities, those with osteoporosis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
Regular Gyrotonic practice can enhance and compliment your existing yoga, pilates, sport or fitness practice or be your main form of exercise. For rapid progress 1 or more classes a week are ideal, but you can also come monthly and be given regular homework exercises to practice in between, whatever suits your lifestyle and your purse!
Specialist Dance Training
As a former dancer Dorcas also specialises in helping performers, dancers, musicians, actors, athletes and sports professionals to maximise their movement potential, prevent injuries, deal with the stress of high level performance and prolong their performing career. (See the Dancers & Athletes tab above)