GYROKINESIS® was developed by GYROTONIC® founder Juliu Horvath as a way of healing his own body through movement. With elements of dance, gymnastics, swimming, tai chi, and yoga, a GYROKINESIS® class is performed without equipment. GYROKINESIS® unifies the sensory, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, nervous, and other systems of the body. As in GYROTONIC®, spinal motions are emphasized, and the same variety and fluidity of movement is applied to the body's other joints. For more information on GYROKINESIS®, visit the GYROTONIC® homepage.
reFORM offers group GYROKINESIS® on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM, Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 AM, and Fridays from 1:00-2:00 PM. The classes are open to all levels and are taught by Lucy Yim and Matt Lueders.
$15 drop-in • $65 for 5 • $110 for 10
(packages expire after 90 days)
About Lucy Yim:
Lucy’s curiosity for movement is what led her to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. Her desire for a deep understanding of the geometry of the body is what propelled the start of her practice. What she found was a profound system that promoted a fully expressive, uninhibited, dynamically strong body and spirit. As someone with the desire to see the world more in their bodies and in themselves, Lucy became an instructor. As a teacher, Lucy’s main goal is to get her students moving from strength and connectivity and moving with breath, ease and clarity. A balance of function and expression and deep knowledge of the body is worked towards together with the student, as a team. GYROTONIC® is a holistic somatic movement practice. Lucy honors this by cultivating a mindful, compassionate and courageous body in her students. Imagery is often used to guide the movement to offer an intuitive and insightful way into experiencing the self. Lucy holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Sarah Lawrence College. Lucy is a Certified Movement Analyst from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies where after she went to work as a trainer for James Fowler Physical Therapy(NYC). Lucy studied under Emma Kinsgston and is always furthering her education. She is a GYROKINESIS® Instructor and is certified on the Archway and Gyrotoner. Lucy has taken specialized courses for the Hands and Feet, a Hip Replacement Workshop with Hilary Cartwright and Gyrotonic for Dancers. Lucy is a dancer and choreographer who studies the Alexander Technique, yoga, personal training, kettlebells, and contemporary art.
About Matt Lueders:
Matt Lueders began his Pilates practice at the PhysicalMind Institute's certifying studio in Needham, MA, where an emphasis on rehabilitative and sports training allowed him to maximize his own potential as a runner. A fitness enthusiast since adolescence, Matt found in Pilates the combination of conditioning, rehabilitation, and body sculpting that he always wanted. He studied for two years before becoming certified as a teacher in 2006-2007. After apprenticing at a studio that catered to an elderly population, Matt has used his certification to create Pilates training programs for all ages. He particularly enjoys developing Pilates cross-training and rehabilitative programs for athletes.
Matt began studying the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® in 2008, and in 2009 trained under Sebastian Plettenberg in New York to become a teacher. Along the way he began practicing GYROKINESIS® and fell in love with the discipline and began teaching it in 2011. Matt is also certified on the GYROTONIC® Ladder and the Jumping/Stretching Board. GYROTONIC® exercise has given Matt a grace and ease of movement he never thought possible for himself.
Matt has studied several languages, traveled extensively, and graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Art History. He moved to Portland in February 2008, and shares his love of art as a docent at the Portland Art Museum. He practices rebirthing breathwork and meditation, tries to live by spiritual principles, and to keep "mens sana in corpore sano."